Stuart Calcote

Executive Producer ~ Director
Japan Television Production Consultant


Electronic Pictures Corporation
dba HD Pictures

13636 Ventura Avenue, Suite 227
Los Angeles, CA 91423

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Professional Summary

Proven successful track record of 29 years in US and international network television and film production — Produced/Directed over 3000 hours of broadcast television


Winner of 29 Emmy Awards and multiple national and international awards including the Grand Award for Best Film & Video of 1995 in competition with 4,100 entries from 37 countries


Expert in Japanese-American relations and international joint television ventures — Fluent in Japanese


Proficient in film & television business affairs including film & television financing, contracts and negotiations; company formation, organization and management

Awards
* TWENTY NINE EMMY AWARDS *
(National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, 1980-1992)

GRAND AWARD FOR BEST FILM & VIDEO OF 1995
(Houston International Film Festival, 1995)

GOLD WORLDMEDAL: BEST DIRECTION
(The New York Festivals, 1995)

GOLD WORLDMEDAL: BEST MEDICAL DOCUMENTARY
(The New York Festivals, 1995)

BEST EDITED PROGRAM OF 1995
(IBC Wide-Screen Festival, Amsterdam, 1995)

1994 HI-VISION ASSOCIATION CHAIRMAN'S AWARD
(Japan National HDTV Association, 1994)

SILVER GAVEL AWARD
(American Bar Association, 1984)

IRIS AWARD
(N.A.T.P.E. International, 1984)

TWO SILVER MEDALS
(International Film and TV Festival of New York, 1977)

Professional History
PRESIDENT & EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Electronic Pictures Corporation
Hollywood, California

1997 - Present

Founded and developed Electronic Pictures Corporation (dba HD Pictures). Executive Producer of HDTV documentaries and programs for NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation), TV Tokyo and FremantleMedia Japan. (FremantleMedia is the producer of American Idol.) Consultant to NHK concerning United States DTV implementation and progress. International consultant pertaining to HDTV program production and Japanese television program development.

Co-founded Harbor Light Entertainment, a Hollywood motion picture development and production company. Negotiated and secured the rights to remake Akira Kurosawa's classic, Rashomon.

Co-founded Lotus, Inc, a Japanese motion picture development and production company specializing in the international promotion of Japanese content. Sponsor of the Akira Kurosawa 100th Anniversary World Tour.

Co-founded Variation Entertainment Inc, a Los Angeles-Tokyo based motion picture finance company.




EXECUTIVE PRODUCER INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS
NHK Television Network
Tokyo, Japan

1992 - 1997

Executive Producer and Director of International Programs with the Special Program Division of the Japan Broadcasting Corporation. Only foreign national ever to be employed in a senior staff position by NHK. (Originally hired as Program Director / Coordinator of International Programs; promoted within one year to above position.)

Responsible for the development and production of programs for broadcast in High Definition Television (HDTV) and NTSC on NHK terrestrial, satellite & high-definition networks. Producer / Director of ground-breaking HDTV documentaries. Awarded five international awards. International production consultant for joint US-Japan television production ventures such as the NHK-ABC News Twentieth Century Project. Advisor of international affairs and matters concerning contractual negotiations and communications with American organizations.



PRODUCER / DIRECTOR
NBC Television Stations Division, WKYC-TV
Cleveland, Ohio, USA

1978 - 1992

Producer / Director / Writer of virtually every form of television program produced at this NBC owned and operated station. Produced and directed documentaries, news, sports, specials, magazine, public affairs, talk, variety, children, plays and others. Won numerous awards including 29 Emmys. Director of Emmy Award winning newscast acclaimed "Best News in Ohio" by both Associated Press and United Press International. Directed live segments for NBC's Today Show and NBC News prime time special. Produced and directed programs shown coast to coast on NBC owned stations including a six-time Emmy award winning documentary. Designed, developed and programmed videotape inventory computer software program.



COMMERCIAL PRODUCER
Fox & Associates
Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Dec 1977 - Aug 1978

Brief venture into agency advertising with one of Ohio's premier advertising agencies. Produced and directed regional and local commercial spots for television and radio.



PRODUCER / DIRECTOR
United Artists Productions, WUAB-TV
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Nov 1976 - Dec 1977

Commercial director of station's largest production client (Fox & Assoc., above). Produced and directed national and regional commercial spots. Won several awards for commercial production. Advanced technical proficiency in video effects and editing. Responsibilities included entertaining and maintaining relations with production clients as well as supervision of production crews.



DIRECTOR / PHOTOGRAPHER / EDITOR
WDCA-TV
Washington DC, USA
May 1973 - Nov 1976

Began as Production Technician, promoted to Associate Director and then to Director. Gained substantial hands-on experience in all technical areas of production: excelled as photographer; nominated for Emmys in camera operation and videotape editing; proficient as video switcher, audio mixer / editor and lighting director. Directed congressional and political campaign spots, commercials and promotional spots. Directed a syndicated dance / variety show, public affairs programs, college basketball and telethons.
Education

United States Signal Corp School, Ft. Monmouth, NJ · Honor Graduate ·

William Carey University, Hattiesburg, MS

The American School in Japan, Tokyo, Japan

The Canadian Academy, Kobe, Japan

Additional Information

· US citizen ·
resided in Japan as son of missionaries for 17 years
resided in Japan professionally: 1992-1997 · fluent in Japanese
married · pianist · computer programmer
Japanese visa status:
Specialist in Humanities and International Services