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Chris (C J) Johnson on The Gigi Iam Show with Gigi Iam

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TV Producer & Host Gigi Iam interviews Chris (CJ) Johnson, Screenwriter and Founder of Hiram Clarke Films Entertainment. CJ is the screenwriter for the Warner Brothers produced and Mike Jones biopic American Dream, was born on December 28, 1971, in Houston, Texas as the youngest of five children. Graduated from James Madison High School in 1990 and served three years in the Marine Corps 1991-1994. Voted to the All Marine All Decade Football Team 1990-1999. During his time in the Marine Corps, Johnson was awarded The Navy Achievement Medal for saving a Marine, who had almost drowned, by bringing him back to life with CPR. Two time Junior College All American and the career reception leader at Mount San Jacinto College (94-95). Voted the team's MVP in 1995. Two year letterman as a tight end, University of Utah (96-98). Graduated from the University of Utah, 1999 with a BS in Sociology and a BA in Film Studies/Screenwriting and studied under Actor and Professor Frank Gerrish. Soundtech and Video Treatment writer for Mecca Motion Pictures 1999-2000. Worked under director Greg Carter (Fifth Ward). Award-winning screenwriter. Awards include HBO/ABFF, Santa Barbara and San Francisco Black Film Festival. Video credits include Joey Montana, Pimp Cee and The Youngbloodz. Sister Darlette Johnson, is credited as Beyonce Knowles first dance teacher and has been featured on VH1, E!, BET, MTV and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. CJ Johnson is known for making short notice deadlines with quality writing. He is an up and coming screenwriter that is sure to make a name for himself in Hollywood.