Lynnie WestaferLos Angeles, California, United States
Digital storyteller. Filmmaker. Award-winning writer and journalist.
Former Promotions Producer at CBS2/KCAL9.
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May 2019 - Current
Just completed first novel - details coming soon.Currently working on several new projects including a new novel and non-fiction book about American men and how they view masculinity.
Professional Advisory Committee/Film Festival Judge
Riverside Community College District
Aug 2009 - Current
I've taught classes in the Film and Television Department and continue to serve on the advisory committee consulting as an industry professional. I also work with a panel of film professionals as a judge at the bi-annual student film festival offering individual critique for each project, then choosing award winners for the festival.
Short Film
Dec 2018 - Dec 2018
Newest short film inspired by feature script by Glenn Millican. Not posted here because still in midst of festival submissions/runs.Logline: A bitterly divorced couple from New Orleans has to team up to save their runaway 18-year-old son, who has gotten himself in deep with unsavory characters out in Los Angeles.
Not Lala land
Short Film
2016 - 2016
Recent music video
Promotions Producer
CBS Corporation
Sep 2015 - May 2019
Producing prime time promos for 11pm newscast of the Los Angeles CBS affiliate.When the anchors pop on during Criminal Minds or whatever and say "Tonight at 11..."​ that's me.
Founder - Novation Films
Jan 2015 - Jul 2018
Digital story teller and media relations coordinator specializing in story-driven content on all types of subjects: Engineering and science, music videos, company profiles, web videos, commercials and
Crowdfunding for Life Science Projects: Tips and Lessons Learned from 3 Real Case Studies
Nov 2014 - Aug 2015
Co-author of this book inspired by a collaboration with the USC's Alfred Mann Institute on a series of crowdfunding projects, all hoping to assist in funding the launch of a medical technology. We share our experiences, the challenges specific to this kind of crowdfunding and our success based on the money raised and the data gathered on the actual clicks and conversions to donations.
Apartment 3
Oct 2014 - Oct 2015
Short film I produced, wrote and directed. It premiered at the Twin Cities Film Fesival in October, 2014, and other festival screenings are coming in 2015.Watch the trailer:
ThreeTwoOne Productions
Jan 2010 - Dec 2014
All-purpose production company with specialization in CrowdFunding, Legacy Films, web content, business and corporate video production from concept to delivery.
Aug 2008 - Nov 2012
Freelance writer
News Writer/Story Producer
Aug 2000 - Sep 2015
Award-winning news writer and story producer for busy duopoly newsroom meeting constant deadlines with accuracy and appropriate creative flair. Diplomatic problem solver and excellent team player.
Segment Producer
UPN 13 News
Jul 1996 - Sep 1998
Emmy-award-winning segment producer, including daily “Crime Watch” segment covering law enforcement, crime prevention and “hero of the week.” Wrote, directed and produced an Emmy-nominated 30-minute documentary BEFORE THE BADGE, Inside the Long Beach Police Academy.
Radio Contributor
Jul 1994 - Jun 1995
Topical radio correspondent covering American politics and culture.
May 1994 - Jun 1995
Created and produced daily all content of a live, offbeat and innovative two-hour news and information program, "BayTV Morning." Supervised guest booking and interviews, news coverage, segments, live shots, graphics, music and comedy bits.
May 1993 - May 1994
Freelance general assignment reporter. Covered everything from crime to MTV beach parties.
Orange County NewsChannel
Aug 1990 - May 1994
Produced all evening shows for a 24 hour news channel including all scripts, extensive breaking news coverage, graphic and chyron selection. Produced gavel-to-gavel coverage of a high profile murder trial. Occasional field reporter including live reports, packages, breaking news and features.
University of Southern California
MFA, Cinema - Peter Stark Producing Program
Smith College
BA, US History
The George Washington University
n/a, Junior Year Exchange
Northwestern University
Northwestern University
Smith College
Bachelor's degree, History
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