who I am
I'm MaryAnn Johanson: writer and ponderer from New York City now living in London who drinks too much wine and thinks way too much about such inconsequences as movies, TV, books, and the meaning of life.
Read my critic’s minifestoes for my philosophies on criticism.
My film reviews have appeared in a variety of alternative weekly newspapers across the United States, including:
• Salt Lake City Weekly
• International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences
Reviews polled at:
• Movie Review Intelligence (featured critic)
Print and online credits:
• The Totally Geeky Guide to The Princess Bride, a deconstruction of the cult-favorite film
Film festival juries:
• Best Female Directed Film, 2011 Sheffield Doc/Fest
Professional appearances, talks, lectures, etc.:
• University of Southampton (UK) Web Science Doctoral Training Centre, October 2011: “How the Net Devalues Creative Work” (lecture with Q&A)
I was a nominee for Best Online Critic in the 2010 National Entertainment Journalism Awards, awarded by the Los Angeles Press Club.
I’m an award-winning screenwriter of the psychological suspense drama Cat & Mouse [download a PDF] (semifinalist, WriteMovies.com screenplay competition, Spring 2003) and the romantic dramedy Bronx Cheer [download a PDF] (second place, Feature Comedy category, Jury of Your Peers 2000 screenplay competition/honorable mention, Television/Movie Script category, Writer's Digest 2000 Writing Competition/runner-up, Hollywood 27 Screenwriting Competition, 2002).
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