Phone (615) 275-7029
OBJECTIVE: To craft, organize, motivate, initiate, pitch, communicate, revise and polish solid, thoughtful, effective, efficient, quality creative work in an energetic, fast-paced atmosphere of consistent mutual respect and support. To bring humor, clarity, drama, perspective, punch and (yes) brevity to each and every creative and communicative endeavor. Also, to visit Shangri-La, to fly over the rainbow, to take the red pill and see how deep the rabbit hole goes, to rescue Buttercup, and see what’s behind the wardrobe.
QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, ABILITIES:
FILM, VIDEO, DIGITAL AND AUDIO PRODUCTION: Experienced Producer, Director and Assistant Director. Duties on over 23 feature films and television specials (location manager, first assistant director, associate producer) and over 800 television spots and campaigns, one dramatic featurette, and one interactive adventure game (producer, creative supervisor, director, writer, editor, executive producer). Comfortable in a wide array of formats, from 35mm film to digital video. Excellent set/stage manager. Skilled at working with cast, crews, and vendors.
MARKETING/ADVERTISING/AGENCY: Six years as account supervisor and creative supervisor on multi-million dollar DOD government commercial contract. Four years devising and producing commercial campaigns. Collaborated with marketing directors and radio station / retail clients to devise and execute strategic and branding campaigns, resulting in improved ratings and increased revenue. One and one half years as marketing writer for large regional law firm.
MANAGEMENT: Six years as production company executive producer overseeing all video and audio production and staff, including producers, directors, designers, and editors. Successfully built a creative team to satisfy large government contract, designing new procedures and navigating the intricate web of creative personalities. Supervised staffs from four to 100. Five years managing feature motion picture shoots. Create and sustain an encouraging environment in which people can do their best work. Adept at creating systems and procedures for maximum productivity and quality.
CREATIVE SUPERVISION: Six years as creative supervisor of multi-million dollar DOD commercial account, responsible to the client for creative from conception and pitch to completion.
SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING / PRINT: Designed, implemented and maintained Twitter account; designed and populated Facebook page for large regional law firm. 550 Twitter followers in 14 months. Conceived and produced print campaign for regional hospital.
SCHEDULING/BUDGETING: Successfully scheduled five feature length films and all production and post production activity for the largest film and video production company in Tennessee. Budgeting duties for production company as producer and executive producer, and on multi-million dollar DOD government commercial contract. Created and supervised budgets from $15,000 to $3,500,000. All assigned projects delivered on budget and schedule.
CONTRACT MANAGEMENT: Responsible for satisfying complex DOD government contract.
WRITING: Motion picture scripts; commercial treatments and scripts; press releases; website content; corporate communications.
ACCOUNT SUPERVISION: Six years successfully running multi-million dollar DOD government commercial account, receiving consistently positive management reviews from client.
CLIENT RELATIONS: Key contact with numerous of satisfied clients.
SOUND AND PICTURE EDITING: Final Cut Pro and Avid trained.
TEACHING AND MENTORING: Seven years university teaching experience; six years mentoring of staff as production company executive producer.
AWARDS: 82 Telly Awards and one Cine Golden Eagle Award for television spots produced, executive produced, written or directed. Four festival screenings and awards and four public television airings for dramatic featurette written and directed. Numerous Gaming and Editor’s Choice Awards for interactive adventure game directed.
2008 to 2010: COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR FOR LARGE REGIONAL LAW FIRM
Arranged for national public radio coverage of firm’s associate litigation training program.
Negotiated $5000 savings on media training with national public relations firm.
Devised and implemented social marketing/Web 2.0 initiatives, including Twitter and Facebook.
550 Twitter followers in 14 months.
Key liaison with media, national public relations firm and design vendor.
Authored 60 press releases, 200+ web site items, and 550 Tweets. Editor of Web site content.
2007 to 2008 FREELANCE CREATIVE CONSULTANT, PRODUCER, WRITER, DIRECTOR
Princeton Community Hospital Spring 2008 Television, Radio, and Print Campaign.
2002 to 2007: EXECUTIVE PRODUCER AND POST PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR FOR FILM HOUSE, INC., managing all film, video and audio production, postproduction, personnel and facilities for the largest production company in Tennessee.
Reduced overall company costs by 10% while improving quality and client satisfaction.
Leadership and mentoring for twenty-five full time staff positions, as well as numerous freelancers,contractors, and vendors. Reported directly to the COO.
Created and maintained company-wide schedule.
Allocated internal and external resources. Supervised and designed workflow.
CREATIVE AND ACCOUNT SUPERVISOR FOR AMERICAN FORCES RADIO AND TELEVISION SERVICE (AFRTS) CLIENT, communicating command information (Operational Security, Health Matters, Safety Issues, American Heritage, etc.) for the United States Department of Defense to Service Members stationed around the globe, producing on average over 200 distinct television and radio spots per year.
Responsible for consistently positive management reviews from client.
Spearheaded successful contract renewal effort.
Key liaison with multi-million dollar client.
Led pitch sessions. Wrote concepts, treatments, and scripts. Directed spots.
Created budgets and administered billing. Assured compliance with federal contract.
In charge of all aspects of film, video and audio production, from creative through post.
2001 to 2002: STAFF FILM AND VIDEO PRODUCER / DIRECTOR FOR FILM HOUSE, INC.
Produced all assigned projects on schedule and budget.
Consistently improved ratings and increased revenue for radio station clients
Coordinated with Marketing Department and clients to devise and execute strategic and branding campaigns. Maintained relationships with clients.
Oversaw creative and scripting. Supervised production and post-production
Selected and managed crew, on and off screen talent, vendors, and contractors.
Wrote concepts, treatments, and scripts. Directed spots.
1997 to 2001: FREELANCE FILM PRODUCER / DIRECTOR
Commercials, Feature, Video Game
1985 to 1998: FREELANCE FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR AND LOCATION MANAGER FOR FEATURES AND TELEVISION
DeLaurentiis, Paramount, Warner Brothers, Pathe, Universal, Morgan Creek, Disney, RHI, Rysher
1984 to 1985: FACULTY LECTURER, DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION AND THEATRE, UNC-GREENSBORO. Highest Departmental Student Evaluations.
MA and BA (Cum Laude) in Broadcasting and Cinema from the Department of Communication and Theatre, University of North Carolina at Greensboro.