Industry AdvertisingBranded EntertainmentDigitalEducationEventsFilmMarketingMediaMusicTelevision
Sector Branded ContentBranded EntertainmentDevelopmentOriginal ContentSeries DevelopmentFilm Production
Preferred Job Title Creative DirectorExecutive ProducerHead of ProductionHead of Production ManagementLine ProducerProduction ManagementShowrunner
I am a strategic “big picture” thinker with tangible production know-how. The projects I’ve lead required creative development, casting, budget & production management, and editorial leadership. From creative ideation to the practicals of team management, staffing, contract negotiations, scheduling, budgets, and action plans that delivered, I am the management lead.
What distinguishes me is the diversity and breath of experience in developing, managing, and producing everything from films, to traditional broadcast, to digital content. With 10+ years experience, I have developed and lead the production of notable and award-winning commercials, films, talk-shows, doc-series, news specials, A-list interviews, live events, print, and digital (banners, websites and social media) content for individuals, networks, production companies, digital, and social media platforms.
I am looking to bring this combination of experience to the table and make myself a valuable asset at developing, building, and delivery creative content.
– Willing to travel. – Have worked and lived in Chicago, Los Angeles, Denver.
2011 - 2019
Creating customized media content and marketing strategies for networks, media personalities, productions companies, and foundations. Develop strategies, pitch proposals, budget oversight, project schedules, and team collaboration to support projects from inception to delivery. Led projects requiring oversight of art directors, copywriters, producers, camera, crews, editors, UX, IA / wireframe, developers, and SEO strategy. Projects include: video projects, website builds, live events, webcasts, apps, social media content, photo shoots, and Op-Ed pieces. Conduct media training for hosts, executives, and individuals developing public brands. Experience includes agency, production companies, network, studio, and corporate.
2017 - 2017
Human Condition Labs: Impact think tank 2016
Thought-partner with C-suite leadership for social impact think tank. Implemented plans for educational programs and initiatives. Developed sponsor partnerships for company’s education initiatives and monthly Maker Faire STEAM events. Managed and guided Innovation Think Tank Workshops created for corporate and executive development. Cultivated and maintained relationships with outside partners. Oversaw proposals, creative and all internal needs for events. Provided weekly updates with prioritized tasks, anticipated gaps, and action plans. +Results: identified synergies and built collaborative partnerships with Autodesk, Samsung, and Siemens.
2006 - 2011
Ogilvy One Advertising
Member of client facing account team creating SOW’s, RFP pitches, strategic plans and creative development of digital and print campaigns. Built and reconciled project budgets, tracked hours and spend for projects with cross-functional teams of art directors, copywriters, graphic designers, planning, UX, SEO, and developers. Managed development of websites, digital banners, emails, print and social media campaigns. Created and communicated scopes with creative brief, timelines, and deliverables parameters. Created reporting templates, status reports, and communication schedules. +Results: Managed digital builds for TD Ameritrade, Unilever, Ponds, Nestle, and Marsh accounts. Established rapid response strategy for banners and other quick delivery items.
2008 - 2009
TV One Networks / Citizen Pictures
TV One Live: The DNC After Party - Worked with network’s president and executive leadership to develop and produce, nightly LIVE, multi-camera, in-studio and live remote, entertainment talk-show. Developed show format, guided creative producing team to create unique and informative format. Recruited and managed notable key members of writing, producing and directing team. Manage day- to-day production, troubleshooting and escalation of challenges. Fostered relationships and liaised with cross-functional teams including, unions, legal, rights/clearances, and digital, to ensure creative goals and network standards. + Results: Program received NABJ “Best Practice” award for coverage of DNC; was rated with MSNBC and CNN for great coverage — https://vimeo.com/213587456
2001 - 2005
MTV / VH1 / Logo / National Ent.
Senior member of production team for TV series, commercials, scripted programs, documentaries, experiential, red-carpet events, and unscripted programs featuring A-list talent, airing on VH1, MTV, LOGO, Court TV, HBO, and CBS. Structured production processes and guided implementation. Managed day-to-day production and budgets ranging from $100K to $8M+ for projects with staff and crews of 50+. Supervised freelance and in-house team, scheduling, scripting, production logistics, editing, post- production, and client deliverables. Liaised and negotiated contracts with talent agents, unions, vendors, legal, marketing, and rights / clearances to insure corporate standards. Sourced corporate sponsors and product placement.
2005 - 2006
City Lights Television / Discovery Home
Developed, pitched and produced weekly series \"Inner Chef\" featuring the award-winning chef Marcus Samuelsson. Partnered and produced with production company to ensure on-time completion and delivery of all required show assets. Approved episode guests, managed project direction and all content storylines. Sourced sponsorship and give-aways that increased show’s creative budget by 25%. + Created cross-platform print and short digital interstitials to expand program’s marketing exposure + Winner of Telly Award, and nominated for a 2007 NY Emmy