Douglas Hicton

Freelance Music Composer & Editor

3102
Location:Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone: 416-533-5816
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/douglashicton
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DOUGLAS HICTON
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

SKILLS, TANGIBLE AND INTANGIBLE

* Fast, perfect editing and proofreading
* Creative, award-winning copywriting
* Typing 90+ wpm
* Good eye for design
* Considerable experience with MS Word, Excel, WordPerfect, other programs
* Can learn the essential components of any new program within a few hours
* Efficient organizational and executive ability
* Great interpersonal skills and persuasive salesmanship
* Superior knowledge of medical terminology

WORK EXPERIENCE

Medical transcriptionist
DEPT. OF PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY MEDICINE, MOUNT SINAI HOSPITAL, Toronto, 2005
Duties: transcribing dictated biopsy and autopsy reports to the SoftPath
database; reception; special projects. On contract.

Medical transcriptionist
DEPT. OF ANATOMIC PATHOLOGY, SUNNYBROOK & WOMEN'S COLLEGE HEALTH SCIENCES CENTRE, Toronto, 2002 - 2005
Duties: transcribing dictated biopsy and autopsy reports to the CoPath
database; tending to the requisition filing system; separation and
distribution of reports; reception. On contract.

Donor support representative
CANADIAN BLOOD SERVICES, Toronto, 2001 - 2002
Duties: calling for special projects; reminding donors of their eligibility
and booking them for appointments; some database maintenance, lots of
customer service.

Administrative assistant
CENTRE FOR ADDICTION AND MENTAL HEALTH, CLARKE SITE, Toronto, 1999 - 2000
Duties: admitting patients, dictation services and editing, office setup,
clerical duties, form and sign design; position through Manpower Employment
Services.

Outbound sales representative
LIVENT INC., Toronto, 1997 - 98
Duties: co-ordinating the Employee Discount Theatre Program, which included
contacting a great number of corporate clients; setup and maintenance of an
extensive database; editing some executive correspondence and promotional
material.

Telephone interviewer
POLLARA, Toronto, 1995 - 97
Duties: conducting public opinion and business polls; recruiting focus
groups.

Creative Director
CHFI-FM98, Toronto, 1993 - 94
Duties: supervising and charting a new course for the Creative Department;
writing and voicing commercials, and logging them for broadcast;
consultation with clients; preparation of ad agency materials.

Advertising copywriter, voicer
CKCK-AM/CKIT-FM, Regina SK, 1989 - 91
Duties: preparing ad copy, consulting with clients, selecting appropriate
music and sound effects; supervising commercial production and logging
commercials for broadcast. Also, writer-host-researcher-producer-engineer,
"Nights on Broadway"; host,"Big Band Saturday Night"; film critic, "Pick of
the Flicks".

Editor-proofreader
WEIGL EDUCATIONAL PUBLISHERS, Regina SK, 1988 - 89
Duties: fact-checking, proofreading and editing for style _Canada and Its
Pacific Neighbours_ (a Grade 7 Social Studies text for Alberta and
Saskatchewan Depts of Education); inputting and proofreading various
textbooks (grades K-10).

Research assistant
PROF. MARTIN L KOVÁCS, DEPT OF HISTORY, UNIVERSITY OF REGINA, 1977 - 1988
Duties: assistance in preparing papers for scholarly conferences; grading
papers; editing and consulting in matters of style; preparing
sociohistorical book manuscripts for publication, for instance, _Peace and
Strife: Some Aspects of the History of a Canadian Prairie Settlement_
(Kipling District Historical Society, 1984).

ONGOING FREELANCE

Ad writer, voice-over artist, jingle writer
Recent work:
CD-ROM, Energizer Home Safety (character narration, English),
Microforum, Inc
Oliver's Restaurants -- Jump, Bofinger, Chapeau (writing, voicing)
Billy Bee Honey (writing, voicing)
CBC Television "Go Public" national radio campaign (concept, voicing)

Correspondent
eye Magazine, Toronto, 1993 - 2002
From 1993, book reviews; since May 1997, theatre reviews.

AWARDS AND COMMENDATIONS

* Orson Welles Award "for outstanding creativity in radio commercial
production", New York, 1989.
* Dominion Drama Festival theatre award, 1983.
* JEOPARDY! Tournament of Champions, 2007, 1st Runner-up.

GUILD AFFILIATION

Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA).

ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS
* Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Communications (BAJC), U of Regina
* BA, major in Music Composition, Orchestration, and Arranging, U of R.

AND...

I have composed and arranged music since age eight, and in addition to the work outlined above, I've found time to write four stage musicals and two film scores. Two of these musicals premiered in July 2001, one in Saskatchewan, the other in New York City. The first of these two was also aired on CBC Radio in December 2002 and April 2003.

I've also directed, designed, and performed in about 30 plays, including benefits for AIDS and other causes. In nearly every election since 1981, I've worked for Elections Canada, Elections Saskatchewan and Elections Ontario, as a Deputy Returning Officer and/or Enumerator. I am able to do all this because my day is 27.5 hours long.

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DOUG HICTON Media CV
Height: 5’9” Weight: 185 lb
Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
ACTRA

FILM

Strike Me Silly / Dr Proctor / SaskFilmPool / Brett Carson Bell
Phobus (short) / Mr No-name / U of Regina / Don Campbell
Cinderella Man Mike’s Henchman / Universal / Ron Howard

TELEVISION

Canada's Greatest Know-It-All, season 2 / Contestant / Boxing Cats / Brad Brough
J! Tournament of Champions 2007 / Finalist / Sony Pictures / Kevin McCarthy
JEOPARDY! / Self (4 games) / Sony Pictures / Kevin McCarthy
The Pentagon Papers / Reporter / Paramount Television / Rod Holcombe
The Path to 9/11 / WTC Worker / ABC /David L Cunningham
ReGenesis / Patient / Shaftesbury Films / Ron Murphy
DC 9/11: Time of Crisis / Pentagon Agent / Showtime / Brian Trenchard-Smith
Street Time / Parent / Columbia TriStar / Marc Levin
Frankenstein / Henry / Cable Regina / Don Campbell
Nineteen Eighty-Four / Syme / Cable Regina / Don Campbell

RADIO DRAMA
“Itch” CBC Saskatchewan / Wayne Schmalz

COMMERCIALS

TELEVISION
Milky Way, national US
Halls Mentho-Lyptus, worldwide distribution (except Canada)
Sask Egg Marketing Board
Saskatchewan Government Insurance

RADIO
Innumerable, as writer, voicer, producer, jingle-writer

OTHER VOICE WORK
ENERGIZER “Safety First” CD-ROM All voices Microforum, Inc, Toronto, 1997

STAGE

A Chorus of Disapproval / Jarvis Huntley-Pike / Amicus Productions
God / God / Cabbagetown Theatre / Mark Latter
The Volstead Blues / Fast Phil Harper / Estevan Summer Theatre / R. Apostle
The Trial of Louis Riel / 12 parts, 5 seasons / Regina C. of Commerce / Hilda Allen
The School for Scandal / Benjamin Backbite / Regina Little Theatre / Rick Harvey
The Lion in Winter / Prince John / Regina Little Theatre / Marion Lee
Beyond the Fringe ‘86 & ‘90 / Various, also co-dir. / Regina Summer Stage
The Honourable Thing / Erwin Meese, etc / SRO Productions / Scott Lamberton
Auntie Mame / Dwight Babcock / Regina Little Theatre / Hilda Allen
Crimes of the Heart / Barnett Lloyd / Regina Little Theatre / Hilda Allen
Harvey / Dr Chumley / Regina Summer Stage / David Allen
To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday / Paul / Regina Little Theatre / Harvey Linnen
Vampire Lesbians of Sodom / Salazar/Oatsie / Regina LIttle Theatre / Barbara Jordan

TRAINING
BA (music), University of Regina 1984
Improv - Celebrations Dinner Theatre 1985-87
Voice/animation workshop - Jesse Thomson, Nelvana, 1997
Commercial voice workshop - Stewart Horsley 2001

SKILLS
Large number of character voices & can invent new ones quickly; also many UK & US dialects and foreign accents
Singing voice: tenor to baritone
Driving: automatic & standard

COMPOSER CREDITS, ETC

MUSICALS
• All Our Yesterdays (also lyrics), Regina Summer Stage, Regina SK, July 1986
• The Birth of a Bright Idea, International Association of Public Servants, Regina SK, April 1988
• Sarah Binks: A Musical Tribute, CBC Radio 1 & 2, Oct 2001, April 2002, Little Apple Productions, Biggar SK, July 2001
• The Cabinet of Dr Caligari (also lyrics, book), Midtown International Theatre Festival, New York NY, July 2001

TELEVISION MOVIE SCORES
• Frankenstein, dir. Don Campbell, 1980
• Nineteen Eighty-Four, dir. Don Campbell, 1982

INCIDENTAL STAGE MUSIC / SOUND DESIGN
• Of Mice and Men, Regina Little Theatre, 1983
• Three Bags Full, Regina Little Theatre, 1985
• ******* in B-Flat, Regina Little Theatre, 1986
• Talley’s Folly, Regina Little Theatre, 1987
• Sly Fox, Regina Little Theatre, 1987
• The Rainmaker, Regina Little Theatre, 1988
• Equus, Regina Little Theatre, 1991
• The Enchanted, Cabbagetown Theatre Company, 1995

ORCHESTRATOR / ARRANGER
• Thespis (North American and 20th century premiere), Toronto, 1993
• The Pirates of Penzance, Scarborough Music Theatre, 1994

DIRECTOR

Of Mice and Men
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (also musical dir.)
As Is
Sly Fox
Guys and Dolls
Equus
Talley’s Folly
The Indian Wants the Bronx
The Death of Billy the Kid
Why the Lord Come to Sand Mountain

STAGE DESIGNER

Talley’s Folly
The Indian Wants the Bronx
HMS Pinafore
Oklahoma!;
The Death of Billy the Kid
Artichoke
As Is
Johnny Belinda
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

ALSO
• Host of radio shows Nights on Broadway, Pick of the Flicks, and Big Band Saturday Night
• Winner of Radio Advertising Bureau ORSON WELLES AWARD for “outstanding creativity in radio”, 1990
• Best Characterization, Dominion Drama Festival, 1983
• Three-game champion, JEOPARDY!, plus 1st Runner-up, JEOPARDY! Tournament of Champions, 2007
Skills (2) Rating
Music Composition
Editing