From a personal management firm, Mega Management, the Jana VanDyke Agency has evolved, reflecting a long and successful career from a woman who has succeeded on every level since starting as a model over 22 years ago.
The transition to placing talent came about as a result of becoming an assistant to the individual who first hired her as a model and seeing, studying and learning the inner workings of the placement and representation side of the business.
Always the entrepreneur, VanDyke struck out on her own and has since placed talent in movies, documentaries, TV series and commercial. Her talent has been seen in ER, Haunted Mansion, Ace Ventura Pet Detective, Daddy's Little Girls, Why Did I Get Married, Desperate Housewives, Eli Stone, Law and Order, Drop Dead Divas, Army Wives, Burn Notice and many, many more.
Other credits worth noting include but not limited to: Mark Burnett Productions, Go Go Lucky Productions, TRU TV, Food Network, The Paula Dean Show, New Dominion Pictures, Aegis Film Group, History Channel, CMT, and Turner Broadcasting.
Her proudest achievement and "claim to fame" as she says, is working with Carmen Reed to help get the blockbuster hit "The Haunting in Connecticut" off the ground, working with Lionsgate/Gold Circle productions.
VanDyke has also developed many models that have gone on to link with agencies such as Ford Modeling, Elite Model Management, Irene Marie in Miami, FL, and Silver Management Group in New York. Many of her models have been published in nationally distributed magazines, too many to mention.
While representing actors is her new focus (more than 300 on board with her new agency), she still manages to find time to raise 5 kids and a husband.
VanDyke has also been a board member and director for the Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame, and a Friend of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.
Jana's keen eye for talent and optimistic yet pragmatic approach to the business can be summed up in a quote from Jana herself.
"The Entertainment Industry can be cruel and hard.........that is why you must be graceful and strong in order to make it."
Bio written by Michael Ray Davis