We had the good fortune of connecting with Jane Linter and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jane, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
Both of my parents were in the entertainment industry. My father was a jazz musician and my mother was a dancer. They met in musical theater. I geuss you could say it was in my DNA. I grew up in a very theatrical creative environment and knew from about 5 years old that I wanted to be – either a performer or an artist because I was passionate about drawing, music and dancing. It was in my blood so I felt driven to the arts.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am a 6-time Award Winning Film documentarian and Digital Content Producer and Director who began her career as a professional Dancer then Choreographer and dance teacher.
What I think sets me apart from the rest of the crowd is a highly ambitious tenacity and capability to get the job done against all odds! I am proud of all my achievements but the one I think that stands out the most was being selected as the first ever Video Director to create original scripted digital content for Vogue Magazine and Conde Nast in NYC for ipod casts from their website. It really was like the Devil Wears Prada working there.
It has not been easy to get where I am today, there have been many difficulties and challenges to get here. I would have to say that losing both parents at an early age only fueled the desire to make it in the USA and keep going relentlessly remembering their early support and encouragement combined with an early discipline of physical training as a Dancer. One of the major lessons I have learned along the way is to always trust your gut or inner voice and don’t keep pushing something that is not meant to be – learn to rely more on instinct. What I would like the world to know about me is as little as possible actually! Im a very private person. I prefer they see my work and the brand I am creating and let that speak for me.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
This is very difficult with CV-19 but if anything was open I would go to Griffith Park Observatory and look out all over LA then visit my favorite place Sushistop in Franklin Village followed by an evening of fun drinking at Birds bar also in Franklin Village. The next day I would go to Santa Monica and drive down PCH to blow away the cobwebs and show them the magnificent ocean view then drive a little further along the coast and stop at the seafood restaurant and have some fish and chips watch the Dolphins take a drive back to Santa Monica and visit 3rd Street Promenade shops and restaurants and coffee shops. Later I would maybe visit Century City shopping mall and take in a movie. The next day I would probably go out in Silver Lake and visit some of the quirky bars restaurants in that neighborhood and later catch the sunset with a hike in the Hollywood Hills to look at all the million dollar houses.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would say first my parents ands grandparents in the UK and in the USA I want to give a big shoutout to 4 male colleagues 1. Jalal Merhi a Canadian Film Director 2. Gregory Cascante a USA Film Distributor 3. Ifran Merchant a VR Producer Director and 4 Clinton H. Wallace a Celebrity Photographer and now CEO of Cote Dazur Web Fest.
Other: Film Freeway https://filmfreeway.com/JaneSLinter IMDB IMDb bio for Jane S. Linter https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2284860/