New York, New York, *****
High energy, Multimedia Storytelling professional with over twenty years creating award-winning, narrative driven content across various formats. Extensive experience spearheading, managing, and overseeing large-scale projects, special events, and educational content for intimate and large audiences. An articulate, engaging communicator of both the written and spoken word. Instructor and Educational Facilitator. CORE COMPETENCIES & QUALIFICATION
• Original Content Creation
• Customer/Public Relation
• Social Media Influence
• Youth Mentorship
• World building
• Narrative Fiction
• Conflict Resolution
• Training & Development
• Leadership & Teamwork
• Built 3 original production entities responsible for 3 films, 5 theatrical productions
• Customized an afterschool program that serviced upwards of 70 “at risk” elementary school students.
• Budgeted for 7 media projects under 10,000, and one project under two million.
• Supervised up to 37 staff, creative talent and union labor.
• Trained groups as large as 25 in the fundamentals of storytelling, performance and the written narrative.
• Hired teams of up to 30.
• Improvised on-site locations and script rewrites for thirteen video and film shoots.
• Hosted nineteen fundraisers and special events.
• Originated more than 20 original narratives for 5 media platforms.
• Developed a 3 novel literary series (Penguin/Random House).
• Generated more than 30 accolades for content, including “Best Film” awards.
• Created a weekly socio-political comic strip for local newspaper with a readership of 200,000.
• Edited 3 novels, a feature film, 2 short films, and sundry blogs and essays. WORK HISTORY
2020 - Gotham Writers Workshop Instructor New York 2020 – 2006 Make A Film Foundation Mentor/Filmmaker Los Angeles/ New York 2019 – 2020 Urban Film Channel Staff Writer Los Angeles 2020 – 1987 Freelance Original Content Creator New York 2003 - 1998 The BlackBird Theater Company Artistic Director New York 2007 - 2004 BlackBird Films Producer/Director New York 1990 - 2004 Freelance Actor New York
1997 - 2002 New York Restaurants Manager New York
EDUCATION & MILITARY
Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA
US Army Reserves United States