Today’s Women Behind the Scenes spotlight is shone on Television Producer and Writer Thania St. John.
Thania graduated from Harvard University in 1983 and got her start in television in 1989 and in1990 as a story editor and writer on 21 Jump Street; a writer on Midnight Caller; a writer and producer on Life Goes On and a story editor and writer on the short-lived series Booker.
The next year, she was the executive story editor and writer for the made-for-TV movie Before the Storm and followed that up with work on two short-lived series. It was in 1993 that she joined the creative team of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman as a writer and producer.
From 1995 to the turn of the century, Thania worked as a writer and executive producer on the short-lived series VR.5; an executive producer on the short-lived series Crisis Center and a consulting producer on another short-lived series The Visitor. In 1999, Thania was a writer for Buffy the Vampire Slayer and a writer and consulting producer on the short-lived series Strange World. Then at the turn of the century, she worked as a writer and co-executive producer on Roswell.
In 2003, Thania worked as a consultant and writer on Wild Card and that was followed by her being a writer and co-executive producer on the short-lived series Veritas: The Quest. The following year she worked as a writer and co-executive producer for Huff and then joined the writing team for Eureka where she also served as first a co-executive producer and then an executive producer.
Over the past few years she has been a writer and consulting producer for Drop Dead Diva; a writer and executive producer for the short-lived series Unnatural History and is currently a writer and consulting producer for the new drama Grimm.
Thania is an officer within the League of Hollywood Women Writers, an organization that was originally co-founded by Melissa Rosenberg and she co-conceived the blog “Why We Write” – that is a series of essays by prominent TV and film writers, a campaign that hopes to inspire and inform all writers – with fellow TV writer and producer Charlie Craig.