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JILL MANGES SMITH   Director / Producer / Music Supervisor / Singer-Songwriter


Born and and raised in Los Angeles, the daughter of pioneer Hollywood Make-Up Artist, Dee Manges, 

Jill spent much of her childhood on movie sets and in the make-up trailer. Discovering early on a passion for music, she began singing professionally and by the age of nineteen she had a record deal and found herself traveling between LA & and NYC recording with artists such as Cameo (including the Platinum  #1 song “Word Up”), Bobby Caldwell, Lenny Kravitz & Bobby Brown. Later that same year an introduction to Miles Davis put her creative instincts to the test, as Jill introduced Miles to music, artists, and producers- with several

of her recommendations leading to production and live collaborations for Davis.


With unique and varied music experience, Jill eventually transitioned from records to Music Supervision for film & TV. As an independent Music "Supe", she has worked on features, network and cable series for ABC, CBS, NBC & Showtime, Web series, and MFTV original movies for NBC, A&E, Hallmark, including 16 Disney Channel originals. Her latest supervision projects are both recent festival-winning feature documentaries: "Betye Saar: Ready To Be A Warrior" and "Wild Beauty: Mustang Spirit of The West". 

In addition to collaborating on Film & TV projects (Score/Songs/Supervision) with her husband, award-winning Composer, Stanley A. Smith, she also directs and is co-producing the couple's first documentary "Make-Up Women-Glamour & Guts" a passion project about Hollywood's very first make-up women, featuring her mother, retired pioneer Hollywood make-up artist- ultimately sparking the move into content creation and the launch of the Smith duo's companion Standard Entertainment film production company.

Passionate about storytelling and expanding her repertoire Jill has also directed and shot (on iPhone) "One Theme", a hybrid-music-interactive short, and a "BLM Protest" music video both featuring Stanley.

Memberships:  Women In Film, IDA, ASCAP, SAG-AFTRA, & Sundance Institute (Alumni)

STANLEY A. SMITH   Composer / Producer / Filmmaker


An LA native, Stanley proudly grew up in Compton, CA, earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in music at nearby CSULB. A career that began in the record business as a songwriter-producer and touring musician also included penning billboard charting songs and stadium tours. His career took a sharp turn as Smith began placing original songs in movies, on soundtracks, and in television shows. Eventually, scoring several critically acclaimed and award-winning dramatic Feature Films: "Catfish in Black Bean Sauce", "The Visit", "Constellation", and "The Gospel"...a new passion was ignited.


An award-winning film & TV composer and multi-instrumentalist, with over 250 episodes under his belt- Smith is probably best known for his work on the popular TV shows: “The Bernie Mac Show”(FOX), “Let’s Stay Together (BET)  (ASCAP Screen Music Award)” & Ice Cube’s- “Are We There Yet?”(TBS). Composing both the weekly score and writing the theme songs for all. Flash forward- Smith's most recent work includes the feature documentary Betye Saar: Ready To Be A Warrior (2022 Best Feature Documentary Studio City Int. Film Fest), collaborating with ARRAY  Filmworks scoring the second half of Ava DuVernay's award-winning, one-hour anthology series "Cherish The Day"(OWN), the MPI Original Films feature "Kemba" (2023 Award of Merit True Story Depiction Fort Lauderdale Int. Film Fest) and the upcoming National Geographic documentary "The Real Red Tails" about the Tuskegee Airmen.

Memberships: Stanley currently serves on the Executive Board of the Composers Diversity Collective and the NAACP Image Awards Nominating Committee. Other memberships include: The Television Academy, The Recording Academy, the Society of Composers & Lyricists, SAG-AFTRA , ASCAP & Sundance Institute (Alumni)

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DEE MANGES   Consulting Producer / Retired Make-Up Artist / “Resident Historian”


Dee Manges- featured Make-Up Artist in the “Make-Up Women-Glamour & Guts" Documentary, is one of Hollywood’s first Pioneer Make-up Women accepted into the Make-Up Artists & Hairstylists Union/Local 706 and the original inspiration for the documentary. A 40-year Make-Up Veteran, Dee's career began in the 1960s as a secretary in the Universal Studios Make-Up Department, her interest in Make-Up piquing at a time when Hollywood only permitted men as Make-up Artists. Manges navigated the Studios, Union, and Make-Up Men for a decade, fearlessly following her dreams and boldly standing up for a Woman’s right to do Make-Up alongside men. Dee has worked on a vast array of Film & Television shows, from Dynasty to Dead Poets Society, finally retiring as a department head of the hit television series, “ER” in 2005. Consulting Producer, “Resident Hollywood Make-Up Historian” and Director Jill Smith’s Mother (how convenient!), Dee's personal and career experience makes her an invaluable part of our team.…and yes, we tell her she’s the Boss!

ERIKA TAKAGI   Production & Music Coordinator ("The Fixer")

Originally on the Standard Music Production team (since 2014), Erika has also been adopted into the small but mighty Standard Entertainment film production family. Takagi works with on various aspects of the productions- from technical & administrative to creative, throughout all phases of production. Hailing from Kagawa, Japan, Erika is a recent graduate student from Cal State University, Fullerton... and just wait 'til you hear her play Jazz Guitar!

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