Perry Janes (SAC grad, with Highest Honors, 2012) has been selected as one of 25 creators for the inaugural class of Creators for Imagine Impact! This new program, the brainchild of Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, seeks to reshape the Hollywood development process by taking a leaf out of Silicon Valley's playbook. By pairing emerging creators with established writers and show runners ("Shapers"), the program fast-tracks projects to completion over an 8 week period, culminating in a series of pitches to studio and network heads.
Perry's project AMERICAN REFUGEE, a 60-minute drama concept for cable television, was selected from over 4,000 applicants. He will be working with Academy Award winning writer Dustin Lance Black.