Can a career outside of broadcast television be creative? Is there a market for producers, editors and camera operators aside from the major networks? Are the skills the same for both non-broadcast and broadcast productions? How and when is the best time to make the transition? Can you actually make a living in a non-broadcast career? Join WIFV for an Executive Breakfast and panel where we will explore the answers to these questions and engage in discussion about Finding Your Creative in a Non-Broadcast Media.
Sheila Brooks, Founder/President/CEO, SRB Communications, LLC
Lori Butterfield, Sr. Vice President of Production, Home Front Communications, LLC
Nutan Chada, Executive Producer, Defense Logistics Agency, Strategic Visual Communications Department
Moderated by Rosemary Reed, Owner & President, Double R Productions
SHEILA BROOKS is the Founder, President and CEO, SRB Communications, LLC, a Washington, DC-based multimedia agency that specializes in social marketing, multicultural advertising and broadcast production. Brooks is an Emmy-award winning journalist, entrepreneur, and dedicated advocate for minority and women’s issues and small businesses. Prior to starting her company in 1990, Ms. Brooks built a distinguished television career as a news director, reporter, anchor, and documentary producer at CBS, NBC, PBS and Fox owned-and operated and affiliate TV stations across the country. Her more than 34 years in the television and communications industry has garnered more than 100 awards including induction in the Silver Circle, a Hall of Fame honor for more than 25 years of excellence in journalism from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. She serves on many national and regional entrepreneurial and non-profit boards and advisory boards, including the WIFV Advisory Board.
LORI BUTTERFIELD is the Senior Vice President of Production for Home Front Communications, LLC, and is at the forefront of a dynamic production team dedicated to creating multi-media projects on broadcast, cable and the Internet. Its client list includes non-profit, media and public relations companies including the Gates Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, The Pew Center, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Amtrak and AOL. Previously, Lori worked for Discovery Studios, an in-house production unit for Discovery Communications, Inc. where she oversaw production of engaging, high quality television for all of Discovery networks and new media. As Senior Producer for National Geographic Television & Film, Lori traveled the world, bringing engaging, dramatic subjects to life. Previous television experience includes working overseas in Sydney, Australia, at the Seven Network, a stint in New York city on the highly successful launch of King World’s nationally syndicated magazine program, American Journal, and four years in Atlanta at both CNN and Headline News. Lori’s numerous awards include a National Emmy (Racing the Distance 2000).
NUTAN CHADA is Executive Producer for the Defense Logistics Agency's Strategic Visual Communications program. She has spent the last 16 years in foxholes, deserts and jungles, on flight lines and aboard ships, documenting Department of Defense logistics efforts and the stories of U.S. military personnel around the world. In addition, she has produced programs for clients ranging from the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to the Naval Sea Systems Command and the National Museum of the United States Army project office. Her work has earned her two CINE Golden Eagle awards, three Telly awards, four Communicator awards, and an ITVA Production award.
ROSEMARY REED is owner & President of Double R Productions. Founded in 1987, the communications and television production company has served clients as varied as major national newspapers, Fortune 500 companies, the US government, associations, corporations and local arts organizations. Reed began her media career as a radio station news director, but established her reputation in Washington, DC executive producing for the FOX network. Reed has won numerous awards for her work and has served on the Board of Governors for the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in Washington, DC, winning a local Emmy for her writing/producing on a broadcast special for the AFL-CIO. Reed also participates extensively in community work outside of Double R Productions including serving as President of WIFV in 1997-98. Reed currently sits on WIFV’s Advisory Board.
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This Executive Breakfast is sponsored by Double R Productions