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New Media Film Festival

Featuring: Susan Johnston

In this podcast, we feature Susan Johnston, who is Founder/Director of New Media Film Festival® Honoring stories worth telling. Ilene Proctor, of the Great Mind Series, says that “When it comes to show business, if you want to make a name for yourself, meeting Susan Johnston should be on everyone’s must-do list. She’s one of the pioneering, innovating wonders of the world. For over 20 years, Susan’s gained honors and awards for both bridging the gap between technology and story as well as innovating ideas for the future of media. When Susan Johnston speaks, everyone stops texting– including Academy members, studio heads, chairs, content creators and moguls.”

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    New Media Film Festival
    Susan Johnston

New Media Film Festival

  • Susan, how did you get started in the film festival business?
  • What is one thing that your festival did for someone that you didn’t expect?
  • What have you read or listened to recently that inspired you?
  • What makes you feel inspired?
  • What is the one common myth about your profession or field that you want to debunk?

Susan Johnston can be reached at Connect with her on twitter @NewMediaFF and across all social media!

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Susan Johnston

Susan Johnston is the founder, director and CEO of the award-winning New Media Film Festival® The festival is a global catalyst for story & technology that honors stories worth telling from all ages, all cultures and all media. Knighted Chilvaric Order of San Martino Via Gianetto - Rome. Susan was plucked from college to immerse herself into major motion picture filming, hired by the illustrious Sherri Lansing, former president of Paramount Pictures. Susan continued her education privately at NYU, Dov Simens presiding. Her Book and Publication list include New Media, All Media - The Intersection of New Technology and Storytelling – Springer, Virtual Reality as New Media is Revolutionary - Connect-World: Europe, How to Make it in Hollywood: The "Must Have" Resource Guide, Enlightenment – Your Life Is Remarkable, The Way of the Savant - Barnes and Noble

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