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Beverly Penninger Resume

Named Top 100 Producer of 2001
by AV Multimedia Producer


The Spirit of Sacajawea (2006)
One-hour PBS broadcast. Independent Production. Narrated by Tantoo Cardinal. Original score by Mary Youngblood & Jim Brock.

Bronze Telly Award, Official Selection at the Carolinas Film & Video Festival (Greensboro, NC), George Lindsey Film Festival (Alabama), Dreamspeakers Film Festival (Edmonton, Alberta), Gloria Film Festival (Utah), Southern Winds Film Festival in Tecumseh, Oklahoma.

Moving America’s Lighthouse (2000)
One-hour PBS broadcast. Independent Production. Featuring Walter Cronkite. Narrated by Stockard Channing.

Regional Emmy nominee. Silver Telly Award. ASC Regional Artists Grant.

Wild in Corolla (1996)
One-hour public television broadcast. Independent Production. Narrated by Charles Kuralt.

“NC Visions” showcase on UNC-Center for Public Television. Gold Aurora Award.

The S.A.V.E. Story (1995) /Youth Voices, Grown-up Choices (2003)
Half-hour local PBS broadcast/Marketing video for the N.C. Center for the Prevention of School Violence. Independent Production. Contracted to update in 2003.

Cable, Corporate & Home Video:

WTVI contract producer (2006 – 2007) - Queens Cup Steeplechase, Take it Outside! The US National Whitewater Center, Queen City Christmas, New South Crossroads & Fingerprints.

RAGGS Kids Club, childrens’ program – PBS (2007) Post production supervising producer

Video Network – Wachovia National Bank (1997 – present)
Producer/Writer for range of projects, inc. quarterly series, special projects, conferences, live cut-ins, live broadcasts, Take 5 features and training videos.

1999 IABC International Gold Quill Award. 2000 IABC Regional Gold Crown Award. 2002 Summit Award.

NACDA - National Assoc. of Collegiate Directors of Athetics (2001 – present) Annual taping for Corbett Awards Video Presentation

The Hallmark Channel (2005) – Produced PSA’s featuring Dr. Maya Angelou

Do-It-Yourself Network (Rivr Media) – Producer/Writer for DIY: To The Rescue

Turner South (Tentmakers Entertainment (April 2003 – 2006) - Producer/Writer for 3-Day Weekend and Blue Ribbon episodes.

Pathway to Healing (Independent Production - 2002) - Trauma Recovery Program, featuring David Berceli.

The Food Network (Scripps Productions Aug. 2001 - Present) - Producer/Writer for Food Finds and Home Food Advantage

VideoPM Raceweek & Video Morning Raceweek (1993 – 2000) - Live Broadcast featuring music videos, live cut-ins and feature packages for TNN (The Nashville Network).

Mastering the Maze: Taking Control of Your Health Care (1997) - Half-hour national NETA broadcast. Client: The College of American Pathologists. Hosted by NBC News Correspondent Betty Rollin.

Cine Film Golden Eagle Film and Video Award

WIN! (1995) - Supervising Producer for nationally syndicated half-hour broadcast on TNN. Host: NASCAR’S Rusty Wallace. Client: World Sports Enterprises.

Hoops Hysteria (1994) - One-Hour National broadcast highlighting The Final Four tourney. Hosts: Terry Gannon/Tim Brant
Client: JP Sports

Taking the Peaceful Way (1995) - Four-part series on WTVI, showcasing local efforts to stem the tide of crime in Charlotte communities. Hosts: Harriett Coffey/John Hancock.

Sisters Act! Celebrating Women Through Music (1994 - 1997) Annual Outdoor Music Festival, to benefit The Shelter for Battered Women. Founder.

Don’t Tell Me No! The Muggsy Bogues Story (1993) - Half-hour home video/National program. Client: Raycom Sports.

Production Coordinator/Consultant on:
- Fiddler’s Grove: A Celebration of Old Time Music (1994)
- Any Day Now: Breaking the Cycle of Domestic Violence (1992)
(AWRT award winner/CPB Gold Award – Documentary/Non-profit)
- In the Eye of the Hurricane: Women’s Stories of Reconstruction (1991)

Creative Sports, Inc. (1989 – 1993)
Coordinating Producer responsible for all taped programs and home video projects. Developed and produced three regionally syndicated programs. Managed staff of seven.

Wrote and Produced Richard Petty: The Legend, a two volume home video.
The best-selling straight-to-home video in NASCAR history. (1992)

Jefferson-Pilot Communications/WBTV (1983 – 89) Executive Producer for Top O’ The Day. Editor and Feature Producer for PM Magazine.

Achievements/Community Involvement:

Creative Capital Professional Development Workshop (February 2007)

Reel Screen - Winner of Pitch It: The X Factor (January 2007)

Summited Gilman’s Pass - Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa (February 2006)

Board of Advisors/Guest Instructor for The Carolina School of Broadcasting

Ben & Jerry’s “Citizen Cool” - (2002)

Time-Out Youth

NCCJ (National Coalition for Community and Justice)
Wildacres Writers Residency

Arts & Science Council Regional Artists’ Grant

Pro Bono involvement in community video projects:
Equality NC, Students Against Violence Everywhere, Shelter for Battered Women, Global Partners for Development, Mecklenburg County Court System: Self-Serve Center

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