OSCAR nominated Producer with over 33 years of experience in the film, television and animation industry in both domestic (US) and international marketplaces. Proven track record of successfully producing and packaging high quality franchise-oriented entertainment properties. Success has been based on a combination of creative development, financial management expertise and fruitful partnerships with hundreds of filmmakers.
CEO / Producer / HUAYI BROTHERS WINK ANIMATION
Jan. 2016 – Feb. 2020 Shanghai, China
Brought in to create and develop new content for the Chinese audience. Created business plan and investor presentations to obtain funding for new projects.
Producer of: “Extinct” – Animated Feature | Independent Chinese Co-Production
Senior Executive / DREAMWORKS ANIMATION
Mar. 2003 – Nov. 2015 Los Angeles, CA
Established and led the production and animation division. Saw properties through the entire cycle from acquisition, creative development, production, post production, marketing, distribution, and cross-promotion.
“Puss in Boots” – Animated Feature Film | 20th Century Fox “Merry Madagascar” – Animated Television Holiday Special | NBC
Co-Executive Producer of:
“Father of The Pride” – Prime Time Televisionvv Series | NBC
Oriental DreamWorks – CCO and Head of Studio
Managed operations of Oriental DreamWorks animation studio in Shanghai, China
Oversaw the production of “Kung Fu Panda 3” for China
DREAMWORKS (Dedicated Unit) | Bangalore, India
Head of Studio
Negotiated deal with Technicolor to create a Feature Film Animation Studio. Oversaw the setup of operations and the hiring and the training of the artists from beginning until 2013.
Head of Production / DREAMWORKS TELEVISION
Aug. 1995 – Dec. 2002 Los Angeles, CA
Oversaw the production and budgets of television production which included:
Spin City | Freaks and Geeks | It’s Like You Know | Undeclared | The Others | Ink | The Job | Arsenio | High Incident
Physical Production Executive / 20th CENTURY FOX
Jan. 1993 – July 1995
Los Angeles, CA
Partnered with the director and producers on behalf of the studio to manage the schedule and budget of the following feature films: A Walk in the Clouds | Girl 6 |Courage Under Fire | The Great White Hype | Bushwhacked
Emmy winner for TAKEN (Mini-Series)
Golden Globe nominated for PUSS IN BOOTS (Animated Feature)
Academy Award nominated for PUSS IN BOOTS (Animated Feature)
Negotiated multi-million deal with Technicolor to develop and build a feature film animation Studio in Bangalore, India.
Oversaw the setup of Animation Studios in Shanghai, China for Oriental DreamWorks.
Provided strategic leadership at DreamWorks Animation when Season 1 of Dragons: Riders of Berk was being mismanaged under another animation house and not going to make release dates.
I was able to bring in a new production team and internally manage the series as a DreamWorks production.
FREELANCE FILM & TELEVISION EXPERIENCE
TAKEN DIR: STEVEN SPIELBERG SCI-FI CHANNEL Co-Executive Producer Prods: Steven Spielberg, Leslie Bohem
MIAMI RHAPSODY DIR: DAVID FRANKEL HOLLYWOOD PICTURES Associate Producer/UPM Prods: Barry Jossen
MY SO CALLED LIFE DIR: SCOTT WINANT ABC STUDIOS UPM Prods: Marshall Herskovitz, Ed Zwick
MADE IN AMERICA DIR: RICHARD BENJAMIN WARNER BROS. UPM Prods: Steve Reuther, Marsha Brandwynne
LADYBUGS DIR: SIDNEY FURIE PARAMOUNT PICTURES UPM Prods: Gray Frederickson, Al Ruddy