About Janyce Lapore

Throughout her career, screenwriter and playwright Janyce Lapore has maintained an overall dedication to the perfection of her craft and the development of compelling, unique stories with broad appeal. Born into a large Italian-American family in a working-class steel town in Western Pennsylvania, Janyce Lapore took great influence from her surroundings and has often incorporated them into her work. A paean to the people she knew growing up in the 70s, her play, Ferris Wheel, tells with wit and verve the story of women striving to make their voices heard in a male-dominated society. Published and translated into multiple languages, Ferris Wheel appeared in Off Off Broadway theaters in New York, Miami, Chicago, and Los Angeles, earning a Florida Council of the Arts Award, Chicago International Play Award, and nomination for a Carbonell Award for Best Play of the Year.

Other plays set amidst the environment of steel mill economies include Dolores Rain and A Curse of Angels, both of which feature the characteristic insight and unflinching honesty of Janyce Lapore and opened to rave reviews in cities across America. Janyce Lapore has now focused all of her creative energy on stories for the screen, winning attention for her scripts at several international film festivals. By 2008, she had become a rising star, taking her innovative action/drama 10 Minutes From Paradise to the Action on Film International Film Festival, where it received the Arthur Rosenfeld Award for Excellence in Writing and the Ability to tell an Outstanding Story.

10 Minutes From Paradise also won Best Script at the Independent Gathering Film Festival, Best Suspense/Thriller at the 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival in Hollywood, Best Screenplay at the 2011 New York City, ACEFEST, and the Award of Excellence at the Los Angeles Movie Awards. Most recently, Janyce completed her short film, The Director, and the script has already won three awards. The film will be premiered in both LA and New York. Her list of awards have now attracted interest in her newest script, Circle Of Six, written with Philip S. Hoffman in mind for the lead role of Gimble, and it is now being read by major studios.


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