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Curriculum Vitae

2016Current

Film Department, Adjunct Faculty, Producing 

Ringling College of Art + Design, Sarasota, FL
  • Spring semester 2019 - Fall semester 2018 - Teaching (2) sections of Producing each semester (19 students/ semester), supervising 19 productions each semester along with (2) Junior Project instructors, total 38 Junior Project films (both semesters)
  • Spring semester 2018 - Fall semester 2017 - Taught (1) section of Producing, 23 Juniors Project films (both semesters)
  • Spring semester 2017 - Fall semester 2016 - Taught (1) section of Producing, 26 Juniors Project films (both semesters)
  • Spring semester 2016 - Business of Film instructor, 13 students
2002Current

Design Project Manager

Richard C. Carpenter Interiors, Inc., Sarasota, FL and New York, NY

SELECT RECENT PROJECTS 

  • 2019 - Penthouse residence A, L'Ambiance Condominium, Longboat Key Club, Longboat Key, FL
  • 2018 - Penthouse residence C, L'Ambiance Condominium, Longboat Key Club, Longboat Key, FL
  • 2018 - Private residence, Landmarked Cooperative Building at 710 Park Avenue @ 70th St, NY, NY
  • 2017 - Private residence, Marisol Country Club, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Awarded 1st Place "Best Private Florida Residence over 3,000 sq. ft" by American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), FL West Coast Chapter, 2018.)

  • 2017 -Ritz-Carlton private residence, Sarasota, FL
  • 2015-2016 - Ritz-Carlton private residence, North Shore, Long Island, NY
  • 2015 - Private residence, L'Ambiance Condominium, Longboat Key Club, Longboat Key, FL
  • 2013 - Pied-a-Terre, Madison Avenue @ 70th St., NY, NY
  • 2011 - RCC Design + Studio, Sarasota, FL. 
  • 2005 - 2007 - Private residence, 7-story NYC Landmark Townhouse, E. 65th Street @ Park Ave., NY, NY 
  • 2007 - Fire Island Pines Care Center, Physician's residence, Fire Island Pines, NY
20082013

Project Manager / Field Supervisor

The Residential Interiors Corp., New York, NY
  • 2013 - The River House, Private residence in one of Manhattan's most legendary cooperative buildings, East River @ 53rd St.
  • 2012 - 2013 - 15 Central Park West Condominium, Private residence in the most costly condominium building in NYC at the time.
  • 2011 - Harperly Hall, Central Park West @ 64th St. - Private residence in 100 year old NYC landmark cooperative building. 
  • 2008-2010 - Museum Tower (Museum of Modern Art), 15 West 53rd St. - 49th Fl Private residence in this Cesar Pelli designed skyscraper residence in midtown.
19972006

Producer

"BOY CULTURE" (2006, TLA Releasing)

Motion Picture co-written and directed by Q. Allan Brocka, based on the novel by Matthew Rettenmund.  HD/35mm. Worldwide Distribution, TLA Releasing. Screenplay by Q. Allan Brocka and Philip Pierce, Starring Patrick Bauchau, Derek Magyar, Darryl Stephens, Jonothon Trent

19941996

Producer

"SWINGERS" (1996, Miramax Films)

Motion Picture directed by Doug Liman. 35mm. Worldwide distribution, Miramax Films. Original screenplay by Jon Favreau, Starring Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn, Heather Graham

19911994

Managing Partner

Foxboro Entertainment

Funded via private equity placement offering; produced first original films for Turner Network Television and fully-developed more than 25 motion picture screenplays and numerous television movie and series concepts.

19901994

Producer

"GETTING IN" (1994, Trimark Films)

Motion Picture directed by Doug Liman. 35mm. Worldwide distribution, Trimark Pictures. Original screenplay by P.J. Posner & Joel Posner & Jonathan Lewin.  Starring Stephen Mailer, Kristy Swanson, Andrew McCarthy, Dave Chappelle, Matthew Perry, Calista Flockhart, Christine Baranski, Len Cariou

19891991

Co-Producer

"FINAL VERDICT" (1991, TNT)

Turner Network Television Original Film directed by Jack Fisk. 35mm. Screenplay by Larry Roman, based on biography of Earl Rogers by his daughter Adele Rogers St. John.  Starring Treat Williams, Glenn Ford, Raphael Sbarge, Sissy Spacek

19871991

Producer

"DEAD ON THE MONEY" (1991, TNT)

Turner Network Television Original Film directed by Mark Cullingham. 35mm. Screenplay by Gavin Lambert, based on the novella "The End of Tragedy" by Rachel Ingalls. Starring Corbin Bernson, John Glover, Amanda Pays

19861990

Vice President, Original Programming

Playboy, Inc

Supervised all original programming for the Playboy Channel with ancillary distribution in all media worldwide.  Developed first ever Playboy soap opera series concept and supervised writing of six half hour pilot episode teleplays; attached legendary French film director Roger Vadim to direct all six pilot episodes; arranged production co-finance agreement with Yorkshire Television (UK) for development and series co-production in US Virgin Islands.

19761985

1981-1985 - Chief Executive, US Operations

Survival Anglia Limited - Joint venture of J. Walter Thompson and Anglia Television UK

1979 - 1981 - Vice President, Public Relations & Publicity

1976 - 1979 - Manager, Programming

SELECT CREDITS: 

  • Executive in Charge of Production, "Lions of Etosha: King of the Beasts" narrated by James Earl Jones CBS-TV Network
  • Executive in Charge of Series Production, "Tales of the Unexpected" hosted by Roald Dahl, John Houseman (100+ 30 minute episodes)
  • Executive in Charge of Series Production, "The World of Survival" hosted by John Forsythe. (150+ 30 minute episodes)

Education

Sep 1972Jun 1976

AB, Biology 1976 with honors

Princeton University

Graduated cum laude, certificate in Science in Human Affairs. Wrote interdisciplinary thesis on the rise of medical professionalism and the de-institutionalization of mental health care in America.  Thesis advisor, Dr. Julian Wolpert, Dean of the School of Architecture, Professor of Geography, Public Affairs and Urban Planning.

Trustee, The Triangle Club of Princeton University

The Triangle Club of Princeton University was founded by Booth Tarkington in 1891.  Producer of original, student written musical comedies with performances both in Princeton and in select cities every year on tour,  the Triangle Club was the force behind the construction of Princeton's McCarter Theatre, its home since 1930. Triangle launched the careers of F. Scott Fitzgerald, James Stewart, Joshua Logan, Jose Ferrar, Brooks Bowman, Clark Gesner, Doug McGrath, David E. Kelley, Brook Shields, Ellie Kemper, et.al.  During my undergraduate years, I performed in four annual musical productions, was named Tour Manager the summer after my freshman year (1973), served as Business Manager for two years thereafter (1973-1975) and was elected President of the Club for my senior year (1975-1976). I produced the 1976 production "Mugs Money" and I was elected to The Graduate Board of Trustees in 1977. I actively served for more than 40 years and I am now an Honorary Trustee for Life.

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ADDITIONAL FILM CREDITS: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0800865/