John Johnson begins writing screenplays in college while studying playwriting, acting, and theater. His Stage Play, “The Drip” sold out three nights at the Promenade Playhouse Theatre, Santa Monica, Ca. in January 2016. He has a trailer to his credit, “Up the Ladder” 2017 on IMDB.
John graduated in Cinema Production at Los Angeles City College Cinema department, where he has studied Screenwriting with Charles Domokos, Television and Film Dramatic Writing I & II with Michelle Gendelman. He has studied Playwriting, Stage Production, and Theatre with Rachael Goldberg at Los Angeles Southwest College, and Creative Writing at Los Angeles Trade Tech College with Michael A. Gonzalez. He has studied Producing Feature Films with Daniel Nyiri at Los Angeles City College, and Motion Picture Production with Scott Mazak, and editing and the Bus Aspect Of Mo Pic with Dylan Shields.
He’s a former member of The Greater Los Angeles Writer’s Society, Film Independent, and has spent countless hours in Screenwriter’s Network events, workshops, and screenwriter’s critique groups. For Television, he has since finished writing a 30 minutes episodic comedy pilot, “Mani Love” with four completed episodes. In the realm of features, he has written two features screenplays, “The Stevens Family," and "Draywood Prophecy,” both are in the rewriting phase. Two short features, “Diamond in the Rough," and "My Brother’s Keeper, & The Drip."
He recently completed a faith-based screenplay entitled, “God’s Replacement” which he’s excited about pitching soon at Stage 32.
God's Replacement Drama A 27-year-old aspiring minister after interfering with a pimp beating a young lady, the pimp set him up on a false rape charge, and he’s subsequently sent to prison where the warden punishes him for the sins of his father.
DRAYWOOD PROPHECY Drama After a boy father viciously murders his mother, he recant his faith in God; but, when a childhood friend is killed in a drive-by shooting, it propels him into gangs where he fights for survival.