Producer, Writer, Director
NINA SHELTON – RESUME
Award-winning producer, writer and director with with credits that include HBO, PBS, Hallmark, Ebru TV and more.
Format experience includes studio production, live productions, live-to-tape programming, field production and animation.
Strengths include educational content, creative development, production management and an effective problem-solver. Experienced with taking productions from development through post production and to delivery.
Proven record of bringing in projects on time and on budget.
Avid editing, Final Cut, Photoshop, DVD Studio Pro, digital video cameras, MS Office, CMS, Social Networking, Internet Research, various budgeting software, Peoplesoft
Eight-time Emmy Award Nominee
Society of Professional Journalist: Public Service Award
Arizona Public Media (PBS) | Tucson, AZ 9/2019 - Current
Oversee production on live audience shows for online or television. Work with departments throughout the University assessing their programming needs, planning and preparing crew and equipment needs, screening and booking guests and writing scripts.
AMERICAN HISTORY TV - C-SPAN 1/2017 - 9/2019
Produce history programming for weekend block on C-SPAN3. Work with major national organizations including the National Archives, Library of Congress, Smithsonian, the White House Historical Association and other museums, libraries, and historic other sites to create programming that highlights the people, places and events that tell stories of the history of America.
CROSSING BARRIERS PRODUCTIONS | NYC 3/2012 – Current
Producer / Development / Consultant
Contract work for PBS, BET, WNET, WHYY and feature film. Created and developed projects for several production companies, including original scripting work, reality and documentary productions.
EVEREST PRODUCTION | Somerset, NJ 8/2007 – 3/2012
Supervising Producer / Prod Exec
Produce and supervise production on over ten series for the new national network Ebru TV. Hands on producing, as well as hiring and training freelance staff including producers, writers, journalists and crew. Work included a daily lifestyle series (Daily Connections), news (Ebru Today), talk shows and newsmagazine shows covering national and international issues (Fresh Outlook & World Affairs), live election coverage (Decision America), cultural programming (Rhythm & Roots), cooking (The Global Kitchen), and new program development. Received five Emmy nominations..
WHYY – PBS | Philadelphia, PA 8/2006 – 12/2007
Producer / Writer / Director
Created programming to promote arts & culture awareness, literacy and school readiness. Worked with art institutions, community organizations, educational institutions and professionals to provide engaging, informative programming. Earned two Emmy nominations and a Society of Professional Journalist Award.
LIGHTWORKS PRODUCING GROUP | NY 3/2006 – 2/2007
Hallmark Channel morning talk show series, New Morning. Provided wraparound copy for host, as well as write insights for segments and thematic topics..
WTIU/PBS - Indiana Unversity | Bloomington, IN 1/2003 – 3/2006
Director of Children’s Programming
Produced programming for Radio/TV services at the University as well as programming for University owned PBS station, WTIU. Produced talk shows, educational segments, worked closely with University professors on content, performance delivery and scripting. Provided new creative direction for existing talk show, which resulted in an 70% increase in viewer participation, oversaw creation and implementation of new website. Emmy nomination..
CROSSING BARRIERS PRODUCTIONS | NYC 4/2001 – 1/2003
Producer & Writer
Created and developed numerous projects for television. Jimmy the Bully., Human Relations 101, Single Spirit of Voices, Russell & Elisa. Worked as a scriptwriter for several shows including PBS’s Barney & Friends and Disney’s Out of the Box.
HBO | NYC 9/1999 – 4/2001
Coordinating Producer / Writer
What Matters – produced a newsmagazine series and one-hour special. Received Emmy-nomination as a result of producing news stories based upon current issues at both the national and international levels. Wrote scripts. Conducted in-depth search for interview candidates. Successfully gained interviews with hard to reach subjects such as Bosnian refugees, Columbine school violence victims, depression sufferers, Rwandan survivors. Emmy nomination.
SESAME WORKSHOP 9/1990 – 5/1998
Producer and Writer
Worked on various shows including the PBS series Sesame Street. Promoted from within to Producer of the Cartoon Network series Big Bag. Produced a block of programming with 6 different short-length animated series with co-producers from around the world, as well as a live action/muppet wrap around resulting in a Parent’s Choice Award and outstanding reviews.
SCRIPTS PRODUCED (TELEVISION)
New Morning (Hallmark Channel) – Cyberchase (PBS) – Out of the Box (Disney) – What Matters (HBO Family) – Barney & Friends (PBS) – Big Bag (Cartoon Network) – A Taste from the Melting Pot (Ebru TV)
● AFI Digital Content Lab – Dora the Explorer – Nickelodeon
● NBPC – New Media Technology Now Institute – CPB, PBS
● Writers Guild of America
● Urbanworld Film Festival: Screenwriter Finalist
New York University | BFA – Tisch School of the Arts -