Jenn Page is an accomplished feature and series director who was selected by Take The Lead as one of the “50 Women who Can Change The World in Media & Entertainment.” She’s filmed projects for/with internationally known brands and artists including Blackmagic Design, Panic at the Disco, Weezer, Billy Ray Cyrus, Wolfmother, Estee Lauder, and Hans Zimmer. Her work includes the award-winning comedy musical feature film “Waiting in the Wings” starring Lee Meriwether and Shirley Jones, the award-winning musical comedy series “My Two Black Girlfriends,” the award-winning dramatic rock opera “The Breakout,” and the International Academy of Web Television’s live awards show hosted by Tony award winner Roger Bart. Most recently, she completed “Playing with Beethoven,” a feature film starring Kadeem Hardison and Shannon Elizabeth. She currently serves on the board, and is the co-chair of the Career Advancement Program, for “Alliance of Women Directors.”
What do you love most about Your City?
Los Angeles really is the city of dreams. You can do and be anything here. The year-round sunshine doesn’t hurt either.
Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?
I’m a pretty plain person when it comes to food so scrambled eggs & potatoes are my go-to meal. My breakfast restaurant of choice is Lancers in Burbank (and not just because you get a glimpse of it in Back to the Future).
What are you doing at:
6:00 AM – Sleeping if I can help it!
10:00 AM – Usually at the gym trying to convince myself to work out. If I wake up and start working first thing in the morning my day will go until night without stopping so I try really hard to get to the gym and at least move my body before I dive into work.
12:00 PM - Favorite Power Lunch spot/meal?
If I have to have a serious lunch meeting then we may go to Rustic Spoon, a super yummy Thai place in North Hollywood (and I get Chicken Pad Thai every single time). Honestly, most of my meetings are much quicker and more casual and we often end up places like Panda Express (and yes, I do get a Sweet Fire Chicken kids meal…I know, I’m so sophisticated).
7:00 PM - Unless I’m on set this is when I try to take an hour break in my day. I’m usually catching up on a favorite TV show and trying to rest my brain for an hour. Otherwise, I’m editing a project or rapidly catching up on email that was missed during the day.
11:00 PM – Unless I’m editing a project (which then I often work til 3am), I try to be in bed by 11pm. I always unwind with some TV (usually The Daily Show with Trevor Noah so I can have the day’s news delivered to me in a way I can stomach).
What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?
I have a really bad Coke Slurpee habit. That and Pepsi. However, I’ve been trying to quit so I won’t have more than one a day and I drink a whole lot of watermelon Hint water to curb the cravings.
Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?
I can’t live without the Any.Do app. It keeps my to do lists organized and makes sure I don’t forget anything important from day to day. Some days I really wish it would stop reminding me to do things--it’s quite annoying.
I don’t have a favorite Instagram account and I really only follow friends (and I love them all equally ;).
What should everyone try at least once?
Being kind to a stranger (and then never stop trying).
Where do you enjoy getting lost?
I’m very type A so I am not prone to like getting lost in any place, but if I had to pick a place I’d say The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando. Just drop me off and I never have to find my way home.