Director & Producer: TV/Digital/Event

Project|Production  Management

LISTENER & LEADER WITH A BIG BAG OF TRICKS

 

Telly Award for Directing
“34th American Cinematheque Honor Spike Lee”

Telly Award for Directing
“45 Minutes of Inspiration”

Telly Award for Writing & Producing
Talk Show/Interview

Telly Award for Writing & Producing
Interactive Programming

Winner of the Academy of Visual Arts
Feature Branded Editorial Experience

National Event Producers Association
Award of Excellence

Nevada Show of the Year Award

 

FUN FACTS:
Audience with Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II | Wrote jokes for late-night television |
Toured with James Brown | Muppeteer | Path corrected a well-known brand or two

 


WHAT I DO




RECENT PROJECTS:

34th American Cinematheque Awards Honoring Spike Lee

Refreshing the A.C. brand and format for a farther-reaching audience led to a deal with Netflix. During daily-changing Covid parameters, this virtual production included designing, writing, producing, negotiating; Directing talent, story packages, interviews, virtual and on-location tech teams along with marketing and promotional elements.

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Holocaust Museum Livestream Special

All holocaust museums are having a serious issue of audience fatigue. This program needed to be rethought to engage previous patronage as well as new audiences by asking questions that had never been asked before, combined with global talent participation. The result was the farthest-reaching demographic & geographic viewership and the largest fundraising tally in its history.  

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Reality Dating Show

The network chose a comedian as a host who would kill it in the clubs but was not dynamic on camera. I found they were over-scripting her which was locking her up as a performer. I secretly set up the kinds of bullet point questions or interactions that I knew would ignite her humor, in addition to coaching her before walking into a scene. It gave the network tons of hilarious footage for post-production and she was kept on.

 

 

Oaktree Financial Global Conference

In the first days of covid, their global conference turned into one of the first live stream productions. This 24-hour transformation needed to take very dry material and speakers, turning it into a layered, engaging, cohesive program. Media coaching the leaders of industry to become engaging personalities, re-training stage techs as studio techs all within a high-quality and well-paced program.

 

 

Live Events, Environment Experiences, Theatrical

I began creating/directing the Las Vegas-style concerts and stage spectaculars, now live events for Forbes, The Oscars, Thermo Fisher Scientific and interactive environments.

Project Example: To achieve budget and programming goals, pioneered the two-show, one-cast concept for resort casino properties. 7pm – Family Production Show, 9pm – Celebrity Headliner, 11pm – Adult Production Show.

 

 

Golden Globes – Crisis Management

Consulted in the initial changes to the Hollywood Foreign Press content, under the new leadership.

 

LITERARY:  SPECIALS & EPISODICS RESUME

 

MEDIA:
Entertainment, corporate, advertising, branded content, campaigns, music videos, slogans, cartoons, commercials – broadcast, corporate events, events, timelines, mood boards, storyboards, presentations, packaging, title sequences, treatments, unscripted TV, virtual reality, set designs, sound mixing, television, themed environments, visual designs, websites, social media copy, budgets.

CLIENTS:
Harrah’s Casinos, Cirque Du Soleil, Disney Theatrical & TV, Netflix, NBC, MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, People’s Choice Awards, Dick Clark Prods, Jim Henson Prods., America’s Got Talent, Cartoon Network, ThermoFisher, Oaktree Financial, Allen-Matkins, Forbes, Global Industries, Big Brothers & Sisters, National Holocaust Museum

INDUSTRIES:
Entertainment, luxury, B2B, startups, travel/tourism, non-profit, fashion, music, health/pharma

RELATED SKILLS:
Entertainment, corporate, advertising, live event, brand strategy
VIP/talent/client relations
Creative direction, packaging design, art direction, creative content
Rehearsals, cue-to-cues,  shot lists, storyboards, show calling, lighting design, video/sound editing & engineering, production supervising/management
Crisis Management
CGI, VFX & SFX supervision, video editing, 4k, 2D character design, mac/pc
Adobe Photoshop, Affinity Photo, Keynote, After Effects, Canvas