ELIOT
2740 East Glenoaks Boulevard
Glendale, CA 91206-3109
(818) 240-2355


SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experienced manager with strong computer skills and artistic sensibilities.
  • Degree in Computer Science recently supplemented with multimedia courses.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with technicians, artists and producers.
  • Constantly aware of the "big picture" while always keeping an eye on the details.
  • Excellent organizational abilities.
  • Managerial skills include pre-production planning, budgeting, contracting and production supervision.



STAFF EXPERIENCE

Tour Manager, Parachute Express
Glendale, CA     1991-1996
  • Oversaw all logistical, operational and production aspects of nationwide concert appearances for a popular, Los Angeles based recording artist on the Disney label.
  • Responsibilities included presenter liaison, servicing performance contracts and riders, financial settlement, merchandising, and tour preparation and management.
  • Directed stage presentation, ensure proper sound, lighting and staging.

Director of Show Operations, Warren Miller Entertainment
Hermosa Beach, CA     1988-1991
  • Planned and supervised all financial, staffing, ticketing and technical aspects for 500 presentations of annual shows in performance centers nationwide.
  • Budgeted and accounted for $1,000,000 in revenue and $430,000 in expenses annually.
  • Negotiated and contracted dates with 50 major venues annually.
  • Reconciled finances with buildings and ticket agencies.

Associate Producer, Warren Miller Television
Hermosa Beach, CA     1989-1991
  • In charge of post-production and syndication of 12 half-hour specials per year.

Show Production Manager, Warren Miller Enterprises
Hermosa Beach, CA     1987-1988
  • Advanced and supervised all theatrical operations.
  • Wrote production manual and technical rider increasing quality and efficiency of presentations.

Concerts Director / Production Manager, Eclipse Jazz
Ann Arbor, MI     1979-1987
  • Planned over 100 concerts featuring internationally renowned artists including Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman and Weather Report.
  • Produced outdoor summer concert series.
  • Contributed to and consulted in long range planning of organization.


FREE-LANCE HIGHLIGHTS

Producer / Engineer, WEMU-FM, WCBN-FM
  • Produced and recorded concerts for simulcast and later broadcast.
  • Produced, engineered and hosted various format radio shows.
  • Created PSAs for non-profit organizations.
Producer, Soundstage Coffeehouse
  • Created and produced a weekly coffeehouse.
  • Helped revitalized student interest in student union.
  • Provided alternative entertainment space for local performers.
Technical Director, University Activities Center - University of Michigan
  • Assessed departmental needs in establishing new technical services department.
  • Selected, trained and supervised technical production crews.
  • Purchased and operated professional sound system.
Stage Manager, Universal Studios Hollywood
  • Managed and supervised venue operations before, during and after stage shows.
  • Maintained quality and safety standards, worked with union crews, communicated with vendors, assisted with budget management and scheduled crew members.
Audio Engineer, free-lance for numerous employers
  • Engineered festivals and concerts for groups such as Los Lobos, Joan Baez, Taj Mahal, Leo Kottke and The Persuasions.
  • Mixed and recorded multi-track sessions for videotape, radio and albums.
  • House engineer for clubs, convention centers and arenas.
  • Worked closely with artists to determine proper aesthetic qualities of recordings.
  • Ensured that recording sessions ran according to schedule.



EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science, Computer Science
University Of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI