John is a global media and entertainment executive, author, producer, screenwriter, director and educator. He has successfully led the vision, launch and/or expansion of five entertainment and media entities and provided business and creative services for 23 released motion pictures, television network series and specials.
John’s “The Producer’s Business Handbook” is published by Taylor and Francis, in English and Japanese, used by film and business schools the world over, is a standard professional media reference, a best seller in its small category, its fourth edition released November 1, 2017 at, and co-branded with AFM.
John’s education credits include being a full-time faculty for three years at BYU, while writing the business of film curricula, which he also taught, in addition to Intermediate Screenwriting. He was also dean of Whistling Woods International in Mumbai, India, for three extraordinary years.
John’s speaker/presenter credits include at CES, INFOCOM, Sundance, PGA, NATPE, IFFI, SXSW, BYU, Brooks, Marymount U, U of Iowa, Bradford College and The World Congress of The World Federation of Colleges.
John continues to write screenplays, novels and non-fiction books, participates with his wife, Darylann, in humanitarian work, especially for women and children- and as much as possible, they frolic with their children, grandchildren – and surf.