Janet Stilson lives in two worlds. She is a writer of film scripts and novels and a journalist.
In 2014 she created Glimmer Girl Productions as a home for The Beauty of Disaster, naming the company after the magical characteristic of the film’s main character, Claire.
Janet’ writing has benefited from intensive writing periods at three artist retreats: the Julia and David White Artists’ Colony in Costa Rica, Odysseys Costa Rica and La Muse in southern France. And she’s staying at a fourth, Dorland, in Temecula, CA, during the summer of 2015.
Her scripts have been short-listed by several competitions, including American Accolades, the Austin Film Festival, Filmmakers/The Radmin Co. and the PAGE International Screenwriting Awards. Two of her films have been optioned.
Janet honed her skills as a reporter at Variety, the showbiz bible. From there, she rose through the editorial ranks at a number of business publications geared to media and entertainment executives. She was a twice-elected Vice President on the board of New York Women in Film & Television. She lives in Harlem with her life partner and Beauty producer David Chachere, along with two luxurious cats.
Name: Janet Stilson
Lives in: New York City, New York
Occupation: Producer and Screenwriter
The Beauty of Disaster
Film (short) by Glimmer Girl Productions Writer, executive producer, actor, chef