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P E R S O N A L   S U M M A R Y

 

Production and operational management executive with experience across a variety of industries including: documentary and unscripted television, digital video, live stage productions, professional consulting, education and nonprofit management.

 

Highly skilled, pragmatic manager with in-depth expertise in both scripted and unscripted content development; line producing; directing, story producing and editorial. Consistent success in: identifying opportunities for efficiency and effectiveness; building beneficial industry partnerships; delivering large and small scale projects with precision on time and in budget; developing strategic and creative content marketing plans; leading and motivating team in collaborative and fast-paced environment, while achieving exemplary results.

Executive Producer/Artistic Director

Playbill Theater Network

  • Curator and producer of content for new digital platformfeaturing film captures of live Theater for Young Audiences

  • Responsible for initial brand development and content strategy Establishing partnerships and relationships with industryleaders for business development

  • Handling all contract negotiations with theaters and artists

  • Writing and directing social

 

Vice President of Programming

Stage17 Productions

  • Developed and produced ten original short form series, both scripted and unscripted, for start-up digital entertainment platform

  • Devised and implemented production management structure, overseeing all series simultaneously

  • Built relationships with media outlets and public relations contacts for new informational programming

  • Developed and implemented strategy for multi-camera live captures of mid-size regional theater productions

 

Supervising Producer

Stage17 Productions (2013 – 2015)

  • Line Producer for ten original short form series, both scripted and unscripted, as well as supplementary one-of-a-kind content

  • Primary contact with all talent (actors, hosts, designers), as well as full-time production staff and freelance crew; Managed all contracts (union and non-union), payroll, pension/health/welfare, and budgets/reimbursements

  • Produced pre-taped packages for the 2015 Tony Awards Red Carpet, in association with The American Theatre Wing and Serino CoyneProduced Live Stream of 2014 Tony Awards Red Carpet, as well as twelve pre-taped packages for Playbill.com/Stage17.tv

 

Story Associate Producer

World of Wonder: Big Freedia, Queen of Bounce (2013)

  • FUSE Network; Exec. Producers Randy Barbato, Fenton Bailey, Jeremy Simmons

  • Story AP for various episodes of Season 1

 

Associate Producer/Story Producer

Post Production Supervisor

Air Extreme Productions: The uneXplained (2011-2012)

  • Exec Producers Doug Liman and Russ Stratton; Producer, Johanna Baldwin for A&E/The BIO Channel

  • Led research team responsible for selection of content, including casting and vetting of participants

  • Preliminary source interviews of participants and experts

  • Supervision of production shoots for location teams nationally

  • Supervision of post-production including music supervision, licensing, and delivery

  • Co-strategist of social media campaign and short form content

 

Commercial Directing Consultant (2010-Present)

  • Private acting and directing consultant for commercial production companies including The Mill and Framestore

  • Provides individual or group sessions to better prepare directors for casting and production, both in studio and on-location for commercial shoots

 

Producer, Director, Writer for Live Shows (1996 – Present)

  • Freelance Director, Producer, and/or Writer on over 50 live multi-media stage productions and workshops

  • Developed and/or directed concerts with award winning Broadway talent including Lea Salonga (Allegiance, Miss Saigon), Shuler Hensley (Oklahoma, Prince of Broadway), Kate Baldwin (Big Fish, Finian’s Rainbow), lyricist Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof, She Loves Me), and conductor and arranger Jonathan Tunick (Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods)

 

Nonprofit Management Consultant

Park Ridge Nonprofit Center; Park Ridge, IL (2007-2010)

 

  • Designed mission, branding and strategic plan for new non-profit collaborative in suburban Chicago

  • Planned and large-scale social events and corporate parties

  • Created social media, marketing and public relations strategies for launch

 

Executive Managing Director

The Happiness Club Program; Chicago, IL (2001-2005)

 

  • Responsible for administrative management of non-profit arts company including long-term strategic planning, budgeting and finance, and board development

  • Produced two annual fundraising events benefitting at-risk youth (for over 500 guests) and increased private contributions by 40%

  • Created and implemented new professional performance group, summer camp, after-school program, and teacher development workshops which increased organizational revenue by 25%

 

Producing Artistic Director

HealthWorks Theatre; Chicago, IL (2001-2005)

  • Producer and director for outreach theatre tours that performed social issues plays for over 200 Universities and High Schools

  • Created sustainable business model that increased paid bookings by 25%, and contributions by 30%, lifting organization out of $450,000 deficit

  • Rebuilt and revitalized Board of Directors

 

 

E D U C A T I O N

 

Bachelor in Speech, School of Communications

Northwestern University

 

Master of Fine Arts in Directing

The New School for Drama

 

 

A W A R D S

 

Leopold Schepp Fellow

 

New School for Drama Honors Scholarship

 

LCU Grant for Women’s Education

 

 

A D D I T I O N A L   S K I L L S

  • Excellent knowledge of social media strategy and use of digital products to enhance social media presence, branding, and marketing campaigns

  • Refined design aesthetic with excellent hands on skills in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere; Working Knowledge of Final Cut Pro; Quickbooks; Advanced proficiency in all areas of Microsoft Office

  • Nearly ten years of experience in nonprofit management and large fundraising and event planning