Journalist Editor Photographer
A journalist and film producer, Forman has picked up two Lowell Thomas Gold Medals and a Silver, the 2014 Bill Muster Gold Medal for Best Cultural Photo, the 2011 Bill Muster Photo Gold Medal for her Single Subject Portfolio on Abu Dhabi, a Silver NATJA 2016 for Byline Column, named one of Premier Traveler magazine’s Most Compelling Women in Travel 2015, and Pacific Asia Travel Association Journalist of the Year 2000. She has received awards from SOLAS, NATJA, and the governments of Belgium and South Africa. Among her numerous SATW Eastern Chapter First Place awards is her 2015 win for a PT Editor’s Letter, the first time in the history of the contest that a piece in this format has been so honored. Forman holds an M.F.A. from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and writes from the brownstone she renovated in Harlem, New York.
Winner of two gold and one silver Lowell Thomas Gold Medals, the 2011 Bill Muster Photo Portfolio Gold Medal, named Premier Traveler magazine’s Most Compelling Woman in Travel 2015, and Pacific Asia Travel Association Journalist of the Year 2000.
Writing about travel ever since she hitchhiked across Europe as a college student, Janet Forman has circled the globe many times covering odd cultural corners from Vietnam, Burma and Borneo, to Eastern Europe, South Africa and Arabia.
Food and beverage, as well as architecture and design are her specialties for publications that include National Geographic Traveler, Wine Enthusiast, Travel+Leisure Southeast Asia, Prestige Magazine, and The Globe and Mail
· 2017 First Place SATW Eastern Chapter Writing Award Best Magazine article for It’s All Happening in Helsinki
· 2016 Gold Award North American Travel Journalism Association Travel Media Awards Competition, Travel Series - Print Publication Boeing Trailblazers
· 2016 Gold Award North American Travel Journalism Association Travel Media Awards Competition, Historical Travel - Print Publication Boeing Trailblazers
Magazine and newspaper outlets include: National Geographic Traveler, Travel + Leisure worldwide editions, Business Traveler, Prestige Hong Kong, Beyond (AmEx Platinum Asia) , Wine Enthusiast and The Globe and Mail. In the past she has written for Saveur, Blue Wings - Finnair In-flight, Discovery Magazine - Cathay Pacific In-flight, The Club - Cathay Pacific Marco Polo, Dynasty Magazine - China Airlines in-flight magazine, Going Places - Malaysian Airlines In-flight Magazine, The Expat – Singapore, Natural Health, Restaurant Business, The Oregonian, St. Petersburg Times and German Life.
2012 Film “Hearst Castle Preservation Trust” Writer. Director: James Signorelli
Janet Forman has more than twenty years experience as a writer/producer for TV commercials and films, specializing in international production. She has been Executive Producer for Dragonslayer Films, USA, a worldwide TV commercial production company, written a film in Kenya on elephant poaching for Robert Halmi's Earth Journal TV series, produced the New York segment of the millennium project for Imagica, Tokyo, Japan and produced TV commercials such as Sumatra Rain, a men's fragrance, for Grey Advertising, Europe and the "Fete de France" and "Ecco l'Italia" fashion campaigns shot in France and Italy for Bloomingdales (Grey Advertising). She also served as a producer on Search For Solutions, a series filmed worldwide for Phillips Petroleum.
Other projects include the Lowell Thomas Gold Medal winning POST CARD From Vietnam, and an image film for hairdresser Frederic Fekkai.
Ms. Forman is the Producer/Director of the internationally distributed feature-length documentary The Beat Generation-An American Dream, seen in art houses and on television worldwide, and selected for screening at international festivals including the Berlin Film Festival, the A.F.I. film festival in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., the Sao Paulo Film Festival in Brazil, the Ghent Film Festival in Belgium, the Valladolid Festival in Spain, the Venice Film Festival and was part of the Beat Generation retrospective at New York’s Whitney Museum
Ms Forman was also a writer-trainee in the script department of STAR TREK, Paramount Pictures.
Master of Fine Arts in Film from New York University Tisch School of the Arts.