In Conversation with Netflix’s Pieces of Her Showrunner & EP: Charlotte Stoudt & Janice Williams

In this invitation-only online event AFTRS lecturer Lyn Norfor (read bio here) spoke to Charlotte and Janice about their creative collaboration with this all-female creative team and their experience filming this eight episode US television production in New South Wales.

Directed by Minkie Spiro (The Plot Against America) and executive produced by Charlotte Stoudt, Bruna Papandrea, Steve Hutensky and Casey Haver from Made Up Stories (Nine Perfect Strangers), and Karin Slaughter, Janice Williams, Spiro and Lesli Linka Glatter.

Pieces of Her received support from the Australian Government through the Location Incentive program and the Government of New South Wales through Screen NSW’s Made in NSW fund.


Starring Toni Collette, Jessica Barden, Nicholas Burton, Joe Dempsie, Omari Hardwick, Bella Heathcoate, David Wenham and Jacob Scipio.

Andrea is caught in a deadly mass shooting at a local diner, where she witnesses her mother, Laura, violently eliminating the threat with such ease. As Andrea begins to unravel her mother’s actions, figures of her mother’s past reappear and she is forced to escape. While on the journey, she attempts to piece together the remnants of truth that her mother buried long ago.

Pieces of Her is based on New York Times bestselling thriller from internationally renowned crime author Karin Slaughter and published by William Morrow. Her books have been published in 37 languages and sold over 35 million copies around the world.


Monday 31st May 2021


7:00PM - 8:00PM AEST



Executive Producer on Pieces of Her

Janice is a Producer/Executive Producer of film and television. After being President of Production at Groundswell Productions from 2007-2018, Williams left to form her own company, Well Red, which currently has a first look deal with Bruna Papandrea’s Made Up Stories.

Janice was nominated for an Emmy for HBO’s Confirmation and produced SMILF (Showtime, nominated for a Golden Globe), Queen America (Facebook Watch) starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, Chance (Hulu), The Magicians (5 seasons on SyFy) and The Astronaut Wives Club (ABC).

Feature films include Trumbo, for which Bryan Cranston was Oscar and Golden Globe nominated, Birth of the Dragon, Love the Coopers, Farming, Milk (which garnered 8 Oscar nominations including 2 wins), Appaloosa, The Visitor, The Final Girls, Lola Versus, Very Good Girls and All Good Things.

Janice, born and raised in Glasgow, started her career in entertainment in the music industry. After 5 years managing record producers in London and Los Angeles, she began a seven-year association with Mick Jagger managing recording activities for his solo work as well as for the Rolling Stones. Williams began her career in film in 1996 working for Carnival Films and acclaimed British producer Brian Eastman.


Executive Producer/Writer/Showrunner on Pieces of Her

Charlotte’s television work includes Homeland, House of Cards, and Fosse/Verdon (WGA Winner, Adapted Long Form). Her VR film Dinner Party premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and played at venues around the world. She worked in theatre for many years as a dramaturg and has written on politics and culture for the Village Voice, the LA Times, Variety, and NPR.

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