stephen tyler
4700  Marigny St., New Orleans, LA 70122
	Tel: 504 914-5905     styler232@yahoo.com    website: postdiluvianpictures.com                                                                              

Profile
Stephen Tyler has over three decades’ experience in a wide range of communications media.   Both as an independent contractor and a staff producer, he has established a reputation for creative talent, technical skill and the ability to shepherd a project from concept through distribution.
Experience
Producer/Writer/Editor, postdiluvian pictures	2006-present
postdiluvian pictures is the production company created by Stephen Tyler following Hurricane Katrina.  
    Representative projects:	
 WE LIVE TO EAT : NEW ORLEANS’ LOVE AFFAIR WITH FOOD  (editor, co-producer; broadcast on WYES Fall 2007)
EAT IT TO SAVE IT (pilot for Food Network; editor, co-producer)
TEACHING RESPONSIBLE EARTH EDUCATION (fundraising piece for environmental group; director, producer, editor)
COUNTRY DAY CREATIVE ARTS  (fundraising piece for summer arts program; director, producer, editor)
A SEANCE FOR MARY SHERMAN (documentary-in-progress on notorious 1964 New Orleans murder case; producer, director, editor)
UNNATURAL DISASTER (half-hour documentary for producer Diana Boylston chronicling her efforts to rescue displaced students post-Katrina; WYES Premiere August 23, 2009; editor, co-director)

Producer/Editor/Director, WYES-TV	2002-2006
Contract services producer/editor; director and editor of Peggy Scott Laborde’s “nostalgic New Orleans” series.
    Representative projects:
NEW ORLEANS NIGHTLIFE THAT WAS (director, editor, co-writer; winner, Best Documentary, New Orleans Press Club Awards
GULF COAST MEMORIES (producer, director, editor; bi-annual “pledge” documentary
LOST RESTAURANTS OF NEW ORLEANS (director, editor, co-writer; highest-pledging documentary in WYES history)
WHERE NEW ORLEANS SHOPPED (director, editor, co-writer; bi-annual “pledge” documentary

Director of Project Development, WYES-TV	2004-2006
Concurrent with final two years as Producer/Editor/Director position. Researched, created and sought funding for programs intended for national PBS broadcast.  At the time of post-Katrina layoffs, among the projects in development were:
ROSA PARKS: AN AMERICAN LIFE (adaptation of Douglas Brinkley’s “Penguin Lives” biography
CHEF PAUL PRUDHOMME’S LOUISIANA TASTES (part of continuing series)
SATURDAY BOYS (history of Boys’ Clubs of America)
BLACK MOUNTAIN: A HISTORY (profile of the pioneering arts college)
MONEY MATRIX (investment consultation series)	

Independent Producer/Director/Writer/Editor/Reporter/Videographer	1987-2004
Representative clients/productions:
WYES (director, editor, co-writer of annual “pledge documentaries,” including 
	HOLY NEW ORLEANS; CITY OF SPIRITS; THE FRENCH QUARTER THAT WAS; 
	THE UPTOWN THAT WAS; and MARDI GRAS: THE PASSING PARADE
WYES  (feature producer, reporter) STEPPIN’ OUT
WYES (co-creator, writer, producer) UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT (proposed national PBS series created with former NBC and Paramount president Brandon Tartikoff

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