Janice Kennedy is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter whose script for the dark comedy Man.Woman.Blackbird. won “Best Screenplay” at the Fifteen Minutes of Fame Festival of Shorts in competition with films from around the world. Janice's other awards include “Best Screenplay” from the Dixie Film Festival for the action-comedy Martial Artiste. Her original television script, Crossroads, won "Best Pilot" at the Cinema City International Film Festival and was a top five finalist in Toronto's WILDsound Film and Television Writing Competition.
Janice is the organizational liaison for the Broad Humor Film Festival (BHFF), an annual event in Venice Beach that screens comedies written and/or directed by women. Now in its 11th year, the BHFF was named in 2013 one of the top five "coolest" women's film festivals in the world by MovieMaker magazine. Broad Humor was started by Susan diRende, who wrote and directed Three Dead Husbands, the comedy short that was a hit at the first Borrego Springs Film Festival.
Janice is married to Rick Koppes, an artist, and divides her time between Los Angeles and Borrego Springs.