“Screenwriting is the most prized of all the cinematic arts. Actually, it isn’t, but it should be.”
Hugh Laurie

About Janet Lee Chapman

Janet Lee Chapman is a FILM MAKER AND writer of Irish descent, born in Manchester, England.  She is currently living in Kent, UK. She has been working professionally since 2013.  She studied screenwriting at the University of East Anglia and Scriptwriting North. 
 
Writing for screen is one of her great passions and also the encouragement of new talent in writing. She ran a creative writing group in the 90’s and her first novel set in Ireland, “Mo Cuishle (My Heart)”, has now been adapted as a screenplay and is being produced as a short by CARDIFF UNIVERSITY FILM SCHOOL.

Recently, as an associate producer, writer and script consultant with KingPepe Films, based in Belgrade, she produced a documentary and tv pilot series about women winemakers and their stories.  Jan regularly attends and pitches at Cannes and has excellent contacts to leading producers and directors. 
 
She is now working with Viv Mainwaring and Nigel Orillard of Cardiff University Film School and the Andrej Vajda film school in Poland, on the production of shorts by exceptional students for pitching to the major LA studios. 

Cardiff is a lead film school in the UK and the Andrej Vajda school is considered to be one of the major European centres for the incubation of film industry leaders and many of the school’s projects are fast tracked into production at leading USA, Canadian and European studios.  The Susan Mears Agency’s authors have unique access to this fast track short production avenue for pitching to leading studios.
 
Currently, she’s writing a story about apparitions in modern day Japan, as well as various other writing projects. 

Janet is an Associate with Susan Mears Literary and Film Agency, based in London, Dubai and New York.

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Testimonial:
Janet is a Script Consultant and Screenwriter and she worked as an Associate-Creative Producer with KingPepe Films since January 2014. 
We have collaborated successfully on three documentary films, one being an award winning documentary.  Janet's current work with KingPepe was involved with the creative process for the production of "Celebrating Serbia". Also she was co-writer and creative Producer on Films, including “Moving Hearts - The Floods”. 
We have recently finished the Pilot for an upcoming global TV series titled, “Wonder Women of Wine”.
Janet is a remarkable writer with brilliant insight and she tells a captivating story, whether it is fiction or factual.  A dedicated professional, she is a sincere writer and filmmaker.  I highly recommend Janet and her talent can only enhance your team.  It was a pleasure to work with her.
Isabella Savic,
Film Director and Producer, 
KingPepe Films.
www.kingpepefilms.com







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Pitch Concept

December 16, 2018

Pitch Concept   By Janet Lee Chapman High Concept is a script that is easily pitched with a succinctly stated premise. It is the Essence that grabs you by the neck – it’s capturing the viewer’s imagination, exciting their senses, asking “what if?”, and sparking them to start imagining the story before it begins. The […]

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Services

FILM ASSESSMENT REPORTS

Janet offers film script assessments for a fee of £375.00, which is payable in advance. She will produce a report from your book, script or conceptual idea, which covers the following areas:

MARKETABILITY OF PROJECT
CONCLUSION – IS THE FILM SCRIPT ENDING WORTH THE JOURNEY?
PLOT
PACE
STRUCTURE
CHARACTERIZATION
DIALOGUE
SETTING
GENRE
STYLE
FORMAT

Janet will generally need around 3-4 weeks for a full report to be completed but this is a variable and you will be advised of time frame at the outset.

Should a script be of interest the Susan Mears Literary and Film Agency may wish to consider taking it on for the agency portfolio, to pitch to film companies, and to pitch at the Cannes and Dubai film festivals, but this is not a promise and is a stage to be contemplated mutually after consideration and discussion of the eventual report.


SCRIPT WRITING

Janet is an experienced script writer and is offering her services to write your script, either adapting it from your novel or draft script. She can also create a script from your audio transcripts of your conceptual ideas and notes.

The fee for script writing is variable, according to the amount of work involved, such as whether it is to be adapted from a book, or a script, or to be written from notes and audio transcripts and the length of time to study, assess and any research necessary to complete the task. The fee is agreed beforehand and payable in advance. The time it takes to produce can vary, though usually it is ready within 6-10 weeks, and you will be given a time frame at the outset.



If you are interested in booking my services, please use the contact form to get in touch and we can proceed from there.

MARKETABILITY
CONCLUSION
PLOT
PACE
STRUCTURE
CHARACTERISATION
DIALOGUE
SETTING
GENRE
STYLE
FORMAT

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