Stephanie Wiand is an award-winning producer and screenwriter, a producing partner and co-owner of CEG, and a marketing executive with more than 15 years of experience in brand development, creative direction, and copywriting. Currently, she is Director of Communications for MouseTrap Films/Film Festival Flix, a Los Angeles-based film distribution company and theatrical event series that takes award-winning independent films from festivals around the world, directly to U.S. theaters each month. Previously, she led marketing and sales efforts as Vice President of a national cosmetics manufacturing company, where she successfully branded and launched two new product lines, while securing major accounts including, Whole Foods Market and Drugstore.com.
As a copywriter and creative consultant, Stephanie has been a valued asset for both boutique-sized and national reach companies, and her winning approach to marketing has been successfully tapped by major studios and companies including, SOAPnet/Disney Channel, Universal Studios, and Toyota. While creating web content for celebrity comedian talent agency, Parallel Entertainment in 2005, Stephanie also wrote promotional copy for the “Blue Collar Comedy Channel,” produced with SIRIUS Satellite Radio, for A-list comics, Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, and Larry the Cable Guy.
Stephanie’s entertainment career began as an actor and live show host for Nickelodeon’s Game Lab, and she performed in regional theater, numerous television commercials, TV soaps and voiceover before transitioning into writing and producing. She has been involved in a number of highly successful Web/New Media projects, including being a part of the writing staff and cast of the 2006 PARSEC Award-winning podcast, Virgin Falls; a producer on the 2010 IMAGEN Award-winning Web series, Ylse; and a producer on the multi-award winning edutainment series, Fixing Paco, starring Paul Rodriguez; Fixing Paco awards and nominations include: People’s Telly Silver Winner 2013, Program or Webisode; IMAGEN Awards 2013 Nominee, Best Web Series; and 2012 Reel Rasquache Best Webisode. CEG’s short-form documentary and companion piece to the Fixing Paco series, Fixing Paco: Changing Lives, was an Official Selection, Short Form Documentary at the 2013 Reel Rasquache Film Festival, with Stephanie serving as the off-camera interviewer, as well as writer and producer. She also voiced characters on Electric Farm Entertainment’s hit, animated Web series, Afterworld, which was a 2008 TV Guide Online Video Award Nominee for Best Animated Series, and a 12th Annual Webby Awards Nominee for Drama: Series. As a playwright, Stephanie’s original play for women, Scenes Through The Bathroom Window, was work-shopped Off-Off-Broadway before its critically acclaimed World Premiere in Los Angeles in 2000, and she was a screenwriter, producer and lead actor in CEG’s 2011 Reel Rasquache Best Feature Award-winning cult comedy, Revenge of the Bimbot Zombie Killers, which was recently acquired for distribution by MouseTrap Films.