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Dave Johnson

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Dave Johnson is a produced television and feature film writer with more than a dozen years of professional experience. He has developed and sold feature films for Walt Disney (You Again), 20th Century Fox (Walking With Dinosaurs), Paramount Studios (Jake 2.0), New Regency, Universal Studios, Fox Animation, Sony Animation and Fox 2000 (Oh! Heavenly Dog).

In 2008, he created the “Art of the Pitch,” a unique course to help students learn the craft of “pitching.” “Art of the Pitch,” which Johnson still teaches, is now a staple in the graduate screenwriting program at UCLA TFT. Alumni of this popular course have gone on to staff television shows, as well as sell original feature projects to major motion picture studios.

Johnson received his M.F.A. in screenwriting from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.