Von Johnson, VJA Consulting

November 11, 2010 · Posted in Speaker Bios 

Von Johnson
Founder and Principal
VJA Consulting

Von Johnson has over twenty-five years experience in the entertainment industry including electronic distribution, global post-production, technical services, project management, systems development and implementation, business and systems integration. Mr. Johnson is founder and principal of VJA Consulting, an independent consulting firm focused on the media and entertainment industry, based in Hollywood. You can learn more about VJA at www.vjaconsulting.com.

Mr. Johnson has held senior management positions with the Walt Disney Company, Universal Television Distribution, Turner Broadcasting, ITC Entertainment and DIVA Systems (a video-on-demand technology pioneer in Menlo Park, CA). Mr. Johnson is also co-founder of White Ash Broadcasting, Inc., licensee for central California’s NPR affiliate, KVPR-FM Valley Public Radio.

Mr. Johnson serves on the Board of Governors for the Hollywood chapter of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), and is co-inventor of “Method and apparatus for transmission of full frequency digital audio.” (U.S. patent 5,544,228).

Mr. Johnson is a native of Southern California and holds a Bachelor Degree in Mass Communications from California State University, Fresno and an M.B.A. from Woodbury University in Los Angeles, California. Mr. Johnson lectures at UCLA Extension and Woodbury University on THE BUSINESS OF ENTERTAINMENT, a program devoted to studying issues and evolutionary business models in entertainment financing, distribution and technology.

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