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Zip code: 30030

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Mandisa A. Johnson
iammandisaj@gmail.com * 678-760-4588 *

 

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCE
Atlanta Film and TV                                                                          January 2019 – Present

Owner, Blogger, and Editor

·      Creator of Content

·      Published: Blog posts that exist to serve to empower, educate and engage those that are apart of or looking to get involved in the Atlanta Film and TV community

·      Director of Social Media Marketing

·      Interviewed: Several industry professionals

·      Press: For The Black Women Film Summit 2019-2020 and The 43rd   Annual Atlanta Film Festival

·      Created training

 

 

Cornerstone Media Productions, Atlanta, GA                                 April – May 2017

Intern

·      Script breakdown with props

·      Cast: Lead character for the film “The Appeal”

 

 

The Adventures Of Curly Girl Camden, Animation Atlanta, GA   July 2016 – present

Content Creator/Producer and Director

·      Created: Characters for an animation

·      Wrote: Nine episodes of the Adventures Of Curly Girl Camden

 

 

Disa J. Productions, Conyers, GA                                                     June – July 2016

Casting Director

·      Cast talent to audition for two the stage productions titled, “Tomcat” and “Sam Cooke, Untold”

 

Disa J. Productions, Conyers, GA                                                         July 2014

Writer/Casting Director/Director/Producer

·      Wrote: a two-minute commercial for Extraordinary Church titled, “I’ll Never Do Church Again.”

 

Imadre Worx, (Imagery Works) Atlanta, GA                             January 2014 – present

Entertainment Consultant

·      Offered practical industry-standard advice and guidance

·      Hosted an actors seminar, with a Talent Agent from J. Pervis Talent Agency and a Casting Agent from All The Way Entertainment

 

The Lost Ones (Short Film) Atlanta, GA                               October – November 2013

Casting Director/Assistant Director

·      Cast Talent

·      Directed one scene

 

The Lifeline Company, Atlanta, GA                                            August 2013

Casting Associate

·      Assisted with casting for a stage production

 

East Mountain Studios, Conyers, GA                                         May 2013 – July 2013

Intern/Script Supervisor

·      Wrote: Pilot episode of “The Adventures of Cory

·      Assisted: the director during filming as a script supervisor, by making sure shots remained consistent

 

“Cute, But Covered” Fashion Show Conyers, GA                       October 2006 – present            Casting Director/Producer/ Director

·      Cast models and taught models how to walk the runway

·      Wrote letters to department stores to donate clothing

·      Produced fashion show at Clark – Atlanta University

 

I AM MOVEMENT   Atlanta, GA                                      09/2006 – 01/2007

Drama Instructor

·      Wrote: Several Scripts for child actors, Christmas Script for a Christmas Production

·      Taught: Students stage presence and breathing techniques

·      Directed: Student’s Christmas Production

 

 

 

EDUCATION
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Full Sail University Winter Park, Florida Master of Fine Arts,

Creative Writing, GPA 3.38

Graduated February 2017

·      Thesis Project: Creative Writing Portfolio

·      Relevant Courses: Mastery Personal Development and Leadership, The Art of Visual Storytelling, Script Analysis and Criticism, Character Creation and Development, Film Screenwriting, Storytelling and Storyboarding for Animation, Advanced Script Editing, Creative Writing Portfolio I, Creative Writing Portfolio II, Episodic and Serial Writing, Writing For Games, The Business of Creative Writing

 

Full Sail University

Master Of Science Entertainment Business, GPA 3.88

Graduated May 2013

·      Thesis Project: Business Plan Presentation, “Changing The Way You Watch TV.”

·      Relevant Courses: Media Literacy and Research Methodologies, Executive Leadership, Project and Team Management, Advanced Entertainment Law, Business Storytelling and Brand Development, Entertainment Media Publishing and Distribution, Entertainment Business Finance, Digital Marketing, Product and Artist Management, Negotiation and Deal Making, Business Plan Development, Final Project Business Plan

 

Wright State University Dayton, OH

Bachelors Of Arts In Communication Studies, GPA 2.45

Graduated December 2nd, 2000

·      Relevant Courses: Essentials of Public Address, Writing for Communication, Mass Communication, Media Law, Interpersonal Communication, Interviewing, Persuasion, Rhetorical Theory, Small Group Communication

·      Activities and Societies: President’s Ambassadors Club, Black Women Striving Forward, Vision Mentoring Program, Miss Black Wright State University Pageant

 

 

TECHNICAL SKILLS & TRAINING      Mac OXS, Microsoft Word, Keynote, PowerPoint, Excel, Pages, Final Draft 9, Social Media Platforms, (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter), Citrix, Go To Meeting, iMovie, Garage Band, Pecha Kucha Presentations

Education

Wright State University

September 95 - December 2000 Communication Studies, B.A.

Full Sail Univeristy

May 2012 - May 2013 Entertainment Business, Master of Science

Full Sail University

February 2016 - February 2017 Creative Writing Master of Fine Arts

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