Claudia Hunter Johnson is an award-winning writer, screenwriter, and documentary filmmaker. Her memoir Stifled Laughter was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and won the inaugural PEN/Newman's Own First Amendment Award, and her Civil Rights documentary, The Other Side of Silence: The Untold Story of Ruby McCollum, won Best Florida Documentary at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival and the Gold Jury Prize at Seattle’ s Social Justice Film Festival. Her feature screenplay, Ruby (written with Matt Stevens) has been optioned by Invitation Entertainment. She has taught screenwriting at the Florida State University Film School and the Writing for Screen & Television division of USC’ s School of Cinematic Arts. She lives in the Washington, DC, area and Nova Scotia.
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