Gigi Gaston is a writer and director who makes her home in Los Angeles, California. Gigi sold her first screenplay LIKE A LADY to Drew Barrymore and Harvey Weinstein. "Lady" is the story of a tomboy who enlists the help of a female impersonator to teach her how to become "Like a Lady." She went on to sell several other scripts including the Sci-Fi script MOCKINGBIRD based on a Walter Tevis novel. MOCKINGBIRD is the story of forbidden love in a post-apocalyptic world. The screenplay was sold to producer Steve Tisch and New Line Cinema. Gigi also sold a pitch to director Ron Howard and Universal Pictures titled MADAME LEPESCUE, which is the dramatic true-life story of King Carol I of Romania, a rabid anti-Semite who abdicated his throne to live out his life with the woman he loved, a Jewish commoner.
Gigi went on to garner critical acclaim and numerous awards for her directorial debut for the documentary, THE CREAM WILL RISE. This Sundance Channel documentary showcases the elusive multiple Grammy nominated singer, songwriter Sophie B. Hawkins.
Gigi is currently working on the Broadway play MARIE ANTOINETTE IN PENNSYLVANIA with Thomas Meehan ("Annie," "The Producers," "Hairspray"). Sophie B. Hawkins is writing the score and the play is being developed for Kristin Chenowith to star.
Gigi recently completed work on the screenplay ALONE TOGETHER: THE LIFE OF TEDDY AND J PAUL GETTY and a screenplay on the life of supermodel and conservationist MARGAUX HEMINGWAY.
For Bumbershoot Productions, Gigi recently completed a comedy based on the novel, The Pro by Mike Shropshire. THE PRO is currently in development.
In October 2012 at the Macha Theatre in West Hollywood, Gigi is directing the play ROOM 105 about the highs and lows of Janis Joplin.