Each year CFVA opens the proverbial doors and holds elections to bring new people onto our board. This is a chance for many of you looking to step into leadership roles to do so and help us usher the Colorado Film and Video Association into a new year with fresh ideas and aided growth.
How does this work? Think of it just as you would any other election. Our board members serve 2-year terms, and annually, we rotate out one-half of our board to make sure we are keeping things fresh for our members. Essentially, this allows our organization to stay innovative, relevant, and competitive for the CFVA membership base.
If you are interested in running for the board or know someone you think would be a good candidate, don't he let us know.
For those that are interested in helping the Election Committee, please contact the committee chair to find out when and where the next meeting will be held.
Ok everybody, nominations for the 2012 board is now closed. We have many people who are interested in becoming board members, probably more then any other year. It great to see the enthusiasm from everyone.
Board members serve for a two year term. We meet every month for our offical meeting. There are also a number of committees that meet as often as necessary. Any member can server on the committees and they certainly need your help. Email the committee chair and they will include you.
Here is the list of potential board members and their bios, so check them out and come to our election event
The first person on the list is a current board member who is interested in serving on our board for another two years. For those who don't know her, Leslie Allen is the force behind Walk the Line Films. She has been instrumental in working with our governement, on both a city and state level, to make filmmaking easier for all of us. Her expirence and opinion has been a huge benefit to our organization and I personally recommend you all vote her back on for another term.
(her official bio)
I presently own and am the executive producer of Walk The Line Films, we produce national & regional commercials, client direct, short documentaries, branded and internet content. I am the Co-Chair of the Denver Film Advisory Committee and presently a board member of The Colorado Film and Video Association. I’ve been a member of the Colorado film community for 20 years. Specifically, I have worked as a production assistant, location assistant and manager, production coordinator, production manager as well as a line producer. I came up through the ranks and am determined to see our vibrant industry continue to evolve and grow. I am passionate about film making in our community.
I love this business. LOVE. IT. And if there's one thing I've learned it's that we can't wait for jobs to show up on our doorsteps. We need to make them happen. That's why I'm running for the board.
I am a freelance producer who has been in the business for a LONG time. Just how long? Well.. that may give away a little too much, but some of you may remember working with me in the days of Celluloid, Telemation and the launch of STARZ. (Shh!) Since then I've worked for such notables as E! Entertainment, Sony Pictures, Showtime and the Hallmark Channel, in production and post-production, for features, cable, and ad agencies, both in Los Angeles and Denver. A lot of stuff. But WHAT I've done isn't so important as WHY I've done it. Denver is my home and I'm committed to building and growing this community so that it can support us ALL. And I'm committed to supporting you in whatever way I can. So, vote for me. And let's make it happen.
Executive Director of the Denver Film Society
Botelho is a 30-year veteran of the advertising industry, began his career in Los Angeles at BBDO International. With additional industry experience gained in Chicago, he came to Denver in 1984 to join local advertising leader, Tracy-Locke/BBDO where he served as vice president of account service on the $26 million Mountain Bell account. In 1988, he teamed with four other partners at Thomas & Perkins to build the agency to $45 million in annual billings.
The Denver Post hired Botelho in 1996 to lead the newspaper’s marketing efforts during the intense battle for market dominance with the Rocky Mountain News. Six years later, Botelho became the Denver Newspaper Agency’s senior vice president of Brand Marketing.
Botelho has worked with some of the largest companies in Los Angeles, Chicago and Denver developing advertising and marketing campaigns and has considerable experience in repositioning companies and organizations for future growth. At the Denver Newspaper Agency, Botelho also led the sports sponsorship division that generated more than $8 million in revenues through partnerships with all of Denver’s professional sports teams.
As the executive director for the Colorado Branch of Screen Actors Guild and AFTRA Denver, Julie negotiates local contracts and works closely with agents, producers, casting directors and industry organizations to promote the interests of both unions. Julie began her career as a story editor for a television production company in L.A. She then worked for over a decade with the writing-producing-directing team of Nancy Meyers and Charles Shyer and during her tenure with the Disney-based company, she served first as a creative executive, then associate producer on a number of feature films including: I Love Trouble, Father of the Bride I & II and Parent Trap. Julie was awarded the Colorado Film School Spring 2011 Community Award for her work and support of the efforts of student filmmakers. She also has been actively involved the past five years in helping to pass meaningful film incentives in the state. In her free time Ms. Crane continues to write and develop her own feature film projects.
Bob Carmichael is resident of Boulder, CO. He is a DGA Director and International Cinematographer Guild DP. He has both an Academy Award nomination and an Emmy Award to his credit. He began his filmmaking in Colorado in the early 1970's and moved to Los Angeles in 1980 where he specialized in commercial directing and shooting, 2nd unit directing and operating on episodic television shows. Some of his feature credits include Star Trek V, Top Gun, Navy SEALs, First Wives Club and Queen's Logic. Bob has a production company Denali Productions, Inc and a Still Photography company called Carmichael Photography. Bob has a studio in Boulder. Bob won 7 Telly Awards for his unique still DSLR photography video created for the band Maroon 5 in 2010. Bob won in the Sports Category for his image of Vail ice climbing in the APA National Photography contest in 2011. Bob is a former executive board member of the Cinematographers Guild in Hollywood. See Bob's work and bios at www.bobcarmichael.com
After a successful run as the owner of an ad agency, Arthur switched to acting and never looked back. Today Arthur works full time as an actor and is enjoying his 10th year of performing. Arthur's enthusiasm for our local film community shows in his regular participation and volunteering for almost every single local filmmaking event including: The Emerging Filmmakers Project, The Colorado Film Forum, Colorado Professional Videographers Association, Open Screen Night, Indie Colorado Cinema Experience, Festivus, Boulder International Film Festival, Film Festival of Colorado, Colorado Independent Women of Film, Mile High Horror Film Festival, Starz Denver Film Festival, EFPalooza, The Colorado Branch of Screen Actors Guild and of course, the CFVA.
Arthur also maintains strong and constant relationships with our local film schools including: The Colorado Film School, University of Colorado, University of Colorado at Denver (alma mater) The Art Institute of Colorado, DS StudioWorks, Front Range Acting Studio and The Film Acting Academy of Denver.
In December 2011, Arthur launched ActorMartinez.com which serves to highlight the film community and local artists with extensive sections for Filmmaker Friends, Acting Tips and Events. When he is not working (If you can call something you love working.), Arthur practices Tai Chi and works on computers.
Henry Darrow McComas
I was raised in Anchorage, Alaska where I was first exposed to the techniques and art of filmmaking. By high school I was sharing skills with others through teaching, and at the same time, creating industry-standard shorts. I later enrolled in programs at King Career Center, the highly acclaimed New York film Academy, the Art Institute of Seattle and the University of Washington. This eventually lead to the creation of my award-winning video production company, Crooked Lake Productions. My work includes the production of numerous short films, commercials, viral marketing campaigns, non-profit charity spots and video game trailers. Clients have told me that I have a knack for telling stories and reflecting life’s emotions in an artistic manner. I deeply appreciate film as a visual art form. My own life experience has given me a unique perspective, and I draw upon it to create compelling films. I have been fortunate enough to have found Colorado, a photogenic landscape full of exteriors and natural backdrops. This setting inspires me to continue creating quality material that my community and industry can be proud of. Films get made through a community effort, and I thrive on social networking. A film needs a writer to give it a message, a cinematographer to imagine what it looks like, a director to pull it all together, a producer to provide the resources, and a crew to get’er done. Although I can write, edit, direct, and produce, I also know the value of searching for talent to enlist the help of other digital artists. The Colorado film and video industry provides an exceptional pool of talented, creative artists, and working with them has been energizing. My name is Henry Darrow McComas and I am happily working in sunny Denver, Colorado.
Client List: the Pokémon Company International
Marvel Super Hero Squad Online
Gazillion Entertainment The Amazing Society
Microsoft Game Studios
the J’Amy Owens Group
the Jolkona Foundation
California Pacific Federal Credit Union
Arcane Comics and More www.HenryMcComas.com
A Native Coloradoan, Jared Petsche is a graduate of Colorado State University with a Bachelors of Arts in Philosophy, with a minor in Entrepreneurship & History. Since his graduation he has worked in the film industry in California, Oregon & Colorado in a range of production mediums. More recently Jared can be found at the Colorado State Capitol working in the Senate as the Digital Media Specialist and prior to that at The Colorado Channel, with hopes of bring more openness and transparency to government through videography and interactive digital media. He continues to do freelance photography and production work with hopes of starting his own media company in the near future. Jared’s passion is for people and technology, so the ever changing social media and public relations field is just another opportunity for exploration into the opus of his soul.
Paul Neal Rohrer
Paul Neal Rohrer has worked stage and screen professionally, since 1976. Arriving in Boulder, 1979, Paul worked as a resident player for both the children’s theatre and main stage productions at the Arvada Center until 1986 when he started working the majority of commercials and industrials produced in Denver, through the mid 90’s. His role in the John Sayles production, Silver City as well as the principal in the 1986 PG&E commercial directed by Bob Giraldi were high points. However, many local producers and directors deserve acknowledgement for hiring Paul hundreds of times. Experienced as a traveling speaker for FDC corp, and a radio host, currently hosting the weekly one-hour program The Roaring Success Radio Hour, Paul has also trained and coached actors and other coaches, since 1979 at the Arvada Center and since 1986 under The Rohrering Success Workshops.
I enjoy the creative process. With the current slowdown and massive changes of the business, I am anxious to learn from this diverse and dedicated group of craftspeople. In so doing, I hope to be beneficial and effective.
Robert St. John Roper
I have been in private law practice for more than 25 years, the past 16 in Colorado. My practice focuses on media and entertainment; I represent cable television production companies and networks, performers, athletes, playwrights, software developers and website designers, providing them with advice and counsel through all stages of the business lifecycle, from consultation on business plans, entity formation and structure, strategy and financing to daily operations. I have provided business affairs and legal counsel to independent producers in connection with many successful television programs, including “Whale Wars,” “Keepin’ the Peace,” “Trading Spaces,” “Roller Jam,” “World Series of Poker” and “Elvis Presley’s Graceland.” I also represent a couple of local not-for-profit entities associated with the TV and video industry and I am on the Board of a local non-profit theater group.
I hold master of laws, JD and BS degrees. I am a member of the Bars of 4 states, the District of Columbia and the US Supreme Court. I live in Denver with my wife, Lee, who is the author of an award winning cookbook, a TV personality and producing 2 TV series and a documentary.