Larry Blase - Instructor/Producer/Director/Emmy Judge
Television Producer/Director and National Emmy Judge for over 25 years. His vast
experience involves working with and Directing News Anchors and Reporters as
well as Reality Show Talent using Teleprompter. Some of the highlights of
Larry’s years include Executive Producer of CNN News, Producer/Director of
Trading Spaces (from the outset of the show), News Producer at WAGA-TV Atlanta
(Fox News), Writer/Producer of Headline News and Programming Consultant for
Besides acting as an Emmy Judge, Larry is currently an Adjunct Professor at
Reinhart College School of Communication Arts.
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Suzan Satterfield - Producer/Director/Southeastern Emmy Judge
President and Co-owner of Salt Run
Productions and Managing Partner, of Picture Window Productions, joined TAG’s
Advisory Panel in December of 2009. Suzan has been such an integral part of the
Atlanta film community for so long she literally needs no introduction.
She has run her own company (Salt Run Productions) since 1989, shared the
prestigious national “American Women In Radio and Television Award” with
co-writer, Diane Brunet, served on numerous industry boards, including President
of Women In Film & Television/Atlanta and was appointed by Governor Roy Barnes
to the Georgia Film & Video Advisory Board, on which she served for two years.
Suzan is busy creating, writing and executive producing numerous
nationally known television series’ such as “The Natural South” which garnered
fifteen Telly awards and four Emmy nominations and in partnership with Kinesis
Productions which formed Picture Window Productions, LLC. She is also producing
“Fresh From the Orchard” and “Ground Breakers” , currently in its 13th season on
HGTV. “Ground Breakers,” a major landscaping makeover show, is shot in Atlanta
and Orlando, and has an accompanying online series.
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Lisa Bilek - Line Producer
Lisa is a Line Producer for Film and Television including Commercial
Advertising, Music Videos, Short Films and TV series joined TAG’s Advisory Panel
in January of 2010. She has worked in the film and video industry for over 19
years specializing in Production Management: booking crews and equipment;
coordinating talent, production and post schedules; creating bids for jobs,
managing production expenses and budgets, including purchase orders, payroll,
location & talent releases and effectively meeting client’s/director’s needs and
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Sandi Winslow - Teleprompter Supervisor at Turner Broadcasting
Sandi is the Teleprompter Supervisor at Turner Broadcasting and joined TAG’s
Advisory Panel in September of 2009. Sandi Winslow was the very first
Teleprompter Operator to be hired at Turner Broadcasting back in the early
1990’s. Before that time, freelancers were brought in occasionally, but as TBS
began to grow, the need for a full time Teleprompter Operator was apparent and
Sandi stepped in!
Sandi went full speed ahead in this premiere position, not
only operating the teleprompting software but also rigging the equipment,
researching the best software available for Turner studios and dealing directly
with the Teleprompter suppliers so that Turner would have the best teleprompter
technology in the world.
Sandi oversees all of the Teleprompters and operating systems at Turner Studios
and is the liason between the producers, Talent and freelancers using Teleprompters.
Sandi has worked with the best Talent in the Country for over 15 years and really knows
what superior Teleprompter Talent looks like.
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Diane Hawkins-Cox - is the founder of
Diane has a comprehensive copyediting service focused on small business and web
communications, but available for all copyediting and writing needs. Diane is
also an Emmy Award-winning producer, copy editor, and writer. One of CNN’s
original employees, she worked at the ground-breaking news network for 28 ½
years, first as a copy editor in the newsroom then as a producer of environment,
science and technology coverage. She produced the magazine programs Earth
Matters, CNNdotCOM, and NEXT@CNN. Additionally, Diane serves on the Board of
Trustees of the Institutes for Journalism and Natural Resources. She also
teaches writing skills in the Literacy Action adult literacy program, and plays
flute and piccolo in two bands, including the Georgia State Defense Force Band,
where she serves as a corporal.
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Craig Miller - Filmmaker and founder of
Craig Miller Productions
Respected filmmaker and founder of Craig Miller Productions, Craig Miller has
produced award-winning productions for an extensive list of Fortune 500
clientele. Craig's long-term relationships with companies like The Coca-Cola
Company, Delta Air Lines, UPS, Pergo, McDonald's, Novelis, The U.S. Army, and
The Weather Channel are a testament to the company's creative and technical
In 2002, Craig opened C Pictures, a commercial production company,
to meet the growing need for spot production in Atlanta. Craig is currently the
Vice President of the Southeast Chapter of the Association for Independent
Commercial Producers (AICP). He has served on the executive board of the Georgia
Production Partnership for the past six years and is a past member of the
National Board of Directors of AICP and the Governor’s Film Advisory Board.
Craig's renowned film, "One Day in Search of the South," developed for the
Welcome South Visitors Center, was recognized by the Southeast Tourism Society
as "the most comprehensive picture of Southern living on record today".
met Lauri Plesco Ross when she was 21 years old and he still puts up with her.
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Jodi Marks - Instructor/Television Host
Jodi Marks, Television Host, joined TAG’s Advisory Panel in October 2009. With
her vast knowledge of construction and a theatre background, Jodi embraced a
niche in the television industry hosting home improvement shows and
demonstrating construction processes. After beginning her career in television
with HGTV’s well known show Fix It Up! she later branched out to Turner South’s
Southern Home by Design, TBS’s The Man Made Movie and in the summer of 2004,
Jodi was asked by Lowe’s Home Improvement to join them in celebrating their
grand openings nationwide through personal appearances and how-to clinics.
In addition to hosting home improvement shows, Jodi is an entrepreneur
extraordinaire… Jodi and co-host, Paul Wilson, collaborated in 2007 to create
The Tile Doctor series. Available online and in select home improvement stores
nationwide, these videos teach just about every facet of tiling for your home.
Jodi also co-authored a home improvement book that tackles basic and
intermediate projects encountered by homeowners with Steve Schultz.
In 2008, Jodi joined Today Homeowner with Danny Lipford where she hosts the
“Best New Products” segment and appears on camera with Danny in other areas of
Jodi is a master at demonstrating products, performing and using multiple
Teleprompters flawlessly. Be sure to check out her website, www.jodimarks.com
to see what Jodi’s up to next!
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