FINALIST (Top 10) in the 1st Annual 2021 Stage 32 Diversity Springboard Screenwriting Competition for original comedy drama TV pilot script- PRIVILEGE

Standup Comedy:

Commercial Work:

Manoj Rao | Actor

Writing and Producing Portfolio:

  • A comedy web series on
  • reality web series featuring Jennifer Lopez
  • Stop-motion animated video shorts for Jennifer Lopez
  • Action Adventure digital comic series called WMD’s

  • Comedy Web Series: The Startup

    Created, Wrote, & Executive Produced (Raised capital & Planned) the comedy web series – The Startup.  The series was headlined by established name actors from popular TV series like A to Z, Outsourced, Falling Skies, Marvel’s Daredevil, Heroes, Scrubs as well as hot up & coming talent from Music Videos & Movies.  The Startup was very favorably featured in multiple Huffington Post articles including this one.

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    The Startup performed astonishingly well on garnering a 91% Funny rating with thousands of votes cast.

    Reality Web Series Featuring Jennifer Lopez: #AnythingCanHappen

    ConceptualizedExecutive-Produced (Raised capital, Planned & Directed) a series of reality videos called #AnythingCanHappen.  Worked closely with Jennifer Lopez, Benny Medina & corporate sponsors to produce videos that saw a million views on YouTube.

    Series Teaser:

    Part 1:

    Part 2:

    Stop-Motion Animated Instagram Video Shorts for Jennifer Lopez:

    Produced (Raised capital & oversaw production) of a series of 3 Stop-Motion Instagram videos for Jennifer Lopez’ Barbie launch. The Instagram videos saw hundreds of thousands of views and the campaign garnered national attention on and PerezHilton

    Action-Adventure Digital Comic Series: WMD’s The Weapons Are Coming

    Created, Wrote & Produced a comic book series for the iPhone called WMD’s The Comic.  WMDs achieved over 40K downloads worldwide.

    Writer | Director | Producer | Actor | Comedian