E-mail address: filmbuff95@aol.com




Objective: To produce, write, edit and direct substantial projects for film and television.

Qualifications

Over ten years of entertainment industry experience with consistently increasing responsibilities in production planning & execution, staff supervision & administration.

Bachelor of Arts degree in Cinema.

Proven ability to effectively assist as well as lead a diverse cross-section of entertainment industry profesionals.



"Jeff has single-handedly put this film together." -- excerpt from Asta Media, Inc. Performance Review by John Jensen.

Experience

8/1997 – Present: NBC, Burbank

Producer/Writer/Editor
Wrote, produced and edited promos and presentations for shows such as "America's Got Talent," "American Gladiators," "Deal or No Deal," "The Celebrity Apprentice," "The Singing Bee," "My Dad is Better Than Your Dad," "Nashville Star," "Clash of the Choirs," "Phenomenon," "Heroes," "Life," "America's Toughest Jobs," "Chuck," "Momma's Boys," "Crusoe" and others. Notable accomplishment: wrote, produced and edited NBC's "All-American Summer" presentation.

7/1994 – Present: Self-Employed Freelancer

Producer/Writer/Editor
Produced, edited and wrote promos, trailers, presentations, featurettes, TV series, feature films, etc., for Studio City (see below for details), 20th Century Fox, Paramount, MTV, Comedy Central, Bee Creative, ABC Family, Studio 27, TBN, Eidos, UrbanWorks Entertainment, TriCoast Studios, American World Pictures, Porchlight Entertainment, Indieproducer.net, Five & Two Pictures, The Picture Plant, Providence Entertainment, Asia Minor Pictures, Signal Hill Pictures, Danjaq LLC, Environment Now, etc. Edited for TV series "Mind of Mencia," "Wild 'N Out" "IFL Battleground," "Beastie Boys: Hello Nasty Live" and "Backroad Motel," edited feature films MERCY STREETS, TIME CHANGER, SIX, THE VISITATION, UNIDENTIFIED, THE SECRETS OF JONATHAN SPERRY, LIKE DANDELION DUST, edited documentary shorts “Beating Blackjack,” “The Paper Machine,” "Albert R. Broccoli: A Remembrance," short films LAY IT DOWN and THE UNBEARABLE WHITENESS OF DEAN. Wrote, produced and edited dozens of DVD featurettes for "Roseanne," "3rd Rock From The Sun," "A Different World" and numerous feature films.

10/02 - 10/04: Studio City, Los Angeles.
A broadcast marketing company

Writer/Producer/Editor
Producer/Editor/Writer of promos, presentations, featurettes, etc. for industry clients such as he NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox, Walt Disney, Warner Bros, Buena Vista TV, Paramount, Carsey-Werner, Telepictures, Freemantle, etc. Highlights: promos for NBC, CBS, ABC and Fox movies and promos for "South Park," "Tyra," “Fear Factor,” “Dr. Phil,” "Ugly Betty," “Becker,” "That '70's Show," “Judge Judy,” “Two and a Half Men,” “Live! With Regis and Kelly,” “American Idol,” "Girlfriends," “The Greg Behrendt Show," “One on One,” “According To Jim,” etc. (plus numerous special projects, including upfronts, sizzle reels, trailers, etc.).

4/98 - 10/02: Intertainer, Culver City.
A video on demand television network

Senior Producer/Writer/Editor
Producer/Editor of over 1200 promos, trailers and other projects (writer of over 400) in association with Warner Bros, MGM, Sony, Disney, Discovery Channel, PBS, NBC, Artisan, New Line, USA Studios, Universal, Showtime, A&E, The History Channel and dozens of other content providers. Producer/Editor of 2 original TV series ("The Beastie Boys: Hello Nasty Live," “Backroad Motel”) and 2 TV specials ("Inside Look: Down From The Mountain," "The Longest Skateboard Jump"). (Detailed credit list available.)

11/97 - 4/98: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Santa Monica.
A motion picture studio

Offline Assistant Editor
Identify, catalog film elements from Orion library (and sub-libraries) and prepare them for post-production.

8/97 - 11/97: Pro-Tek Film Preservation Vault, Hollywood.
A motion picture archive dedicated to the preservation and storage of film elements.

Archivist/Offline Assistant Editor
Assist archive management in preparing film elements (picture and sound) for inspection and storage.

9/95 - 8/97: UCLA Film & Television Archive, Hollywood.
A motion picture, television and radio archive dedicated to preservation and study.

Archivist/Offline Assistant Editor

Assist archive management in preparing film elements (picture and sound) for restoration and preservation.

8/95 - 12/95: Asta Media, Inc., Santa Monica.
An independent film and television development and production entity.

Post-Production Supervisor/Film Editor
Primary responsibilities included overseeing post-production and assisting editors on the feature film Something About Love.

11/93 - 8/95: Guns And Butter Productions, Los Angeles.
An independent film development and production entity.

Producer/Post-Production Supervisor
Primary responsibilities included script-development, recruitment of new personnel, pre-production planning, production management and post-production supervision.

Exemplary Accomplishments:
Co-Producer/Post-Production Supervisor/Editor of The Unbearable Whiteness Of Dean, a thirty-minute short film directed by Eric Stormoen which was an official selection for the 1995 Santa Barbara International Film Festival and the 1996 Utah Short Film And Video Festival (video copy available upon request). Also, assisted in procuring distribution deal with Millennium Video for the film. I also helped with the development of the screenplay "The Operative" (feature-length version of the short) for Parallax Films.

5/91 - 11/93: Out Of Brooklyn Productions, Brentwood.
An independent film and television development and production entity.

Producer/Editor

Primary responsibilities included script development, pre-production/production assistance and post-production execution.

Exemplary Accomplishments:
Associate Producer/Editor of When The Natives Get Restless, a twenty-minute film short directed by Brian Tepper which was shown on Indonesian television and distributed on video in Southeast Asia (video copy available upon request). Associate Producer/Editor of The Paper Machine, a twenty-minute documentary short directed by Brian Tepper. Assisted in development of two sitcoms.

Education

Columbia College, Hollywood
1990-1994
Bachelor Of Arts degree in Cinema.

Took a variety of classes on all aspects of motion picture and t.v. development, pre-production, production, post-production and distribution as well as extensive film theory and history. I also worked in varous capacities on over 30 student films.


Awards
19 Promax Awards (8 Gold, 9 Silver, 2 Bronze), 2004 Promax 24-Hour Promo Challenge, 2002 Brandon Tartikoff Award, 10 Telly Awards (7 Silver, 3 Bronze), 13 AXIEM Awards (2 Copper, 11 Silver), 7 Aurora Awards (1 Platinum, 6 Gold), 13 Omni Awards (7 Silver, 6 Bronze), nominated for 2 Golden Trailer Awards, Mobius Award finalist.



Special Skills

Experienced on Avid Meridian, Adrenaline, 9000, Xpress Pro, proficient with MS Word, Outlook, Excel, superior written and verbal skills, type 45 wpm, accomplished sound/music editor, intermediate HTML programmer, speak some Spanish.



References/Reel/Credits List/Salary Requirements available upon request