David Johnson ’78

David Johnson

David Johnson is the founder of Act 4 Entertainment, a filmed entertainment and new media content company. David has executive produced The People Speak, Angels in Exile, and Company Town; and produced The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby. He produced the live stage musical version of American Psycho in London and on Broadway and American Son on Broadway. Act 4 is currently in production on Canary, a documentary about climate scientist Lonnie Thompson. Act 4 is in development on feature film, television, or new media projects. David was previously senior executive vice president of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. Prior to MGM he was a partner of the law firm White & Case. David is a Life Trustee and former Chair of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles where he led an endowment campaign to assure financial stability for the museum and co-founded its Environmental Council. David is also a board member and former Chair of Public Counsel Law Center, the nation’s largest public interest pro bono law firm where he founded its Opportunity Under Law project. David also serves on the boards of California Institute of the Arts, Demos, the Smithsonian National Board, Voices of a People’s History of the United States, and the David Geffen School of Drama at Yale. He is a graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School.