Janet Jeffries

Development & Production Executive @ Lawrence Bender Productions
Sunday 3/29 @ 2:00pm - 4:00pm PT

Sold Out - Waitlist Available

"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." - Jill S., Screenwriter
Pitch Tips

Character is queen & king! Conversational approach, tell me about the characters and tone of the project. Try not to get bogged down in detail, rather figure out a way to whittle down each act into a few sentences (act 2 can be longer) or so, highlighting the main action of the protagonist and antagonist.

About Your Host

Janet Jeffries has worked for over a decade with film and television producers Lawrence Bender and Kevin Brown. Lawrence Bender Productions focuses on developing and packaging independent feature films to take out to secure financing and studio distribution. Some of the films produced are GRETA, HACKSAW RIDGE, SILENCE, TRUMBO, GOOD WILL HUNTING, PULP FICTION, and INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS. Upcoming is a period western called THE HARDER THEY FALL that Netflix is financing and will distribute.

Bender/Brown is LBP's television company with projects in development with various streaming and premium cable networks. In television, the company gravitates toward limited or mini-series and one-hour formats for premium cable and streaming services. Television series produced include SEVEN SECONDS, FLESH AND BONE, and currently the CW series ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO.

Janet is an adjunct professor for the MFA in Screenwriting program at National University.

HOW IT WORKS

  • Immediately after registering, you will receive an Order Confirmation email that serves as the receipt for your registration. In the Order Summary section of this email you will find a link reading "CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS" that will take you to instructions on how to submit your 1-2 pg. written pitch via the Material Submission Form.
  • Your material submission is due as soon as you are ready, but no later than 72 hours prior to the start of the session. The executive will have reviewed your written pitch prior to the session.
  • During the session, your 8-min. meeting with the executive will take place via video conferencing software ZOOM. The join link for your session will be included in the Order Summary of your Order Confirmation email. You may click the join link at any time prior to your scheduled time to download the software, but please note you will be held in a waiting room until it's your turn.
  • At the start of your session, you should pitch yourself / your brand as a screenwriter in 1-2 min., and then open it up for the exec's notes and discussion of your written pitch. 
  • You will receive this exec's written feedback via email within 5 business days following the session unless otherwise notified.

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel for a full refund up to 72 hrs. prior to the start of the session. Cancellations requested after this deadline will be ineligible for refunds.

Questions?

If you have any questions at all about this program, email coordinator@roadmapwriters.com!

Specializes in:

Features
  • Drama
  • SciFi
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Thriller
  • Budgets to $30MM

TV
  • Drama
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Thriller
TV Formats
  • One-Hour Pilots
  • Miniseries
  • Limited Series
TV Homes
  • Cable
  • Premium Cable
  • Streaming

Subgenres
  • Biopics
  • Books
  • Crime/True Crime
  • Documentary Adaptations
  • Female-Driven
  • Historical
  • Period Pieces
  • Political
  • Psychological
  • Revenge
  • Socially Relevant
  • True Stories
  • Young Adult (YA)
  • Reality/Unscripted TV
  • Diverse Writers
  • Writers Over 40
  • Writers Outside LA

Specifically not interested in:

Hard Horror or Broad Comedies