One-on-One: Lane Shefter Bishop

Pipeline Artists introduces a new One-on-One Town Hall series where Pipeline executives sit down for in-depth and personal conversations with our friends in publishing, screenwriting, and filmmaking.

For our inaugural session, Jeanne Veillette Bowerman dives into a candid discussion with multi-award-winning producer/director Lane Shefter Bishop, who CNN dubbed "The Book Whisperer." Lane wrote Sell Your Story in a Single Sentence: Advice from the Front Lines of Hollywood and is also the CEO of Vast Entertainmentthe go-to book-to-screen company, with numerous projects, both completed and in active development.

The conversation (and probably wine) will flow openly about acquiring books, writing adaptations, directing, writing for hire, and pitching to networks—with the honest truth front and center.

[Recorded January 24, 2022]

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Lane Shefter Bishop is a multi-award-winning producer/director who has received numerous accolades for her work including an EMMY, six Telly Awards, a Videographer Award, three Communicator Awards, a Sherril C. Corwin Award, an Aurora Award, a Davey Award, a New York Festivals Award and the DGA Fellowship Award for Episodic Television. Currently Ms. Bishop is the CEO of Vast Entertainment, the go-to book-to-screen company, with numerous projects, both completed and in active development, including:

Producing Feature Films, The Duff for CBS Films & Lionsgate and Assassination Games for MPCA—both based on books. Producing TV Series, The Brain Trust for NBC, Confessions of a Sociopath for Universal Cable Productions, and The Forgetting for Netflix—all based on books. Producing the Limited Series, The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein for Sony Pictures Television—also based on a book. Writing, producing and directing numerous TV Movies for Lifetime including His Secret Marriage, He Knows Your Every Move, Wicked Moms Club, Blood Sweat and Lies and The Chocking Game. And Directing the Streaming Movie A Brother's Honor for Passionflix, based on NY Times bestselling author Brenda Jackson’s popular novel.

Additionally, Ms. Bishop is also a contributing writer to both Boss Magazine and Entrepreneur Magazine, is a three-time speaker at the WGA and numerous writers’ conferences and is author of Sell Your Story in a Single Sentence: Advice from the Front Lines of Hollywood, published by prestigious W.W. Norton & Company (2016). The book hit #1 on Amazon in New Releases five times before its actual release date. In an online interview, CNN dubbed her “The Book Whisperer” of Hollywood.

Ms. Bishop holds a B.A. in Literature from UC Santa Barbara and an M.F.A. in Production from USC’s School of Cinema/Television. She is a director-member of the Directors Guild of America and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

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