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  Gail Thomas
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  Need a laugh??? Engage your audience with humor and warmth!

With my background as a comic, my speciality is comedy: funny dialogue and a conversational writing style.

Recently, I wrote the script for a television documentary which will introduce and launch Al Jazeera America as a new American network. Also, work as a freelance writer/producer for Veria Living, a health and wellness network.

Conferences and world-class awards shows hire me to write speeches and banter, ensuring words are tailor-made for the speaker. As a former lawyer, I balance corporate standards with entertainment.

Copywriting projects have included a NYC print campaign aimed at children's health and fundraising e-letters for a international non-profit.

I've written and produced short comic videos, animation and promos.

If you're searching for the just right words, look no further... inspire and educate, without putting your audience to sleep. Let's talk!
Work Info
 
Expertise
Producer (television) 7 Years
script, speech writer / comic 15 Years
Copywriter 12 Years
Specialty
Entertainment 19 Years
Humor 18 Years
Law 14 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
19 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Veria Living (11+), Blinkfast Productions (6-10), Al Jazeera (1-2), Dalzell Productions (1-2), Rivet (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Big Brothers Big Sisters LA (6-10), Dentons (6-10), RedPairie Solutions (1-2), Bottomless Closet (1-2), Shining Hope (1-2)
Other Work History
Comedy work includes standup, sketch, improvisation and film and voice work for animation and features such as Angelo Rules, Beavis and Butthead. Professional storyteller and humor columnist. Lawyer for Corporate Firms and media -Judge Hatchett TV show, and pilots: Robin Quivers and Judge Lopez.
Computer Skills
Word, Excel, OS 10, Windows XP, Windows 7, SEO, basic html, Photoshop
Technical Skills
Final cut express video ediiting
Equipment
iMac, Mac Book Pro with final cut express, Ipad, Dell Laptop, Sony Digital Video Camera, Canon Digital Camera, Sound Recording equipment and software.
Foreign Language Skills
conversational german and spanish
Unions
SAG, AFTRA, AEA
References
Karen Dalzell of Dalzell Productions, Pam Dawber of Big Brothers Big Sisters, Jennifer Katz at Veria. More available on request.
Awards
Atom Films finalist in comedy
Associations
ASCPA, NYWIF, Media Bistro, American Pilgrims
Other
I have traveled extensively, excellent at dealing with foreign cultures. Versatile and quick for live events, such as benefits and awards shows. Karen Dalzell, event producer says" "Gail is the go to person for award shows. She does her research, she is funny, she is fast and she is accurate. Gail often works directly with the talent -- corporate executives, celebrities or honorees -- and through that contact replicates their "voice" beautifully in the scripts she writes. I love working with her and am sure you will too."
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near New York, NY. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
humor column  
(American Business Woman magazine, 7/1/2005)
Humor column which comments and reports on current national, international, and business news from a wry perspective. Conversational.
essay  
(The Villager, 10/23/2001)
A creative non-fiction essay written directly from the heart which shares one of my experiences as a volunteer "cheerer" in the days immediately following the September 11th terrorist attacks which took so many lives at the World Trade Center in NYC.
Video - Comedy  
(1/1/2010)
How far would YOU go to keep a friend? When Gail discovers that her new best friend Liz has an even better friend, there's only one way to catch up... and it's pretty freaking cold.
Script - Award Show  
(Big Brothers Big Sister LA, 11/10/2008)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles hosted a huge GALA fund raiser every year, honoring adult and young role models from the greater Los Angeles area and raising loads of money to support this wonderful mentorship program for at-risk children of all ages. Speakers tend to be Oscar winning ac
Video - Promos  
(Bottomless Closet, 10/1/2010)
Wrote and co-produced this 3.4 minute promo for Bottomless Closet, a wonderful non-profit organization that helps disadvantaged, unemployed women transition back into the work force by providing wardrobe and job skills.
Contact Info
  Gail Thomas
http://www.youtube.com/user/BlinkfastProductions
NYC, NY 
USA

Tel: 917-204-1879  
E-Mail: nycgoober@aol.com
Website: http://www.gail-thomas.com