jD´s BIO

 

jD Shapiro is an award winning writer/director and stand-up comedian from the United States.

Most of those awards are great. One…Not so much.

 

jD has sold over a dozen screenplays to almost every major Hollywood studio including, Warner Brothers, Disney, New Line, Miramax, Paramount & Twenty Century Fox.

 

jD has rewritten and punch upped many stupid studio scripts, as well as served as Creative Consult on many great movies. Several of his movies went on to became Hollywood blockbusters; his movies earning well over a billion dollars. jD’s television deals include Fox, Big Ticket and Spelling Entertainment.  Although jD writes in several genres, Mel Brooks called jD, “One of the greatest comic minds I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with.”

 

Since he moved to Europe, jD wrote the screenplay for Four Days’ in April. It’s based on the true story of a Norwegian woman living in Sweden during WW2, who ends up changing the course of the war and helping defeat the nazis. It’s Inspired by the historical novel, "Fyra Dagar I April" by renown Swedish novelist Magnus Alkarp. The development was funded by Swedish Film Fund Productions. Also in development with SFFP is Spring’s Eternal Youth, which also takes place during WW2 and is female driven.

He´ s currently developing a movie in Spain called Mi Nombre Es… It’s based on the true story about a woman in 1824 who disguised herself as a man so she could attend Madrid University.

It will be shot in Spanish and English.

 

jD is also writing two movies for Andrew Erin Entertainment; Under the Surface and The Hunger. Both are horror/thrillers. jD would be a producer on both. jD wrote & directed the short movie, Un Viaje. Shot in LA, Malibu, NYC, Madrid, Marbella, Lisbon and Venice, almost entirely on an iPhone, it was accepted into Competition at several festival and got “Honorable Mention” at “The Madrid Art Festival, 2017” were it competed against several very big budgets shorts. jD just finished post production on Eva’s Comet, the story of two very different women who change eats other lives. It was just picked up by the number two distributor in all of Europe.

 

jD has had articles published in “The NY Post,” “Written By” magazine and “Artes Españolas Ahora.” He has given lectures & seminars on writing, directing, acting, standup and comic book writing at universities and events throughout the United States and in Spain. jD has been asked to speak at Harvard Business School. jD has judged several film festivals in the United States & Europe.

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