John Doherty

Producer @ The Doherty Company
Saturday 4/18 - Materials Due by 9:00am PT

Sold Out - Waitlist Available

About Your Host

John Doherty brings veteran development, production and financing expertise to The Doherty Company with the goal of producing thought provoking and commercial films in a filmmaker friendly environment.

Prior to starting The Doherty Company in 2018, John worked under President Brian Oliver, running development for Cross Creek Pictures during which the team produced over 15 films including such films as Black Swan, The Ides of March, The Woman and Black, Black Mass, Everest, American Made, Hacksaw Ridge and Roman J. Israel.

Doherty started his career working under producer JC Spink at Benderspink (The Hangover, Butterfly Effect, American Pie) and then moved to the Motion Picture Talent Department at the William Morris Endeavor Agency. He transitioned over to Adam Sandler's Happy Madison Productions where he assisted on the development and production of Sandler's films Just Go With It, Jack and Jill and That's My Boy.

John teaches through his alma mater Duke University's study abroad program in Los Angeles at USC. In addition to teaching each spring, Doherty hosts a yearly seminar, Q&A and a screening each fall at Duke for the students, faculty and staff. Other speaking engagements include participating as a panel member for Yahoo's "Cracking the Code" which combines industry professionals in a discussion on how to engage the consumer in an increasingly crowded marketplace.


  • Immediately after registering, you will receive an Order Confirmation email that serves as the receipt for your registration. In the Order Summary section of this email you will find a link reading "CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS" that will take you to instructions on how to submit your script via the Material Submission Form.
  • Your material submission is due as soon as you are ready, but no later than 9:00am PT on the day of the session.
  • During the session, the exec will read as many of your opening pages as they can get through in 8 minutes.
  • You will receive this exec's written feedback on your pages via email within 5 business days following the session unless otherwise notified.

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel for a full refund up to 72 hrs. prior to the start of the session. Cancellations requested after this deadline will be ineligible for refunds.


If you have any questions at all about this program, email!

Specializes in:

  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • RomCom
  • SciFi
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Thriller
  • Horror
  • Budgets to $20MM
  • Budgets $50MM +

  • Drama
  • SciFi
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Fantasy
  • Thriller
TV Formats
  • One-Hour Pilots
  • Limited Series
TV Homes
  • Network
  • Cable
  • Premium Cable
  • Streaming

  • Biopics
  • "Buddy"
  • Coming-of-Age
  • Crime/True Crime
  • Documentary Adaptations
  • Faith-Based/Faith-Friendly
  • Family-Friendly
  • Graphic Novels
  • High-Concept
  • Inspirational
  • Musicals
  • Psychological
  • Revenge
  • True Stories


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