Helen C. Harrison 1100 S Rosewood Drive, #407 Ellensburg, WA 98926
firstname.lastname@example.org (Cell) 909-519-8463 Objective
▪ To advance media production and communication management goals by using my skills in: o
Production: Create or supervise the creation of textual, visual and audio media for entertainment, marketing, advertising, public relations and fundraising projects. Published and produced copywriter and scriptwriter, editor and proofreader. See pages 2, 4-5, 8-9.
Management: Establish project or program goals and objectives; determine criteria for success; implement work policies and procedures; develop and implement action steps and timelines; schedule, train and supervise personnel; prepare revenue projections, create budget and monitor expenses; distribute communication across personnel and media platforms; project or program assessment and data analysis. See pages 3-5, 8-9.
Public Speaking and Event Planning: Trained public speaker, educator and counselor; program, event and activity planning. See pages 2-7.
Research: Conduct market, project, program and literature reviews and comparisons; qualitative & basic quantitative analysis. See pages 2-4, 6. Qualifications
▪ Media Production: Develop communication goals and objectives; determine criteria for accomplishment; select narrative approach and production style; write text, outline, treatment, script or semi-script; develop budget and manage expenses; create production schedule and supervise personnel; coordinate integration of text, images, graphics, video, audio and programming components. For video: obtain insurance and permits; negotiate crew, equipment and location agreements; create production schedule; conduct interviews; supervise shoot and final edit. ▪ Applies dramatic and comedic storytelling principles to achieve communication goals through multiple media platforms (video, print, web, mobile, social media) for persuasion and motivation; image and resource enhancement; skill and knowledge development; enjoyment. ▪ Scriptwriter: long and short form theatrical and television screenplays; television and video inspirational, educational and documentary programs; television infomercials, commercials and promotional spots; radio commercials; and interactive product marketing. ▪ Copywriter: magazine and news articles; press releases; marketing brochures; advertising for catalogs, packaging and print ads; fund raising grant proposals and telephone solicitation; conference materials and academic ghost writing; curriculum guides; business punch-up copy. Editing and proofreading for academic and conference books and articles; public relations materials; and financial web sites. ▪ Public Speaking and Event Planning: university instructor; conference presenter; public and personal relations representative; inspirational lecturer; counselor; program, event and activity planning. ▪ Doctoral-level research and university teaching in communication, narrative and advertising theory relevant to video, print, web, mobile and social media production and distribution: storytelling and cognition; storytelling and media aesthetics; narrative and visual semiotics, metaphor and allegory. Additional research and training in history of science; spatial cognition and cognitive mapping, cosmology and evolutionary theory; philosophy, ethics and religion. See pages 2-4.
Helen C. Harrison Page 2 ▪ Team Player: Cooperative participant in collaborative, creative contexts; detail oriented by nature; handles multiple projects simultaneously; enthusiastic, personable and patient temperament; enjoys research and analysis. Communicates respectfully and thoughtfully when giving instructions and performance feedback. ▪ Proficient with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Celtx. Familiar with Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro and Final Draft. Eager to learn more. Professional Experience 2009-current: Film and Video Studies Program, Department of Communication, 2008-2010: Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Central Washington University 400 E. University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926, 509-963-1066 ▪ Senior Lecturer for Film & Video Studies program and Department of Communication. Principles of Visual Storytelling; Media Aesthetics; Transmedia Storytelling; Mass Media and Society: Social Media; Broadcast Advertising; Documentary Scriptwriting; Documentary Production; Screenwriting Fundamentals; Narrative Screenwriting II; Narrative Screenwriting III; Writing for Serial Media; The Scriptwriter in Development and Production; and Communication Law, Ethics and the First Amendment. Responsible for lectures, discussions, assignments, exam creation and grading, and academic mentoring for 30-60 students per quarter. Supervise independent studies in production business plans and production internships. Program Director: Michael Ogden, Ph.D. ▪ Directed development of Advertising Campaign Report for Ginkgo Forest Winery, Mattawa, WA as class project for Broadcast Advertising, Spring 2013. Coordinated student research and writing for report components: client and competition research and analysis, wine consumer attributes, target audience attributes, client and competition textual and visual inventories (including creation of new label for client) creative selling ideas for 6 target audiences with sample radio, television and interactive mobile commercial scripts by students, website analysis and recommendations, SWOT analysis with accompanying tactics and steps for implementation of recommendations; edited final report package; produced, directed and wrote accompanying promotional video; produced location and studio product photography sessions; supervised efforts of student production interns. ▪ Conducted research and produced report on disciplinary awards in other universities and coordinated the development of student award criteria across all Communication sub-disciplines. Coordinated the screenwriting awards nomination and judging for the 2012 and 2013 winners. Department of Communication, CWU, 2012 ▪ Participated in the FVS Advisory Committee ad hoc subcommittee re-evaluation of the Critical Studies major. Researched and produced report on academic program trends in media education and made recommendations for program improvements. Film and Video Studies Program, CWU, 2012 ▪ Co-ordinated the development of the Narrative Screenwriting Specialization. Wrote first-draft program description and justification, course descriptions, learning outcomes and assessment tools for planning purposes. Researched educational resources for each new screenwriting course for use by program instructors. (2010-2011) ▪ Member of the FVS Advisory Committee, the academic council that oversees this interdisciplinary program. 2011-current.
Helen C. Harrison Page 3 ▪ Lecturer for Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies. Introduction to Philosophy; Introduction to Logic; Sacred Books of the World; and Introduction to Religion. Responsible for lectures, discussions, assignments, exam creation and grading, and academic mentoring for 130 students per quarter. Interim Chair: Jeffrey Dippman, Ph.D. 2009-current: Photographic Collection Curator, Estate of Dody Weston Thompson, Los Angeles, CA ▪ Responsible for the archiving, financial and legal process of inventorying, appraising and selling mid20th century West Coast photographic tradition collection that includes 1500+ photographs, 3200+ slides, 900+ negatives, historic documents and rare books. Supervised up to 6 archivists and 2 catalogers (in addition to 4 other estate personnel) during inventory, appraisal and sales process, made archiving decisions regarding type and extent of inventory, established cataloging, security and archiving policies and procedures, worked with professional appraisers to obtain market appraisals for collection components, managed budget, and prepared income and expense reports, and project notes, for Los Angeles County Superior Court-Probate Division. Worked with art law attorney to negotiate auction and commission agreements with sales entities, and closely edited or co-wrote marketing materials (biography and photography articles). 2007-2008: 2008:
Department of Philosophy, Department of English, Everett Community College 2000 Tower Street, Everett, WA 98201-1390, 425-388-9387
▪ Associate Faculty for Department of Philosophy. Taught Introduction to Philosophy; Formal Logic; Critical Thinking; and Social Ethics: Issues in Bioethics. Responsible for section lectures, discussions, reviews, and assignment and exam creation and grading. Provided academic mentoring for 60-80 students per quarter. ▪ Associate Faculty for Department of English. Taught Introduction to College Writing and The Research Paper (co-instructor). Responsible for lectures, discussions, assignments, exam creation and grading, and academic mentoring for about 100 students/quarter. Dean: Craig D. Lewis, EdD 2000-2004: 2004-2007:
Department of Comparative Literature and Foreign Languages, Department of Religious Studies, University of California Riverside, 900 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92521, 951-827-1523
▪ Teaching Assistant for Department of Comparative Literature and Foreign Language: Introduction to Linguistics; Introduction to Classical Civilizations; Word Power: Greek and Latin; The Sciences in Science Fiction. Responsible for section lectures, discussions, reviews, and assignment and exam creation and grading. Provided academic mentoring for 75-150 students per course. Department Chair: Thomas Scanlon, PhD. ▪ As Hewlett Program Fellow: Researched science fiction stories for inclusion in the Sciences in Science Fiction Literature courses; participated in the creation of course content, including determination of films, lectures and testing procedures; and created and delivered six one-hour lectures. (2001-2002)
Helen C. Harrison Page 4 ▪ Teaching Assistant for Department of Religious Studies: Religious Myths and Rituals; Introduction to Comparative Scripture; Introduction to Asian Religions and Religion and the City. Responsible for section lectures, discussions, reviews, and assignment and exam creation and grading. Provided academic mentoring for 75-150 students per course. 1999-2002, 2007: 2001:
Department of Multimedia, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Mt. San Jacinto Community College 28237 La Piedra Rd., Menifee, CA 92584, 951-639-5545
▪ Associate Faculty for Introduction to Scriptwriting for Multimedia and Production Development and Management. Responsible for lectures on the theoretical and practical processes of story development and production management; assigned and evaluated writing and production projects; and facilitated and evaluated small group projects. Provided academic and professional mentoring for about 20 students per course. Department Chair: Don Smith. ▪ Associate Faculty for Introduction to Philosophy. Responsible for lectures on the history of Western philosophy from antiquity through the 20th century; conducted discussions and reviews; created and graded assignments and exams. Provided academic mentoring for about 35 students. Department Chair: Vacant. 1993-2000:
Copywriter and Scriptwriter/Video Producer RIFT Communications 32725 Jerome Lane, Murrieta, CA 92562
▪ Wrote fund raising, public relations, advertising and marketing materials; educational and religious documentaries; television, radio and theatrical entertainment and advertising scripts; newspaper and magazine features and news articles; grant proposals and business plans. Produced commercial and educational programs for video market. See credits on 8-9. 1991-1993:
Investor Relations Representative Imagine Films Entertainment, Inc. 1925 Century Park E., Los Angeles, CA 90064
▪ Answered questions and disseminated information about company to stockbrokers, shareholders and other interested parties. Contributed to the writing and production, and coordinated distribution, of press releases, quarterly and annual reports, SEC filings and other published information. Responsible for mailing lists, news clippings and public relations material on Imagine and other entertainment companies. General liaison with entertainment media contacts. CFO: Michael Meltzer (no longer w/company). 1990-1991:
Personal Assistant, Charles Fleischer, Walt Disney Pictures and Television 500 So. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521, 818-560-1000
▪ Coordinated Mr. Fleischer’s professional commitments to Walt Disney Pictures and Television. Liaison with publicist, agent, producers, directors and writers. Provided coverage on script
Helen C. Harrison Page 5 submissions. Participated in story development conferences and script writing for Mr. Fleischer’s own projects. Talent: Charles Fleischer (voice of Roger Rabbit; no longer w/company). 1986-1988:
Community Relations and Resources Administrator, The Sycamores 2933 El Nido Dr., Altadena, CA 91001, 626-798-0853
▪ Developed and administered program of fund raising and public relations. Wrote grant proposals, direct mail campaigns and materials for telephone and personal solicitation. Computerized donor database, established system to acknowledge donors and track revenue sources. Planned special events. Edited and coordinated the printing of agency annual reports, brochures, newsletters and fliers. Liaison with Board of Directors, media consultant and graphic designers. Developed budget, monitored expenses and supervised 2 staff and 50 volunteers. Executive Director: Steve Elson, Ph.D. (no longer w/agency). 1983-1984:
Director of Religious Education, First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills 10400 Zelzah Ave., Northridge, CA 91326, 818-360-1831
▪ Administered education program for children. Wrote and evaluated curriculum, recruited and trained teachers, developed philosophy of education and goals for learning, prepared budget, monitored expenses, wrote program publicity and supervised 3 paid staff and 40 volunteers. Supervisor: Stanley Morgan, Sr. Pastor (no longer w/church). 1981-1983
Program Coordinator, Fuller Theological Seminary 135 N Oakland Ave., Pasadena, CA 91182, 800-235-2222
▪ Administered visiting lecturer program and coordinated course of study for Presbyterian students. Sought out and invited lecturers, arranged travel, transportation and hotel, wrote and distributed program publicity, planned receptions. Counseled students regarding requirements for ordination, analyzed attendance statistics for program development and created resource library. Supervised office, managed cash, prepared budget, monitored expenses. Program Director: Jack Rogers, Ph.D. (no longer w/school). Education with Awards and Honors ▪ PhD Cand.
Comparative Literature & Foreign Languages Department, UC Riverside, (2000-2007) Literature (Interdisciplinary Areas: Philosophy/Religion and History of Science), scl. Dissertation in process Graduate Research Award Hewlett Program Award Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellowship Award Teaching Assistant for Literature and for Religion courses (all years) ▪ MA Fuller Seminary, Pasadena, CA: Ethics/Public Speaking, scl (1980-1085) F. Carlton Booth Award Teaching Assistant: Ethics and Public Speaking courses (1981-1985) Small Group Trainer and Facilitator (1981-1983)
Helen C. Harrison Page 6 ▪ BA
Seattle Pacific University, WA: Religion/Education, mcl (1976-1980) Alpha Kappa Sigma Honor Society News and Editorial Writer for The Falcon (college paper) Academic Presentations and Publications
Presentations ▪ “Re:Coding Mind: Cognition and Religion in Snow Crash,” Eaton Conference: Science Fiction and Globalization, University of California Riverside, February 10-12, 2011. ▪ “The Future is in the Past: 12 Monkeys and Mental Time Travel,” Everett Community College “Philosophy in the Dark” Conference, November 21, 2008 ▪ “Sacred Spaces: A Comparison of the Physical and Social Contexts of the Shrines of Two Saints in Late Antique Gaul and Ireland.” Invited keynote presentation, Listening to the Past conference, Earlham School of Religion, Richmond, Indiana, 2002. ▪ “Holding It All Together: Notions of Truth and Falsehood in the Cosmos and the Soul in Medieval Irish Stories and 19th Century Highland Religious Songs.” Invited keynote presentation, Listening to the Past conference, Earlham School of Religion, Richmond, Indiana, 2002. Publications ▪ Article published in the electronic journal Brigit’s Feast, February, 2000, “The Origins of the Three in One: The Use of Mathematics and Music in the Development of the Trinity.” Published by the Oran Mor Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio. References Business ▪ Eric G. Miller, 509-895-9733, email@example.com ▪ Mike and Lois Thiede, Owners, Ginkgo Forest Winery, 509-932-0082, firstname.lastname@example.org Personal ▪ Dr. Lizbeth Langston, Riverside, CA, 951-683-4848 ▪ Sonia Johnston, 808 Ahua Street, B33, Honolulu, HI, 96819, 808-226-3649, email@example.com ▪ Patricia Alexander, Editor, Blue Epiphany Publications, Paso Robles, California, 805-479-7778, firstname.lastname@example.org Academic Central Washington University, 400 E University Way, Ellensburg, WA, 98926 ▪ Dr. Michael Ogden, Director, Film and Video Studies Program, 509-963-1067, email@example.com ▪ Maria Sanders, Asst. Professor, Film and Video Studies Program, 509-963-1098, firstname.lastname@example.org ▪ Jon Ward, Lecturer, Film and Video Studies Program, 425-672-7585, email@example.com
Helen C. Harrison Page 7 Writing and Production Credits Writer-Producer Spirit Quest w/ Robert Lee Ginkgo Forest Winery Awakening to the Plateau Exposures Keeping the Field A Land at War Preparing for the Internet The Acjachemem Nation Santa Maria Ecological Rsrv. Springs of Hope Death on the Streets Scriptwriter Heartdrum Against Our Will This Side of the Sky Committed Wings of the Tiger Top Shop The Penfield Effect On a Wing and a Prayer Tin Angel A Long Time Coming My Lucky Seven A Perfect Night for Ghosts The Primal Win Scenario The Gift of Stories The Bible and Society Why Do I Need Science? Life on the Streets Death on the Streets Disconnected Through Fire and Water The Power of Success Commercials
Promotions Copywriter Feature Articles
Press Releases Marketing/Advertising
2 min. promotional video for Reality TV program Also director for 1.5 min promo online video for Ginkgo Forest Winery 7-min promotional video for Santa Rosa Plateau Found. RIFT Communications 1-hr pilot for 6-part documentary series on photography RIFT Communications 1-hr program on impact of military training on environment. RIFT Comm. 1-hr program on history of the Rancho Santa Margarita. RIFT Communications Corporate video on web site production for Digital Insight. RIFT Comm. 2 Informational videos on Southern California tribe. RIFT Communications Informational video on nature reserve. RIFT Communications Produced/script-supervised 2 language translations. World Vision Int'l Script-supervised 30-minute infomercial. Phil Cooke Pictures Feature film Optioned 1997 by McCabe Productions Feature film Optioned 1997 by McCabe Productions Feature film Optioned 1995 by ALST Productions Feature film Optioned 1989 by MEL Pictures Feature film Optioned 1995 by ALST Productions Feature film Feature film Feature film Written for McCabe Productions Teleplay Film short Film short Film short Film short 1-hr television program Phil Cooke Pics, The Odyssey Channel 1-hr television program trtmnt Phil Cooke Pics, The Odyssey Channel Â˝-hr educational video Edu. Thru Ent./Studio Magic Prods Infomercial Phil Cooke Pictures Infomercial Phil Cooke Pictures Infomercial Phil Cooke Pictures Documentary outline Phil Cooke Pictures Video and Interactive CD-ROM Strata-Media, TACHTECH 4 1-minute television spots The Disney Channel 4 1-minute radio spots Davis*Glick Productions 4 3-minute promotional segments All-American Network 4 3-minute promotional segments Victory Outreach 10-minute promotional spot All-American Network 5 articles 1 article 1 article 6 articles 5 releases 1 release Brochure
CONFETTI Magazine (natâ€™l) Ron Jones Productions Disney Audio Entertainment The Californian Disney Educational Productions The Episcopal Diocese of LA Caring for Babies with Aids
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Packaging Fund Raising
Editing Punch-up Web Site Business Plans Research Research Proposal Research and Proposal
Brochure Brochure Product catalog Brochure 3 Print ads Music CD Childrenâ€™s audio products 4 Grant proposals 6 Grant Proposals Telephone solicitation materials Telephone solicitation materials Psychology chapter for textbook Student handbook Conference book Teacherâ€™s Guides for Edu. Videos 20 web sites 3 web sites 1 book, 3 articles 3 mag/Wiki articles Training Materials Env. edu. copy/map
Celebrity Search International Strata-Media, American West The Coffee Canteen The Bountiful Basket Ron Jones Production Blue by Nature Disney Audio Entertainment Camp Fire of Pasadena The Sycamores The Sycamores The Episcopal Diocese of LA Dr. Tom Von der Embse, U of Ohio Anglican Institute of So. California Fuller Seminary Disney Educational Productions Digital Insight Eaton Collection, UC Riverside Dr. George Slusser, UC Riverside Thompson Family Trust Partners in Leadership Friends of the Santa Margarita
Market diagnosis for new oil-industry product. Revenue and expense calculations for new entertainment co. Copywriting and presentation package 2 complete business plans for feature films 2 complete business plans for feature films 4 complete business plans for feature films
Technos Dandy Enterprises ALST Productions ALST Productions McCabe Productions RIFT Communications