In 1986, shortly after obtaining his B.F.A. in film from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, JC Calciano began directing and producing music videos for MTV. In his late 20s, he moved to Los Angeles and became a production executive at Paramount Pictures for Cruise/Wagner Productions, serving as associate producer on the blockbuster Mission: Impossible (1996). In 1997, Calciano left the studio and became an independent producer of television shows and indie films.
Calciano decided in 2009 that it was time to return to his dream of writing and directing his own movies, so he left his job as a field producer at E! Entertainment to start the production company Cinema175. In the last five years he has written, directed and released three profitable feature films, Is It Just Me? (2010), eCupid (2011) and The 10-Year Plan (2015), as well the ongoing Steam Room Stories (2015), a hugely successful sketch-comedy web series on YouTube with more than 31 million views and 71,000 subscribers.
Most recently, Calciano released a novelization of the movie The 10-Year Plan and is gearing up for production on his next feature film.