Allison Johnson got her BA in Theater from the University of Kentucky. She trained in Ballroom, Latin, and Social dance and has taught and performed from Los Angeles to Miami. Her goal is to get the world dancing! Which is why she writes romantic comedies with a strong dance focus.
She optioned her first screenplay in 2012, shortly after having her second child. But when it expired (the option, not the child;) she had two kids under the age of three. Allison reluctantly admitted writing had to take a bit of a backseat. Now that her kids are old enough to burn their own grilled cheese sandwiches, Allison gets to throw herself back into the full time pursuit of her dreams.
Allison is going to bring Fred and Ginger-esque films back to the big screen. Her scripts have been called "laugh-out-loud funny" and "enchanting". She often writes about interracial couples because that has been a huge part of her life experience. So, if you're looking for diverse, fun, endearingly reminiscent screenplays - hit her up!
Unique traits: Ballroom and Latin dance.
Hopefully Soon Budget: $1M - $5M | Musical A ballsy musical following two, 30-something, romantically inclined strangers as they dance past modern expectations in search of their perfect partner.
Forgotten Budget: $1M - $5M | Romance ⋄ Drama Like so many devoted wives and mothers, 60 year old Addie has lost herself to the unrelenting demands of her many titles. Salvation comes in the form of old love letters and a trip down memory lane with friends - to when an unusual Japanese exchange student opened hearts and minds in their sluggish Southern town.
Sole Mates Romance ⋄ Comedy Small town dance instructor, Danielle, leaves her true love behind to pursue her dreams in Los Angeles. Once famous, she takes a magical spin into what would have been had she stayed in Kentucky - and realizes the career of her dreams has nothing on the love of her life.
I Won't Dance Budget: $1M - $5M | Romance ⋄ Comedy The Latino Bad Boy of the Ballroom must partner with his nemesis, the Blue-collar Belle of the Ball, for a shot at the title - National Teen Dance Champion. Not killing each other will be a win.
Founder Award - Winter Story Summit
University of Kentucky