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Commie LLC dba Sparkle
Television New York 2002 - Present
Owner of theatrical and media production company for broadcast and live events. Artist management. Publisher and editor of art, politics and humor magazine Pipe Up!, video production for LeftyTV, founder and organizer of video collective Leche Magica, web designer and online publisher of Pathetic Geek Stories (formerly ran in The Onion).
BrandNow New York 2003 - Present
Product branding, marketing, and new product development. Lead idea workshops and create print ads.
Workshop, Inc. New York 1996 - Present
Assistant to widow of jazz composer Charles Mingus. Researched and wrote liner notes, grant proposals, and press releases. Coordinated Mingus Big Band recordings, tours, and weekly concerts. Managed publishing projects and licensing. Created and maintained Mingus website (version used 1997-2005). Video editing.
Theater New York 2004 - 2006
Founder of 60-seat theater and improv training center. Led all startup tasks, including location search, space buildout, business development and licensing, organization of school, management of theater, bar, and personnel, and promotion including website, advertising, and press. Produced, directed, hosted, and performed in music and comedy shows, fundraisers, and special events.
Entertainment New York 2003 - 2005
Production coordinator for syndicated television news program Simple Solutions with Jill Cordes and Kraft Foods commercial spots. Responsible for locations, crew & talent booking, props, and script development and coordination.
Inc. New York 1999 - 2003
Corporate Cash Manager for publicly traded media publisher. Treasury duties included analysis, budgeting, forecasting, funding for cash needs of parent and subsidiaries, making investment decisions, managing debt repayment schedule, and assisting in legal, financial, and administrative tasks for multi-million dollar asset purchases and debt restructurings. Investor relations functions included maintaining investor database, issuing press releases, website updates, and annual report production. Management of personnel, technology, and head office bookkeeping.
Chicago 1995 - 2001
Owner of Web publishing company, one of the first in Chicago. Clients included Mitsubishi Diamondvision, Orion Home Video, and cultural sites such as ImprovOlympic, The Charles Mingus Institute, and numerous independent artists and organizations.
Station, Ltd. Chicago 1987 - 1994
Freelance computer graphics designer and production manager. Wrote scripts and created storyboards for corporate and broadcast video animation. Co-produced then-state-of-the-art and award-winning Chicago Bulls scoreboard animation (version used 1994-1997). Other clients included Motorola, Allstate, Ameritech, Abbott Labs, Arthur Andersen, Waste Management, Price Waterhouse Coopers, FDIC, McDonald's, Museum of Science & Industry, People's Gas, Quaker Oats, Rand McNally, United Airlines, Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago White Sox, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and more.
Chicago 1992 - 1995
Owner of a news and weather graphics design and training firm. Clients included WBIR-TV Knoxville, Fox News Chicago, KTVI-TV St. Louis, and WLS-TV, Eyewitness News, Chicago.
CBS News, Chicago
Bureau Chicago 1990 - 1991
Desk assistant intern. Researched, wrote, and coordinated news segments for network.
News Chicago 1988 - 1991
Weather segment producer. Programmed workstations, designed daily weather presentations and special programs, and trained staff artists and meteorologists.
IL 1986 - 1988
Computer graphics production for experimental interactive television shopping service pioneered by JC Penney.
1986 - 1987 The School
of the Art Institute of Chicago, video & photography
1987 - 1991 The University of Chicago, BA in History, Dean’s List
1995 - 1996 The University of Illinois at Chicago, MA Theater program, graduate teaching assistant
1994 - 2005 Second City, ImprovOlympic, Upright Citizens Brigade, and Magnet Theater, improv theater and sketch writing
Macintosh, Windows, and
UNIX systems. Hyperion accounting system
Web design and video editing (HTML, Dreamweaver, Final Cut Pro)
Software: MS Office (including Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Quark, Photoshop, FileMaker Pro, Quickbooks
Other: Spanish & French fluency, acting, writing, filmmaking
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