ISAPresents: Virtual Third Thursday w/ Screenwriting Consultant Shannan E. Johnson Pt. 1

International Screenwriters' Association • 8 months ago

Our Director of Education, Max Timm hosts a discussion with Shannan about her script consulting company, The Professional Pen, how she helps emerging and professional screenwriters and filmmakers develop their content for the screen taking them from idea to script to pitch to production. We'll be talking about everything from voice to plot and characters.


SHANNAN E. JOHNSON Shannan E. Johnson is a script consultant, former entertainment executive, and performing artist currently leaving her mark on the world! By day, she's CEO of the first black script consultant agency – THE PROFESSIONAL PEN where she develops screenwriters and helps them level up their storytelling skills through constructive criticism and a dose of realness. In her other life, Shannan hosts events & workshops, lends her expertise as a guest speaker, and creates content. Shannan is a former Development & Current Programming Executive at NBCU, a Performing Artist with Step Afrika! & Broadway Nat’l Tours. She has an MFA in Film from Florida State University and a BA in English and Journalism from Texas A&M University. For more info on Shannan: / Instagram @theprofessionalpen Facebook The Professional Pen / Twitter @ShannanEJohnson / YouTube Shannan E Johnson



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