PROFESSIONAL OBJECTIVE – To develop a comprehensive multi-media service to support filmmakers, and executive producers with writing, production management and my diverse production organization skills-from pre-production to post-production. To also assist businesses with growth through marketing strategies, social media marketing, writing and promotional video content and any related needs. This will be exercised through my extensive knowledge of television production, sales, promotion, purchasing, planning, designing, budgeting analysis and leadership expertise. Thus making use of my innate ability to be creative and innovative, while simultaneously giving focus to my excellent customer service and people skills. In addition, to learn new technologies and skills that will offer career advancement.
CAREER SUMMARY – Managed and lead the Programming Department at PBS Affiliates in the number 9 television market in the country. This involved creating and signing off on local production content. Served on several national and local documentary review panels where my extensive knowledge contributed to the content decisions for national and local broadcasts. I exercised excellent leadership and innovation abilities as Executive Producer in the development of content for On-Air broadcast. As a leader of content development and acquisition, consistently asked to offer lectures to University students and broadcast professionals highlighting the business of media and programming strategies.
Howard University Washington, District of Columbia 1997-2000
Bachelor of Arts (Magna Cum Laude) in Communications-Television Production
MOVING MOUNTAINS PRODUCTIONS, LLC Silver Spring, Maryland May 2012-Present
Title: Independent Contractor.
Sole screenwriter for feature comedic drama, “Rap Life Exchange (w.t.)” scheduled to go into production in late 2016.
As Associate Producer for the film project, “Solomon Dasko”, coordinated crowd funding campaign and perks fulfillment. Communicated with major donors in order to raise funds for the film. Brought attention to the film through social media marketing and direct marketing. Identified and booked shooting locations. Sourced below the line crew for the project and some cast.
Supervised each film scene to ensure accurate dialog, and continuity. Also, maintained stringent records of each shot taken to facilitate the post-production process as Script Supervisor: Eustress Entertainment, LLC – “Ode to Rosa”.
Facilitated casting auditions, Researched and booked shooting locations, managed entire cast and crew including executing pay roll, completed and filed SAG union paperwork, marketed film for distribution, coordinated the planning of film’s red-carpet premiere event as Associate Producer with Travestee Films – “The City of Lost Souls”.
Coordinated and Marketed Acting Workshops, planned and managed film casting events as Talent Coordinator: BELLO Talent Management.
Produced On-Air Promos, researched and supplied programming content for acquisition, as TV Producer for Office of Cable Television, DC – TV Channels.
Researched and established film’s entire budget, identified and assigned wardrobe to respective talent, coordinated fund raising events for film’s budget, hired production staff, created Script and Budget breakdowns as Production Manager: Golden Tiger Productions – “Badass Assassins”.
Created talent release forms and coordinated all signatures, pooled and managed Background Extras, assisted with on-set make-up as Assistant Producer: Travestee Films / Plexus Promotions – TaptIn App Video Commercial.
Responsible for creating weekly newsletters, composing press releases, writing and posting weekly blog articles, managing up to six social media platforms daily, co-ordinating marketing outreach and campaigns and coordinated product endorsements and promotions as Public Relations and Media Specialist: ONYC® Hair International.
Managed marketing and branding projects for a cross-section of clients as Project Manager: DASH Coordinating and Marketing, LLC.
Researched and composed blog articles on a weekly basis, and provided daily maintenance of social media platforms and campaigns as Blog Writer and Social Media Associate: Elite Strategic Business Solutions, LLC.
Formulated and executed marketing strategies for media company, set-up and managed social media platforms, consulted on and managed social media communications for live-taped events as Marketing and Social Media Manager: Business Resource TV.
Conceptualizes, and writes short stories, Blogs articles, and commentary as Lead Writer: Creative Writing Website – http://www.Ladydewriter.com.
Regularly provides written content to support the marketing outreach of bridal boutique as; Marketing, and Promotional Writer for Woo Couture Bridal Boutique.
Responsible for pitching new ideas, coordinating then executing creative and promotional social media and promotional campaigns as Creative Communications Coordinator with The Bridge DC.
Individually established business’ social media platform, and implemented online marketing strategies, and campaigns as; Social Media Marketing and Promotions Strategist: Eagle Design Printing and Promotions, LLC.
Worked with company founder to establish some of the business’ social media platforms, enhance outreach on others, and provide direction toward a more successful social media presence as; Social Media Strategist and Consultant: RICH Face International, Professional MUA.
Provides written content; blog articles, and ghostwriting services as; Freelance Writer, elance.com.
Dialog Consultant/Writer, Short Film: Black Women for Positive Change, Non-Violence Project.
Provided television broadcast consultant services for broadcast distribution of Documentary: “Continental Africans in WWII”.
Recruited to evaluate documentary works-in-progress, seeking to qualify for funding as Documentary Film Reader, Pacific Islanders in Communications.
PBS Affiliate (WHUT) Washington, District of Columbia Aug 2006-May 2012
Title: Director of Broadcast Services
Developed and designed presentations as well as sat on panels for a variety of foreign national broadcaster groups such as, but no limited to, the countries of Africa, China, Middle Eastern and Caribbean nations for the purpose of teaching them how to develop innovative, educational and community focused programming strategies
Hand selected by WHUT’s General Manager to be an intricate member of the Independent Television Service for nationally televised documentary series. The position called for providing important and relevant reviews, resulting in the selection of episodes that would be televised during the present season.
Established contact and interfaced directly with local as well as national producers to analyze and construct viable contracts that resulted in the green lighting of several successful films
Provided Leadership, guidance and insight on several WHUT community focused productions. Serving as Executive Producer on these long-form local productions, highlighting community health care, providing free concerts with nationally known music artist, as well as the communities various art forms.
Produced and provided voice over for television promotional spots, insuring that quality of the voice over meant the specific requirements for the WHUT customers and affiliates
Researched, identified, analyzed and pursued quality programming for the PBS affiliate-multi channels on a monthly and bi-monthly basis.
Responsible for the entire production process of the Closed Circuit Campus Network. Tasked with instructing, guidance and delegation of staff members comprised entirely of Howard University College students. Reviewing program line up, coordinating the students productions on the Network and delegation of responsibilities directly to students in relation to programming and connection
Continually, evaluated, reviewed and ensured that the accurate direction and perception of the station’s on-air image was being correctly portrayed.
Coached staff members, giving direction and guidance, while coordinating with various departments to develop, create and complete the stations monthly on-air promotional spots
PBS Affiliate (WHUT) Washington, District of Columbia Aug 2000- Aug 2006
Title: Programming Associate
Planned, produced, and managed long and short forum educational programs for WHUT and the Closed Circuit Campus Network
Created, designed and implemented intricate scripts for on-air promotions and while assisting other departments with the coordination of yearly promotional station events
Directly responsible for the researching, screening and ultimately selecting various on-air subjects for the consideration of senior producers, which in many cases were selected for airing.
Interfaced daily with Producers, Distributors and Station Relations personnel regarding possibly programming acquisitions
Pacific Islanders in Communication – Washington, District of Columbia, Nov 2010- May 2013 Title: Documentary Reader – Part Time
Reviewed and scrutinized and edited film proposals.
Analyzed, reviewed and reported station budget statuses to senior management for the purpose of providing feedback resulting in most cases the funding of national broadcast productions.
Tasked with the reviewing of both video rough drafts, as well as completed projects for the purpose of providing intricate feedback to the National Funding and Distribution Organization for consideration of support toward completion.
Independent Television Service Washington, District of Columbia Aug 2009-March 2010
Title: Documentary Reader – Part Time
Duties and accomplishments:
Review film proposals, analyzed and reviewed budgets for the purpose of providing feedback for consideration of funding for national broadcast
Reviewed video rough drafts and completed projects for the purpose of providing intricate feedback to Senior Producers for consideration of publication
Whole Armor Productions, 2008-2012
Title: Administrator/Video Director/Camera Operator
Responsible for Directing 4 camera Live production, weekly, for air on Impact Network; a national television network, FIOS and NewsChannel8
Director and Talent of SWORD NEWS with responsibility for television and in-house news announcements
Camera operator for Live productions for air on Impact Network, FIOS and NewsChannel 8
Administers and coordinates all crew schedules for each production
The Bridge DC
Title: Promotions and Social Media Coordinator, 2012-2015
Responsible for Coordinating and maintaining Social Media for Faith Based group, to inform and generate interaction among members
TECHNICAL AND SOFT SKILLS
Voice Over Talent
Protrack Programming Database
Proficient with (MAC and PC) Microsoft Office Suite
JOB RELATED TRAINING
Final Cut Pro Editing
Public TV Programmers Training
Fred Pryor Management Training
Voice Over Workshop
Full Scriptwriting Workshop
Film Proposal Reader: Pacific Islanders In Communication
Advisor: Annual Caribbean Filmmakers Symposium
Film Awards Board Member: ThrillSpy International Film Festival
Film Proposal Reader: Latino Public Broadcasting
Independent Lens Station Advisory Group
WIFV (Women In Film and Video)
PTPA (Public Television Programmers Association)
NATAS (National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences)