BORDERS – her past work has been sold in more than 25 countries; She has created and cast actors from the Black, Latino, Asian, Middle Eastern, and LGBT communities. Her current projects include a feature film co-production with China and a TV series with several EU countries.
GENERATIONS – for example, Open House, a recently completed TV pilot, featured actors from Baby Boomers (Marcia Rodd, Tony-Award winner) to Gen Xers (Latin star Danny Pardo) to Millennials (up-and-comers Melody Peng and Anna Rezan). Similar to an investment portfolio, diversification is key for content, too. Victoria realizes that and always collaborates with the best artists in their respective fields (e.g., Charlie Midnight, multiple Grammy and Golden-Globe winner, and Norman Thalheimer, Broadway composer) who are both part of the DOGS! music team.
Victoria a content-creator, which means that she owns the underlying copyright to her projects. This in turn gives investors and/or sponsors a deeper foothold in the IP (Intellectual Property). Many filmmakers produce and/or direct or even write, but Victoria also originates ideas and develops the material. This is especially valuable when creating a franchise (such as THE MAGE) or for projects that offer built-in merchandising opportunities (like DOGS! Waiting to Be Loved). Victoria has created content across: MEDIA– including film, TV, books, computer games, apps, the Web, theatre, soundtracks, and merchandise (such as toys). GENRES – including family-friendly, thriller, supernatural, historical action, gay, documentary, comedy and music.
An award-winning screenwriter, director and producer, Victoria has collaborated with developed scripts and treatments for and/or sold projects to 20th Century Fox, Disney, Warner Bros., Viacom, Paramount Domestic TV, NBC-Universal, ABC-TV, Discovery Networks, The BBC, PBS, Channel Four, Canal Plus, and CCTV (China), among others. From indy films to international TV co-productions and pilots, from theatre to Web series, Victoria’s work has been seen in more than 30 countries around the globe.
One of the highlights of Victoria’s screenwriting career thus far was adapting Nobel Prize-winning novelist Toni Morrison’s first book for the screen. The Bluest Eye, a searing drama, takes place in the small Ohio town of Lorain, the birthplace of both Victoria and author Toni Morrison. Victoria raised development funds for the project and co-wrote the feature-length screenplay.
Writer | Director | Producer
As director, her films have screened at the Arclight in Los Angeles, the Anthology Film Archives and Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the Smithsonian, and in theatres in Boston, Seattle, Toronto, and abroad. Her TV work has been seen on ABC, A&E, Discovery, PBS, Turner, Comedy Central, and in more than 20 countries worldwide, including England’s Channel Four, France’s Canal Plus, CCTV (China) and Spanish TV. Film credits include the film noir thriller, Room 32, the award-winning The Amish: Not to Be Modern, and An Empty Bed, a New York Times “critics’ pick". Saying Kaddish", a drama for ABC, was nominated for an Emmy and featured Estelle Harris of “Seinfeld” and Tovah Feldshuh of “Law & Order“.
Often straddling the artistic world of indy film and mainstream commercial television, Victoria is blessed to have worked with some amazing talent, including avant-garde icon Lee Nagrin and the brilliant comedian Jerry Stiller.
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