CAREER SUMMARY

  • Creatively managing teams from 4 to 25+
  • Development of series from pilot through order
  • Format shows, structure stories in the field and getting great coverage
  • Proven track record of finding compelling characters
  • Expert with negotiating and handling talent
  • Solid relationships with networks, production companies, producers, camera, editors, vendors
  • Hardworking, team player with strong management skills
  • Deep understanding of what can and can’t be ‘fixed in post’
  • Facilitate budgets exceeding $7 million
  • Building infrastructure, often from the ground up
 
NETWORK CREDITS

Co-Executive Producer,  Alaskan Women Looking for Love –  TLC (2013) 

Lead 18-person production team to Alaska and Miami, filmed six episodes.  Managed all talent. Hired and supervised staff, crafted storylines, signed off on casting. Key network liaison. Helped design interview sets. Supervised editing and delivery of episodes. Selected music library. Initiated graphics build.

Co-Executive Producer,  The Governor’s Wife – A&E (2012-2013)

Responsible for writing scenes prior to filming. Managed all talent and staff. Lived in Gonzales, Louisiana with core field team, filming docu-series about four-time elected Governor of Louisiana Edwin Edwards and his family.

Producer,  My Life is A Lifetime Movie – Lifetime (2012)

Collected news stories on four women with dramatic news stories. Traveled to interview women, police, lawyers and families. Wrote scripts using VO’s and soundbites.  Conceptulized re-creation scenes. Input on composed music.

 

Co-Executive Producer, Perez Hilton SuperFan: Lady Gaga – CW (2102)

Directed Lady Gaga and Perez Hilton during five-day documentary in Sydney, Australia featuring exclusive access both behind the scenes and in a private rented home for the two friends.  Wrote script, managed edit.

Co-Executive Producer, Fashion Shrink – Lifetime (2011)

Supervised multi-cam studio and field production with Joanna Coles, EIC of Marie Clare.  Filmed around NYC and edited in LA. Hired crew and staff. Responsible for script to screen creative and management.

 

Co-Executive Producer, Jersey Cheer – Lifetime (2010-2011)

Handpicked by network to cast and develop docu-series about cheerleading school in New Jersey. Supervised large-scale live event finale and all edits. Responsible for graphic design and final audio mix.

Producer, Beyond Scared Straight – A&E (2010-2011)

Launched successful franchise with Oscar Winning Executive Producer Arnold Shapiro. Directed and produced inmates, prison officers and juveniles in maximum-security prisons all over the country. Filmed third camera.

 

Co-Executive Producer, Women Behind Bars – WEtv (2009)

Managed twelve episodes each with two female inmates telling their story from prison. Using handwritten letters, managed casting of series.  Edited all scripts prior to edit.  Signed off on cuts. Main contact for network and prisons.

 

Producer and Writer, Secret Lives of Women – WEtv ( 2008-2009) 

Filmed, Wrote and Edited sixteen episodes of  documentary series on women leading dual lives. From Porn Stars to Lipstick Lesbians to Eating Disorders, handled sensitive material. Nominated for Prism Award for Cutters Episode.

 

Co-Executive Producer, Platinum Weddings – WEtv (2008)

Handpicked by network to reconfigure series.  Cast and managed twelve episodes, hired and supervised staff with multiple episodes in various stages, responsible for monetary decisions, graphic re-brand, music library selection.

 

Co-Executive Producer, Beach Weddings & Unforgettable Wedding Gowns – WEtv (2007)

Developed, Researched, Directed, Wrote Specials.

 

ProducerScore with Ryan Cabrera – MTV (2007)

Directed young musical talent who wrote songs and performed to win dates.

 

Producer, Dr. Phil – Syndicated ( 2002-2006)

Launched show. One of the first on staff. Very fast paced and competative environment. Filmed and edited up to 25 segments and bumpers each week.

 Field Producer, Tyra, Ellen, The Insider, Good Morning America – Syndicated ( 2002-2006)

Directed field shoots often traveling at a moment’s notice.  Always delivered interviews, often featuring tough questions. Able to turn around edits very quickly.

 Supervising Producer, Chef Harry & Friends – PBS (1999-2001)

One woman producer, writer, director for celebrity cooking program at their homes which also featured house tours, corporate sponsors, online presence.

Assistant, Various   (1995-1999)

Learned various skills about television production while supporting top producers at several companies and shows including: Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, CBS Program Coordination, Gay Rosenthal Productions, Fox NFL Sunday.

  

 

MARKETING CREDITS

Consultant, Being Better with Angie Martinez – ULIVE.com (2013)

Trained team of producers how to develop concepts, direct talent, edit material.

Producer, CBS Marketing Group   (2007 –  2013)

Cover behind-the-scenes of CBS shows, specials, live events. Interview celebrities, Write and edit packages for same day delivery.

AFFILIATIONS

Directors Guild of America, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, International Documentary Association

 

EDUCATION

Syracuse University Newhouse School of Communications, Bachelor of Science in Television, Radio and Film, 1995

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