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Jerry Horton

Be the Change You Want to See in the World

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

.A lifelong commitment to being of service to the greater good of humanity by using my talents to create resources and entities that help promote positive messages, inspire, empower and assist individuals and organizations  realize their full potential.

WORK AND BUSINESS EXPERIENCE

Oct 2017Feb 2018

Co-Producer and Host

SOUL WEST FILM FEST, PHOENIX, AZ

Organized the first inaugural film festival event that showcased dozens of independent films, had the Arizona film commissioner as a keynote speaker. a panel discussions,  a film industry networking session and vendors that offer beverages, food, products and services to the attendees.  Was responsible for event programming, soliciting sponsors and vendors.

Aug 2016Sept 2016

Executive Producer

HEART OF BROWNSVILLE WEB SERIES FESTIVAL, BROOKLYN, NY

Organized a festival honoring community heroes and local filmmakers and web series producers in Brownsville, Brooklyn.

Feb 2015May 2015

Creative Marketing Director

INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY, PHOENIX, AZ

Responsible for the creative strategies and direction of advertising and marketing materials and campaigns. Supervises the work of art directors, copywriters, and designers.  Develops and maintains a comprehensive social media strategy that defines how social media marketing techniques will be applied to increase visibility and traffic across all brands and products.

2008Present

Ambassador/Customer Service Representative

TRANSDEV, PHOENIX, AZ

As an Ambassador , I was responsible for providing a positive experience with every guest/customer interaction related to inquiries, comments, complaints and/or questions about Veolia Transportation, the Consolidated Rental Car Center and the various rental car companies within the facility 

20062007

Director of Media Arts

SCHOOL NEWS NETWORK, BROOKLYN, NY

Operated and maintained student media studio and camera equipment

Train and coordinate 10 student reporters from the after school program

Mentored and tutored middle school students at after-school program

Design media program curriculum to educate young adults on media literacy
Delegate interns and assistant and day-to- day activities related to project

Conducted letter writing campaigns and write grant proposal for a documentary about Jewish/Black Documentary about  the correlation between slavery and the Holocaust
callled Bounds: The story of slavery and the Holocaust

ENTREPRENEURIAL EXPERIENCE

Founder and Executive Director, Filmmakers of Color in the Valley (FOC-iTV), Is a coalition of filmmakers and media, community organizations, businesses and event organizers working together to create successful thriving indie film scene that's diverse and inclusive with emphasis on a black and brown culture.

FOC-iTV promotes a positive alternative to the way people of color are betrayed in pop-culture. We're an unbroken organization that supports our members in various ways from production assistants, research, publicity, marketing, audience development, exhibition and showcasing opportunities, event logistics and funding assistance

Founder and Proprietor, BLAQCHANNEL, a video production and web development boutique that provides digital marketing and video production services geared towards independent filmmakers, event organizers and media personalities. Clients: VSE Film Company, OpenMindz Production, Actor/Activist Kevin Byrd and ImageNation

Founder and Moderator,  PHXURBANCULTURE, an online community comprised of several thousand of the Valley's most prominent civic and cultural arts influencers.  The purpose of this social network is to facilitate discussion and to disseminate information that promotes community, culture and arts within the greater Phoenix area.   Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/azculture

Producer, the BLAQ EXPERIENCE, an internet radio program that address issues affecting urban America.

Listen to archive: http://bit.ly/blaqexperience

 

EDUCATION

20042005

Program Certificate 

NFTE ENTREPRENEURSHIP AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY  

Participant in a non degree program for entrepreneurship.

19921995

Bachelor Degree 

MORGAN STATE  UNIVERSITY

Marketing and Telecommunications

Founded the Hip-Hop Student Entrepreneur Network on campus

SKILLS

Proposal writing, grant-writing, event planning, workshop development,  database management, web design, graphic design,  digital photography, digital video production and proficient  in programs in Microsoft Office and Google Docs and efficient in creating and running social media marketing campaigns in the following platforms(Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and InstaGram) utilizing monitoring tools like Hoodsuite, Buffer and Google Analtyics.

PORTFOLIO

Here's a portfolio of work that I have done over the past five years.