SENIOR ENTERTAINMENT EXECUTIVE - WRITER/PRODUCER/DIRECTOR
Creative Development and Production • Theatrical/Television/Gaming
OVERVIEW: Over 35 years experience in producing, packaging, and marketing high quality, franchise-oriented, entertainment properties. Proven track record of successful creative production, forecasting paradigm shifts and business leadership. Unusual blend of critically-acclaimed, award-winning creative expertise, innate ability to identify and promote winning properties, massive multitasking capabilities, core focus, dedication, ingenuity and strong team-building skills.
International network of A-list studio executives, creative teams, code engineers and programmers. Successes include substantial contribution to the marketing and promotion of many Emmy Award-winning series including: The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, Southland, Friends, ER, The West Wing, The Sopranos, Nip Tuck, Smallville; and other highly successful series including: Arrow, The Vampire Diaries, Fringe, The Closer, The Mentalist, Rizzoli & Isles, Person of Interest, Dark Blue, Without a Trace, Cold Case, The OC, The Drew Carey Show, George Lopez, Everwood, Gilmore Girls; as well as four Emmy Award-winners for Outstanding Movie or MiniSeries including: Day One, Drug Wars: The Camarena Story, A Woman Named Jackie, and Oprah Winfrey Presents Tuesdays With Morrie along with The Hunger Games on Blu-Ray and many IMAX films.
PROFESSIONAL HISTORY: Multi Award-Winning Production Company, Post Production Company, Game Production, Interactive Media, Advertising and Marketing Organization servicing all of the major studios, broadcasters, cable stations and Fortune 500.
Founded the company to create cohesive entertainment advertising and marketing campaigns in all media. Achieved profitability within 6 months. As the Creative Director, focused on innovation in merging creativity and technology in every possible media system. Expanded services into Print, Motion and Interactive Divisions ranging from commercials, documentaries, music videos, promos, sales reels, sizzle reels, video magazines, virtual and augmented reality apps, games, gambling games, websites, software development, interactive advertising campaigns, 2D and 3D animation, motion graphics, visual effects, key art, posters, outdoor advertising, consumer products, branding, style guides, etc.
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PRODUCTION: Produced and Directed hundreds of projects for both Peter Roth’s group and Lisa Gregorian’s group at Warner Bros. Television and International Television including Inside The West Wing - a one hour special edition of The West Wing for use in teaching Civics and Government in High Schools nationwide, Warner Bros. Television 50th Anniversary – A fond look at the last 50 years, 7 Reels for the Warner Bros. Museum covering the chapters of Warner Bros. Television Legacy, a Customer Orientation Reel for DirecTV, The Tenth and Eleventh Anniversary of the Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Awards for NATPE, the music video Drive (for Daddy Gene) by Alan Jackson, which won Music Video of the Year in 2002, Animated Video promoting second screen technology for The Hunger Games Blu-Ray DVD for Lionsgate, Video Magazine Documentary on NSYNC during the filming of the IMAX movie Bigger Than Live, The Tiger Woods Learning Center Overview, and a fundraising documentary entitled United Friends of the Children which successfully raised 2.5 million dollars at the event in which it premiered.
LEADERSHIP/INNOVATION: Provided creative and strategic leadership in financial management, expansion into new media and emerging technologies, lead numerous teams to accomplish over 30 business, creative and technological “firsts” and was awarded the patent for shared video on demand for one of those firsts. Personally conceived, created and funded the first Office in the Cloud and the first online combination of skill games, fantasy sports and horseracing for money in the United States.
INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE: Currently in development:
Writer/Producer - Descent - Theatrical Film
Writer/Producer - DaVinci: Anatomy of Genius - IMAX Film
Writer/Producer - Clifford and Stanley Go To Earth - Theatrical Film
Acted as Account Executive and Creative Director on worldwide, high profile projects for Warner Bros. (6 divisions – 15 years), Oliver Stone, Pen Densham, Dorothea Petrie, David W. Rintels, Sports Illustrated, John Carpenter, Dean Devlin, Paramount, Fox, Disney, NATPE, IMAX, NBC Universal, The CW Television Network, CNBC, G4, E! Entertainment, Style, History Channel, HBO, TBS, ITV, Granada, Fremantle, Sony, DirecTV, NBC Sports, NFL Channel, Creative Artists Agency, William Morris Agency, J Walter Thompson, Dojo SF, Activision, Nintendo and many others. This extended beyond entertainment brands to include Chevrolet, Volvo, TMobile, Adidas, Champs Sports, V8, Jamba Juice, Squaw Valley, Nickelodeon, Mattel, California Raisins, State of California, City of San Diego, City of Los Angeles and many others.
CRIME FIGHTER: Created the antitheft Lock It. Hide It. Keep It. campaign that reduced theft from automobiles by 23% in Los Angeles in 2012. Personally commended by Los Angeles Police Department Commander Jim Cansler.
CREATIVE PASSION: Passion for theatrical films sparked inside the Cinerama Dome watching the first release of 2001, A Space Odyssey and ignited in the very same theater watching the debut of Apocolypse Now. Studied well over 8000 films across the full spectra of creative disciplines. Very knowledgeable on all film topics in both the creative and business sectors.
1ST DEGREE BLACK BELT: Earned 1st Degree Black Belt in 2012 from 7 Time World Karate Champion, Johnny Gyro. Currently working to earn 2nd Degree Black Belt in February 2015.