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Sept. 2010 – Present
                   Script reader
Los Angeles, CA
Duties: Read scripts and provide detailed coverage and recommendations. Read for The Sundance Institute’s Screenwriters Lab and the Scriptapalooza feature film contest. Coverage samples available upon request.


February 1995 – Present           Freelance journalist

Various locations/countries
Duties: Contribute articles to a number of US and foreign publications. Write feature stories, business, hard news, personal profiles, blog entries, web content, etc. Publications include Newsday, Business Central Europe, The Prague Post, Inspire (trade publication), The Prague Business Journal and The Budapest Sun.


May 2009 – July 2010                 Writer/Assistant producer
                                                              Live! From the Future
Los Angeles, CA
Duties: Created and wrote on-air segments/bits and maintained a blog for a popular internet talk show.


August 2008 – June 2010        Assistant coordinator (part-time)
                                                             Writers Guild Foundation
Los Angeles, CA
Duties: Performed various support functions for the charity arm of the Guild. Coordinated DVD production, built/maintained Twitter feed and administered social networking, assisted with event organization, database maintenance, etc.


August 2008 – June 2010         Board member
                                                              Mid-City West Community Council   
Los Angeles, CA
Representative for Zone 3 of the Council, and member of the Council’s Arts and Recreation Committee. Elected in Summer 2008 to a two-year term, but decided not to run for re-election.


July 2005 - Sept. 2007                Video producer, independent

Prague, Czech Republic
Duties: Produced varied video presentations, including my own short film, the European shoot of a web ad for BEA Systems (pre-acquisition), and a local rock concert DVD. Fulfilled all budget and coordination functions, and in several instances handled all personnel issues as well. DVD copies available upon request.


June 2006 – Sept. 2007              Publisher
                                                              Finance New Europe magazine                                              
Prague, Czech Republic
Duties: Was top manager at magazine, managing a staff of eight. With predecessor, increased revenue 50% over the previous year and vastly improved the quality of the product. This, unfortunately, wasn’t enough to keep the financing coming.


Dec. 2005 – June 2006                Editor
                                                               Finance New Europe magazine                                              
Prague, Czech Republic
Duties: Replaced former editor and essentially built magazine from start-up into viable operation. Assigned stories, managed a staff of four along with various freelancers and sub-contractors.


Feb. 2004 – Feb. 2005                 Publishing manager
                                                               IDC CEMA
Prague, Czech Republic
Duties: Managed the publishing process for the regional branch of one of the largest IT market research firms in the world. Administered delivery system, edited reports and coordinated customer service functions.


August 2002 – Feb. 2004           Business editor
                                                               The Prague Post newspaper
Prague, Czech Republic
Duties: Assigned and edited stories for the business section of The Prague Post, the Czech Republic’s leading English-language newspaper. Also wrote “Business Casual”, a bi-weekly column. Articles written by myself available in the archives section of the newspaper’s Web site.


Sept. 1998 – Dec. 2001                Editor
                                                               Equity Insights magazine
Vienna, Austria/London, UK
Duties: Edited a proprietary monthly publication issued by RZB Austria, a daughter investment bank of RZB (now Raiffeisen Bank International, one of Europe's top banking groups) based in the City of London. Responsible for all content, including several sections written or compiled by myself. Magazine copies available upon request.


Sept. 1996 – March 1999           Senior equity analyst
                                                             Raiffeisen Capital and Investment
Prague, Czech Republic
Duties: Tracked developments on the Prague stock exchange, analyzed and reported on selected Czech companies, assisted various RCI units with market and company data. Company was a subsidiary of RZB (see previous). Specialized in mutual fund analysis, as well as the food and beverage sector. Quit to concentrate on position above.


June-August 1996                        Correspondent
                                                             Knight-Ridder Financial News
Prague, Czech Republic

Duties: Wrote daily macroeconomic-oriented news briefs for an American financial news wire service based in London. Substituted for a reporter on nuptial leave.


July - December 1994                 Newscaster
                                                             Radio Metropolis
Prague, Czech Republic

Duties: Wrote and announced news bulletins for the Czech Republic's only English-language radio station. Also wrote and announced business updates and "Prague Spotlight," a humorous cultural brief. Quit when management ceased paying employees.


August 1988 - May 1992             Research associate
                                                              Arcadia Ltd.
New York, NY/Danbury, CT
Duties: Coordinated research projects for non-fiction works for a New York-based literary agency. Worked sporadically, on a freelance basis.