‘Orange Is the New Black’ Actress Launches Production Company

Alysia Reiner Sarah Megan Thomas production

Alysia Reiner (“Orange Is the New Black”) and Sarah Megan Thomas (“Backwards”) are launching Broad Street Pictures to produce films with strong female roles.

The company’s first project is a tech thriller set on Wall Street with Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus, best known for “The Nanny Diaries,” on board to write the screenplay.

Reiner, who portrays warden Natalie Figueroa on “Orange Is the New Black,” has a background in producing. She conceived of, starred in and exec produced 2009’s “Speed Grieving” and was a co-producer on “Backwards.”

Thomas exec produced, wrote and starred in “Backwards” opposite James Van Der Beek. She portrayed a 30-year old rower who fails to make the Olympic boat and takes a coaching job at a school.

McLaughlin and Kraus have published nine novels and wrote the screenplay adaptation of “Five Guys Who Broke My Heart” for Paramount. “The Nanny Diaries,” their first novel, was based on their experiences as nannies and released as a film in 2007.

Reiner is represented by Harden-Curtis Associates, Prestige Talent Agency, Luber Roklin Entertainment and Abrams Artists Agency. Thomas is represented by Cyd LeVin & Associates and Paradigm.

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  1. Kristen Reina-Giatzis says:

    Excellent collaboration, love Orange is the New Black and loved Nannie Diaries book n film was spot on. Kraus team has what it takes…kudos.

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