Summary

Love to work! Network-level executive / senior producer with over two decades of producing experience. Exemplary leadership skills. Strong story-teller and storyline direction driver. Ability to get talent to spill! Available in LA after May 1, 2016.

Credits

10/14 – Current

Senior Producer Untitled

PBS — Reality/Doc (TV) — Kurtis Productions Details
10/14 – Current

Overseeing all aspects (budget, story development, field shoots, writing, post) of one-hour PBS documentary, being produced for PBS. Managed funder and network relationships.

9/13 – Current

Executive in Charge (EIC) – LA, LLC

Details
9/13 – Current

Working with a variety of production company clients, including Kurtis Productions, to produce everything from live events to event videos, as well as broadcast productions.

2/15 – 3/16

Supervising Producer In Our Voices (Pilot)

PBS — Reality/Doc (TV) — Bill Kurtis Productions Details
2/15 – 3/16

Supervising Producer for pilot series, "In Our Voices." Two part documentary series telling the life story of two Holocaust survivors. Oversaw every aspect of production, from budgets to field production to script writing to post production and delivery.

1/14 – 3/16

Co-Executive Producer Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center Annual Fundraiser

Live Event — Kurtis Productions Details
1/14 – 3/16

Co-producer of Illinois' largest non-profit fundraising event for the last three years. Organized show, wrote live scripts, shot and produced all video pieces for the live event. Managed budget and client relations.

8/15 – 10/15

Senior Producer Chicago Community Trust State of Community Address

Corporate — Kurtis Productions Details
8/15 – 10/15

Sourced and managed live event imagery for screen projection during the show, and during the CEO's speech.

3/15 – 6/15

Executive Producer Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Corporate — Kurtis Productions Details
3/15 – 6/15

Produced awardee video featuring Lester Crown for annual awards/fundraising dinner. Managed and conducted Interviews with international notables, including Shimon Peres, Dr. Henry Kissinger, and Madeleine Albright.

12/13 – 3/14

Producer American Greed (Season 8)

CNBC — Reality/Doc (TV) — Kurtis Productions Details
12/13 – 3/14

Handled all aspects of episodic production, from pre pro to script writing to edit supervision to music composition. Booked interview with a famed NY prosecutor which the show had tried for years to get.

3/12 – 9/13

Senior Producer – WYCC PBS Chicago

Details
3/12 – 9/13

Oversaw producing staff for Chicago public broadcasting television station. Created and launched several new series, including "In the Loop," with Chris Bury and Barbara Pinto, both former ABC News correspondents.

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Education

Class of '87

Columbia College

TV Production / Journalism