TRAJECTORY:

"The path that a moving object follows through space as a function of time."

Location: Harare, Zimbabwe.

My Flight Path:

From grass roots theater...

directing, stage managing and acting in plays in Boston and stage managing in avant-garde performance spaces in NYC, including the (famous at the time) Limbo Lounge, and The Franklin Furnace.

to a Broadway tour...

after working in theaters Off Broadway, I joined the Actors' Equity Association, becoming a union stage manager. I then took the Broadway tour of "Doubles" on the road with Gabe Kaplan (Welcome Back, Kotter) and Robert Reed (The Brady Bunch).

to locations in Africa... 

and throughout the United States. Working on sound stages and on location, I produced hundreds of commercials and short films for a rotating roster of production companies. I was responsible for the nuts and bolts of each production, provided leadership, managed budgets, and shepherded the creative and personal synergy of the key stakeholders on set: the director, the advertising agency and the client. 

Stepping away from my career in the theater, I worked my way up from production assistant to production manager to producer and became a Directors Guild of America (DGA) (union) 2nd Assistant Director under the TV commercial contract.

to the Broadcast Television Commercial Production Department of the global advertising agency JWT...

joining the corporate world of the global advertising agency, JWT New York, I was given the opportunity to create a new role in the Broadcast TV Commercial Production Department.

I managed and streamlined department operations, improved and administered the workflow process, assessed project feasibility and handled producer assignments. I oversaw the production business affairs department (who managed client production dollars for the agency), and supervised a small shooting production unit for a specific client.

to the Integrated Production Department of the global advertising agency JWT...

after the four separate production departments at JWT New York were consolidated into the Integrated Production Department, I was a key member of the executive team managing an annual advertising budget of $150M+ and a rotation of 100+ staff and freelance production personnel.

As Director of Integrated Production Management, I supervised production for all new business pitches/RFP's and all internal JWT corporate film shoots and events. I continued to oversee and streamline day-to-day administrative operations, assessed project feasibility and assigned work, created and monitored client scopes of work for 80 brands, hired staff and freelance producers, hired and managed college interns, and was the Director in charge of the (newly) integrated business affairs group, who managed the clients' production dollars and...

No two days were the same!

to Production Consulting...

Just what it sounds like...

 

to infinity and beyond....

I have not yet hit the top of my flight. Nowhere near the landing point.

So if you need production or administrative operations support please reach out. We can talk, and see if I can help you. I am open to contract or staff assignments. Resume below.

 

 

Resume, download by clicking here.