January 2012 Filmmaker of the Month - Rosemary Reed

Rosemary Reed is owner and President of Double R Productions. Founded in 1987 and celebrating 25 years in 2012, the communications and television production company has served clients as varied as major national newspapers, Fortune 500 companies, the US government, associations, corporations, local arts organizations and many nonprofits.

Reed established her reputation in Washington, DC working for the FOX network as the executive producer of Panorama, the nation's longest-running, live, daily talk show with Maury Povich. She also produced the first weekend news hour for WTTG-TV (FOX) in Washington. Reed’s career as a reporter, anchor and special projects television producer/director has covered all major regions of the country. Her assignments have taken her abroad to witness crisis situations in Israel and El Salvador. She has worked in countries all over the world as a producer, director and writer. She began her media career as a radio station news director.

Reed’s work has been recognized through awards from CINE, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, American Women in Radio & Television, UPI, AP, National Education Association, US Industrial Film & Video Association, International Monitor Awards, Axiem Awards, Communicator Awards, Millennium Awards, ITVA Peer Awards, Davey Awards.

Reed has won numerous Telly Awards and has served on the Board of Governors for the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in Washington, DC, winning a local Emmy for her writing/producing on a broadcast special for the AFL-CIO. Reed is also the creator and executive producer of Double R’s original program, Gospelrobics last aired on WHUT-TV, a PBS affiliate on the Howard University campus. Reed has produced and directed the National Association of Broadcasters’ Congressional Families’ PSA program since the mid-80s.

Her media experience both in front of the camera and behind the scenes, an academic background in theatre and speech, plus teaching experience on the high school and college levels provide Reed with ideal qualifications for media training. Satisfied clients include CEOs, nationally recognized authors and association presidents. Other media/speech/presentation training clients include:

  • National Association of Broadcasters
  • National Commission on Drunk Driving
  • National Association of Convenience Stores
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Hager Sharp for the National Institutes of Health/Diabetes Program
  • Women in Film & Video
  • Electronic Data Systems Corporation
  • Subway Corporation
  • Freightliner Trucking Group
  • Wang Zi
  • US General Services Administration
  • US Postal Inspection Service
  • US Secret Service
  • US Department of State

Reed also has done extensive community work outside of Double R Productions, including serving as a supervisor at the Washington Center for Internships, volunteering with Kids2College and Partners4Education, being actively involved in the DC chapter of Women in Film & Video, and serving as an adjunct professor at American University.

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