John is currently writing Rounding Error, an original screenplay for Mark Williams of Zero Gravity Management (Emmy nominated producer/co-creator of the hit Netflix series Ozark). John’s original feature script Freedom Deal is being repped by Jeffrey Belkin of Zero Gravity. Gladiatrix, an original series co-created with Oscar Nominee Dan Gordon (The Hurricane, Rambo 5), exec produced by Charley and Vlas Parlapanides (Netflix Blood of Zeus) is repped by Josh Adler/Circle of Confusion. John’s original graphic novel Lifedeath is currently represented by Mark Gottlieb of Trident Media.
As a NYC playwright, John’s work has been named as a finalist for the prestigious Woodward/Newman award for drama as well as the Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference and others. John’s plays have starred such well-known actors as Tony Award nominee David Morse, Oscar winner Kathleen Turner, SAG nominee Sarita Choudhary, and Obie Award winner Tamara Tunie just to name a few.
Screenplays | Graphic Novels
John Stanisci has secured the rights to tell the incredible true story of the Holtzman V Schlesinger case of 1973, where freshman Congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman sued the United States Government in an effort to end the Vietnam War. Freedom Deal is a political, legal thriller in the vein of All the Presidents Men and Trial of the Chicago Seven.
Created by John Stanisci and Oscar Nominated Screenwriter Dan Gordon (The Hurricane with Denzel Washington, Rambo 5, and many more).
Set in Rome, 78 A.D., Gladiatrix follows Judith, the bastard daughter of a queen raised as a Sicaria assassin, and the last survivor of a massacred people. Shackled and taken to Rome as a slave, she is thrown into the Gladiator arena for sport, but she has come to the city on a mission of vengeance. But before she exacts revenge for her slain people, she will give the Roman crowd a bloodsport the likes of which they have never known…and rise to power like no woman of her time ever had.
Foundlings is a brand new dystopian young adult comic book series co-created by John Stanisci (Batman Beyond) and Emma Kubert (Inkblot, Image Comics) in the vein of Stranger Things and The Goonies, tackling issues of diversability and empowerment.The series follows a group of children cast aside by their families and society…until they were possibly the only ones capable of saving it...
In the year 2211, Dr. Emil Heydrich, a fugitive scientist on Mars, discovers that humans invented the afterlife long before man existed on Earth. The ‘afterlife matrix’ is an ancient computer program, an uploading device to preserve human consciousness. After many millennia, that matrix grew to sentience and now, like anything that lives, the afterlife matrix is dying...
American Dream, a legal drama inspired, in part, by actual events, examines how our legal system was threatened as a result of the war on terror. Set in August 2002, amid the post 9/11 hysteria that gripped our nation, American Dream reveals how some who were sworn to protect our laws rose up to challenge those who would subvert our constitution...
Lieutenants Upon the Earth is a 90 minute, two-man stage play, divided into three acts, spanning nearly fifty years. The play is based on the history of Miranda Rights in the United States and illuminates why these rights are every bit as important today as when they were first issued in a landmark 1966 Supreme Court case. Lieutenants Upon the Earth is currently being performed at universities, law schools, bar association events and performing arts centers across the US.
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