The filmmaker joins an eclectic and various roster of feminine administrators at Verve together with Kim Peirce, Hanelle Culpepper, directing duo Bert & Bertie, Cristina Gallego, Leigh Janiak, Tanya Wexler and Gigi Saul Guerrero.
To All The Boys I’ve Liked Earlier than premiered on Netflix in the summertime of 2018 changing into reportedly some of the re-watched movies that yr. The function adopted a teenage woman whose secret love letters are uncovered and wreaked havoc on her love life. Critics beloved it at 96% licensed recent on Rotten Tomatoes. Johnson government produced the pic’s sequel final yr, To All of the Boys: P.S. I Nonetheless Love You.
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Subsequent up, Johnson is connected to direct Rabbit Cake for Amazon starring McKenna Grace, a heart-wrenching dramedy primarily based on the NY Occasions best-selling e book by Annie Hartnett. She can also be set to direct Untitled Fairytale for Disney+, written by Cat Vasko with Lakieth Stanfield and Olivia Cooke connected to star and Andrew Lazar producing.
Johnson started her profession directing music movies earlier than transitioning to be an unbiased producer, producing eight function movies, together with Imply Creek, for which she received the John Cassavetes Awards on the Impartial Spirits and the Humanitas Prize. Imply Creek premiered on the 2004 Sundance Movie Pageant and Director’s Fortnight in Cannes earlier than being launched by Paramount Footage and Focus Options.
Johnson’s function directorial debut, Carrie Pilby was primarily based on a NYT best-selling e book that was tailored by Kara Holden. The movie starred Bel Powley, Nathan Lane and Gabriel Byrne, premiered on the Toronto Worldwide Movie Pageant in 2016 and was launched in 2017 by The Orchard and Netflix.
Johnson continues to be repped by Administration 360 and lawyer Jennifer Grey (HJTHN).