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I started as a Page at NBC and worked my way up to Sr. VP of Drama Development during the “Must See” era. After 15 years I transitioned to freelance writing and producing, selling shows to all major networks. For the last six years I worked as head of content for Def Pictures Television and it’s digital arm All Def Digital, creating award winning content for it’s digital site as well as live programming for HBO, MTV and Fusion TV. I recently moved to Connecticut and am looking for a meaningful career reboot.
2012 - 2019
Def Pictures Television / All Def Digital
Oversaw production of all content for one of the fastest growing urban millennial sites on the web with over 3 million subscribers. • Managed content across all social media platforms. • Supervised and worked closely with writers, directors, talent, and editorial staff throughout the production process. • Created project budgets and managed all production costs. • Used data analytics to optimize user engagement. • Created sponsored videos for Universal Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Warner Brothers, Celsius Fitness Drink and Beyond Meat. • Sold original scripted programming to HBO, MTV, YouTube Red and Amazon. • Executive Produced the HBO Series ALL DEF COMEDY LIVE. • Executive Produced Spotify’s TRAFFIC JAMS series. • Executive Produced THE ALL DEF MOVIE AWARDS on Fusion. • Executive Produced FUSION’S ROAST OF SNOOP DOG
2005 - 2012
Created and sold projects to all major networks under overall deals at Universal and Fox Studios. • Collaborated with writers to create two comedy pilots for NBC. • Collaborated with writers to create drama pilots for CBS, USA, NBC, and Lifetime. • Created and was sole writer on two drama pilots for NBC. • Created and was sole writer on a two-hour movie for Spike TV.
2000 - 2005
Head of NBC’s Drama Development Department responsible for all aspects of development on all hour-long dramas during the “Must See TV” years. • Developed projects that made NBC the #1 network for 5 straight years. • Hired and collaborated with writers, directors and producers who fit the NBC brand. • Coordinated with on-air promotion, print media, publicity, and research to successfully launch and maintain programs. • Oversaw a department of 10 people, as well as the continuous production of multiple drama programs shooting around the world. • Launched multiple successful prime time television dramas including: Law & Order, Law & Order SVU, American Dreams, Las Vegas and Medium.
Pennsylvania State University
I worked my way through school and left in 1982, having run out of money and loans. I returned in 2018 finished and earned my degree.