One producer that has continuously created some of the most memorable films in modern cinema is Lawrence Bender. Nominated for 3 Oscars, Mr. Bender's credits include GOOD WILL HUNTING, PULP FICTION, INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS, RESERVOIR DOGS, KILL BILL, JACKIE BROWN, AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, and HACKSAW RIDGE.
Janet Jeffries has been an executive for Lawrence Bender Productions for 12+ years and this webinar will cover how to optimally write and pitch drama and action scripts!
This 90 Minute Master Webinar Will Cover:
- Introduction from Janet and an overview of her career
- Familiar tropes she finds in action and drama scripts that are overdone
- She will spotlight a project she has worked on and how she developed the script
- How to create memorable characters in drama and action projects
- The biggest pitfalls writers fall into when pitching action and drama projects
Janet Jeffries is a Development and Production executive working in both features and television for Lawrence Bender Productions / Bender Brown TV Productions.
LBP is an independent feature film company in Los Angeles, working with several independent financiers and sales companies. Recent films include the animated short film COPS AND ROBBERS, live action short film TWO DISTANT STRANGERS, both streaming on Netflix the Netflix original feature THE HARDER THEY FALL directed by Jeymes Samuel. Lawrence Bender’s credits also include the films GRETA, HACKSAW RIDGE, GOOD WILL HUNTING, AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, PULP FICTION and INGLORIOUS BASTERDS. We are currently developing and packaging films written by an academy award winning writer, and action movie with Jason Statham and a ROMANCING THE STONE type of movie written by the author of the book, CRAZY RICH ASIANS.
Bender/Brown is the company’s television arm. Credits include the Netflix limited series SEVEN SECONDS, Starz limited series FLESH AND BONE, and the current CW series ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO. We currently have projects in development with FX, EPIX, Peacock, Telemundo and Starz.
For the past nine years, Janet has also had the pleasure of being an adjunct professor for the MFA in Screenwriting program at National University. She also is an executive mentor working with Roadmap Writers.
While Roadmap connects writers with many fine execs, Janet is far and away my favorite. Her feedback is always the right mix of supportive yet revision-oriented; I always come away with incredibly valuable insights and new ways of seeing my writing. Her professional yet friendly personality is also top-notch.
~ Anonymous Screenwriter
Janet can always get right to the essence of what is needed to enhance a story. She has a gift with character and makes comments specific enough that the writer has a clear path for revisions. She has great energy and enthusiasm. Always a pleasure to work with Janet!
~ Cheryl Mott Smith, Screenwriter
If you have any questions or any trouble accessing the recording, email our Director of Education Alexandra Davies at email@example.com!