Joanne Rose is a vegan with a vision. She is founder and CEO of Vegan Vision Productions – a production company established in 2008 with a mission to inspire lives on screen through comedy.
Rose, who left Australia at 19 for America, divided her time between both countries before settling in the US, where she studied at The Lee Strasberg Theater Institute in Los Angeles.
Vegan 101, the world’s first vegan comedy series, was the first project for Vegan Visions Productions and launched online in 2009 where viewers can catch three seasons of webisodes. Rose, vegan since 1994 created, produced and stars in the show featuring exaggerated parodies of veganism from all walks of life.
Vegan 101 is an original series that is syndicated through Web TV, Tivo and Hulu and can be viewed on Apple TV and iPhone.
Vegan 101 has been recognized with several honors:
- Stay Tuned TV Awards 2011, Los Angeles: Viewer’s Choice Award for Best Actress in a Comedy – Joanne Rose
- LA Web Fest 2011, Los Angeles: Outstanding Sketch Comedy Series Creator/Producer – Joanne Rose, Outstanding Guest Actress – Louisa Kendrick and Outstanding Guest Actor – Will Ryan
- The Green Lifestyle Film Festival, Los Angeles: 2010 Green Apple Award – Joanne Rose / Vegan 101
Eric Roberts joined the cast of Vegan 101 for Season Two and is onboard for Rose’s new project, Sex and the Single Vegan.
Sex and the Single Vegan is a lighthearted comedy about a single vegan woman living in Los Angeles. Joanne plays Jennifer Richards, an attractive 30-something going through a typical 30′s crisis with a vegan twist.
The quirky sitcom begins as Rose blogs about the misadventures of dating life and rates her dates in each blog with food metaphors.
One day her blog goes viral and after an outspoken rant on national TV, Jennifer becomes entangled with a top-notch pastry chef named Michael Pierce.
Meanwhile producers from a struggling TV network have been following Jennifer’s blog. If her blog became a TV show on the network it could boost its viewership. Jennifer has suddenly been deemed an expert in the field of dating.
Rose is raising funds for the project on Mobcaster to make her Sex and the Single Vegan sitcom a reality. The producer is giving away some cool perks to those who contribute. One lucky contributor can hang out on the set for a day and actually appear in the show!
This is a sitcom set to present the health conscious and planet-friendly vegan with warmth and humor. If you are interested in supporting healthy vegan living and care about animals and the future of the planet, please consider contributing to this project.
The Campaign for Sex and the Single on Mobcaster
Marie Oser is a best-selling author, writer/producer and host of VegTV. Follow Marie on Twitter