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JJ Johnson

Sinking Ship Entertainment

Executive Producer

J.J. Johnson

J.J. Johnson is the creative force and founding partner of Sinking Ship Entertainment. He is a four-time Emmy-winning executive producer, three-time Emmy-winning director, CSA and WGC award-winning writer, and best-selling author. J.J. has created over 17 series, notably Dino Dana and Annedroids (Amazon Prime), Endlings (Hulu) and the Ghostwriter reboot (AppleTV+). Most recently he created Lockdown (YouTube Originals), a teen mystery series which was shot exclusively on webcams and cell phones during the Covid-19 crisis. Known for making progressive and inclusive choices in his work on-screen, J.J. is also committed to increasing the diversity of voices behind the scenes. As such, he has created initiatives at Sinking Ship that have both gender-balanced and diversified their directing and writing teams. J.J. actively lends his perspective within the media industry, academia, and beyond. He has co-authored multiple academic papers, and has been a guest speaker at organisations such as the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, the International Communication Association, and the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva. He is also the co-chair of the Youth Media Alliance in Canada.