2020 Be. Choose. Cause. Global Leader Conference Visionary Headliner
Award Winning Filmmaker
Jane Charles is a producer of film and television. Her feature film, SOLD, shot in India and Nepal with Oscar-winning Director Jeffrey D Brown and Executive Producer Emma Thompson, has won 5 audience awards and 3 jury awards in international film festivals and has generated a global movement to end child trafficking.
As a member of the Directors Guild of Canada, Jane began her career in production in Vancouver BC on the original series 21 Jump Street, Booker, Wise Guy, Neon Rider and the feature films Bird On A Wire (Goldie Hawn, Mel Gibson), Run (Patrick Dempsey, Kelly Preston) and Pure Luck (Danny Glover and Martin Short).
As a creative catalyst and producer, Jane, has guided many projects from concept to delivery including the feature films Cyberteens In Love, Once In a Blue Moon, Fat Kid Rules the World, Ira Finkelstein’s Christmas, Grassroots, SOLD and Five Dollar Cover for MTV Networks. She is currently producing the feature film East of the Mountains, based on the best-selling novel by David Guterson, directed by SJ Chiro and starring Tom Skerritt and Mira Sorvino.
A passionate advocate for global unity and child protection, Jane is co-founder and current board member of StolenYouth.org, an organization that works with a coalition model to end child sex trafficking in Washington State. She believes that powerful storytelling can have real, measurable impact on todays most pressing issues.