Janet Ritz is an award-winning author, screenwriter, musician, photographer and journalist; the recipient of the 2009 Green Book Festival Award for Fiction and the 2004 Yamaha International Music Production Prize, and a producer with Inside Forward Productions.
A specialist in historical research and book-to-script adaptation, Janet Ritz is also the Managing Editor of The Environmentalist Magazine and a long-time contributor to The Huffington Post.
UNDER ERCIYES Action ⋄ Adventure A determined geologist stumbles onto a sparkling mineral that could replace oil and must fight time, enemies and his own troubled past to bring it to the world.
THE FORTRESS Drama ⋄ Historical ⋄ Sports ⋄ Thriller Set in a world of international espionage during war, a soccer star trains to be a spy and returns to his team to face his biggest fan, the murderous head of the occupation he's been sent to defeat.
Television by Grand Avenue Pictures screenwriter
Music by Martin Music Composer
Blue Cat Screenplay Competition - Quarterfinalist "THE FORTRESS"
Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest – Finalist "THE FORTRESS"
Write Movies Contest - Finalist "UNDER ERCIYES"
Writers on the Storm Contest - Quarterfinalist "UNDER ERCIYES"
MovieBytes Screenplay Festival - Semifinalist "UNDER ERCIYES"
MovieBytes Screenplay Festival - Semifinalist "THE FORTRESS"
Intl Green Book Festival Award for Fiction (First Place) "UNDER ERCIYES"
Yamaha Intl Music Production Prize (First Place) "TOUGH ENOUGH"