CHRISTIAN T.

CHRISTIAN T.

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER | CONTENT PROVIDER

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PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
Broadcast TV Production
Digital Camera Shooting
Superior Networking Skills
Creative Project Planning
Turn-Key Production Knowledge
Excellent Field Producing Skills
Final Cut Pro Editing
Media and Publicity
Event Coordination and Promotions
Copy writing/ Editorial
Adobe Premiere
Television/Film Production


HOBBIES
CROSSFIT, MARTIAL ARTS, SOCCER




CHRISTIAN TEELUCKSINGH

202-803-3400 | christian@breakthroughideas.tv

Executive Producer | Director – TV | Commercials | Digital Video

 

Profile

Hard working, energetic and resourceful leader with a proven ability to outperform expectations and drive ratings growth against the odds. Extensive experience in researching, writing, producing, directing and editing. Strong background working with high-profile brands and celebrity talent. Managed crews of all sizes from 6 to 100+. Offers innate creativity and strong problem-solving skills. Thrives in fast-paced, deadline-driven environments.

Testimonials

“Christian Teelucksingh is a highly efficient, extremely creative executive producer. His insight and creativity has brought forth some of the most compelling and poignant programming spanning all types of genres including music, reality, specials, talk, etc. His production skills, creativity, and focus are unmatched.” Lynne Taylor, VP Production

“Christian is excellent at executing the vision of the network while creating an environment in which everyone succeeds. I have always enjoyed working with him.” Janell Barrett-Jones, Producer

“Christian is a detailed EP with great vision. He is smart and dedicated to all of his endeavors. It is always a great joy to work with Christian.” Laura Douglas, Post-Production Supervisor

 

Career History

BREAKTHROUGH IDEAS LLC, New York, NY                                                                                                               2017 to Present

 Executive Producer/ Director

Specializing in long and short form content. Development and production of video/promo projects.

  • Created “The Here After”, a scripted true crime podcast profiling and showcasing the lasting after effects of teen gun violence on families. Developed concept, wrote treatment, led pitch to various outlets, and it will be featured at the Tribeca Film Festival NOW Creators Market 2019.
  • Produced, directed, and edited a package on mental health for GMA Day on ABC that got 380k + views on You Tube.
  • Created and wrote a documentary film treatment, “Let the Light In” that was invited to be pitched at Tribeca Film Festival NOW Creators Market 2019.
  • Created “Versus”, an in depth take on the celebrity interview show, with an innovative twist.
  • Conceived and created online brand Breakupedia (https://breakupedia.org/); authored daily blog, raised initial seed funding, guided creation of brand identity, developed social media/SEO strategy, and wrote/directed promo videos and infomercials. Also authored book on the same subject.

BET – BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION, Washington DC; New York and LA                                                   2002 to 2017

Executive Producer – Lift Every Voice, 2013 to 2017

Supervising Producer – Lift Every Voice, 2004 to 2013

Served as sole showrunner. Co-wrote, produced and directed 28 episodes per year (a total of 56 interviews) with $600K+ budget over a period of 13 years. Led a geographically dispersed team of 9 plus a 6-member production crew in LA. Created promotional strategies and content from 2010 to 2017. Held two concurrent production roles during this time: Producer, 106& Gospel (2008 to 2009) and Producer, Video Gospel (2004-2011).

  • Rebranded and reinvigorated the show 4 separate times over 13 years; grew ratings every year from 2010 to 2017, despite declining overall network ratings; achieved double-digit gains in key demos.
  • Transformed gospel video show into uplifting and inspirational documentary-style production that provided deep insights into the hearts and souls of famous guests including Michelle Obama, Tyler Perry, Queen Latifah, LL Cool J, Vanessa Williams and Floyd Mayweather; hired external talent bookers to achieve these successes.
  • Evolved the show to reach a younger demographic and added social media integration that drove engagement of up to 98%; the social media strategy earned recognition company-wide as a template for other shows.
  • Expanded the mission of the show, moving from a focus on traditional Christianity to a broader focus on faith and redemption; created a safe haven that attracted diverse talent and successfully grew the audience.
  • Built top-performing, highly engaged team who were motivated to excel; established open communication channels and empowered each team member to contribute at a high level.
  • Established systems and processes to manage team located in multiple states, and leveraged online tools including Basecamp and Trello to ensure all deadlines were met.
  • Maximized limited budget by carefully controlling costs, establishing a roster of trusted vendors and crew members, and crafting flexible, highly efficient production strategy.
  • Became the only show on BET network to secure a sought-after interview with Michelle Obama, doggedly nurturing a cold contact lead for 5 months in order to succeed.
  • Continually improved production values including increasing the number of cameras, updating graphics, replacing hosts, and overhauling the theme music.
  • Forged strategic alliances with outside digital publications to continually reach new audiences.

 

Supervising Producer – Promos & Doc Specials, 2002 to 2006

Produced promotional videos for a wide range of high-profile clients including Pfizer, Burger King, Showtime, EA Sports, Motorola, BMW, Johnson& Johnson and Miramax.

  • Researched, wrote and directed multiple documentary style promos for new movies; worked directly with movie studio heads to produce 25+ promos and 6 infomercials.

 

Early Career

Breakthrough Ideas LLC Founder | 2007 to Present

Entertainment News Producer, Reuters News | 2001

Associate Producer/ Producer, BET | 1999 & 2000

On-Field Stage Manager, Movie “The Replacements” | 2000

Coordinating Producer, NATO TV/ 50th NATO Summit | 1999

Associate Director, KRCG Ch. 13/ CBS – Evening News | 1998

Production Assistant / Talent, PBS Satellite Service | 1997

 

Education & Additional Information

 

Bachelor of Arts, Bishop’s University – Lennoxville, Quebec, Canada (1994)

 

Technical Skills: Final Cut Pro; Adobe Premiere; Avid; Trello, Basecamp; camera training on Panasonic AG DVX-100; Canon C-300; Movie Magic production budget format

 

Language: French (fluent)

 

On the web:

Website: www.breakthroughideas.tv

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christian-t-b63bb429/

Twitter: @BREAKTHRUIDEAS

Instagram: @breakthroughideas

Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/breakthroughideas