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Girls Gone Geek The Show An American Anthology


It’s a dog-eat-dog world to stay on top of the latest nerd fueled entertainment news. Flame wars, fanatic fandoms and the fight to get the next big exclusive are hard enough to deal with. Now imagine being a girl on top of all that. Destined to become the dominant voice in nerd culture for women and men, Girls Gone Geek (G3) takes nerdy knowledge and audience engagement to a whole new level. Imagine if ​The View ​ of nerd culture took you behind the scenes. Showcasing the highs and lows of what it takes to create an engaging show for a culture that tends to look down on women. G3 will follow the hosts from backstage to mainstage while they use beauty, brains, brawn and hell of a lot of wit to battle for a truly uncompromised female voice in the culture for the ultimate blend of ​The News Room ​ , ​Parks and Rec ​ and ​Comic Book Men with a splash of In Living Color.

  • John Hopson
    All About Lizzie
  • John Hopson
    All About Lizzie
  • John Hopson
    All About Lizzie
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature, Television, Web / New Media, Other
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Documentary
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 30 minutes
  • Production Budget:
    479,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - John Hopson

Born into a large family, in a city that was known for its beer, factories, and safe neighborhoods. When people think of Milwaukee, they think more Happy Days, Laverne Shirley, safe neighbors, and city that is predominately Caucasian. If you are one of the many that have painted this picture of my city of birth you are partly correct. However, the city where I grew up was segregated and despite both of my parents having good jobs, they had a hard time moving into the neighborhoods that matched their financial and social standings. I know it sounds far-fetched, but it was a different America back then. A country where it habitants where told to play nice with their Negro Neighbors. In the eighties most African American neighborhoods in American were under attack. The enemy was crack, this plague tore through our communities and destroyed families essentially wiping out future generations. Watching our neighbors literally transform from loving mom and dads, PTA members, into the walking dead. John had a front row seat watching his friends turn into crack dealers and users. John’s family was not spared from the fallout of the crack wars. His brothers would take to the lifestyle becoming the city’s largest distributor of cocaine. John’s teenage years was a cross between Good Times meets The Sopranos. John’s father a honest, hardworking, family, man despite putting his two daughters through college was forced to watch his sons give in to temptation and go against the system. John an exceptional student found himself being accelerated from head start straight into the 2nd grade. John Hopson’s parents determined to ensure their child, their youngest would not follow in his older brothers’ footsteps found a way to move to the suburbs. Having moved to the suburbs, John was no longer under the constant threat of drugs and violence. John would have to overcome new obstacles, such as racism, and culture shock.
Yada, Yada, Yada years later, college and a sometime in Army. John’s many life roles include filmmaker, actor, writer, avid learner, and professional bowler, John Kristian Hopson earned an Associates in liberal arts, film production and a Business degree from the University of Phoenix. John’s educational background also includes Howard, University of Maryland, University of North Carolina, University of Wisconsin, and USC, where he studied disciplines from Biology to Psychology having received degrees in several area of academia. Searching to find himself, John join the Army where he would find himself in War (yet again), but his time in the military gave John a worldly, broader, perspective. John followed his family tradition coming from a family with a strong military background that extends from the Civil War to Operation Freedom, dedicated to service, John was not going to be left out as he attended Howard University, then moved on to Gulf War where he earned several medals before sustaining an injury. Upon coming back from the war John, a lifelong caregiver, continued to work as a nurse at Walter Reed Hospital.
Regardless of being a disabled veteran, John did not let his condition hinder his dreams. He dropped out medical school and followed his true passion and moved to Los Angeles to become an artist. One day on a film set John met a fellow veteran that told him about a position being offered by the new Governor. The veteran offered John a new position at Veteran Affairs where he has worked collaboratively with other veterans and prominent actors such as former Governor of California and veteran actor, Arnold Schwarzenegger to help the homeless veterans find homes, jobs, food, and school. John has always been able to manage education, work, and pursuing his goals.
In his twenty years’ experience in the movie industry, John has completed several film projects. With an artistic mind as his selling point, John excels in creating unique works of arts regardless of the time frame and available resources. In the ever-evolving movie industry, John uses his instinct as his greatest tool not looking for competition but to make a huge difference in the industry. Over the years, his ability to stand out has earned him several accolades making him a force to reckon with in filmmaking. Be it commercials or short films; John is skilled to make it happen for his audience. As a creative professional, craving to make a difference in his field, John devotes all his time, energy and compassion to executing and implementing clients’ goals of capturing a broader audience. Inspired to become a rule-breaking filmmaker, he dedicates himself to learning the rules of the arts so that he might break them more artistically.
John is an active member of the entertainment industry and believes in giving back to the community and industry through volunteering, charity and creating standards of excellence thereby raising the bar of professionalism. Presently, he is working on Operation Reach, a program designated to help homeless veterans. John’s passion encompasses education, rendering voluntary services, and filmmaking. He derives great pleasure in seeing people living happily. To keep his creative juices flowing, he loves to go jogging, camping, whale watching, PETA (vegetarian), and volunteering during his free time.

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As a disabled war veteran, all I ask for is an opportunity.