Joseph Shamash

Joseph Shamash

Work History

Work History
Mar 2008 - Present



Editor/Producer for DIRECTV’s EMMY nominated The Dan Patrick Show, a TV series based on the life and times of Dan Patrick and his morning radio show, simulcasted in over 85 million homes on The Audience Network, Comcast & Fox Sports Net affiliates.  Plus other original programming such as, The Red Zone Channel, The Box Score and Strike Zone.  

  • Dan Patrick Show 1-HR Cutdown: Lead editor in charge of turning the 3-hour daily Dan Patrick Show into a 1-hour program that is rebroadcast on The Audience network and various affiliates.  Turnaround time is 2 hours from when original show goes off air. 
  • Blizzcon 2010 & 2011:  Editor and segment producer for DIRECTV's live broadcast of Blizzcon, the gaming industry's 2-day mega-conference held annually in Anaheim, CA
  • Write, produce and edit highlights, segments, interviews, promos, bumps and commercials
  • Edit up-to-the-minute highlights, sound bytes, rollouts/music videos and other audio/video related material on Quantel for a fast-paced live TV broadcast.
  • Creative control of show closing rollouts including Plays/Hits of the Day cut to popular music.
  • Master control operator for live broadcasts of DIRECTV cable broadcasts using ITX.
Aug 2009 - Present

Assistant Editor

The Svetlana Project
  • Assistant Editor for the original TV comedy series, "SVETLANA" produced by Mark Cuban's HDnet, the first all-HD, national TV network.
Dec 2009 - Feb 2010



Hired by AOL prior to the dissolution of AOL/Time Warner with the goal of saturating a variety of content onto AOL's website, including features for The Interface and Sessions, which hold live music video performances of top 50 and upcoming artists.  Plus, instructional "how to" videos for AOL's Home Improvement, Cooking and Lifestyle sites.  

  • Edit music videos for in studio music performances using Final Cut Pro.
  • Edit script driven and talent based "Do It Yourself" home improvement and lifestyle videos, which involved trimming down 15-30 minutes of footage and various takes into 3-4 minute packages that maintain the essential instructions and story of the shoot. 
Jun 2009 - Jul 2009

Junior Editor

TMZ & Beyond Twisted

Editor of daily packages for TMZ, one of the top-rated syndicated strip series, and for its spin-off strip 15-episode test Beyond Twisted. 

  • Edited HD and SD video, stills, music, graphics, sound FX and voiceovers using Final Cut Pro, transforming the vision of writers’ scripts into comedic and dramatic packages.
  • Streamlined production unit’s media management process, including compressions for multi format viewing/editing, digitizing tapes, multi-clipping, DVD creation and backups.
Aug 2007 - Feb 2009


Editor for Fox’s cable network sports programming shows including The Final Score, The Final Score Extra, Pro Football Preview and BCS Ratings Show.

  • Edited up to the minute highlights, sound bytes, rollouts/music videos and other audio/video related material on Quantel for a fast paced live TV broadcast.
  • Daily organization and positioning of highlights for the show’s rundown, including master control and playback operation.
2004 - 2006

Research Manager


Responsible for numerous aspects of audience research and analysis at leading entertainmentindustry market research company.  Managed projects on behalf of such major feature films as,Borat, The Pan’s Labyrinth, Wedding Crashers, Harry Potter, The Da Vinci Code, and many more.

  • Oversaw research and statistical analysis related to advance screenings of major motion pictures.
  • Managed and supervised research reports, client deliverables, exit polls, focus groups, questionnaire development, recruit reports, data processing and coding.
Sep 1999 - Aug 2002

Production Assistant

Joined FSN as intern and promoted to PA while attending full-time classes at UCLA.  Assigned to nightly news and highlights series including The Best Damn Sports Show Period, The Keith Olbermann Evening News, The National Sports Report and nationwide Regional Sports Reports.

  • Creative control of highlights for all major sporting events including The World Series, The Super Bowl, NBA and Stanley Cup Finals, All-Star Games and more.
  • Oversaw organization and distribution of scripts to on-air talent during live broadcasts with control room and playback experience.


2002 - Present

Universita per Stranieri di Siena

UCLA Education Abroad Program

Skills & Interests

Conversational in Farsi, Hebrew & Spanish with additional language skills in Italian.Proficient in PC and MAC word processing, presentation, business and creative software programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Winforms, Quicken, Teleform Designer.  Experienced with current digital products, services and applications.      Interests include international travel, sports (particularly basketball), backgammon, quotations, Jeopardy!, cable news and current affairs programming.


Editor/Producer for day/date television and digital platforms, with proven skills in Final Cut Pro, AVID and Quantel.  Experience with breaking news, information, sports and entertainment programming for cable network, web, syndication and HD satellite television, including TMZ, AOL, Fox Sports Net and DIRECTV.

Comfortable in fast-paced, high-pressure settings with experience in Live broadcasts in control room and on-site mobile TV truck environments.  Detail and deadline-oriented hard worker with strong communication and organizational skills; familiarity with entertainment industry market research.  Member in good standing of NABET.

Volunteer Organizations

LimmudLA:  Co-chair of Participant Care team, Director of Persian Outreach and international delegate for Los Angeles branch of a worldwide grassroots non-profit organization.