Content Tech Specialist - Film & TV. SVOD/Metadata/Research Pro. CV: Netflix, Warner Bros., NYT, The Hollywood Reporter
Los Angeles, California
Professional Actor @ The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre I was an actor in the play '20 Questions' that explored the awakening and stories of men's first relationships with each other. Play was extended and moved to the Coast Playhouse in WeHo. From February 1998 to August 1999 (1 year 7 months) Frankln Avenue - Los Angeles, CA!Editorial...
Professional Actor @ The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre I was an actor in the play '20 Questions' that explored the awakening and stories of men's first relationships with each other. Play was extended and moved to the Coast Playhouse in WeHo. From February 1998 to August 1999 (1 year 7 months) Frankln Avenue - Los Angeles, CA!Editorial Content Associate @ The New York Times Editorial Content Associate for the New York Times Media Group's then-subsidiary Baseline, an industry database and client newsletters media company detailing exec moves, talent deals. Tracked studio and production company deals. Provided scope expansion for talent, agencies, digital companies and studio depts. for film, TV, tech, publishing and post-production/VFX industries. From October 2010 to November 2011 (1 year 2 months) Entertainment Analyst @ Hollywood Black Film Festival Panelist for the 2009 "What Next?" panel at the Hollywood Black Film Festival. Beverly Hills, CA From July 2008 to July 2008 (1 month) Metadata Editor/Copy Writer @ Tubi Greater Los Angeles AreaQA Research Consultant @ Tubular Labs QA Research consultant for branded video and analytics leader Tubular Labs. Consulted for project that by Feb. 2020 had helped to classify videos accordingly, up to 1 million topics, and all those topics into 1,400 structured categories. From April 2019 to October 2019 (7 months) Greater Los Angeles AreaGlobal Product Creative - Contractor @ Netflix Completed year-long contract (extended from 6 months) as Global Product & Content Enhancement Creative for over 550 licensed, legacy, and global film/television content assets for the #1 content-streaming subscription service in the world. Helped to guide content tagging and mapping taxonomies into U.S., U.K., and Australian territories. From April 2018 to April 2019 (1 year 1 month) Hollywood, CaliforniaMetadata Coordinator at Vubiquity @ VUBIQUITY I was part of the Metadata Ops team, scheduling new release film, full episodic TV seasons, and bonus/enhanced content for 2016 'Star Wars' bonus trailers, feature and additional film/TV content of over 20 studios, TV networks and independents including: Lionsgate, Relativity, Alchemy, A24 Films, HBO, Paramount, Sony, Fox, Disney, OWN, Magnolia Pictures, Sofa Digital, All Channel Films, eOne Film, Foreign Flix/Asian Flix, Passion Zone, Go Digital, Image Entertainment, New City Releasing, Maverick Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Successfully scheduled VOD content for all of Summer 2016.Provided asset metadata and outstanding delivery systems for content providers via global VOD, multi-screen, and electronic sell-through (EST) platforms.Scheduled, proofed, sourced, prepared and updated content assets for studios, cable, satellite and telco companies. From March 2016 to July 2016 (5 months) Burbank - Los Angeles, CAEditorial Business Analyst @ The Hollywood Reporter Writing and news coverageCovered events, award shows, benefits, premieres and post-parties for both print and online versions of the About Town, Music and People pages.Contributor for the daily print and online version of the Oscar Screening Guide.Contributor to the Calendar of Events page for both print (weekly) and online (daily).Interviewed major awards show nominees and provided other coverage as needed during award seasons.Managed three news desks for incoming breaking news.Business and financial managementAllocated editorial expenses of the annual budget via travel and expense schedules for reporters, festival coverage, research and contributor budgets.Managed weekly payroll for staff, including troubleshooting payroll issues and working with accounting department on monthly department accruals. Managed The Hollywood Reporter satellite bureau at the annual American Film Market from 2001-2008. This included greeting market vendors and publicists and distributing press releases and other market news to reporting staff.Acted as liaison among editorial staff, satellite bureaus and field reporters. From October 2005 to August 2008 (2 years 11 months) Greater Los Angeles AreaOffice Manager - THR's L.A. Bureau/ Editor and Editorial Director @ The Hollywood Reporter Managed Los Angeles Bureau editorial assistants to ensure their daily filings of columns and proper handling of a 52-extension switchboard. Managed satellite New York Bureau to ensure subscriptions, timesheets and expenses for the bureau were accurately accounted for and included in the editorial budget. Collaborated with the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher to prepare annual editorial budget forecast.Kept track of stories and reviews for The Hollywood Reporter's international and domestic bureaus in New York, District of Columbia, Chicago and Miami.Fielded incoming communications for the newsroom staff and editors, including daily agency queries, publicist pitches, studio and network calls.Transcribed source-calls and the general public pitches for reporters.Acted as contributor for the Calendar of Events Page and Oscar Screening Guide. From October 2002 to October 2005 (3 years 1 month) Greater Los Angeles AreaEditorial Assistant @ The Hollywood Reporter Assisted with phone coverage and managing the editorial department.Edited listings for the Weddings/Births columns.Wrote Oscar Screening Guides for the magazine pre-Oscar nominations and post-nomination schedules.Covered a 26-extension switchboard for beat reporters in the L.A. Bureau.Handled and processed all mail for the editorial department. Assisted Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief with budget planning, appointments, in-house events and outside meetings. From July 2001 to October 2002 (1 year 4 months) Our World With Black Enterprise (Television Program/Syndicated) @ Black Enterprise Television panelist for Oscar 2008 - Black Hollywood roundtable. Appeared as editorial business analyst for "The Hollywood Reporter" brand.Host: Ed GordonPanelists: Taraji P. Henson, Allison Samuels & Karl Gibson. From February 2008 to February 2008 (1 month) Actor @ Actor Stage actor in Los Angeles at Tamarind Theater, UCB, Coast Playhouse, Verdi's-Santa MonicaStage actor in Chicago at ETA Theater, NYC's Wooster Group, Bailiwick Theater, Hidden Stages, Getz Theater Film & TV work: Fox; Warner Brothers; Universal Pictures (directors include Milos Forman and Ted Wass) From May 1990 to August 2001 (11 years 4 months) Media Contractor ('97-'01) @ London Temps/Staffmark/Goldstein & Associates-Beverly Hills Worked for the following clients:PR NewswireUCLA -WestwoodKnight Digital Media CenterAnderson Marketing GroupColdwell BankerBPI Publishing From May 1997 to July 2001 (4 years 3 months) Admin, Global Content Servicing - WarnerMedia (DC Universe, Warner Bros. Digital Networks, HBO) @ Warner Bros. Entertainment Content Servicing for Warner Bros. Digital Networks - Americas, Asia Pacific, Latin America & Global Partners - Contract extended 9 x original term for OTT and SVOD content distribution during consecutive record-breaking years of content for the studio (IT, Dunkirk, Wonder Woman, Westworld, Game of Thrones, et al)I was one of the key schedulers for thousands of hours of content for the DC Universe Streaming Channel which will debut September 2018.Audiences are my strength and passion. I put myself in their place and share institutional insights, synthesizing both applied knowledge and 20 years of media work.I scheduled, researched and serviced Warner Bros. and Time Warner-branded content (HBO, Turner, Warner Archive Collection, SVOD DramaFever). Clients I serviced and scheduled content for (TV/Films) included WWE, Google, Little Dot Studios, XBox, HBO, CBS (Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon), and more.Key Results: Scheduled over $1M in gross revenue content over 18 months; worked on back-end tasks for clients; worked with clients Google, Netflix, Microsoft/XBox and helped streamline deliveries in sequential time. Content servicing applies to theatrical new releases/current TV/catalog/animation, administering content for major SVOD, MVPD, OTT, cable, telcos, and distributors, domestic and worldwide. Warner Bros. content includes over 75,000 hours of programming, vast animation assets, as well as the Criterion Collection and 7,000+ feature films.Scheduled and serviced content for: Warner On Demand YouTube Channel; Warner Bros. Germany; Warner Movies India; Warner Movies Brazil; Warner Videoclub Spain; Warner Movies Germany; Warner VOD France; Warner Film Italia, and more. Projects worked on also include: marketing content deliveries, metadata and artwork QC and SOP writing, as well as managing clients, B2B initiatives, corresponding with major studio clients and vendors. From November 2016 to April 2018 (1 year 6 months) Burbank, CAEditor-in-Chief for Studio System News/Content Strategist @ Baseline Recently purchased by Tribune Co. for $50M, I worked for Baseline helping to provide the best editorial reach and data push for global client base of studios, networks, media-tech, publishing and music companies. Deal updates, exclusive news, executive promotions and content production. Promoted twice within the company. From November 2011 to January 2015 (3 years 3 months) Los Angeles
The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
February 1998 to August 1999
Frankln Avenue - Los Angeles, CA!
The New York Times
Editorial Content Associate
October 2010 to November 2011
Hollywood Black Film Festival
July 2008 to July 2008
Metadata Editor/Copy Writer
Greater Los Angeles Area
QA Research Consultant
April 2019 to October 2019
Greater Los Angeles Area
Global Product Creative - Contractor
April 2018 to April 2019
Metadata Coordinator at Vubiquity
March 2016 to July 2016
Burbank - Los Angeles, CA
The Hollywood Reporter
Editorial Business Analyst
October 2005 to August 2008
Greater Los Angeles Area
The Hollywood Reporter
Office Manager - THR's L.A. Bureau/ Editor and Editorial Director
October 2002 to October 2005
Greater Los Angeles Area
The Hollywood Reporter
July 2001 to October 2002
Our World With Black Enterprise (Television Program/Syndicated)
February 2008 to February 2008
May 1990 to August 2001
London Temps/Staffmark/Goldstein & Associates-Beverly Hills
Media Contractor ('97-'01)
May 1997 to July 2001
Warner Bros. Entertainment
Admin, Global Content Servicing - WarnerMedia (DC Universe, Warner Bros. Digital Networks, HBO)
November 2016 to April 2018
Editor-in-Chief for Studio System News/Content Strategist
November 2011 to January 2015
Potomac Sr. High School
Duke Ellington School of the Arts
1984 to 1984
Columbia College Chicago
1987 to 1990
University of California, Los Angeles
Entertainment Public Relations with Julian Myers - Fall semester 2008/UCLA, Public Relations, A
2009 to 2010
I was an actor in the play '20 Questions' that explored the awakening and stories of men's first relationships with each other. Play was extended and moved to the Coast Playhouse in WeHo. I was an actor in the play '20 Questions' that explored the awakening and stories of men's first relationships with each other. Play was extended and moved to the Coast Playhouse in WeHo.
What company does Karl Gibson work for?
Karl Gibson works for The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
What is Karl Gibson's role at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre?
Karl Gibson is Professional Actor
What industry does Karl Gibson work in?
Karl Gibson works in the Motion Pictures and Film industry.
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