John Doherty

Producer
The Doherty Company

"You couldn't ask for a better mentor than John. He has this way of finding little gems in your creative process and really aims to give those nuances more layers, more color, and more meaning. He also has this remarkable way of encouraging you to take creative risks, but always values your thoughts and your voice. All that and he's just an overall great guy. Love the work we've done, but more important the relationship we have forged thanks to Joey and this program." - Scott C.
About Your Host

John Doherty brings veteran development, production and financing expertise to The Doherty Company with the goal of producing thought provoking and commercial films in a filmmaker friendly environment. He is currently producing BATHING SUITS, written & directed by Brad Hall (MUST LOVE DOGS, SNL) and starring Leslie Mann, Ed Helms, and Will Forte, which is slated to begin production this fall.

Prior to starting The Doherty Company in 2018, John worked under President Brian Oliver, running development for Cross Creek Pictures during which the team produced over 15 films including such films as BLACK SWAN, THE IDES OF MARCH, THE WOMAN IN BLACK, BLACK MASS, EVEREST, AMERICAN MADE, HACKSAW RIDGE, and ROMAN J. ISRAEL.

Doherty started his career working under producer JC Spink at Benderspink (THE HANGOVER, BUTTERFLY EFFECT, AMERICAN PIE) and then moved to the Motion Picture Talent Department at the William Morris Endeavor Agency. He transitioned over to Adam Sandler's Happy Madison Productions where he assisted on the development and production of Sandler's films JUST GO WITH IT, JACK AND JILL, and THAT'S MY BOY.

John teaches through his alma mater Duke University's study abroad program in Los Angeles at USC. In addition to teaching each spring, Doherty hosts a yearly seminar, Q&A and a screening each fall at Duke for the students, faculty and staff. Other speaking engagements include participating as a panel member for Yahoo's "Cracking the Code" which combines industry professionals in a discussion on how to engage the consumer in an increasingly crowded marketplace.

Coverage

Submit your full script and receive 2 pages of in-depth notes (no synopsis) on how to elevate your material so it's market ready. This executive will give you specific suggestions on how to elevate your script's dialogue, structure, pacing, characterization, tone and marketability. Email brandon@roadmapwriters.com with any questions!

Specializes in:


Features
  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • SciFi
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Fantasy
  • Thriller
  • Horror
  • All Budgets

TV
  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • SciFi
  • Adventure
  • Fantasy
  • Thriller
  • Horror
  • One-Hour Pilots
  • Miniseries
  • Limited Series
  • Cable & Streaming

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