It could be fate or just great luck, but Janice says the very best projects always seem to find her. It started back in the mid-90’s when she was hired to produce and write segments for what became one of Animal Planet’s first breakout hits, EMERGENCY VETS. One thing led to another, and Janice became series producer on another fantastic Animal Planet strand, BREED ALL ABOUT IT. (What could be better than a series about dog lovers and their favorite purebreds? Hard to imagine).
Janice then took a turn on the scripted side, and developed a crime reenactment strand for the same network. Called BUSTED, the series recreated true crime stories that were solved, in part, by animals. Once again, a project led to another even cooler opportunity, and Janice was producing what she likes to describe as a movie/documentary hybrid. WILDLIFE WARS followed the real life cases of retired game warden Terry Grosz as he tackled poachers and other knuckleheads in the backwoods of California during the 1960’s. Because variety is the zing and zest of life, Janice then took a turn at managing the post side of a NY-based studio talk show hosted by Dr. Mehmet Oz, Oprah’s popular medical expert. Then it was off to Brazil and other exotic and sandy fronts to capture WORLD’S BEST BEACHES for Travel Channel. More time on the sand meant more one-hour specials for the same network; and then life took a turn toward a new frontier.
Tackling sports is something Janice does as a hobby, but CHASING LANCE allowed her to combine her outdoor activities with her TV passions. This 8-part special series for the Discovery Networks followed Lance Armstrong and his team through their "final" cycling season before Lance captured his record-breaking Tour de France win. The series was nominated for two Emmys: Best Sports Special and Best Editing. Other shows throughout the years include a 1080i Heli-skiing one-hour adventure for
HD Theater, a Travel Channel special that takes a nostalgic look at our favorite holiday travel memories via celebrity commentary and our own personal home movies, and so much more. In recent months, Janice has developed two new potential series for Animal Planet, and wrote/produced a very special hour featuring Emma and Taylor Bailey, the conjoined twins who share the same heart and who make miracles happen every day. This year continues a journey that promises to be even more eye-opening, thanks to amazing stories that need to be told worldwide.