James Gyselinck started LiveWire Productions, Inc. in 1995. Under his direction LW has produced television programs, numerous live events, on location events, studio productions, and corporate events.
From 1998-2001 LW produced live large screen presentations inside Jordan-Hare Stadium for Auburn University football. Each of these productions required a crew of 22 people, which LW hired and managed.
From 1995-1998 LW produced live large screen presentations for the Lakewood Amphitheatre in Atlanta. Elton John, Prince, The Who, Shania Twain and Sting were among the over 150 shows produced by LW during this successful four year span.
Gyselinck co-produced the series “Braggin’ Rights” which aired on ESPN and all their affiliated networks. The first episode “USC-Notre Dame – The Game is On” earned numerous rewards and still currently airs on the ESPN family of networks.
Prior to “Braggin’ Rights” Gyselinck co-produced “Son of the South”, a documentary on the nationally known columnist who gained huge popularity in the 70’s and 80’s as one of the most famous humorists’.
During the same time Gyselinck produced interactive videos for The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, The Thunder Road Racing Hall of Fame and co-produced The University of Georgia football coaches show for five years.
Before starting LW, he spent three years at The Georgia Dome as Technical Services Director. During this time he coordinated with outside production companies to produce over 200 events including: Super Bowl XXVIII, two Presidential speeches, Atlanta Falcons football, SEC Championship Football and Basketball, and concerts by U2 and Paul McCartney.
Shortly after graduating from The University of Georgia, he was hired by NBC affiliate WXIA-TV in Atlanta. He became lead sports producer for the 6:00 and 11:00 broadcasts where he earned an Emmy for best live half hour sports special.
President, J Clarke Productions
Beacon Award winner Justin Webb brings a wealth of production experience in various programming genres. Getting his start in outdoors programming, Webb produced, shot and edited “Fishin’ with Orlando Wilson” and served as videographer and editor for “Fishing with Roland Martin.” Both of these outdoors shows earned Webb numerous rewards for excellence in photography.
For the past 12 years he has worked as a producer and editor for ABC News in the Southeast bureau and he has continued to freelance as a videographer/post production editor
Writer & Producer
– Over 25 years experience in media relations, public affairs, television, film and radio production
– Wrote, directed and produced highly rated television programs and award winning documentaries
– Specialty in development and creative consulting, show pilots and channel start-up
Strong industry relationships with media, national press, networks, producers, talent and wide cross-section of professional associations
– Conducted high profile interviews with celebrities, political figures and religious leaders featured in film, broadcast and cable venues
– Managed million dollar budgets to low-budget independent projects.
Selected Skills and Accomplishments
Television and Film
Writer and Producer: The Race to Save 100 Years, a Warner Bros. theatrically released documentary recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for outstanding achievement in documentary production
Writer and Producer: network specials including ABC’s CMA Special and CBS’s Romance Rescue
Interviewer: Conducted interviews for MGM’s Golden Age of Hollywood that are archived at The Library of Congress and featured in a variety of film and television venues including PBS, BBC, TCM, TNT documentaries and the Academy Awards Show
Programmer: Programming areas include news, entertainment, documentary, travel, music and talk show. Work has appeared on NBC, CBS, ABC, PBS, The Travel Channel, Discovery, CNET, CNN, FX, MTV Networks, USA, A & E, HGTV, TNT, TBS, Turner South, ZDTV, MSNBC, Free Speech TV, Gospel Music Channel, national and international syndication
Marketing and Sales
Produced marketing, sales and training tapes, DVD special releases, commercials, events for product and channel launch for CNN, Scripps Howard, Starz and Encore, Warner Bros., Fox, Turner Network Sales, Turner Home Entertainment, The CDC, The Coca Cola Company, Hilton Hotels, Tourism Boards of Hawaii and Mexico
Executive Produced television show pilots, HOUSE BANDâ„¢ and LUNA COOKS. Supplied content and promotional material with cutting edge marketing and packaging – imaging and branding – in both traditional and new media. Wrote and produced all press materials, publicity packages, special event planning, web-casts and merchandising. Responsible for all media relations. Awards Cine Golden Eagle (Dr. Zhivago, The Making of a Russian Epic), Bronze Telly (The Making of Meet Me in St.. Louis), Silver Telly (Ben-Hur, The Making of An Epic), Southern Regional Emmy (Southern Living Presents)
Bachelor of Arts, Broadcast Communication Arts, San Francisco State University, Magna Cum Laude
Associate of Arts, Inter-American University, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Directors Guild of America, 2002 to present