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A fictional tale inspired by a true story. One man’s voyage from troubled youth to street gang messiah as he sets into motion the gravest scourge to ever hit American urban life. The Story of the Bloods and the Crips

Their Presence was rated in the top 15% in the Nicholls Competition, a finalist in the Writermovies32 screenplay competition and quarter finalist in the Bluecat as well as the StoryPros contests.

  • Johnny Russell
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  • 2020 Los Angeles Int'l Screenplay Competition
    Los Angeles, California
    April 25, 2020
    Semi Finalist
  • 2013 WriteMovies Screenplay Competition
    Los Angeles, California
    June 21, 2013
  • 2014 A Filmwriter
    Los Angeles, California
    May 10, 2013
    Quarter Finalist
  • 2013 BlueCat Screenplay Competition
    Los Angeles, California
    February 1, 2013
    Quarter Finalist
  • 2013, 6th Annual StoryPros International Screenplay Contest
    Los Angeles, California
    November 15, 2012
    Quarter Finalist
  • 2013 Fade In Screenplay Awards
    Los Angeles, California
    November 30, 2012
    Quarter Finalist
Writer Biography - Johnny Russell

During my 30 year law enforcement career I was a staff writer of articles and stories for police periodicals and published an award winning novel. But it was the Gotham Writers Workshop and private tutors that gave me insight as a screenwriter.

I've placed as a Finalist in WriteMovies32, and Quarter Finalist in BlueCat and StoryPros contests. I am a member of the Organization of Black Writers.

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Writer Statement

I have faithfully served the city of San Diego for more than 30 years as a professional law enforcement officer. In the interim I have published numerous articles in the SDPD and SDPOA publications.

In 2007 I authored a gang/cops story which became an AWARD WINNING NOVEL. I have studied screenwriting and completed the Gotham Writers Workshop online screenwriting course with the talented instructor/writer, Tal McThenia, as well as several tutor sessions and workshops with noteable writing instructors.

My objective is to have a script writing position that will enable me to contribute to the creative development of a vast variety of television shows and blockbuster movies.