Lanette is a London Academy graduate with a Bachelors of Art in Drama, has studied Cinematic Language at The Toronto Film School, is a licensed Red Cross Instructor, published writer, and certified basic Spanish teacher. Born and raised on Manhattan’s Upper East sSide, she was hired for her first commercial at age three, began studying piano at age six and violin at age thirteen. She is currently in development with co-producer Brain Power Studio on her original YA drama series SURVIVING GRACE, Yowza and Tangent Animation on her multicultural preschool series HONEYCAKE and in post-production on the full length feature: DIXON: PLAY. PAUSE. REWIND, a documentary about a 2SLGBTQ+ Muslim singer. Although a music major at The High School of Music and Art, NY, it was during her drama courses at Marymount College in Tarrytown, NY and London, England, that she would discover her passion for writing, classical literature and theater. Lanette has studied Image Consulting at The Fashion Institute of Technology, NY and received her earliest training in music theory, writing and directing from the Fiorello High School of Performing Arts and Diller Quaile Music School, NY. In 2017, Lanette launched her production company and earned a Certificate of Entrepreneurship from MaRS where she learned to build and measure progress while isolating problems that serve audiences, thereby identifying, serving and validating customer service business models. Her life goal remains to help change narratives that shed light on marginalized communities who rarely see accurate depictions of themselves represented on screen.
List of Films
- D!xon: Play. Pause. Rewind., a documentary
- Surviving Grace, a YA drama
- Honeycake, The Animated Preschool Series