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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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Arthur Director
Around the Fire
Around the Fire Director
Senior Escape
Senior Escape Producer
Nervous Ticks
Nervous Ticks Producer


Hide Hide Show Show Director (5 credits)
 2015 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)
Hide Hide Show Show Producer (3 credits)
  Senior Escape (development executive) (announced)
 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)
Hide Hide Show Show Actor (1 credit)
 2011/III Fetch (Short)
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 1992 The Danger of Love: The Carolyn Warmus Story (TV Movie) (production supervisor)
Hide Hide Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
 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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