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MICHAEL RIZZO
818-219-0281 [email protected]
Art Director
Bridges Management and Creativity

Filmmaker with 30 years experience in lm, television, theme park conceptual design and execution

Managed art departments up to 100 people on time-constrained projects, directing budgets over $2M
MAINSTREAM MEDIA PROJECTS

Universal / Touchstone : Ghost Whisperer, CBS

Paramount : Vanilla Sky

Warner Bros TV : Moonlight, CBS

Lifetime : State of Mind

Columbia Pictures : So I Married An Axe-Murderer

20th Century-Fox : My Cousin Vinny

Morgan Creek : White Sands

Disney : Rocketman, Tom & Huck

Turner Television : The Hunley, The Day Lincoln Was Shot
PROVEN SKILLSET


CREATIVITY MANAGEMENT

Straddles business and creative corporate commerce

Creates powerful, visual metaphor

Keeps up-to-date in technological skills


PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Led many $.5M to $2+M projects meeting strict requirements for capital, labor and cost justi cation

Established e cient and cost-e ective departmental processes for management & production sta

Ensured product compliance with OSHA standards, meeting operational safety & quality guidelines

Supervised work nationally & internationally. Recently: Sci-Fi Zone, Universal Studios, Singapore

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Published author, The Art Direction Handbook for Film, for Focal Press-Elsevier, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc., August 2005,

ISBN : 0-240-80680--8
DIGITAL SKILLS

SketchUp 7, Adobe CS5 and Microsoft XP O ce-Professional 2007
TEACHING

Santa Monica College : Academy of Entertainment Technology : Production Design for TV & Film

American Intercontinental University : Visualization for Media
RECOGNITION

Nominee, 1999 Art Directors Guild Award for Best TV lm design