Thank you for being a part of A Conversation with Joshua T Berglan & John Duffy.
John Duffy is a Film Producer, Director, Professor, Author, and Motivational Speaker who shares a powerful message of overcoming all odds to succeed in life. John’s journey took him from “The South Bronx to Hollywood” and from “The Ghetto to Greatness”, dropping out of High School at age 15 to today when he is a Hollywood Producer, Film Professor, and Motivation Speaker. He has produced over 40 feature films, television programming, and commercials.
He is also very active in military veteran support and mentoring activities in the film industry. He directed two short films “The Flag” that screened at the GI Film Festival in Wash DC and at the Smithsonian Museum in DC. He recently became an Ambassador for Operation Gratitude which is a national volunteer organization that has sent over 3 million care packages to the troops and now has the campaign to write letters of support to all the police officers in New York City.
John recently Produced the Feature Film “Left Behind” in Calgary, Canada. He previously Line Produced Martin Guigui’s latest film “Paradise Cove” and Kevin Sorbo’s Film“ Miracle in East Texas in Alberta, Canada. He also Co-Produced the feature film “The Sunday Horse” directed by Vic Armstrong and starring Nikki Reed, Ving Rhames, and William Shatner. He also Co-Produced a short film “Mercy” for Music Artist Robin Thicke’s directorial debut.
John is an Adjunct Film Professor at Art Center in Pasadena and was an Adjunct Professor at John Paul the Great Catholic University and teaches Film Production classes to students in the MBA program. John also line produced the TV movie “The Wonder Girls” that aired on Teen Nick, “The Ghastly Love of Johnny X” which just premiered at the Cinequest Film Festival and “Beneath the Darkness” with Dennis Quaid which opened in theaters in January. Prior to that he line produced the Mixed Martial Arts film “Blood & Bone” with Michael Jai White. He also lines produced three feature horror films for the late Steven J. Cannell including Demon Hunter starring Sean Patrick Flanery and Colleen Porch, The Garden starring Lance Henriksen and Sean Young, and Left in Darkness.
John was also a Consultant/Producer and completed three films for IDT/Anchor Bay (owned by John C. Malone’s Liberty Media). He also Produced the film “Devil’s Den” for IDT Television programming includes producing a season of “UFO Hunters” on the History Channel and Frankie Muniz Hoopla LA Celebrity Basketball Event for the Starlight Foundation and Fox Sports West.
He has also line produced a series of training videos for the United States Marine Corp. (USMC) and line produced two 3D commercials for Coke.
John Co-Founded a non-profit “Vet’s on Set” to help military vets obtain work in the film and television industries. He has been active in veteran support activities doing trainings for Veterans in Media & Entertainment (VME).
John started out in the entertainment industry acting in New York in theater and film. After moving to Los Angeles John made the transition into producing and
has actively been working in the film industry for the past 25 years. He has excellent relationships with cast, crew, vendors, and completion bond companies.
John has a lifelong commitment to Personal Development. Tony Robbins has been a mentor that transformed John’s life and he has attended and crewed dozen of Tony’s events. John has walked on hot coal over a dozen times and twice across glass. He has read over 500 books in the fields of Personal Development, Psychology, and Entrepreneurship.
He brings a passion to inspire others to their greatness and brings his education from the streets of The Bronx. John has presented keynote speeches on “Take Two – Give Your Life a Hollywood Ending at events at NASA in Houston and Notre Dame. John has written two memoirs of his life and journey that are being shopped with publishers. The first is “Black Irish – Not Your Average White Boy” and the second is “Mao to Reagan – A Born Again American”.
John is an avid fitness enthusiast working out 7 days a week at the Mecca of Bodybuilding Gold’s Gym in Venice CA. He is also a Basketball fanatic playing Basketball weekly. He is presently working on producing a feature film based on the incredible true story of a Houston Boxer Maurice Termite Watkins who took Iraq to the Olympics in 2004. The film is entitled “They Call Me Termite.
Thank you for being a part of A Conversation with Joshua T Berglan & John Duffy on the Live Mana Worldwide Foundation’s Multimedia Broadcast Network.
Joshua T Berglan
“The World’s Mayor”
Joshua T Berglan, aka The World’s Mayor, is a voice for the voiceless and is driven to elevate the passion, purpose, and mission of those he serves. Joshua is the Chairman of the Live Mana Worldwide Foundation & Multimedia Broadcast Network, Shock-Jock Evangelist, International #1 Best Selling Author for the Book “The Devil Inside Me“, Emcee, DJ, a Film, Event, & TV Producer, and Filmmaker. Joshua is an expert in the future of media and loves supporting others in helping make their dreams come true.
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