Jan Chapman

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Jan Chapman (born on 28 March 1950 in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia) is an Australian film producer. Films produced by Chapman include The Last Days of Chez Nous, The Piano, Love Serenade, Holy Smoke, and Lantana.

Chapman met her first husband, film director Phillip Noyce, whilst studying English and Fine Arts at university in the late 1960s. It was during this period that she began working on small, independent films, as part of the Sydney Filmmakers Co-op. In the early 1970s she directed short fiction films and documentaries. Later, she worked in the Education department of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and began producing television series, including Sweet and Sour.


Chapman was nominated for the AFI Best Picture award in 1992 for "The Last Days of Chez Nous". In 1994, she was nominated for an Academy Award for "The Piano".[1]