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QUENDRITH JOHNSON, SCREENMANCER FOUNDER & EXEC. PROD.

QUENDRITH JOHNSON is a Los Angeles-based technologist, journalist, and screenwriter whose work has appeared in Los Angeles Times (1992-2001), The Boston Globe, Newsday, DGA Magazine, and many other outlets. She served as a writer/interviewer for Fancast, now Xfinity.tv, a Comcast portal, which also owns NBC/Universal. Past titles include: Globe Correspondent, Events Editor, Boston Phoenix; Associate Editor, Boston Business Journal, and New Products Editor, California Builder. Quendrith currently writes for FilmFestivals.com based in France, as well as in syndication for others. She written award shows, a PSA for PBS, has moderated panels on screenwriting at Raleigh Studios for IFFilmFest.org. Quendrith was also the lead writer for Awards Intelligencer based in New York. In addition to being a published fiction writer and author, Quendrith is listed in the MPAA Domestic Press Directory, also a past member of the Alliance of Women Film Journalists, and LA Press Club. She recently published "Redlight, Greenlight, Limelight: Red Carpet Adventures & Hollywood Journalism 101". Quendrith is also featured in "Innovating Women: The Changing Face of Technology" (2014) by Vivek Wadhwa & Farai Chideya, and serves as a co-creator and Ambassador for Innovating Women in Technology as founder of Screenmancer.


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A graduate of UCLA Film School, Quendrith won the Marty Klein Comedy Award from APA, a nod in UCLA's Samuel Goldwyn Awards, and first received acclaim for Nicholl Semi-finalist script "Jazz Age Doll," listed on the Academy's website for 1997. Her work was also tapped as part of AFI's MOW Workshop for ABC, and once collaborated with Gore Vidal. As an undergrad at McGill, she won the Chester McNaughten Award for Literature (Poetry) and The Peterson Memorial Award (Poetry), also once won by Leonard Cohen. Her short stories have been published in Queen's Quarterly (published by Queen's University. "Wild Cherries" in 100th anniversary edition), Rubicon (Canada), Scrivener, and in Manifesto from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at The Naropa Institute, Boulder, Colo., where she won the Ted Berrigan Award. At Naropa, she studied with Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, and performed live with Marianne Faithfull in an a cappella poetry/guitar performance to SRO with literally most then-living famous names from the Beat Generation. Before that, Quendrith won a scholarship for fiction (prose) at Breadloaf Writer's Conference, started by Robert Frost, and held at Middlebury College. Prior to this, she was a student of Gordon Lish, and contributed a story to The Q, his imprint at Knopf, which unfortunately was defunded with her work in galleys. Gordon Lish has included her work in his personal papers and letters at the University of Indiana. Gordon Lish was the late Raymond Carver's editor. Quendrith's early writing years include scholarly writing on Chaucer ("Images of Containment in Troilus & Cressida," The Journal of English Philology), a first short story publication in Conceptions Southwest (published by the University of New Mexico) at 19, and a mention for playwriting at age 15 from Albuquerque Little Theater for a one-act play. Raised on Beacon Hill, Boston, Mass., she calls Venice Beach (now Silicon Beach) her hometown, since 1992. CONTACT: Qjohnson@screenmancer.tv

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