Episode 409 : Shannan E. Johnson – Script Consultant


SHANNAN E. JOHNSON is the ultimate accountability partner. After grad school she became a junior creative executive at NBCUniversal at the Syfy Channel. I was there for the rebrand. Remember Sci Fi? Yeah, not really. Anywho, it was her job to help writers and producers take their ideas from pitch to production. She co-exec’d on Alphas, Being Human, Haven, Sanctuary, Warehouse 13, and more Syfy dramediesThis is how she honed my skill in all stages of the screenwriting process. She started her own script consulting company, The Professional Pen. Her clients include emerging screenwriters to established actors, directors, showrunners and producers. She’s judged screenplay competitions and sat on festival panels, consulted on a plethora of scripts, and garnered several editing credits. 

Our Host for this Episode is Brittany White a modern-day visionary. Using a unique brand of faith, funny and down to earth realness, Brittany aspires to show women that you can have it all without sacrificing your faith, family or career.


On This Episode We Cover: 

  1. Your career path defines versatility…you’ve worked in education, tv/film and as an actress/singer/dancer. How did you decide it was time for a career switch and were you ever fearful of taking the leap from one career path to another?
  2. What exactly is a script consultant and what type of services do you offer to writers?
  3. Why is it important as a writer to invest in these types of services?

Let’s get social 

IG: @theprofessionalpen




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