JANE PROWSE Writer: Jane has written three HATTORI HACHI teen novels – THE REVENGE OF PRAYING MANTIS STALKING THE ENEMY CURSE OF THE DIAMOND DAGGERS www.hattorihachi.com Feature Films: A ROUND-HEELED WOMAN feature film script, written March 13, currently in development. Jane wrote the first script in the MAYA FOX series, adapted from the teen novels by Iginio Straffi and Silvia Brena for producers Amber Films. Jane co-wrote the feature film UP ON THE ROOF, based on the stage play, also co-written with Simon Moore. Television: KILLER INSTINCT: 5 part psychological crime drama in development with Artis Pictures in association with Lookout Point and BBC Worldwide. MARION PARKER: long-running returnable crime drama in development with Wall to Wal Television. TRIAL & RETRIBUTION: January 09 – two part script for La Plante Productions: “WITNESS”. TRIAL AND RETRIBUTION: Wrote script for La Plante Productions – “GHOST TRAIN”. Director Stefan Schwarz. Transmitted spring 2009. THE COMMANDER: wrote and directed two hour script for La Plante Productions/ITV “BOXERS” (autumn 07) GREEN-EYED MONSTER: scripted and directed by Jane, this was an original story about obsessive jealousy for the BBC. DEVIL’S ROCK: psychological thriller set in Australia. TELL TALE HEART: tense thriller idea about a heart transplant recipient who has visions of their donor’s life – including their murderer. HEAD OVER HEELS: wrote four episodes for own original series for Carnival/Carlton. Jane also co-produced with Brian Eastman. Transmitted Jan/Feb 93. Theatre (as writer): A ROUND HEELED WOMAN: Written stage play based on Jane Juska bestseller starring Sharon Gless (Cagney and Lacey, Queer As Folk, Burn Notice). Jane directed own adaptation at Gablestages theatre, Miami, December 2010, Riverside Sudios, Hammersmith, October 2011, which then transferred to the Aldwych theatre in London’s West End. www.aroundheeledwoman.com UP ON THE ROOF: co-wrote with Simon Moore (details below) TV Director: THE COMMANDER: 2 x 60’ for Lynda LaPlante Productions/ITV – written and directed, starring Amanda Burton, Mark Lewis Jones, Gary Stretch, Gerard Kearns and Toby Kebbell. TX: August 2007, ITV 1. ROCKET MAN: directed episodes 3 and 4 of Alison Hume drama comedy for Coastal/Touchpaper/BBC Wales starring Robson Green. (November 2005, BBC1). THE FUGITIVES: directed 7 part children’s drama serial for Shed Productions / Childrens ITV. Cast includes Maureen Lipman. (May 2005, CITV). LIVING IT: directed first 5 episodes of new CBBC series. Producer May Gibson. (Sept 2005). BETWEEN THE SHEETS: directed second block (3 episodes) of Kay Mellor series for Rollem Productions/ Producer Yvonne Francas. Stars Julie Graham, Brenda Blethyn, Alun Armstrong, Liz Smith and Norman Wisdom. TX: Autumn 2003. GREEN-EYED MONSTER: directed 2 part drama from own screenplay for Film & General/ BBC-1 (Jane Tranter). Producer Gillian Gordon. Emma Fielding, Fay Ripley and Hugo Speer star. (September 2001, BBC1). THE GREATEST STORE IN THE WORLD: directed film for Film and General/ BBC TV based on Alex Shearer’s novel. Broadcast Christmas Eve ‘99. Cast: Dervla Kirwan, Ricky Tomlinson and Peter Capaldi. Nominated for Best Children’s Drama BAFTA 2000. SUNNY’S EARS: Directed 4 x 30’ children's serial for Film & General Productions(producer Gillian Gordon)/Carlton .TX: October 97. Winner of Royal Television Society Best Children’s programme award. Pascal Blackburn playing Sunny won the One in Eight Award (highlighting roles and performances for the disabled in film &TV) for best performance. Screened at the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, October 1998. THE BILL: directed four episodes for Thames Television; Playing with Fire (stars Letitia Dean); Alternative Therapies; Paying For It and Grey Area. Producer: THE TENTH KINGDOM: co-produced ten hour serial with Simon Moore and Brian Eastman. TX: April 2000, Sky One. Broadcast on NBC in the US Feb/ March. Carnival Films and Hallmark Entertainment for NBC/ SKY. UP ON THE ROOF: Co-produced film co-written with Simon Moore for Granada Film/ Rank. Prods: Jane Prowse, Pippa Cross and Brian Eastman. Theatre 1980 Royal Shakespeare Company BEST DIRECTOR Award at the National Student Drama Festival for own adaptation of Steinbeck’s THE PEARL. Invited to the Edinburgh Festival to direct a new award-winning play, TOO MANY MONKEYS, for the National Student Theatre Company. 1981-6 Formed PRODUCTION LINE Theatre Company to present new plays, including SUCKERS, THE AMAZING DANCING BEAR, NO FUTURE FOR ROBOTS and OVERBOARD. (Writing and directing). 1987 Co-wrote and directed UP ON THE ROOF with Simon Moore which transferred to the Apollo, Shaftesbury Avenue, following successful runs at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth and at the Donmar Warehouse. Nominated as Best New Play in the Standard Theatre Awards and as Best Musical in the Laurence Olivier Awards. (Mark McGann and Gary Olsen also received Olivier nominations for their performances in UP ON THE ROOF.) 1988 UP ON THE ROOF: workshopped and performed at the Long Wharf theatre, New Haven, Connecticut. 1989 Directed tour of UP ON THE ROOF in January-March. Dates included Brighton Theatre Royal and the Drum, Plymouth. Directed A LITTLE LIKE DROWNING by Anthony Minghella at the Druid Theatre, Galway. Production brought back into the season as it was so popular. Co-wrote with Simon Moore, HEARTBREAKER with lyrics by Don Black. 1990 Directed and co-wrote with Chris Jury THE DIG which was produced by the Cambridge Theatre Co. Cast included Eleanor Bron. 1994 UP ON THE ROOF: directed production at Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, September Co-wrote with Simon Moore. 2012 A ROUND-HEELED WOMAN: Jane directed her own adaptation of the best selling book by Jane Juska, starring Sharon Gless (see above). Background: BBC DIRECTORS’ COURSE: October/ November 1995. Directed short film Giselle. Producer Fiona Finlay. Shown British Short Film Festival 21/9/96 THE CRAIG FERGUSON STORY: directed 60’ special for Tiger TV/Channel 4. featuring Peter Cook, Frankie Howerd, Gerald Harper and June Whitfield. JUSTE POUR RIRE: directed 3 half hours of Montreal Festival for Tiger TV/Channel 4. FILM 86: directed and interviewed for location reports and specials (including interviews with Clint Eastwood, Harrison Ford, Bob Hoskins, Jeremy Irons, Glenda Jackson, Roman Polanski, Christopher Reeve and Gene Wilder.) THE LATE LATE BREAKFAST SHOW, JIM’LL FIX it; PLAYSCHOOL: film and studio director at BBC. Training: BA Hons in Drama, Hull University (1977-80) BBC Television Graduate Trainee (1982-4) BBC Drama Director’s course (1995) Awards: Royal Television Society Award for Best Children’s Drama: SUNNY’S EARS. BAFTA nomination for Best Children’s Drama, GREATEST STORE IN THE WORLD. Laurence Olivier nomination for Best New Musical, UP ON THE ROOF. Royal Shakespeare Company’s “Buzz Goodbody” Award for Best Director for own adaptation of John Steinbeck’s THE PEARL.
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