Long time collaborator, co-designer, and producer, Jan Bozarth, happily announces that she will take up the reins of Nena Media in early 2014. Jan is a pioneer in entertainment, specializing in the creation of highly honored and nationally acclaimed entertainment products for thirty years. Jan’s early career spanned twenty years, specializing in music, home video, family and children’s programming through her tenure with CBS-FOX, MCA, Warner-Elektra-Atlantic, Esquire Magazine, and others. As an independent creator of family and children’s programming, she has developed, guided, designed, or produced more than 14 home video programs, 3 original stage musicals, 15 CD-ROM games, online games and learning products, 4 original music CD’s, and most recently 6 Fantasy Fiction novels for young girls, The Fairy Godmother Academy published by Random House. Additionally Jan is a composer who works with her family of composers that has produced songs, musicals and scores for games, television, ads, and other media. Jan is also nationally recognized as a branding and product design expert for positive content for children and family programs with a special emphasis on girls.
In 1996 Jan became the Vice President of Creative for Girl Games, Inc., one of the interactive industry’s first girls-focused companies, followed by her leading design and productions for Mattel. Jan’s innovative and ground-breaking work with hit titles over the past years include: Let’s Talk About Me™, Viacom and Mattel products’ Sabrina™ and Clueless ™ (both based on hit television series), Barbie® Designer Series, Barbie® Gotta Groove, Diva Starz™, and Atomic Betty™. Additionally Jan’s company has produced music for top Wii and Nintendo DS games including All Star Cheer Squad 1 and 2 in 2009. Jan’s vision of creating product that appeals to, and shifts with, the consumers’ lifestyle interest and sensibilities during each facet of her career has been recognized through many Industry Awards. In 2013 Jan became a partner in the girls research lab, Neon Mercury, in order to further inform her designs for girls. On the writing front, Jan has just completed the 7th story, The Luci Lineage, for her popular “trans-media” preteen girls’ brand, The Fairy Godmother Academy™. The six book series is published by Random House: Birdie’s Book, Kerka’s Book, Zally’s Book, Lilu’s Book, Sumi’s Book, and Trinity’s Book.
Jan splits her time between Los Angeles and Austin and continues to write, design and create music and media.