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John is an Emmy Award winning director and a leading speaker and teacher of STORY. He is the host and creator of the national PBS show, The Artist Toolbox, which has an estimated nightly viewing audience of 3 million people. He has over 30 years of experience in directing, working in films, television and stage. He directed the feature film Around... See full bio »

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Around the Fire
Around the Fire Director
Arthur Director
The Artist Toolbox
Spinning Director


Hide Hide Show Show Director (5 credits)
 2014 Dr. Canard (Short)
 2011-2013 The Artist Toolbox (TV Series) (13 episodes)
- Tom Kundig (2013)
- Jason Alexander (2011)
- Ramsey Lewis (2011)
- Daniel Boulud (2011)
 2011/I Spinning (Short)
 2010 Arthur (Short)
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 2011 The Artist Toolbox (TV Series) (producer - 13 episodes)
- Jason Alexander (2011) ... (producer)
- Ramsey Lewis (2011) ... (producer)
- Daniel Boulud (2011) ... (producer)
- Irina Dvorovenko & Maxim Beloserkovsky (2011) ... (producer)
- Hugh Newell Jacobsen (2011) ... (producer)
 1992 Nervous Ticks (co-producer)
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 2016/II Ellie (Short) (story editor)
 2015/IV The Gift (Short) (creative consultant)
 2013 365 Days: A Year in Happy Valley (Documentary) (story consultant)
Hide Hide Show Show Casting director (1 credit)
 2016 iFilmThat (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Heaven or Spoon? (2016)
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 2011/III Fetch (Short)
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 1992 The Danger of Love: The Carolyn Warmus Story (TV Movie) (production supervisor)
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 2016/II Missing (Short) (special thanks)
 2011/III Fetch (Short) (thanks)
Hide Hide Show Show Self (2 credits)
 2014 Shift Paradigm (Short)
 2011-2013 The Artist Toolbox (TV Series)
Himself - Host / Himself
- Tom Kundig (2013) ... Himself
- Hugh Newell Jacobsen (2011) ... Himself - Host
- Massimo & Lella Vignelli (2011) ... Himself - Host
- Sam Gilliam (2011) ... Himself - Host
- Zang Toi (2011) ... Himself - Host

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Co-Founder and President of TheFilmSchool


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Film is a business. To suceed you have to sell.



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