Dee Johnson is an American television producer and writer. Johnson began her career as a writer in Fox primetime soap opera Melrose Place and she was one of the major writers of Melrose Place from 1993 to 1995. She was writer of 19 episodes on ER, and worked in show as co-executive producer, in 2005, Johnson was nominated for Humanitas Prize Award for ER. Her other credits include Ill Fly Away, Any Day Now, Army Wives, Rizzoli & Isles, from 2005 to 2006, Johnson was an executive producer on Commander in Chief, which starred Geena Davis as the United States first female President. In 2009, she joined the staff of police drama Southland as a writer, in 2010, she became an executive producer for the legal drama The Good Wife. In 2012, she was a producer for 10 episodes of second season on Boss. Later was called in to work as showrunner and executive producer on ABC drama Nashville starring Connie Britton, for her work on Nashville and The Good Wife, Johnson was nominated for Writers Guild of America Award.
Dee Johnson at the Internet Movie Database
In 1998 it became a subsidiary of Amazon Inc, who were able to use it as an advertising resource for selling DVDs and videotapes. As of January 2017, IMDb has approximately 4.1 million titles and 7.7 million personalities in its database, the site enables registered users to submit new material and edits to existing entries. Although all data is checked before going live, the system has open to abuse. The site featured message boards which stimulate regular debates and dialogue among authenticated users, IMDb shutdown the message boards permanently on February 20,2017. Anyone with a connection can read the movie and talent pages of IMDb. A registration process is however, to contribute info to the site. A registered user chooses a name for themselves, and is given a profile page. These badges range from total contributions made, to independent categories such as photos, bios, if a registered user or visitor happens to be in the entertainment industry, and has an IMDb page, that user/visitor can add photos to that page by enrolling in IMDbPRO.
Actors and industry executives can post their own resume and this fee enrolls them in a membership called IMDbPro. PRO can be accessed by anyone willing to pay the fee, which is $19.99 USD per month, or if paid annually, $149.99, which comes to approximately $12.50 per month USD. Membership enables a user to access the rank order of each industry personality, as well as agent contact information for any actor, director etc. that has an IMDb page. Enrolling in PRO for industry personnel, enables those members the ability to upload a head shot to open their page, as well as the ability to upload hundreds of photos to accompany their page. Anyone can register as a user, and contribute to the site as well as enjoy its content, however those users enrolled in PRO have greater access and privileges. IMDb originated with a Usenet posting by British film fan and computer programmer Col Needham entitled Those Eyes, others with similar interests soon responded with additions or different lists of their own.
Needham subsequently started an Actors List, while Dave Knight began a Directors List, and Andy Krieg took over THE LIST from Hank Driskill, which would be renamed the Actress List. Both lists had been restricted to people who were alive and working, the goal of the participants now was to make the lists as inclusive as possible. By late 1990, the lists included almost 10,000 movies and television series correlated with actors and actresses appearing therein. On October 17,1990, Needham developed and posted a collection of Unix shell scripts which could be used to search the four lists, at the time, it was known as the rec. arts. movies movie database
Third Watch was an American crime drama series which first aired on NBC from 1999 to 2005, for a total of 132 episodes, broadcast in six seasons of 22 episodes each. The following episode was titled September Tenth, the precinct and fire station were located on the corner of King Boulevard and Arthur Street, hence the nickname Camelot. Third Watch succeeded in presenting all three branches of New York Citys emergency services in the show, reviving a failed attempt to do so nine years prior with the similarly themed H. E. L. P. The show balanced numerous single-episode events with other, ongoing storylines, the show was created and written by John Wells and Edward Allen Bernero. The theme song for the show was Keep Hope Alive by The Crystal Method, except for the pilot episode, in the spring of 2005, NBC decided not to renew Third Watch, making the sixth season its last. The series finale, Goodbye to Camelot, aired in the United States on Friday, May 6,2005, several major newspapers, including the New York Times and the Bergen Record have since listed it as a TV show that was cancelled too early.
John Wells had wanted to do a show about paramedics for some due to his work on ER. Ed Bernero, a former Chicago cop, had wanted to do a police drama based on his own experiences. The two worked together on the short-lived show Trinity and, after show was cancelled, Wells asked Bernero if he wanted to co-create a show with him. Originally, the show was going to be about the police and paramedics. Cibrian lost out to Jason Wiles, but because of the attention he received from women due to his good looks, Bernero reportedly commented that they did not have any firefighters, and the fire aspect of the show was added. The series consists of six seasons with a total of 132 episodes and broadcast from September 23,1999, unleashed — Yokas and Bosco help Dr. Susan Lewis find her drug-addicted sister. The story begins on ER in the episode Brothers & Sisters, in the Family Way — An AWOL soldier arrested for a jewelry-store robbery that left a friend of Sullys dead contracts a virus that begins to spread.
The story concludes on Medical Investigation in the episode Half-Life, Eddie Cibrian portrayed the contract-role of Cole on Sunset Beach while appearing on Third Watch at the same time until Sunset Beachs cancellation in January 2000. In 2000, Amy Carlson was added to the cast as paramedic/firefighter Alex Taylor, in 2001, series regular Bobby Cannavale willingly left the series after he asked to be written out due to lack of character use and development. At the start of three, Chris Bauer was added to the main credits as Fred Yokas after being a recurring guest star previously. Tia Texada became a recurring guest star, and later, a full cast member, Carlson left the show in 2003. Later that year, Nia Long was introduced as Officer Sasha Monroe, yvonne Jung became a recurring guest star in 2003, although she had been a guest in season-three episode Act Brave as a lawyer defending Kim in her custody battle with Jimmy
The Good Wife
The Good Wife is an American legal and political drama television series that aired on CBS from September 22,2009, to May 8,2016. The executive producers are Ridley Scott, Charles McDougall, and David W. Zucker, the Good Wife is a heavily serialized show featuring several story arcs that carry over several episodes, as well as stand-alone procedural storylines that are concluded by the end of each episode. The serial plots have been showcased in its highly praised fifth season. This is a rarity among The Good Wifes broadcaster CBS, as most of its shows are procedural, the Good Wife won numerous prestigious awards, including five Emmys and the 2014 Television Critics Association Award for Outstanding Achievement in Drama. The performances of the shows cast have been recognized, with Julianna Marguliess role as Alicia Florrick receiving significant praise. The show has received wide acclaim for its insight on social media. CBS announced in a promo aired during Super Bowl 50, on February 7,2016, the final episode aired on May 8,2016.
The series focuses on Alicia Florrick, whose husband Peter, the former Cook County, Illinois States Attorney, has been jailed following a political corruption. After having spent the previous thirteen years as a stay-at-home mother, the image of a wife standing silently beside her husband as he publicly admitted to his sexual or political misconduct has, according to Robert King, become a sort of cliché. This image led the Kings to question why these women stood by their husbands and they were further intrigued by the fact that many of the wives were lawyers, who had halted their personal careers for the sake of their husbands professional ambitions. The actual idea for the series was first postulated in the following the Eliot Spitzer prostitution scandal of 2008. As Michelle King, The series was created by Michelle and Robert King, the pair had produced the short-lived legal drama In Justice that aired as a mid-season replacement in early 2006. The creators had worked extensively in feature films.
Scott Free productions helped to finance The Good Wife and Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, executive producer Dee Johnson added television writing experience to the team. Charles McDougall directed the episode and was the pilots other executive producer. McDougall had previously enjoyed success as the director of the pilot for Desperate Housewives, All seven executive producers returned when a full series was ordered and they were joined by executive producer Brooke Kennedy. McDougall left the crew after directing and executive producing the second episode, several new producers were added to the crew once CBS ordered a full season. Todd Ellis Kessler, who had completed production on The Unit
John Wells (filmmaker)
John Marcum Wells is an American theater and television producer and director. He is best known for his role as producer and showrunner of the television series ER, Third Watch, The West Wing, Southland. His company, John Wells Productions, is based at Warner Bros. studios in Burbank. Wells is a leader, and was elected president of the Writers Guild of America, West in 2009. Wells was born in Alexandria, the son of Marjorie Elizabeth and Llewellyn Wallace Wells and he has English, Scottish and Norwegian ancestry. Wells graduated from the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama in 1979, a studio theatre at Carnegie Mellon University bears his name. While at CMU, he was one of the earliest actors to work at City Theatre, Wells was a producer on the 1987 film Nice Girls Dont Explode. He joined the staff of the short-lived CBS drama series. He began writing for television with an episode of CBS Summer Playhouse entitled Roughhouse in 1988 and he was hired as a producer for the second season of ABC drama series China Beach in 1988.
The show was created by John Sacret Young and William Broyles, Jr. Wells wrote five episodes for the first season – X-Mas Chn. VN,67, Tet 68, Vets and both parts of the season finale The World. He was promoted to supervising producer for the season of China Beach in 1989. He wrote three episodes for the third season – Dear China Beach and The Thanks of a Grateful Nation. He returned as a producer for the fourth and final season in 1990. He was involved in writing ten further episodes and he co-wrote the story for the season premiere with Sacret Young, Carol Flint and Lydia Woodward and wrote the teleplay himself. He co-wrote the fourteenth episode Rewind with Flint and he co-wrote the teleplay and co-wrote the story for the series finale Hello Goodbye along with Sacret Young. Wells wrote sixteen episodes of the series in total and he frequently worked with producer/director Mimi Leder on China Beach and she helmed six of the episodes he wrote. China Beach marked the start of Wells working relationship with casting director John Frank Levey, editors Randy Jon Morgan and Jacque Toberen and directors Rod Holcomb, Wells worked on two television films in 1992 Angel Street and The Nightman
Southland (TV series)
Southland is an American television crime drama series created by writer Ann Biderman and produced by Warner Bros. It originally aired on NBC for one season from April 9 to May 21,2009, and on TNT for four additional seasons from March 2,2010, to April 17,2013. On August 27,2009, shortly before its premiere, NBC moved the opening of its second season to October 23,2009. On October 8,2009, NBC announced that the series had been canceled, on November 2,2009, TNT announced it had purchased the rights to Southlands original seven episodes, as well as six completed episodes from its second season. Southland began airing on TNT on January 12,2010, on April 26,2010, TNT announced it had picked up Southland for a ten-episode third season to begin airing on January 4,2011. TNTs renewal of the show included a budget cut and corresponding cast reduction. Southland was renewed for a fourth season on March 22,2011. The series was renewed for a fifth season which began airing February 13,2013. On May 10,2013, TNT announced that Southland had been canceled after five seasons, Southland takes a raw and authentic look at Los Angeles and the lives of the LAPD officers who police it.
The shows first season centers on the experiences and interactions of LAPD patrol officers and detectives, after its first season on NBC, Southland moved to TNT network. The second season placed less emphasis on the ensemble cast, instead focusing more on the Adams, Sherman and Bryant characters, the weekly stories centered more on how crimes came together, with fewer serialized story lines. The series was created by Emmy Award-winning writer Ann Biderman, who began her writing career on the first season of police drama NYPD Blue. The series executive producers are Biderman, Christopher Chulack, and John Wells and Chulack, both Emmy Award winners, had previously worked together on critically acclaimed medical drama ER and emergency services drama Third Watch. Many other crew members had worked with Wells and Chulack on these series. Wells and Biderman write for the series and Chulack is a regular director, Biderman left her executive producer position after the second season but continued to write for the series third season.
Ex-police officer Angela Amato Velez served as a producer and writer for the first season. Dee Johnson served as a producer and writer for the first season, she had previously worked with Wells. Diana Son served as a producer and writer for the second season, she had previously worked on the crime drama Law & Order