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Film and arts critic Jen Johans does not receive monetary compensation for any
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described and non-watermarked screeners not kept by the reviewer have been donated
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Jen Johans is an avid film buff as well as a three time national award winner for her creative writing.  After failing to become a Seinfeld sitcom staff
writer when she was eleven years old, Jen earned two accolades before the age of eighteen including a Silver Scholastic Award for Dramatic Script
which offered her the chance to read an excerpt of her screenplay in Washington D.C.'s Library of Congress.

Since beginning college at sixteen, Jen has been a dedicated academic receiving an Associate in Arts degree with Honors and a Bachelor's of Arts in
Film Studies in which she designed her own curriculum of challenging cinematic study and earned a scholarship based on her academic writing on
the subject.

It was in her final year of film study that she launched Film Intuition, initially dedicating the site to works helmed by female directors (hence the
name) before quickly branching out as readership grew. A self-taught screenwriter who applies her love of the craft both in her own work as a writer
as well as in her analysis of film, Jen prefers to take an in-depth approach of the subject. And by offering positive feedback instead of solely dwelling
on the negative, Jen hopes to encourage cinematic literacy on the part of the audience by addressing why we have the reactions we do while looking
at film as a humanistic medium that requires critical thinking.

A former member of the American Film Institute and IFP among other organizations, in the past Jen co-created a children's literary magazine for
middle school students and worked on two film festivals including serving as a volunteer supervisor, blogger and festival ambassador at the
Scottsdale International Film Festival. An active freelance writer and volunteer for the arts in Arizona, Jen also served as the host for a film
discussion series she began at Scottsdale Public Library and also successfully worked as a grant writer for the local nonprofit arts sector, both of
which she hopes to continue in the future.

When she isn't taking notes during films, as a decade-long volunteer blanket-maker, Jen enjoys crocheting blankets to donate to children through
the national organization Project Linus. Additionally involved in other charitable endeavors, Jen also donates non-watermarked screeners to
nonprofit organizations.

For professional writing and hosting requests, feedback, questions, or simply good old fashioned conversation, Jen Johans can be contacted via the
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