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Allen C.

Chippewa Lake, OH

$65/hour

Producer-Writer-Director/Entertainment Exec

$65/Hour


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Oberlin College & Conservatory of Music
English and Performance
Blossom Festival School
Other

Education

Oberlin College & Conservatory of Music (English and Performance)

Blossom Festival School (Other)

About Allen

After majoring in performance at Oberlin, I spent more than 35 years in the arts & entertainment industries working mainly as a writer-producer-director. I've been a guest lecturer on the financing of film, television and digital media with ACG/Yale SOM, The Harvard Club, The Chagrin Falls Documentary Film Festival, NATAS and many more. My credits include work for ESPN, Fox, Pepsi, GM, Bayer, IBM and others. Interactive television applications I created have been broadcast on affiliates of every major network including PBS.

I was recognized as the key author from the private sector for the creation of the digital media and motion picture tax credits in the State of Connecticut that have generated over $1.2 billion since their inception. My work experience includes serving as an Executive in the entertainment industry on several occasions both in the USA and abroad. I am currently in Ohio for family reasons and am seeking out part-time opportunities where I can give back some of the lessons I've learned as others did for me.

I spent over 35 years as a producer-writer-director with production credits for ESPN, Fox, Pepsi, IBM, Bayer and as they say---a whole lot more! Bridging the gap between video and music, I produced dozens of music videos for Capitol, Polygram and EMI-America for both their seasoned and emerging artists.

As a writer, I've written for television as well as commercials and corporate. In a profession that's generally been spent looking for the next assignment, writing has always paid the bills.

As a professional, I am experienced in music ranging from Medieval to Music Theater. I am a past member of Actor's Equity, SAG-AFTRA and performed extensively with the Kenley Players and other theater troupes. In addition to my studies at Oberlin Conservatory of Music, I spent three summers at Blossom Festival School in conjunction with the Cleveland Orchestra and a world-class faculty as well as two summers with the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute.

I've been blessed with meeting wonderful, highly intelligent people who took me under their wings and showed me the ropes in the arts and entertainment industries. I always tell people I have a lot of stickers on the side of my suitcase from my extensive travels and experiences. I'm at a point where I want to share those experiences as others did for me.
After majoring in performance at Oberlin, I spent more than 35 years in the arts & entertainment industries working mainly as a writer-producer-director. I've been a guest lecturer on the financing of film, television and digital media with ACG/Yale SOM, The Harvard Club, The Chagrin Falls Documentary Film Festival, NATAS and many more. My credits Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required

There is a 90 minute minimum for tutoring sessions in person.

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Chippewa Lake, OH 44215
English:
Writing
Computer:
Video Production
History:
Music History

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Film

I have been a guest lecturer and/or panelist on the financing of motion pictures, television and digital media for ACG/Yale SOM, the Harvard Club, NATAS, The Greenwich Film Festival, The Connecticut Film Festival and others.

I have 35+ years experience in production experience in film and television for companies such as ESPN, Fox Sports, TV Food Network, Pepsi and many others.

My background also includes being the former Sr. VP of Programming and Network Operations for Channel America where I oversaw the entire network and reported directly to its Board of Directors.

Music History

In addition to being a performance major at Oberlin Conservatory of Music, I also focused on the restoration and performance practices of early music from the Medieval to Renaissance; transcribing the original notation into modern and replacing missing fragments in the style of the composers.

I spent three summers at Blossom Festival School in conjunction with the Cleveland Orchestra where I studied and/or took master classes with Aaron Copland, James Levine, Leonard Bernstein, Herman Genhart, Pierre Bernac, John Wustman, Robert Shaw and others.

I spent two summers with the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute under August Wenzinger as well as additional studies in early music performance with Russell Oberlin in New York.

Music Production

My first professional assignment was as an audio engineer on a film shoot when I was only 15 years old. I built upon this base experience in a career that's been over 35+ years as a producer-writer-director.

While based in Los Angeles, I produced and directed music videos in most genres for Capital, Picture Music International, Polygram and EMI-America.

My producer credits also include the syndicated television music series Inside Traxx and Underground USA which have played both domestic and abroad.

Theatre

I received my Actor's Equity card on my first audition with the Kenley Players and then worked for John Kenley for four additional years before relocating to Los Angeles. I also served as the Union Deputy while touring with Kenley Players.

My experience also includes producing several plays while based in Los Angeles as well as multiple children's theater musicals for clients such as The May Company, The Higbee Company, The Joseph Horne Company and Determined Productions (Peanuts/Snoopy Products).

Video Production

I have over 35+ years experience in production as a producer-writer-director with companies such as ESPN, Fox Sports, TV Food Network, Pepsi, Bayer, IBM, Casey Family Services and many others.

My interactive television applications have been broadcast on affiliates of every major network including PBS for clients such as Visa, Citibank, GM and others.

I have been a guest lecturer and/or panelist on the financing of motion pictures, television and digital media as well as the same for the future of digital media.

In addition to standard television production and interactive television production, my experience also includes early test work as a director with high definition television production; conducting some of the earliest HDTV tests in the United States.

Writing

After Oberlin College and Oberlin Conservatory of Music I've worked in the arts & entertainment industry as a writer for 35+ years with credits for ESPN, Fox Sports, TV Food Network, Pepsi, Casey Family Services, Bayer, IBM and many others. In addition to being a principal writer, my experience also includes ghostwriting and being a script doctor/editor in multiple genres and formats ranging from documentaries to drama to comedy. Many of my assignments, particularly with companies associated with pharmaceuticals, beverages and computer sciences have been highly technical, time sensitive and require laser sharp spelling and grammar.

Oberlin College & Conservatory of Music
English and Performance
Blossom Festival School
Other

Education

Oberlin College & Conservatory of Music (English and Performance)

Blossom Festival School (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

There is a 90 minute minimum for tutoring sessions in person.

Travel policy

Allen will travel within 40 miles of Chippewa Lake, OH 44215.