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 Harebrained Schemes. 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 writing roles on experiences such as The Bent Bullet (for the X-Men: Days of Future Past campaign), Body/Mind/Change (a collaboration with film directors David Cronenberg and Lance Weiler) and Infiniti's groundbreaking responsive film Deja View. He also contributed to Almost Human's online campaign.
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. Personal Effects is in development as a television series, with Gore Verbinski executive producing.
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.
Would you like to contact J.C. about a storytelling, speaking or interview opportunity? He’d love to hear from you.
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“An outstanding writer, creative force, and true marketing maven, J.C. is a proven new media pioneer.”
“J.C. is an editor's dream: motivated, responsive to feedback, and a pleasure to work with.”
“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.”