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Summary

An accomplished television executive and creative visionary, specializing in production and development, bringing an exceptional background of work and life experience.  A proven industry leader, armed with successes in original content, concept development, and branded entertainment.

Work experience

2011Present

Owner/President

Ransom Note Pictures
  • Original programming company, with several television properties in development as of 2012.
  • Creative lead on development and production.
  • Programming consultant and main liason to television networks, producers, and agencies.
2011Present

Production Executive/Senior Creative Director

Storm Studios
  • Supervision of company-wide creative.
  • Responsible for production and post production of originals, interstitials, and branded entertainment for clients like The Fox Network, ABC, CBS, FX, Disney Channel, and TruTV.
19982011

Wholly Cow Productions, Inc.

Senior Vice President, Original Content and Development, 2006 - 2011

  • Successfully launched and developed company division in original long form programming.  Responsible for two departments, overseeing as many as 150 people.
  • Executive Produced episodes of some of the top cable shows on television, including “The Real Housewives of Orange County” and “Flipping Out.”
  • Solidified relationships with key network executives and agents in non-fiction television.
  • Developed and Executive Produced some of the highest rated events in cable, “Marijuana: A Chronic History” as well as “Afraid of the Dark” both for History.

Senior Producer, 2003 - 2006

  • Moved into new territory, overseeing new clients in documentary programming, DVD features, and digital content.
  • Headed the team that produced high profile on-air events including “Premiere: Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith,” “Bloody Rome Week with Howie Long,” “Flight of the Phoenix with Dennis Quaid,” and “Wild West Week.”

Writer/Producer, 1999 - 2003

  • Integral in the relationships with major client accounts, including Fox, ABC, NBC, FX, E!, Style, and Warner Brothers Domestic Television.
  • Developed and supervised the award-winning documentaries, “Altman: On His Own Terms.” and “Young Frankenstein at 25.”
  • Provided multi-platform marketing campaigns to transition FX network from small, colorful, niche channel into major prime time TV destination with shows like “The Shield,” “Nip/Tuck,” and “American Horror Story.”
19971999

Writer/Producer

Clients include:

Area 21 - BRANDING DIVISION at FOX Broadcasting Company.

  • Supervised launch campaigns for “That 70s Show,” as well as multi-platform awareness campaigns for “The X-Files,” “The Simpsons,” and “Ally McBeal.”

ABC Branding Factory - BRANDING DIVISION AT ABC Network

  • Oversaw campaigns for several shows like “Drew Carey,” “The Practice,” and “Ellen,” and Collaborated with TBWA/Chiat/Day in the controversial “Yellow” campaign.

Fox Broadcasting Corporation

  • Supervised award-winning awareness and animated marketing campaigns including “King of the Hill” and the Fox Network’s major sports coverage, including the World Series.
19941997

Production Coordinator

FX Networks
  • Managed assets needed to execute projects. Included scheduling, paperwork, video coordination, and being liaison between the network and outside facilities.
  • Began taking on projects as producer, including high-profile sizzle campaigns.
19931994

Set/Stage Production Assistant

(Various Productions)

  • Provided support for writers and cast on location and soundstage.
1991

Talent Assistant

Late Night with David Letterman
  • Summer job during college, following up on the position as an intern the previous semester.  Maintained relationships between staff and publicists/agents.  Provided guest support.

Education

19841988

LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts (The "Fame" School)