Janet Dulin Jones
Janet Dulin Jones is an American screenwriter, playwright and producer.
A graduate of Long Beach State University, Jones has written screenplays for various film studios in Hollywood, including Paramount Studios, Sony Pictures, Disney and Twentieth Century Fox. Screenplays include Map of the World, starring Sigourney Weaver and Julianne Moore; The Ambassadors, an adaptation of the Henry James novel; and Custom of the Country, adapted from the novel by Edith Wharton.
Currently, Jones is working with director, Mike Newell on a TV pilot "Gramery Park" which will shoot in the UK, in association with Trademark Pictures, David Parfitt, Beantown Films, Brenda Friend and director, Scott Winant. Fox TV Studios is producing the series for US and UK cable in 2015.
Jones adapted What If God Were the Sun?, a novel by television psychic medium John Edward, for Lifetime Television. The film starred Gena Rowlands, who was nominated for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie for her performance.
Jones has also written, Kicks, an original screenplay for Diane Keaton. Her original screenplay, A Thousand Summers, is being produced in London with Julia Taylor-Stanley(Atermis Films) and David Parfitt (Trademark Pictures), producing. The Collapsible World, an adaptation, is a contemporary drama set in San Francisco based on the novel by Anne N. Marino.
Jones's first play, A Tale of Charles Dickens, is an adaptation by herself and director Paul Lazarus from her original screenplay. A special radio version of the work was created for National Public Radio's The Play's The Thing in March 2006. The play is under submission in London, England. Her newest play, "Even" is being prepared for production in Paris, with director, Gerald Garutti and in London the play will be produced at The Park Theatre, with Jones set to direct in 2015. In collaboration with The Park she will put her new play, "Trinitas" into workshop in September 2015.
Jones was a Nicholls Award finalist for screenwriting from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She is a member of the Writers Guild of America, serves on the board of the Young Filmmaker's Academy, and is writer-in-residence for The Antaeus Theatre Company in Los Angeles. She was a fellow at the prestigious Autumn Stories Program in France in 2009.