Transmedia & Emerging Platforms

John Heinsen

CEO & Founder, Transmedia Producer, 
Cross-platform Storyteller

John Heinsen's passion for stories lies at the convergence of media across all platforms. 

After a three-year run as Transmedia Producer for the Academy Awards (Oscar.com), John focuses on the development of TV, film, and emerging media projects in both the US and around the world.  He is currently in pre-production on the WWI documentary film and transmedia experience, RETURN TO LE CATEAU, shooting in France this summer.

Serving as a mentor and lecturer, John most recently participated in storytelling incubators at the Bi-Fan Fantastic Film Festival (South Korea), Black Nights Film Festival (Tallinn, Estonia), and the Taipei Film Academy (Taiwan).

John is a veteran of the FOX Broadcasting Company, International Creative Management (ICM), and Castle Rock Entertainment.  He sits on the Executive Committee of the Producers Peer Group of the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences as well as The Innovation Council of CTIA, The Wireless Association.  After recently completing a two-year term as Vice President, New Media for the Producers Guild of America (PGA), John is Co-Chair of the Guild’s VR Task Force and oversees Digital Strategy for the PGA Awards.  

John completed his Masters with the American Film Institute (AFI) Conservatory and obtained his Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Arizona.

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