Cheryl J Questell

Freelance Article Writer & Creative Writer

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Location:United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/cheryljquestell
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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

President:
President and sole Notary Public/Notary Signing Agent for Quest Mobile Notary Services. Licensed, certified and background screened through the National Notary Association. Serve as an impartial witness for NY State and all companies who require notarization. Responsible for the notarization and verification of identities and signatures on legal documents. Handle all client and borrower interaction in a personable and professional manner. Provide attention to detail and confidentiality for documents and information. Manage all administrative details of QMNS including inventory, accounts receivable, billing and light bookkeeping. Market QMNS and initiate calls and/or emails to prospective clients including but not limited to notary agencies, title & escrow companies and banks. Responsible for printing of documents for mortgage closings, structured settlements, annuities etc. Travel to borrower’s homes, offices or places of business to conduct closings or witness signings, notarize documents and return documents to initial client via courier.

Development/Writer:
Contributing writer to Today’s Black Woman Magazine, Inner City Magazine and Zeal Magazine. Co-writer/producer for film 'Final Act' starring Joe Morton, executive produced by Danny Glover, which aired on the Bravo Network and The Independent Film Channel. Developed & Executive Produced Golden Image Awards Documentary – beauty & Inspirational pageant for women over 60 years old. Developed programming for BET network (i.e. Motown Variety Show, BET Awards show, Luther Vandross Live Online, Mariah Carey: Visions of a Dream). Developed programming for (i.e. Mandela in New York, Rap vs. Hip Hop Live Call-in Show, Choices: Alternative Careers) for Video Music Box in NY. Developed & produced programming (commercials, psa's, documentaries) for Island Black Music/Universal Records including 8 hours of looped programming (commercials, interviews, artist profiles, record promos, station ID’s, documentaries) which aired on a 24 hour hotel channel. Co-developed & produced magazine-style home video called “Slam”. Developed treatment ideas for music videos. Inspirational books and feature film & television programming scripts currently in development.

Vice President, Marketing:
Responsible for the company’s overall promotions and marketing efforts. Develop marketing department from ground-up. Develop and execute marketing plans for all company divisions including but not limited to production, post-production, virtual production and the music division. Develop and execute budgets designed in accordance with marketing plans. Create enterprising ideas to increase company market share, revenue and clientele. Create, negotiate and supervise production of all print materials and graphic design & execution for posters, presentation kits, banners, postcards etc. Research potential clients, mailing lists and initiate sales pitch meetings and virtual demos and tours. Provide information and supervise efforts of outside public relations agency to ensure press is generated and image upheld regarding the company.

General Manager:
Responsible for the company’s day to day operations. Manage and supervise the Finance, Human Resources, Operations, Business Affairs and Marketing & Development departments for production company. Manage the accounting of multi-million dollar company including but not limited to signing checks, issuing and reviewing reports, forecasting cash flow, monitoring expenditures and supervising the bookkeeper. Handle all paperwork, payroll and HR issues. Develop employee and production manual. Provide support for Head of Production and all production teams. Review and/or develop all company business contracts, negotiate company payments and overages, supervise legal counsel. Supervise and/or developed treatment and programming ideas. Supervise and/or create marketing & sales initiatives.

Membership & Marketing Director:
Create member engagement activities, promotional tools (flyers, newsletters, brochures) and procedures to retain current members and to build member relations. Work closely with health/wellness director to create programs for youth, adult and senior members. Recruit, train, supervise & evaluate all membership and telephone operator staff. Manage the department budget in accordance with branch and association guidelines. Ensure membership department policies, procedures, and strategies are in compliance with association membership policies and procedures. Create and/or initiate outreach efforts to increase total membership base. Uphold association policies and demonstrate Y values: respect, responsibility, caring, and honesty. Serve on the branch strategic planning, and operations management leadership team. Serve as branch liaison to the association’s membership and communications teams.

Senior Director, Video Production:
Responsible for the overall daily supervision from pre-production to post-production of music video production and any video production projects generated for and/or by company. Created, monitored, managed and authorized payments for small as well as multi-million dollar budgets. Negotiated, maintained and revised contracts as necessary. Supervised the delivery of video projects in a timely manner. Complete postproduction for music videos for edits as requested by any communication mediums and approved by company president. Authorized, approved and supervised all television and film production initiated by company. Assisted Marketing and Promotions departments by initiating and/or creating ideas and/or treatments for music video production and/or video projects. Worked closely with marketing and promotions to ensure quality product. Worked closely with president to ensure that his vision for label as it relates to video marketing was executed. Developed programming for record label. (see development)

Executive Producer:
Supervised staff of producers, associate producers, production assistants, administrative assistants and interns in the daily production of music programs, documentaries, television pilots, remote satellite production, 'Live' specials, commercials, public service announcements, home videos, music videos and films from pre-production to post-production. Hired, supervised and managed technical personnel, production personnel, hosts, talent and major actors. Created and managed budgets for all productions. Initiated and developed new programming ideas. Approved all scripts and copy as well as completed programming before air. Worked closely with syndicators, as well as programming and traffic departments to determine program time. Secured distribution and development deals for film shorts and features. Supervised and/or developed television programming. (see development)

Additional Experience: A&R Coordinator, Publicist, Events & Marketing Coordinator, Supervising & Coordinating Producer, Marketing Consultant, Casting Director, Associate Producer for ABC Network Talk show, Production Manager, Public Speaker, Radio Announcer, and Production Consultant for start-up companies.

EMPLOYMENT BACKGROUND:

2007-Present President, Quest Mobile Notary Services
2006-2007 Membership & Marketing Director, Jamaica YMCA, NYC
2004-2006 Extras Casting Associate, TEC Casting
1998– Present Executive Producer, Lyrech Entertainment
2003-2004 Events & Marketing Coordinator, Barbara’s Bestsellers, NYC
2001-2003 General Manager, Department of Film, Inc., NYC
2000–2001 Vice President, Marketing, SMA Realtime, Inc., NYC
1999–1999 Associate Producer, ABC Television, NYC
1997-1999 Senior Director, Video Production, Island Black Music, NYC
1995-1999 Executive Producer, SIS Films, NYC
1994-1996 Executive Producer, Black Entertainment Television, Washington, D.C.

• Education: 1983 BA, Hampton Institute, Hampton, Virginia Mass Media & Journalism
• Skills: Typing, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
• Organizations: NCNW (2nd VP/Membership Director), FATCO (Founder), NAACP (Member), NAFE (Member), SHOPPE (Volunteer Teacher-Arts & Crafts)
• Personal Extras: *The Healing Haven: Owner/Herbalist * Lyrech Designs: Owner & Designer
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