Justice Woman Productions presents Vanessa Verduga as Sofía Escala, a.k.a. Justice Woman, spunky Assistant D.A. by day, defender of truth and justice by night, who with the help of her officemate and sidekick Robert (Roberta) Gallion fights to right the wrongs committed against the innocent and powerless by a corrupt legal system — and gets herself into some tight spots along the way. Co-starring Lee J. Kaplan as Robert Gallion, this smart, funny, fast-paced series tackles serious issues of corruption in our legal system with a large dose of campy humor. Think “Wonder Woman” meets “Law & Order” meets “Will & Grace” meets “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.”
JW to RG in car after stakeout: “How can you sleep knowing Jesus Lopez
is being deprived of his freedom without due process of law?”
RG: “I’m way too beautiful to die young.”
Created, written, produced and directed by Vanessa Verduga, Justice Woman was inspired by Verduga’s own experiences as a lawyer and lifelong love of performing. A fan of Wonder Woman and Batman, she created Justice Woman guided by her commitment to exposing injustice and by her favorite words of wisdom from Oscar Wilde: “If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they’ll kill you.”
Verduga shares credits for Justice Woman with a multicultural team that includes actors Lino Del Core (Rufus Leichin), Juanito Jaramillo (Omar Gonzalez) and Nina Rochelle (Mama Escala) and crew members Lino Del Core (in a dual role as Associate Producer), Joao Paulo Garcia (Second Unit Director of Photography), Carlos Raul Peralta (Lighting Technician).
Justice Woman will premiere on October 4 to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) and mark Verduga’s birthday.
Vanessa Verduga is an actor, writer, singer, director, producer and attorney who combines all her skill sets to work on projects that advocate for the disenfranchised and fight injustice. Proud of her Ecuadorian, Spanish and Italian heritage, she speaks English, Spanish, Italian and French and brings a multicultural perspective enriched by traveling and living abroad to all her projects. She co-wrote “Danny First,” an award-winning short film based on her relationship with her brother Tony, who is autistic, and is a producer of “H.O.M.E,” a feature film that explores the nightmare of being lost, alone and desperate to communicate through the experiences of immigrants to New York City. She is currently finishing the screenplay for “The Implications of Cohabitation,” a feature-length comedy that will start pre-production next year. Go to: VanessaVerduga.com