Partners

 

Here are a few of our valued partners, who lend their award-winning producing, writing, and project management skills to our productions.

Jane is an Investigative and General Assignment Reporter at 13 WHAM TV in Rochester, NY, where she’s worked for 30 years. Jane anchored and co-produced WHAM’s weekend newscasts for 5 years, transitioning to daily reporting responsibilities in 1991.

Jane has written and produced thousands of news stories, news series, and documentaries. She has reported across the United States and overseas, including work in Germany and Soviet Ukraine. 

She is one of the most awarded journalists in upstate New York, recognized by The Associated Press, the New York State Broadcasters Association, and the Edward R. Murrow Awards. Jane believes in reporting that effects positive change, and pursues stories to achieve that.

Jane has collaborated with us on several corporate and non-profit projects: writing, producing, narrating and appearing on-camera.

Mike is a creative director, writer and producer with an extensive background in corporate communications, broadcast news and retail commercial production. His specialty is in designing and delivering comedy-based projects for the corporate audience.

Soon after his graduation from Mount Union College in Ohio, he was hired by 13 WHAM TV in Rochester, NY. He eventually was appointed Special Projects Writer / Producer, producing and writing commercials and marketing presentations. After almost a decade in that position, Mike left WHAM to devote all of his energies to his own media company, Magpie Productions.

With 30 years experience in TV and video production, Mike continues to write and direct projects for Chrysler, GM, ESPN, European Aeronautic Defense & Space, Peak Moore Enterprises, USA Swimming, and BBDO. We're fortunate to have had him onboard as a writer / producer on multiple productions.

1956 - 2012

In Memorium: Gertrude Houston is an eight time Emmy Award winning producer. Her programs, documentaries and stories have aired across the country and around the world. Clients include The Discovery Channel, CBS Sports Olympics profiles, NBC, ABC, PBS, The Travel Channel, Special Olympics, The National American Heart Association, and JPMorganChase.

Houston began her career in 1980 at WHAM TV in Rochester, where she worked in studio and location production before being promoted to Coordinating Producer of the PM Magazine show.

She moved to Washington DC, working three additional years with PM Magazine, then spent next the four years producing national entertainment, travel, documentary and sports specials for the FOX Network. There, Houston was honored with a total of twenty five Emmy nominations, of which she won five.

She returned to her native upstate New York in 1989. For the next 23 years, she wrote and produced a wide variety of projects for clients across the country. Gert passed away on June 1, 2012. She is dearly missed by her family, friends, and colleagues.

Createus Media Inc. specializes in location shooting and interview driven story-telling for education, healthcare, and corporate clients.  Owned and operated by Producer/Director David Barker, Createus Media Inc. provides a full-range of high-definition production and post-production services. Owner/Operator David Barker has over 25 of production experience in all aspects of commercial, corporate, documentary and broadcast production, including shooting, lighting, editing, directing and producing. Much of his work over the last nine years has focused on projects for the University of Rochester’s $1.2 billion capital campaign, in collaboration with MaslinFilms.

David Barker

Owner, Createus Media

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