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. She went on to sell several other scripts including the Sci-Fi script MOCKINGBIRD based on a Walter Tevis novel. 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.
Gigi garnered 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"). The play is being developed for London's West End and 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.
In 2012 and 2013, Gigi wrote and directed ROOM 105 about the highs and lows of Janis Joplin. The musical had a very successful three-month run at the Macha Theatre in West Hollywood, as well as touring to selected markets.