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Manager / Special Events Coordinator Resume

Desired Industry: Management SpiderID: 81683
Desired Job Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Date Posted: 12/11/2018
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: 12/12/18
Desired Wage:
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Management (Manager, Director) Willing to Travel: Yes, Less Than 25%
Highest Degree Attained: High School/Equivalent Willing to Relocate: No

A dynamic leader with years of experience driving businesses to financial and aesthetic success, my talents extend to planning and presentation of special live and film events, as well as the collaborative production of film and audio restorations. Whether running my own businesses or managing for others, my focus is on maximizing revenue while maintaining a high level of customer and employee satisfaction. My passions include film, art and architecture.


Landmark’s Oriental Theatre | Milwaukee, WI
Manager (2007 – 2018)
• Drove the theatre's profitability via appropriate staffing and other cost control measures
• Boosted revenue by convincing the city to grant Landmark a liquor license. Supervised the construction of a new bar/concession stand to maximize sales
• Conceived, planned and promoted successful special events and performances, working closely with rental clients, musicians, celebrities and filmmakers

Times Cinema | Milwaukee, WI
Owner Operator (1993 – 2007)
• Rescued the theatre from certain oblivion, signing an unprecedented lease with the Marcus Corporation after it was announced that the Times would close
• Transformed the Times into a destination for film lovers
• Fostered a filmmaker-friendly atmosphere, offering artists an affordable venue
• Enhanced programming via personal appearances by noted filmmakers

Avalon Theater | Milwaukee, WI
Owner Operator (1987 – 1994)
• Reinvigorated this cinema and increased revenue by programming special film events and concerts
• Generated publicity by premiering one of the key “lost” films, Edison’s Frankenstein
• Exclusive display of movie props, “The Prop Shop” was a significant branding tool
• Profiled twice in Boxoffice magazine

Media Studies course | University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee | Milwaukee, WI

Cinematography course | California State University–Long Beach | Long Beach, CA

• Maximizing revenue via creative marketing
• Exceeding budgetary expectations
• Producing and promoting special events
• Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

• Negotiating contracts and working efficiently with rental clients and talent
• Focused staff training, guidance and coaching
• Consistent, quality guest service

Additional Information:

John Cage’s “Imaginary Landscape No. 1” (2004)
• Produced an authentic recording of the composer’s seminal electronic piece
• Released by Mode Records in 2011 as part of the DVD audio version of “John Cage – the Works for Percussion 1”
• First performance/recording of the work to use three 78 rpm frequency test records, as specified by Cage’s score, since 1953
• Co-wrote the liner notes
• The Wire magazine listed the Mode release as a Record of the Year in the Modern Composition category

Nosferatu, a Symphony of Horror (1996 / 2000)
• Produced the first 35mm English-language restoration of the 1922 German classic to feature accurately translated titles and intertitles
• Signed a six-year contract with Alloy Orchestra, who composed a score to accompany the print
• Premiered with Alloy at Telluride in 2000, then played Lincoln Center, The Detroit Institute of Arts, The National Gallery of Art and numerous art film venues

Filmfax magazine interview with 1950s monster maker, Harry Thomas. Shot photographs for the article (1990)


• Acted as temporary programmer for the 2004 Milwaukee International Film Festival - credited with saving this inaugural fest
• Taught a film history course for UWM’s Continuing Education program
• Reviewed and commented on a chapter in Richard Brown’s forthcoming book on John Cage
• Contributed to Richard Haines’s book, “The Moviegoing Experience, 1968 – 2001”
• Supporter of, and donor or lender to museums, film archives and film restoration projects. Loaned a grouping of photographs to Chicago History Museum, for their current exhibit

Available upon request.

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