Chris Bessey

Freelance Screenwriter & Editor

Location:Carmel Valley, California, United States
2 Skills
Chris Bessey
180 Calle de la Ventana - Carmel Valley, CA 93924

Freelance Writer/Editor/Consultant - 1989 to present
Conceptualized and wrote over 30 scripts for a nationally-known children's educational video production company.
Served as Head Writer for a local children's instructional television series.
Composed scripts for health-improvement and instructional videos.
Wrote over 200 editorial pieces for America Online/Digital City.
Wrote and edited training/technical manuals in conjunction with instructional videos.
Served as Creative Consultant and blogger for an online virtual production company, catering to screenwriters, filmmakers and digital media producers.
Copywriter/Editor for video sleeves.
Responsible for writing coverage of scripts for RKO Pictures.
Wrote the thriller "Bells of Innocence" (starring Chuck Norris).
Wrote the family films "Birdie & Bogey" and "Maggie's Passage" (both starring Janine Turner).
Have written and sold 8 feature film screenplays.
Served as consultant and script editor for numerous feature films.
Have had 2 scripts produced for live television (Miss California Pageant).
Wrote and had produced corporate/industrial script featuring the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics.

Notable companies I have freelanced for include:
Norris Family Films, Media World Entertainment, 100% Educational Video, Second Fiddle Entertainment, APV Video, Five Sprockets, Children’s Media Forum, Stonefield Productions, Ubique Productions, RKO Pictures, Dunne Productions, Tom Sullivan Productions, America Online, Peter Lombardo Productions, Goeppe Circle Productions, Morris Video.

Office Manager/Editor, 1996-1998
Haas Publishing/Renter's Digest Magazine
Supervised the multi-faceted staff of a popular nationwide publication.
Responsible for taking data through to final publication.

Office Manager/Bookkeeper, 1994-1996
Law Offices of John D. Bessey
Directed day-to-day managerial operations of a successful bankruptcy law firm.
Conducted detailed monthly expense statements and projected revenues while identifying potential cost overruns.

CD-ROM Distribution Supervisor, 1989-1994
Laser Resources, Inc.
Wrote vendor proposals and sell sheets for the packaging and distribution of CD-ROM software.
Implemented the concept of “bundling” CD-ROM software to a worldwide market.

University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado
B.A. in English, Minor: Film Production
Robert Louis Stevenson Preparatory, Pebble Beach, CA

Technical Skills
Have working experience in all major computer-based formats (PC and Mac) and programs:
-Windows -Office -WordPerfect -Excel -PowerPoint -MSWord -Quicken -Final Draft -Movie Magic.

Personal Information
High school varsity football coach, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity.
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