"The audience is your co-writer." Jean Renoir, Jr.
I've been swimming in the media stream my entire life - music, TV, radio, video, film, live concerts, theater, film, books, art, dance...
Though I can't program my way out of a paper bag, I've used computers for decades.
I've been involved with video production since the Sony Porta Pak was released - the first portable reel-to-reel video tape recorder.
In the ’70s, I was a partner in one of the first video stores in Marin County, CA, where we sold not only VCRs, but 13-foot satellite TV dishes that weighed hundreds of pounds. We also produced dozens of videos of every kind - music videos, TV shows, commercials, and infomercials.
I founded the first company that marketed and distributed a variety of software productivity tools specifically designed for film and television production.
I was midwife and later VP Marketing and Product Development for Final Draft, world's #1-selling scriptwriting software.
In the early '90's, I was "everything" except the developer for the automatic graphics processing tool DeBabelizer, much beloved by multimedia developers, games programmers, and artists worldwide. I've been told by many that it's time saving and ability to process 1,000's of files overnight saved many marriages/relationships.
My expertise and insight is in technology as well as the media and entertainment industries, giving me a unique perspective.
I'm dedicated to encouraging artists, musicians, storytellers and developers who stretch the boundaries of their media and to assisting them in telling their stories.
Creativity + technology and discovering the possibilities inherent in people has been a driving force for me.
Throughout my career, I have been highly successful in guiding a number of organizations in their business development, marketing, product development, media relations, and social media strategy.
My current clients include The American Comedy Hall of Fame & Theme Park, CA Palm, Cherry Hill Bed & Breakfast, FatRedCouch, Fat Stogie Films, First Light Design, GreatSexGuidance, KillerWeed - The Novel, Michael Castleman, PedSafe, QTAKE•Invision, Radical.FM, Zavala Songs, Inc.
I am currently teaching a course in Crowdfunding & Social Media Marketing for the Academy of Art University, Motion Picture and TV Department, in San Francisco.
If I don't see live music at least once a week, I go through withdrawals.
Everything is media.
The photo of this house sign was taken in beautiful Laborie, St Lucia. I love that the homeowner was so adamant about his message, the phrase was repeated.
Gulture Enterprises has been my DBA since high school. The logo was originally a button from the '60s.
"The future is already here. It's just unevenly distributed." William Gibson, Neuromancer