Summary

Archival producer and research troubleshooter. Having also worked in production and post, I have a strong sense of producer and director's needs each step of the way. Have a gift for gab, sense of humor, and an eye for the unexpected.

Credits

5/20 – 9/21

Archival Producer (Research Consultant) After Sherman: A Lowcountry Story - for "POV"

PBS — TV — After Sherman LLC Details
5/20 – 9/21

Archival research drawing for independent documentary about a leading minister and political leader in the AME Church, Reverend Norvell Goff. Sourced and negotiated for historical footage in local TV stations in South Carolina, Connecticut and Upstate New York to be pulled when staff were vaccinated and unable to return.

3/20 – 5/20

Archival Producer (Part Time Consultant -Acquisitions, Rights & Clearances) 100 Years From Mississippi: The Mamie Kirkland Story

Festival Circuit - No distributor yet — Film (Feature-length) — 100 Years from Mississippi LLC Details
3/20 – 5/20

Reverse searches to identify sources of footage and photography found by the producer on the Internet. Research to replace footage and photography that could not be sourced because of copyright issues or a lack of high-resolution masters. Advised producer/director on sourcing of public domain materials and content that should be shown to entertainment attorney for possible fair use inclusion

2/20 – 3/20

Archival Producer Tokyo Legacy

A+E Japan — TV — A+E Networks Details
2/20 – 3/20

Sourced footage from international sources for documentary already in production about this history of post-war Tokyo and the Olympics. Advised Tokyo production office on rates for licensing archival footage and photography for distribution in the Asian market.

8/19 – 1/20

Archival Producer Asian Americans

PBS — TV — Center for Asian American Media Details
8/19 – 1/20

Sourced rare photography, footage and artwork from public and private collection for this ground-breaking series on the history of Asians in the United State since the 1850s.

12/18 – 2/19

Archival Producer (Consultant - Short Term) Boss: The Black Experience In Business

PBS — TV — Firelight Films Details
12/18 – 2/19

Rush research to fill visual holes with archival footage and photography, sourcing of hi- res files, rights and clearances

7/18 – 9/18

Archival Producer ( Archivist & Researcher) Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts

Kino-Lorber — Film (Feature-length) — Breakaway Films Details
7/18 – 9/18

Sourced archival footage and photography for documentary on the life of the celebrated African-American artist Bill Traylor. Advised producers on rights clearance and rates. Premiered in May 2021. Theatrical distribution by Kino-Lorber.

3/18 – 4/18

Archival Producer College Basketball's Purple Reign

NBC Sports — TV — Slide Rule Pictures Details
3/18 – 4/18

Assessed rough cut to identify to triage footage and photography into buckets: license-able and high-res master available, license-able but NO high-res master available, high-res file available but not copyright, to be reviewed by entertainment attorney for possible fair use. Found both unique and original footage and photography to fill visual holes that the were not found during the first round of production. Researched and cleared footage and photography to replace content that was not license-able or available in high resolution

3/18 – 4/18

Archival Producer (Researcher) Liberation Heroes: The Last Eyewitnesses

Discovery — TV — June Beallor Productions / USC Shoah Foundation Institute Details
3/18 – 4/18

RUSH supplemental archival footage and film research from international sources for film about the surviving women and men who helped liberate concentration camps at the end of WWII.

Orgs

  • International Documentary Association (IDA)

Media

  • WWII & NYC: Building the Atomic Bomb

  • WWII & NYC: Staging Soldier Shows from Burma to Broadway

Recos

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Education

New School for Social Research - Lange College

B/A Liberal Arts

Skills

  • Archival research
  • Historical Research
  • Footage Research
  • Script Research
  • Archive Rights Clearance
  • Negotiation With Vendors and Service Providers