ABOUT BILL MEDSKER, PRODUCER
Mr. Bill Medsker began his career as a production manager in feature films; working with, among others, director Brian de Palma, actors Robert DeNiro and Dennis Hopper, and the American Film Institute.
He shifted his career into the world of television commercial production as assistant director on hundreds of t.v. commercials for clients as diverse as Sony, Microsoft, the U.S. Army, General Motors, AT&T, McDonald's, Budweiser, Kodak, Hallmark, Proctor and Gamble and Nintendo, he has consistently managed the process and orchestrated the delicate balance that exists between a dynamic group of advertising agencies, directors, technicians, and talent, including working in partnership with director Michael Grasso for eight years. In 1991 he became President of Velocity Films, a division of Harmony Holdings, a publicly traded entity that owned and operated several individual entertainment corporations.
As Velocity's President over the next several years, he ran its commercial production business, functioning as Senior Executive Producer on numerous projects as well as managing the company's finance and business development activities.
In 1995 he joined Johnson Burnett Productions, a bi-coastal production company with worldwide affiliations and an annual shooting schedule of over 100+ commercials. He remained as Executive Producer at JBP until 2001.
Since 2002 he has been privileged to work with such companies as Cielo, Form and Prologue (L.A.); Film World (Milan); and directors John Frankenheimer, Kyle Cooper, Marty Weiss and Robert Black, among others.
For the last three years he has partnered with director Sandy Smolan, producing the award-winning documentary "12 Stones" and films about sustainable development for Heifer International, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and The Tech Museum.