JILL SMITH Director / Producer / Music Supervisor / Singer Song-Writer
Daughter of Pioneer Hollywood Make-Up Artist, Dee Manges, Jill grew up in Los Angeles in the middle of
the Film & Television and Music Business, discovering her passion for music and the arts early on. Signed to a record deal at 19, she found herself between L.A. & N.Y.C recording with artists Cameo (including the Billboard #1 song “Word Up”), Bobby Brown & Lenny Kravitz. An opportunity to meet Miles Davis put her artistic instincts & business sensibilities to the test- ultimately earning Davis’ trust, she became part of his creative ensemble introducing Miles to music, artists, and producers, with many of her recommendations eventually leading to collaborations for Davis.
Jill's unique music & business background, eventually led to her work as a Music Supervisor. Throughout her career she has supervised Features, Network & Cable Series for ABC, CBS, NBC & Showtime, Web series, Documentaries, MFTV original movies for NBC, A&E, including 16 Disney Channel originals. Still at the nexus is Smith's continued passion for singing & songwriting, where she can be heard most recently featured on the Main Title Theme Songs for the syndicated TV series “Are We There Yet?” as well as the edgy original Web Series, “The Oversharer”- whose theme she also wrote.
Frequently collaborating on Film & TV Music with husband, Composer, Stanley A. Smith with their successful Standard Music Prod. Co., and currently with their companion film production company, Standard Entertainment- together the duo is Producing, and Jill is Directing a documentary passion project about Hollywood’s first Make-Up Women, which also happens to feature Jill’s Mother-"Make-Up Women-Glamour & Guts".
Memberships: Women In Film, Guild of Music Supervisors, ASCAP, SAG-AFTRA, IDA, IFP & Film Independent.
Sundance Institute|Women In Film- Finance & Strategy Intensive Documentary Selection Alumni.
STANLEY A. SMITH Producer / Composer
Stanley A. Smith- an L.A. native who proudly grew up in Compton, CA, and majored in music at nearby CSULB is an award-winning Film & Television Composer (ASCAP Screen Music Award) and multi-instrumentalist. Smith composed the weekly underscore and wrote the Theme Songs for the hit Television shows: “The Bernie Mac Show”, “Let’s Stay Together”, and Ice Cube’s- “Are We There Yet?”. No stranger to the large screen, he has also created original scores for several critically acclaimed and award-winning dramatic Feature Films: The Gospel, The Visit, Constellation, and Catfish in Black Bean Sauce. Other credits include the retro AMC/Mad Men Unilever Brands Commercials, Web series, various motion picture Soundtracks, Billboard Charting Songs, and Re-mixes, including Co-Producing with David Foster.
Stanley and wife, Music Supervisor, Jill Smith have teamed for years on music for various projects (Score/Songs/Supervision) with their successful L.A.based Music-Production Company & Studio, Standard Music. Co-Producing the duo’s first documentary “Make-Up Women-Glamour & Guts,” under their Standard Entertainment film production banner, Stanley is also creating the doc’s original Score/Soundtrack. Smith is currently scoring the “Betye Saar” feature documentary and serves on the Composers Diversity Collective Executive Committee.
Memberships: ASCAP, Television Academy Music Peer Group, The Recording Academy, SAG-AFTRA Society of Composers & Lyricists & Sundance Institute | Women In Film, Finance & Strategy Intensive Documentary Selection Alumni
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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