Janet Dulin Jones

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Janet Dulin Jones is an American screenwriter, playwright and producer.

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.

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 Looking at the sky, based on the life of Ian Zlotlow. Another project, Kicks, is an original screenplay for Diane Keaton. Her original screenplay, The Elizabeth Barrett project, is being set up in London for production with director Anthony Neilson. The collapsible world, an adaptation for producers Joan Boorstein and Sara Fischer, is a contemporary drama set in San Francisco.

Jones’ 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 being considered for production by artistic director Kevin Spacey at The Old Vic theater in London.

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.