Rhonda Vinson

Rhonda Vinson

Work History

Work History

hotel impossible / atlas media corp / travel channel2011 – 2012

producer (freelance) new york, nysupervise/direct talent and 2-camera crews for 6 day location shoot. conduct interviews, write scripts and supervise edit for hour-long reality series.

the jeremy kyle show / itv 2011

producer (freelance) new york, nydirected two camera eng crew for production of four, one-hour specials focused on after show guest care segments hosted by Dr. Janet Taylor.

unfaithful / oprah winfrey network / true entertainment2011

story producer (freelance) – new york, ny - wrote, produced and supervised edit of hour-long, two story, documentary / reality series that explores the impact of infidelity on marital relationships.

unfaithful/ oprah winfrey network / true entertainment2011

story producer (freelance) – new york, ny - write, produce and supervise edit of hour-long, two story,

docu / reality series that explores the impact of infidelity on marital relationships.

love lust / sundance channel / sharp entertainment                                                                              2011

producer  (freelance) new york, ny - research, write, produce and supervise edit of hour-long, single topic, factual series that explores the historical, social and pop culture relevance of cultural icons.

we tv / creative services / rainbow media                                                                                               2009 – 2010

producer (freelance) – new york, ny - conceptualized, wrote and produced content for network and website. supervised and directed edit.

magnificent obsessions / rainbow media / voom hd networks                                                          2008 – 2009

producer / director (freelance) – new york, ny - developed, researched, wrote and produced factual lifestyle/reality show. supervised and directed crew and all aspects of field and post production.

rl tv / comcast                                                                                                                                                  2007

producer / program development (freelance) columbia, md  - developed and produced lifestyle, news

and talk shows for national cable channel.

dr. keith ablow show / telepictures / warner bros.                                                                                2006

field producer (freelance) – new york, ny - wrote, field produced/directed and supervised edits of field pieces for daily syndicated talk show.

mission organization / hgtv / nancy glass productions                                                                        2005 – 2006

producer /director – philadelphia, pa - supervised/directed families, talent and 2-camera crews for 10 day location shoots. conducted interviews, wrote scripts and supervised edits for half-hour reality series.

ambush makeover / 20th century fox / banyan productions                                                               2004 – 2005

coordinating post producer – philadelphia, pa - responsible for creative content and look of each episode. supervised re-writes, vo sessions and edits for daily half-hour, syndicated reality show for fox.

a wedding story / discovery - tlc / banyan productions                                                                         2003 – 2004

producer /director – philadelphia, pa - supervised/directed production staff and crews for, 2-camera field shoots. conducted interviews, wrote show scripts and oversaw edits of 15 half-hour episodes.

new urban entertainment television (nue – tv)                                                                                        2000 – 2002

executive producer / news – washington, dc - coordinated and launched network’s news division.

developed shows and supervised production of news and documentary programming.

judge mathis / telepictures / warner bros.                                                                                                1999 – 2000

producer – chicago, il - coordinated launch. booked/produced litigants and briefed Judge for courtroom.

the gayle king show / eyemark entertainment / cbs                                                                              1998

producer – hartford, ct - coordinated launch. pitched, researched and developed show ideas. briefed hosts/guests. wrote scripts, booked expert and celebrity guests.

rolonda / king world productions                                                                                                                1997

producer new york, ny - coordinated re-launch of new season. pitched, researched and developed show ideas. briefed hosts/guests. wrote scripts. booked expert and celebrity guests.

real life / nbc                                                                                                                                                      1996

segment producer – boston, ma - generated and produced news and entertainment segments for daily morning magazine show.

later today at disney – mgm studios                                                                                                          1995     

senior producer/writer – orlando, fl - produced news and entertainment segments for daily morning news show.

Education

Education

University of Maryland

BA

Fairleigh Dickinson

Summary

  • New York-based, Emmy Award-winning, Producer/Director with soup-to-nuts experience in Network, Syndication and Cable Programming.
  • Experienced in Factual, Talk, Reality and News Programming specializing in launches and pilots.
  • Extensive studio-based and on-location/field production: both Domestic and International including Europe, South America and the Caribbean.
  • Excellent booker. Skilled in working with “real people,” Talent, A-list Celebrities and Newsmakers.
  • Creative Producer with expertise in both crafting story and story-telling

Works well under pressure, plays well with others and seldom runs with scissors.

Affiliations

  • producers guild of america – co-chair; employment committee, member documentary committee
  • new york women in communications (nywici)
  • new york women in film and television (nywift)
  • the paley center for media
  • new york press club
  • women in film and video, washington, dc (wifv)

Awards

  • new york fest award – news / special programming
  • national association of black journalists award (nabj) (2)
  • emmy award – washington, dc regional – writing – children’s programming

Skills and Training

  • On-going training in Final Cut Pro
  • Graduate - Dale Carnegie Course in Effective Communications and Human Relations