(written from a Production point of view)
Janet Gayford is a production coordinator who received credit for working on the first three first season episodes of Star Trek: Discovery, "The Vulcan Hello", "Battle at the Binary Stars", and "Context Is for Kings". J. Gayford and J. Gayford (mirror) were named after her.
Gayford has started her career as production secretary on the horror thriller Dead Ringers (1988, starring Genevieve Bujold) and the television science fiction series War of the Worlds (1988-1990, starring Richard Chaves) and worked as assistant production coordinator on the drama Camilla (1994) and as assistant production manager on the television drama Christmas in My Hometown (1996) and the television science fiction film Johnny 2.0 (1997, with John Neville).
Among her credits as production coordinator are the television thriller The Absolute Truth (1997, with Bruce Greenwood), teh television drama I'll Be Home for Christmas (1997), the television drama Flood: A River's Rampage (1998, with Kate Vernon), the television drama My Father's Shadow: The Sam Sheppard Story (1998, with John Colicos), the television drama Deep in My Heart (1999, with Alice Krige), the thriller Judgment Day: The Ellie Nesler Story (1999), the television sport comedy Coming Unglued (1999, with Melanie Nicholls-King), the television science fiction film Category 6: Day of Destruction (2004, with Brian Markinson, Glenn Morshower, Niel Wray, and James Holt), the crime comedy The Big White (2005, with Robin Williams), the television drama Four Minutes (2005, with Christopher Plummer, music by John Frizzell, and executive produced by Gerald W. Abrams), the television drama Doomstown (2006), the television drama Daniel's Daughter (2008, produced by David Till and executive produced by Gerald W. Abrams), the television drama The National Tree (2009, also produced by Till and Abrams), and the television series The Wonderful World of Disney (1999), A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2001, with Bill Smitrovich and Saul Rubinek), Veritas: The Quest (2003), Runaway (2006, with Leslie Hope), Nikita (2010-2013, starring Melinda Clarke), Beauty and the Beast (2013-2015), and Heroes Reborn (2015, with Nazneen Contractor, Greg Grunberg, Cristine Rose, and Raven Dauda).