Bruce Johnson has been a producer and executive producer in Hollywood for 25 years. From writing, producing, directing, and executive producing, Johnson has been involved with every aspect of filmmaking including development, presales, financing, pre-production, production and post-production, in both live action and animation. He has also been involved in the marketing and distribution of movies to all markets domestically and internationally including theatrical, home entertainment, television and Internet.
In 1994, Bruce founded PorchLight Entertainment and developed the company into a premier family entertainment enterprise. As producer, screenwriter or story editor, he has delivered over 40 original movies and over 1200 television episodes to networks and/or distributors throughout the world and has been honored with multiple Emmys as well as numerous other awards. His productions include The Trial of Old Drum, the award winning family film starring Scott Bakula, Ron Pearlman and Randy Travis, distributed by Lionsgate, Stranger in Town, starring Harry Hamlin and Graham Greene, distributed worldwide through RHI Entertainment, and Night of the Twister, the highest rated movie in the history of Fox Family Channel. Other films include Treehouse Hostage, I Downloaded a Ghost and The Brainiacs.com, all of which premiered on Disney Channel. In March, 2011, he formed Foxfield Entertainment, an independent production, distribution, rights management and financing company based in Los Angeles.
Bruce’s prior experience features ten years with Hanna-Barbera Productions as a program development executive, supervising over 1000 episodes of animation and numerous specials, including Jetsons: The Movie and The Flintstones Movie, both distributed by Universal. When Turner Entertainment purchased Hanna-Barbera, he became Executive Vice President and General Manager, with responsibilities for integrating Hanna-Barbera into Turner’s worldwide distribution system and assisting in the creation of the Cartoon Networks worldwide. Bruce holds a Ph.D. in film, television and education from Northwestern University.