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Janet Scott Batchler
has written major motion pictures such as Pompeii, Batman Forever, Alpha and My Name is Modesty, among many other projects. Together with her writing partner, Lee Batchler, she is currently writing Midnight Ride for Infinitum Nihil and Walt Disney Pictures, with Johnny Depp slated to star as Paul Revere. Midnight Ride tells the story of Paul Revere’s famous overnight adventure that resulted in the beginnings of America’s Revolutionary War. Batman Forever was the number one box office feature for 1995, with a domestic gross of $184 million and a worldwide gross of over $700 million. Batchler entered the world of directing with her award-winning short The Spittin' Image, based on the short story by Walt Wangerin. A graduate of the prestigious Directing Workshop for Women at the American Film Institute, Janet served on the Board of Directors of the Alliance of Women Directors from 2004 to 2010. Janet is also on the Faculty of the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts, where she teaches screenwriting to graduate and undergrad students. She has taught seminars on writing and on the industry in general for UCLA, The Damah Film Festival, UC San Diego, Women in Film, the Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, Act One, Biola University, and others.