J.C. Hutchins crafts award-winning transmedia narratives, screenplays and novels for companies such as 20th Century Fox, A&E, Cinemax, Discovery, FOX Broadcasting, Infiniti, Macmillan Publishers and Ubisoft. He has been profiled by The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR’s Weekend Edition, ABC Radio and the BBC.
J.C.’s most recent work includes ideating new IP for Ubisoft (2016), helping craft the game world and lore for Golem Arcana (2015) and creating The 33, a monthly episodic ebook series (2014). In 2013, he was a writer on immersive online prequels for X-Men: Days of Future Past and FOX's sci-fi TV series Almost Human. He also co-wrote the transmedia experience Body/Mind/Change starring director David Cronenberg, and Infiniti's groundbreaking responsive film, Deja View.
J.C. has also helped extend the storyworlds of such game franchises as Shadowrun and Golem Arcana, as well as Cinemax's espionage series Hunted, A&E's miniseries Stephen King’s Bag of Bones and Discovery's The Colony.
J.C. began his career as a new media novelist, using strategies such as podcasting, social media and crowdsourcing to create and distribute his acclaimed 7th Son thriller novels. The years-long endeavor was successful: 7th Son: Descent was later published by St. Martin's Press.
His 2009 novel Personal Effects: Dark Art (co-written with digital storytelling pioneer and game designer Jordan Weisman) featured online and physical transmedia elements that blurred the reader’s role from passive consumer to active participant.
No stranger to conference speaking, J.C. has presented on transmedia storytelling at such events as ARGFest 2013, PAX East 2012, Multi-PlatFORUM 2012 (keynote), ARGfest 2011 (Guest of Honor keynote) and Dragon*Con (2007, 2008). In 2011, he taught a week-long transmedia storytelling workshop to graduate students at Austria’s Danube University Krems.
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“An outstanding writer, creative force, and true marketing maven, J.C. is a proven new media pioneer.”
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“Equally adept at engaging followers of esoteric subcultures with bleeding edge tech as he is with spinning pop culture to the masses with a text editor.”
“J.C. is a wizard of cross-platform transmedia and storyworld conception, development and management.”
“(J.C.’s work) goes beyond ‘marketing’ and into the realm of ‘building a culture.’”
“J.C. delivered episodes full of wit, sly humor, snap and snarl. They broke the mold with this guy.”