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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.
Limited to only 5 writers, in this special Group Mentorship you won't just receive feedback on your script, but also individual coaching on your pitch, your marketing strategy, and your next steps as you take your screenwriting career to the next level!
You will have the opportunity to share your material with your classmates so that each writer will learn from their own feedback and the feedback given to their peers. You'll also be able to email the host during the week so you are fully guided for the entire month.
MEETING #1 - INTRODUCTION & SCRIPT REVIEW #1
Your mentor will read your full script prior to the first session and will give each writer 20-30 min. of notes. Get personalized feedback on your pages and ask your mentor any questions about your script and the industry!
MEETING #2 - WRITERS’ CHALLENGE + PITCH ROUNDTABLE
Your mentor will assign a writing prompt of their own design to see how you adapt to a "writing assignment"-like scenario. Following feedback & discussion of the Challenge submissions, you'll have the opportunity to test out the verbal pitch for one of your projects with your mentor and peers.
MEETING #3 - SCRIPT REVIEW #2
Your mentor will read another full script prior to the session - it's your choice to get a second round of notes on your script to really make it shine or work on an entirely different script altogether!
MEETING #4 - NEXT STEPS CLINIC + PITCH ROUNDTABLE
Your mentor will review a one-pager of your bio, loglines, any traction, and questions about where you're at and what you should focus on next when it comes to your screenwriting career. Get actionable career advice on what your next steps should be, plus you'll have the opportunity to get final thoughts on your reworked verbal pitch!