PURPLE GLASSES PRODUCTIONS is a New York-based production company specializing in narrative feature films, television projects and plays that feature strong female characters. Launched in 2016 by Jen Rudin, Purple Glasses seeks to nurture female writers, directors and producers and to develop projects with a focus on female character driven stories.
Jen Rudin is an award-winning writer and casting director who began her decades-long career in show business as a child actor at age eight. Rudin is the author of Confessions of a Casting Director: Help Actors Land Any Role with Secrets From Inside the Audition Room (HarperCollins) and pens a monthly column for Backstage on voice over casting.
Rudin's TV pilot Lucy in the Sky is a recipient of the 2016 Sloan Foundation Writing Award and the 2017 Fusion Film Festival award and now a short film starring Whoopi Goldberg, Catherine Curtin, Danny Burstein, Kelly Hu, Isabella Russo, Quinn McColgan and Zoe Margaret Colletti. Her original pilot Starring Chloe Fisher is a recipient of a 2016 Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation award and a second rounder at the 2016 Austin Film Festival. Full-length plays include My Goddamn Bat Mitzvah, All the Greenberg Girls and Beautiful Pasadena, premiering in New York City in June 2019 at the SheNYC Arts Summer Theater Festival. She received her MFA in Dramatic Writing at NYU in May 2017.
As a casting executive at the Walt Disney Company from 2002 until 2009, Rudin conducted talent searches across the United States, identifying and hiring actors who went on to star on Broadway in The Lion King, Mary Poppins, and The Little Mermaid and in beloved Disney movies like The Incredibles, The Princess and the Frog, Chicken Little, and Brother Bear. She has cast numerous animated features and pilots and Peter Bogdanovich’s recent film She’s Funny That Way, starring Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson.
Rudin is a proud member of New York Women in Film and Television, Women in Film, Film Independent and the Casting Society of America. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Madison. For more information on casting services and projects, visit www.jenrudin.com and @RudinJen.
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