TV Writer and Producer Fred Johnson to Speak at MCC

(FLINT, Mich. Nov. 5, 2015) — Television Writer and Producer Fred Johnson will speak at Mott Community College (MCC) Thursday, Nov. 12 at the invitation of Black & Gold Productions, the MCC student film club. His speech will be at 6 p.m. in the Mott Memorial Building on the main campus at 1401 E. Court Street, Flint. The event is free and open to the public.

Johnson, of Los Angeles, was head writer and producer for the hit network series “Bernie Mac” and “Moesha,” and is currently writing for shows on cable networks. The Bernie Mac Show aired on the FOX network for five seasons, winning honors including an EMMY Award for “Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series” and the prestigious Peabody Award.

“We are excited to host such a prestigious television writer and producer,” said Rodney W. Brown, Media Arts faculty member and Film Club adviser. “This is a marvelous opportunity for our students to meet with and learn from a successful professional in their chosen career field.” Brown and Johnson attended Stanford University together and co-authored a film together early in their careers.

Johnson will also speak to the Media Arts and Entertainment classes at the College Wednesday. Black & Gold Productions has invited The Flint Youth Media Project participants to the show as well as media instructors and their classes throughout the area.

The Black & Gold Productions is a student group at MCC focused on film and video production. The group has produced videos for MCC Workforce Development including a graduation and their literacy conference, a TV pilot for a cooking show shot on location at Flint Farmers Market, a game show for the Conservation District with the Greater Flint Area Boys and Girls Club and the upcoming MCC Profiles project.

Mott Community College is committed to excellence in education and services that cultivate student success and improve the overall quality of life in a multicultural community. More than 100 academic and occupational degree programs prepare students for the new economy through university transfer agreements, and high-demand associate’s degree programs or one year certification programs. Mott. Your Path to Excellence.

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