Through Story Arts Management, which Janice Pieroni founded, Janice provides development, writing, editing, consulting, and representation services to a national clientele of individuals, businesses, and organizations. She helps writers develop book proposals, manuscripts, screenplays, ideas for television series, and other media, and represents projects that meet or exceed professional standards.
Janice has placed more than 20 book projects with such publishers as Simon & Schuster, W.W. Norton, Wiley, and others, and has guided numerous screenplays into development with leading producers. In addition, she has served as a writer, developmental editor, and/or consultant on media projects for The Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, The MIT Press, MIT Sloan School of Management, and others.
Janice's professional experience includes working as an executive at Universal Studios, as an associate in the L.A. office of international law firm Paul, Hastings, and as an assistant to Martin Scorsese. She is a produced and published writer who has written or co-written for Universal Studios and its affiliates, Writer's Digest, and other media.
Janice has taught at Emerson College and Tufts University. She has spoken at educational institutions such as Harvard University, Boston University, and Amherst College, as well as at conferences, professional organizations, and continuing education venues. In addition, Janice has produced or assisted with producing presentations by industry professionals, served as a judge for screenwriting and film competitions, and moderated or participated in industry panels.
Janice graduated magna cum laude with a degree in English and a concentration in film from Amherst College, studied film and writing in the Graduate School of the Arts at Columbia University, and earned a law degree from University of California at Berkeley. She is admitted to practice in California and Massachusetts. Her professional affiliations include Writers Guild of America, The State Bar of California, The Massachusetts Bar, and Massachusetts Production Coalition.