ELAINE M. BROWN

 

Writer/Producer/Creative Director/Brand-Builder

Over 25 years of production and writing experience
in media entertainment and ad sales.

 

WRITING PORTFOLIO click here

KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • 2021 Telly Silver and Bronze Awards for "Woodwudy Wholesale Flooring"

  • Installed the first digital video environment for the HBO retail store that increased sales by 50%. CTAM Silver Award.

  • Exceeded usage expectations by 200% when introducing HBO GO in test market.

  • Increased site visits by 30% with celebrity-driven TV/web Public Service Announcement Aids Get Tested campaign with NBA partnership. Corporate EMMY Award.

  • Created first consumer products line in Creative Services with the award-winning bilingual animated preschool series El Perro y Gato, with books and CD’s selling in Walmart and Target. PARENTS CHOICE Silver Award.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Comcast Effectv, Mnemonic Agency, Atlanta, GA

Creative Lead 2018 – 2021

  • Partner with internal and external clients in developing top quality creative for advertising campaigns, inserted on Cable networks and Comcast digital platforms. 

  • Contribute to business development meetings, facilitate brainstorm sessions, write scripts.

  • Generate creative budget proposals, pitch concepts, hire talent and crew.

  • Direct video shoots, supervise post production and deliver finished productions on time and on budget.

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Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

Director, CINEMA 2017 – 2018

  • Developed launched and oversaw all aspects of new JP Morgan Chase sponsor-funded workforce development initiative CINEMA (Careers In New Emerging Media Areas) for 18-24 year olds to provide free training in new media: game design, virtual reality, and interactive media, in preparation for entry level jobs in Georgia’s booming entertainment industry.

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Fox Broadcasting, ABC Entertainment, Inertia Films, Atlanta, GA

Freelance Producer 2016 -– 2018

  • Produced EPK marketing content to promote shows on digital platforms to generate awareness, increase ratings, drive audience and tune-in engagement. Star, The Resident, 24 Legacy, Labor of Love. Interviewed celebrities.

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Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

Director, Savannah Film Studios 2015 – 2016

  • Launched SCAD’s 22,000 sq. ft. Film/TV state-of-the-art production facility to provide hands-on opportunities for students to work alongside industry professionals. Collaborated across academic departments.

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New World Image Group LLC, Teaneck, NJ

Creative Marketing Consultant 2009 – 2015

 

  • Embarked on national book tour as co-author of the Amazon best-seller, The Little Black Book of Success. Public speaking engagements included: Johnson & Johnson, ESPN, Warner Bros, Exxon Mobil, Time Warner and others.

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Home Box Office, New York, NY 1997 – 2009

Vice President, Creative Services, Special Markets 2004 – 2009

Creative Director, Creative Services, New Business Development 1997 – 2001

  • Launched iconic brand portfolio of digital channels; provided graphic packaging, content and on-air promotion for HBO Family, HBO Zone, HBO Signature, HBO Comedy; that started as new business development and ultimately led to HBO’s Special Markets in-house agency. Managed staff of 12, multiple vendors and 20M budget.

  • Reviewed all projects, including scripts and graphics from creation to implementation and delivery to insure high quality of creative, and that standards were met to support client objectives and corporate brand image.

  • Oversaw the production of multicultural content creation for AA, LGBTQ, and the HBO Latino digital platform which led to the production of the acclaimed award-winning series, Habla.

  • Used research and data analytics to develop strategic solutions to meet business goals and deliver results.

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"Elaine is very gifted and makes an extremely important contribution to HBO's Brand Image campaigns because she can move seamlessly between the creative world and the various disciplines that are necessary to support her department's strategically important output."

Bill N., Former CEO

Home Box Office

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Showtime Networks, New York, NY 1994 - 1997

Creative Director, Creative Services, Originals Group

AUTHORED PUBLICATIONS

  • "Confessions of Divorced Men" (Essence: 2017)

  • The Little Black Book of Success: Laws of Leadership for Black Women – The Workbook (Amazon, CreateSpace: May 2017)

  • "The 3rd Act: How to Chart Your Professional Future When Your Career Grinds to a Halt" (Essence: 2014)

  • The Little Black Book of Success: Laws of Leadership for Black Women (Random House: 2010)

  • Playing by the Rules (Random House: 2006)

  • Lemon City (Random House: 2004)

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

 

Women in Film and Television Atlanta (WIFTA)

Georgia Production Partners (GPP)

Women in Cable and Television (WICT)

Producers Guild of America, East (PGA)

National Association for Multiculturalism in Communications (NAMIC)

 

EDUCATION

Reinhardt University

MFA, Creative Writing Program (2020–ongoing)

 

Wheaton College

MA, Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Drama

Rutgers University

Mini MBA Program in Digital Media Marketing

UCLA Anderson School of Management

NAMIC Executive Leadership Development Program

 

Simmons School of Management

Time Warner Leadership Breakthrough Program for Female Executives

Harvard University School of Business

CTAM Executive Management Program