is the CEO and Executive Producer of
A WWB Production,Inc.
(A Work It Ware-Bushfield Production)
Lanette is a London Academy graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Drama, a licensed Red Cross Instructor, published writer, certified basic Spanish teacher. Lanette is a lifetime member of The Actors Studio, New York, Los Angeles, as well as five acting unions: SAG, AFTRA, AEA, UBCP and ACTRA. Lanette's original works have been featured in The Globe and Mail, Urban Mediamakers, Reno/Tahoe, The Hobson Foundation and Mothering Magazine. She has taught public speaking, self-empowerment and drama at some of New York’s most at-risk schools.
Born and raised on Manhattan's upper east side, she was hired for her first commercial at age three, began studying piano at age six and violin at age thirteen. 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 earned her Entrepreneurial certification in the Fall 2017 at MaRS based on Stanford University’s Genome Report which defines the framework for high-growth, experiment-driven entrepreneurship based on data from thousands of startups recorded over the past decade. In this course, Lanette is learn to build and measure her progress while isolating problems her target audience will need solved in order to validate her customer business model for her current project, Monarch 7.
In 2016/2017, Lanette was cast in recurring roles as Secretary of Defence on NBC’s, “TAKEN” as Secretary of State on Amazon's, "PATRIOT” and as Chief of Police on the CBC’s 6-part mini-series “PURE". Over the years, Lanette has appeared in the films, "DONOVAN'S ECHO", starring Danny Glover, "SUBURBAN GIRL", starring Alec Baldwin, "MUSIC AND LYRICS", starring Drew Barrymore, and "JESUS CHILDREN OF AMERICA" helmed by director Spike Lee. Her International Film Festival features include the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, Nova Scotia Best Feature award winning film, “BLACK COP”, starring Ronnie Rowe, as well as"EASY" starring Emily Deschanel which screened at both The Sundance Film and Toronto International Film Festivals.
Lanette has performed the Leading Role in the Florida Studio Theater (FST) mainstage production of "BEE LUTHER HATCHIE" in Sarasota, FL, 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.
She has had recurring roles on "SUPERNATURAL" and has been featured on, "THE SOPRANOS", "WITHOUT A TRACE", "SHARK", "LAW & ORDER: C.I.", "JUDGING AMY", "THIRD WATCH", "LAW AND ORDER: S.V.U.", "ALL MY CHILDREN" and "GUIDING LIGHT". Lanette co-wrote, co-produced and starred in "SECRET IMPRESSIONS" an original Manhattan cable soap opera as well as "THE JANET PROJECT" a mockumentary which was screened for nearly a decade on Kevin Spacey's Triggerstreet.com. Lanette has had her own radio show at 1340 WNHC New Haven, Connecticut where she enjoyed interacting with the local community on the most trend worthy tunes and political issues of the day.
Her WGA registered plays, "A MISSION ACCOMPLISHED" commissioned for development by the New Perspectives Theater, NY and one-act play, "CAIN IS ABEL" developed by Women in Theater (WIT), Los Angeles, CA both received staged performances. She is the originator of "CREATIVE WOMEN UP CLOSE" a New York, Los Angeles and Toronto based inspirational group dedicated to female writers, directors and actors. She, along with MAD TV's Debra Wilson and other entertainers regularly perform for youth communities in the Los Angeles area to support "Create Now!", a mentorship program established to aid disadvantaged youth via the arts.
Lanette is the writer, creator of “EFFECTIONS” a NY based soap opera and is the recipient of a special recognition award given by the New Jersey Coalition for the Arts for her film, "SMALL CHANGE", which she produced with the Center for Food Action (CFA), a Tri-State area not-for-profit organization that helps prevent hunger and homelessness by helping to improve the lives of individuals and families living in poverty.
She has directed staged readings and plays she’s helped develop at TADA!, a youth theater in New York, as well as "LYSISTRATA D.C." a play for peace at The Electric Lodge in Venice, California. She worked closely with playwright John Henry Redwood (THE OLD SETTLER) in helping develop his final work by performing the lead role in "AN 'OLE SOUL, A YOUNG SPIRIT" which was workshopped in New Harmony, Indiana.
Her latest project, Monarch 7, co-written with Melodie Krieger, is a WGC and WGA East registered innovative series represented by Doreen Holmes of Integral Artists.