J.C. Hutchins crafts transmedia narratives, screenplays and novels for such entertainment companies as A&E, Cinemax, Discovery, St. Martin’s Press, Smith & Tinker and Leviathan Games. He has been profiled by The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR’s Weekend Edition, ABC Radio and the BBC.
J.C.’s recent work includes writer & experience design roles on themed prequel experiences for Cinemax's espionage series Hunted, A&E’s Stephen King’s Bag of Bones (a miniseries based on King’s bestselling novel) and The Colony, an intense survival reality series. He also recently created an educational transmedia experience based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe.
J.C. began his career as a “new media novelist,” using emerging storytelling strategies such as podcasting, social media and crowdsourcing to create and distribute his acclaimed 7th Son thriller novels.
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. Personal Effects is presently in development as a Starz TV series, with Gore Verbinski executive producing.
J.C. also helps entertainment companies reach new markets by creating canonical tie-in content, and offering best practices for franchise worldbuilding and cross-platform storytelling.
No stranger to conference speaking, J.C. has presented on transmedia storytelling at such events as PAX East 2012, Multi-PlatFORUM 2012 (keynote), ARGfest 2011 (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.
Would you like to contact J.C. about a storytelling, consulting, speaking or interview opportunity? He’d love to hear from you.
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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.”
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“J.C. delivered episodes full of wit, sly humor, snap and snarl. They broke the mold with this guy.”