Hand 'N Hand EntertainmentWriting Partners
Many projects call for a team effort and Hand ‘N Hand Entertainment uses the services of some great professional writers. Two of them are highlighted here.
Award-winning and best-selling author Don Keith has lived in the South all his life and is a graduate of the University of Alabama with a degree in Broadcast and Film. As a broadcast journalist, he won awards from the Associated Press and United Press International for news writing and reporting and was also the first winner of Troy University’s Hector Award for innovation in broadcast journalism.
As an on-the-air broadcaster, Don was twice named Billboard Magazine “Radio Personality of the Year.” His first novel, THE FOREVER SEASON, received the Alabama Library Association’s “Fiction of the Year” award. He has since published more than thirty books, fiction, and non-fiction, including several nationally best-selling thrillers including FIRING POINT, which was the basis for the hit motion picture HUNTER KILLER, starring Gerard Butler and Gary Oldman.
His writing has also appeared in such publications as The Washington Post, CQ Magazine, The American Legion Magazine, The K9YA Telegraph, and The Irish Times. He has also appeared on scores of TV shows from Fox Nation to CSPAN’s “Book TV.” Don frequently conducts seminars and writing workshops around the country and is an in-demand public speaker. He also has written several scripts and has other projects in various stages of pre-production for movies and television.
Among other topics, Don has written extensively about World War II history. He sponsors the UNTOLD MILLIONS Project, an effort to encourage the capture and publication of eyewitness accounts of major historical events such as the Great Depression, World War II and other wars, the space program, the Civil Rights struggle, and more. The project web site is www.untoldmillions.net.
Don lives in Indian Springs Village, Alabama, with his wife, Charlene.
To see a full list of Don Keith’s published works, click HERE.
DAVE ALAN JOHNSON
“This is the kind of show we might get if Norman Rockwell were alive and could write scripts as well as he painted.”
This is what one national critic said of the work of Dave Alan Johnson. Newsweek called his work “a true dramatic gem.” His projects have received enthusiastic critical acclaim from every corner of the nation, and he has been honored with innumerable awards. He is known within the Hollywood industry and beyond as someone who creates content with honesty and humor that speaks to people’s hearts and minds. A former President of Warner Bros. Television says Dave’s “…prolific ability to create and write quality scripts, coupled with his show-running talent, places him among the best writer/producers in the industry.” The president of another one of the world’s largest media companies said, “Dave understands what the audience wants and knows how to give it to them! And working with him is always a great experience.”
In the three decades he has worked in Hollywood, Dave has created, produced, written, or directed nearly a half-billion dollars’ worth of entertainment. He has collaborated with some of Hollywood’s top names (including teaming up with Steven Spielberg to Co-Create and Executive Produce DreamWorks’ premier television production – the ABC hit drama, “High Incident”). He has created content (in both television and film) for virtually every major entertainment company including Disney, Paramount, Sony, Warner Brothers, DreamWorks, MGM, FOX, ABC, NBC, CBS, and others.
Dave is currently partnered with former top Disney executive Steve McBeth (Founding President of Disney Interactive) in their company, Blue Canopy Media. Dave is writing, producing, or directing all feature film and television projects for Blue Canopy.