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Susan Johnston

Festival founder and director Susan Johnston is a certified DBE Award Winning Production Company Select Services Films, Inc. She founded the first annual New Media Film Festival ™ in 2010.

Before launching the New Media Film Festival ™, Susan Johnston helped build three other film festivals, one of which is now Academy-accredited.

Johnston has a background in the traditional film and TV industry, but has also become known in recent years as a pioneering new media producer. She produced Mini-Bikers - the 1st series ever made for mobile phones – in conjunction with Fun Little Movies, as well as one of the first HD TV pilots and music videos utilizing the Panasonic Varicam & DVX100. On a committee to develop the SAG Internet contract with Pierre Debs of SAG.

Susan Johnston, a New England native, worked with the Providence & RI Film Commissions over 5 years to build the infrastructure used by the Farrelly brothers, as well as by director Michael Corrente, NBC's hit TV series Providence, and the New England Screenwriters Conference.

She developed Context Media Studios International production capabilities as well as garnered funds before Senate Committee hearings & helped facilitate the 25% tax incentive for investors of films in Rhode Island.

Upon relocating to Los Angeles, Johnston delved into Int'l co-producing, talent producing, directing, TV Development and collaborated on innovative projects with her multiplie award-winning production company, Select Services Films, Inc.

Interviews with Susan Johnston can be read in Hollywood Drive- by Eve Honthaner, Career Opportunities in the Film Industry; 2nd Edition by Jan Yager, Ciao Artista! by Fioretta Mari & Manuella Metri & in ‘11, Suzanne Lyons newest book: Successful Tips From Hollywood Heavyweights.
Susan Johnston is a member of The Caucus, ATAS, AFTRA, BMI and SAG.
2011 Daytime Emmy Judge
2010/11 New Media Institute Judge
Professor Emer/Speaker in New Media
2011 Judge Machinima-SecondLife

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Information on this profile is provided by the person and/or compiled from available sources | Profile updated 16 Nov 2011