Director of Development/Literary Manager
– Prior to co-founding 5×5 Productions, JD enjoyed a successful 14-year career in the media business – ranging from talent casting to literary agent and magazine editor. After selling her talent agency in 2012, JD combined her relationships in the entertainment business with her passion for working with authors and began to connect writers with Hollywood. Her business, 5 Sons Media – which merged into 5×5 Productions in 2018 – conducted the annual “Connecting Writers With Hollywood” events attended by established and aspiring writers as well as entertainment executives. As a Literary Manager, JD cultivates relationships with talented writers, assisting and guiding them to develop their material for Hollywood executives by way of editing and packaging projects for film and television.