URBAN EDWARD STIESS
Contact: uesmanagement@att.net

I have an extensive history in administrations, marketing and production management for the film, entertainment and motorsports industries. My experience includes managing up to eight concurrent operations with a total staffing of approximately fifty professionals and 100+ associated support personnel while maintaining profit & loss responsibilities. Over a seventeen year period I was responsible for the generation and administration of nearly $500M in revenues. I also possess a technical expertise which encompasses: facility design & construction; electronic media systems design, construction and installation; computer systems design & installation.

Recent projects have included the position of Line Producer/Production Manager for a documentary on the career of James Dean and writing/producing motion picture descriptive narrations for the visually impaired. Currently I am an active board officer for Chapter 47 of the Society of Broadcast Engineers; am writing production proposals and prepare production budgets on a freelance basis for independent film & television; own an electrical construction & management company that specalizes in commercial, residential and broadcast media properties & developments.

My formal education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Motion Picture & Television Production with combined Music: Theory and Graphic Arts: Video minors from UCLA and one year of graduate studies in Motion Picture Production, also UCLA. Additional education includes four years of technical schooling in computing systems and electronics: analog & digital.

Sincerely,
Urban E. Stiess

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE
MOTION PICTURE PRODUCTION, Los Angeles, California
- Associate Producer / Line Producer
- Production Manager / 1st Asst Director

HEALTHCARE OPERATIONS, Los Angeles, California
- Medical Administrations Consultant
- Operations / Client Relations Mgr

MOTORSPORTS MANAGEMENT, North America
- Director / Manager

ELECTRONIC / MEDIA SYSTEMS MANUFACTURING, Los Angeles, California
- Owner/Sr. Engineer

EDUCATION
FORMAL
University of California - Los Angeles
MFA studies - MOTION PICTURE PRODUCTION (PRODUCERS PROGRAM)

University of California - Los Angeles
Degree: BACHELOR of ARTS in M.P./T.V. PRODUCTION - Cum Laude
Minor: ART - Design/Video

West Los Angeles College - Culver City, California
Major: ART - Design/Photography
Minor: MUSIC - Keyboard & Theory

Los Angeles City College - Los Angeles, California
Major: MUSIC - Theory

TECHNICAL
Electronics Technician, Analog & Digital Certifications:
- National Radio Institute, Dallas, TX
- Cleveland Institute of Electronics; Cleveland, OH
- Schlumberger; Benton Harbor, MI

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS
CONSTRUCTION TRADES:
- C-10, Electrical Contractor, License #842820

RADIO COMMUNICATIONS:
- Society of Broadcast Engineers: CBT, CBNT, CTO
- Commercial Radiotelephone License: GROL w/Radar
- Commercial Marine Radiotelephone License
- Amateur Radio License: Extra Class
- U.S.M.C. Military Communications/Radio Operations

COMPUTING SYSTEMS:
- SBE Certified Broadcast Network Technician
- 'A+' CompTIA Technician Certification
- Networks+ CompTIA Technician Certification
- Servers+ CompTIA Technician Certification

ACHIEVEMENTS
MOTORSPORTS
- Automotive: 'Open Road' licenses USORA, CARS
* Managed team to world speed records on all sanctioned courses
- Boat: 'Offshore Powerboat' licenses APBA, OPT/SBR, UIM.
* Managed teams to seven national and three world championships
- Aircraft: Pilot Ratings SEL, Sailplane

FILM AWARDS (wrote/produced/directed):
Metropolitan Motion Picture Club of New York
- Film: "60 SECONDS"
- Film: "LIGHT"
Sweet Briar Virginia Film Festival
- Film: "60 SECONDS"
UCLA Film Archives Collection
- Film: "60 SECONDS"

MEDIA CREDITS
FILM
Line Producer/Production Manager - "James Dean: Forever Young"
Produced by: Flickers & Frames
Directed by: Michael J. Sheridan
Distribution by: Warner Home Video

Assistant Director, "Ice Cream Sundae"
Produced by: World Entertainment - LA, LLC
Directed by: Desiree Nosbusch

Production Manager, "The White Room"
Produced by: EMP Productions
Directed by: Laurie Goretski

Dubbing Director: Audio Description - "Alien: Resurrection"
Produced by: RPI/Theater Vision for 20th Century Fox

Production Manager/Assistant Director - "Sweetwater"
Produced by: Gwin Field/A.F.I
Directed by: Paul Schneider

TELEVISION
Director/Editor - News Segments, "POPRA Offshore Powerboat Races"
Produced by: Lisa Nordskog, Powerboat Magazine
Nordskog Publishing, Van Nuys, CA - Bob Nordskog, Publisher

Intern, "M*A*S*H"
Twentieth Century Fox Television
Executive I/C Production: Mark Evens

Intern, "Trapper John, M.D."
Twentieth Century Fox Television
Executive I/C Production: Mark Evens

TELEVISION COMMERCIALS
Writer/Producer/Director, "The Grey Fox"
The Law Office's of David Grey

SHORT FILM
Writer/Producer/Director, "60 Seconds"
* H.M. - New York Metropolitan Motion Picture Club
* H.M. - Sweet Virginia Film Festival; Sweet Briar, VA
* U.C.L.A. Archives

Writer/Producer/Director, "Light"
* H.M. - New York Metropolitan Motion Picture Club

MUSIC FILM/VIDEO
Writer/Producer/Director, "Breathe"
Pink Floyd/"Dark Side of The Moon"
Capitol Records/Rupert Perry

RADIO COMMERCIALS
Writer/Producer, "The Medical Office of Walter Stiess, M.D."
K L V E - fm, K T N Q - am; Los Angeles

Writer/Consultant, Lone Wolf Productions - Novato, California
Various radio and television commercials

Recording Engineer, "Rocky II"
Produced by: Flower Taro/Semper Moser Advertising

INTERNET
Webmaster - MatchNet.com
MatchNet, PLC - Los Angeles, CA

Webmaster - AS.org / AmericanSingles.com
American Singles, Sagamore Hills, OH

Webmaster - POWERsports.com
Los Angeles, CA

WRITING CREDITS
FILM
Writer - Audio Narration, "The Quiet Man"
Produced by: Theater Vision
Distribution: Republic Pictures (1997 Re-release)

INTERNET
Editor "Nuts & Bolts"
POWERsports.com
Los Angeles, CA

PRINT
Contributing Editor, "The RACER'S EDGE"
Publisher: Captain Bill Novitch
Two Together Publications; Lantana , Florida

Contributing Editor, "VAPOR TRAILS"
Publisher: Ricardo "Mr. Ricky" DeMontrand
Vapor Trails Publications; Costa Mesa, California