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AFTER TWENTY YEARS AS AN AWARD-WINNING WRITER, EDITOR, art director, blogger and Internet marketing entrepreneur--and following a life-changing event--Valerie Mich'El Oliver decided to follow her childhood passion for film and television by originating, creating, and writing her own slate of projects, as well as investing in others. SHORTLY AFTERWARD VIA A LINKEDIN CONNECTION, SHE WAS INVITED TO JOIN FORCES WITH MEDIA CLASSICS LTD., a UK production company whose mission inspired her. INDEPENDENT PROJECTS ORIGINATED, WRITTEN, CREATED OR PRODUCED BY HER INCLUDE: "Gloria's Healthy Home & Body" a show in development for ROKU platform distribution designed to help people achieve maximum wellness; episodic scripted and unscripted TV and/or streaming projects, plus feature and short films. IN 2019, VALERIE DECIDED TO FOCUS HER EFFORTS ON BECOMING A CONSUMER IMPACT PRODUCER and CREATIVE DISTRIBUTOR, focusing on new, innovative ways to actively engage consumers as project co-creators, co-developers, co-funders, co-investors, co-publicists and co-distributors of content--not only as passive audience consumers. JOIN THE TEAM IN 2020 TO HELP MAKE THE VISION A SUCCESS. (On the Web: https://creatorscorner2017.wordpress.com/) and (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5207581)
THORN TREES: A NEW TWIST ON THE TRUTH BEHIND THE SALEM WITCH TRIALS (Scripted Drama · Period · Thriller · Crime · Epic · Historical · Mystery · Female Protagonist) | Status: Pre-Production | Comps: Salem (WGN America) meets Vikings (History) meets True Detective (HBO) | LOGLINE: An insecure witch recruits a witch-hunter to help investigate her sister’s murder, and must stay ahead of Queen Elizabeth’s spymaster who is secretly killing witches recruited to protect England. (https://creatorscorner2017.wordpress.com/thorn-trees-2/)
GLORIA’S HEALTHY HOME & BODY Health & Wellness (Non-Scripted) | Status: Pre-production | Comps: Martha Stewart Living Meets Intervention Meets Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown (https://creatorscorner2017.wordpress.com/glorias-healthy-home-body/)
GIFTS (Scripted Drama · Romance · Dating · Female Protagonist · LGBTQIA · Spiritual) | Status: Pre-Production | Comps: Carol meets Before Sunrise meets My Dinner With Andre | LOGLINE: A romance-starved, 50-something woman must confront her demon through two relationships–a new, 20-something potential friend and God. (https://creatorscorner2017.wordpress.com/between-us-trilogy/)
I’M NO SQUARE: The Freddy Taylor Story (Biopic · Musical · Period · Romance · True Story Feature or Limited Series) | Status: Concept, Research | Comps: Ray meets Loving meets Bird | LOGLINE: You know the Duke, the Count, now meet the Baron. Freddy Taylor was called the Baron of Swing Jazz in the 1930s. His wife and he became ex-patriots because their love was unacceptable in the U.S. (https://creatorscorner2017.wordpress.com/im-no-square/)
"We must utilize Hollywood not only to Entertain, but to Educate & Inspire." ~OSSIE DAVIS "ASAOPE is truly Important & Heroic work." ~MAYA ANGELOU When a beatific young woman held captive by a suicidal man-child vies to save his life at the risk of losing her own, will her LOVE prove stronger than JUSTICE - or will it kill the ones she loves most? TUCHT is a psychological-thriller with dark-comedy elements and an extraordinary inspirational message and mainstream commercial appeal, inspired by the true-stories of eight (8) remarkable lives told through five (5) young adult characters who are child abuse survivors. "As a survivor of multiple child abuse incidences, I can tell you that "TUCHT" shines a light on the deep, destructive, chain-effect PTSD cycle; and how the powers of love and forgiveness can help survivors to break it." ~VALERIE MICHELE OLIVER, Director/Producer Contact: email@example.com
Crowdfunding investor in arts, entertainment, and visionary, unique projects based on Valerie's personal and professional interests. Funded projects include: - "An Affair Remains" New Asian & American Collaboration by Ray Robison (Film, IndieGoGo, 2017) - "Candace: The Story of Candida Royalle" by Sheona McDonald (Film, Kickstarter, 2014) - "Bring Reading Rainbow Back for Every Child!" by Levon Burton (Literary, Kickstarter, 2014) - "Lily on Saturday" by Christine Autrand Mitchell (Film, IndieGoGo, 2014) - "Lava Mae: Mobile Showers for the Homeless" by Zero1 (Community Service, IndieGoGo, 2013) - "Big Little Girl" by Viki Posidis (Film, IndieGoGo, 2013) - "Advantageous: The Feature" by Jennifer Phang (Film, Kickstarter, 2013) - "Travel Expenses to Rome Italy" by Joan Cartwright (Music, GoFundMe, 2013) - "Amalfi Blue: Lost and Found In the South of Italy" by Lisa Fantino (Literary, Kickstarter, 2012)
1) "CREATOR'S CORNER" IS A WEBSITE/BLOG FOR SHARING MY ORIGINAL IDEAS, strategies, projects and services with you. Visit: https://creatorscorner2017.wordpress.com 2) "CREATIVITY & STORYTELLING 'ZINE" IS AN ONLINE PUBLICATION with creativity, storytelling, innovation and originality content in text, audio, pictorial, and video formats curated from a variety of Internet resources. Visit: http://paper.li/ahealingartist/1450963919#/ 3) REACH 4 FREEDOM: HEAL CHILD ABUSE MUSIC PROJECT IS AN AWARD-WINNING online, crowd-sustaining publication (blog) ministry dedicated to using music energy to end child abuse in the world. People collaborate by visiting, reading, playing, sharing the posts and music. Music professionals are encouraged to produce, compose, remix, add to music compilations and playlists, arrange and record new versions, and sample the song: ALL MY LIFE. The song has been in the Top #10 Local-Regional Jazz Chart numerous times. Visit: http://healchildabuse.blogspot.com.
Valerie served as Executive Development Producer for "Vivling", a biopic feature film about actress VIVIEN LEIGH (written by award-winning screenwriter/filmmaker SAMEERA STEWARD) that focuses on the impact her battle with bipolar disorder had on her marriages (including SIR LAWRENCE OLIVIER), family, and career relationships. The film was in a formal co-production with Media Classics, MGR Films (We Need to Talk about Kevin featuring TILDA SWINTON; Mr Nice, The Sea, & The Secret Scripture featuring ROONEY MARA, AIDEN TURNER, THEO JAMES) and Crude Fiction; however, MGR has gone in another direction with a film about Vivien Leigh's life. NOTE: Media Classics no longer develops or produces new projects.
Valerie is grateful for her career as an award-winning content editor, art director, arts entrepreneur, and content writer who for over 20 years provided the following services to small businesses and nonprofits: content editing, art directing, content writing, print and electronic marketing and publishing, publicity, writing and ghostwriting. Representative clients included: Body Positive, Inc., Full Moon Music, Gay Men's Health Crisis, Hooligan Pictures, Inc. (Zombie Honeymoon: Official selection at film festivals & on DVD), Newburgh Performing Arts Academy, Opera Company of the Highlands, Outmusic, P-Dog Records, Prevention First, Inc., RealFit Studios, Sharron Miller’s Academy for the Performing Arts, Starving Monkey Productions, Sacred Center, Saucon Films (Black Wine: Official selection at three film festivals & on DVD), and The Sentinel. Some of her most rewarding experiences have been arranging and art directing business-education partnerships between senior students in graphic design college classes and INDEPENDENT FILMS to create print and Web marketing materials to attract financing, distribution, and film festival promotion. TWO SUCCESSFUL INDIE FILM PROJECTS (Non-credited, film festival selection & distribution): - http://blackwinethemovie.com and - http://zombiehoneymoon.com. MEMOIR BOOK PROJECT Standing Naked in Rose Petals (Co-Author) published in June 2012 - http://www.amazon.com/Standing-Naked-Petals-Eleanora-Amendolara/dp/0615645070 VALentines (Rave Reviews for Interviews, Writing and More): http://healingartiststudio.blogspot.com/2012/08/rave-reviews-for-interviews-writing-and.html
"Blood Lines" is a one-hour supernatural drama series in development for which Valerie served as a producer by recommending a different approach to the project to move it forward, contributing to the marketing plan, contributing to online marketing on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/BloodLines2011), and contributing storyline ideas. Vital sweat equity contributions as a producer: (1) facilitated getting the script to Creative Artist Agency (CAA) agents and their clients, including Sarah Jessica Parker (New Year's Eve, Sex and the City, Failure To Launch, Hocus Pocus), and (2) facilitated getting the script to Paul Scheuring (The Experiment, Prison Break). Valerie moved on from this project to focus on Media Classics Ltd. properties (film and television) and independent projects.