Cody Jones - Artistic Director
Cody’s multi-faceted experiences and talent brought her to TEP after working over twenty years as a healthcare professional who needed to teach the community about health issues with a dramatic presentation as well as an entertaining flair . This led her to enroll in classes that highlighted acting, editing, camera work, stage management, TelePrompter proficiency, play writing, costuming, television production, modeling and theatre directing (2006 Lincoln Center Stage Director graduate in NYC).
In 2003, she utilized most of these skills and was given an opportunity to work as a production assistant for That’s Entertainment Productions. Three years later she was promoted to Associate Producer of "Backstage Pass"; the multi-award winning television show produced by That’s Entertainment Productions, LLC.
Cody takes pride in working with That’s Entertainment Productions LLC , and would consider it an honor to film your next project in the “Star” manner that you deserve.
Rory (Rick) Reese
"Rick" was born in Washington, DC and received his formal education in DC and the Maryland suburbs. He graduated from University of Maryland in 1972 with a degree in speech and dramatic arts, majoring in radio, television, and film. In 1979, Rick received a graduate certificate in digital electronics from the Lowell Institute of MIT.
Rick started a career in television broadcasting lasting over 30 years at WBZ-TV in Boston, MA, Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC and for the last 25 years Rick has worked at ABC – channel 7 as a news editor and producer.
Some highlights of Rick's career include working the Winter Olympics in 1984 and 1988, earning a national Emmy for sports coverage in 1988, national news Emmys in 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2001 and also receiving the DuPont Medal for Excellence in Journalism in 2000. Rick's body of work includes programs such as Nightline, World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, and Good Morning America.
Script Writer, Playwright, Poet
Poet, playwright, director, and performer Glenn Alan, began pursuing his interest in writing in 1986 while attending Howard University. Since that time, he has created volumes of work --14 plays, 2 collections of short stories, 7 books of poetry, 3 (unpublished) novels, and a blues CD entitled, "Don't Sing no Blues for Me". Currently Glenn is completing his newest work of fiction "The Journey of a Man in Love", and the last piece in a blues trilogy "The Whipping Post". Glenn resides in Washington, DC with his wife, and children.
Scott's talents include cinematography, lighting design, screen-writing, set design and construction. He has worked as a journalist for Scripps Howards news papers and as a electronic news gatherer for "Russia Today" and "NTV Moscow". Scott has also directed stage plays such as "The Crucible", "Hamlet", and "Waiting for Godot" and also has 2 screenplays to his credit, "Footsteps" and "Blood Equity."
Scott has shot and done lighting for several independent films and television programs including the "award-winning "Backstage Pass".
Cynthia is the creative services coordinator at Atlantic Video, where she has simultaneously managed and produced multiple production and post-production accounts. Prior to her tenure at Atlantic Video, she was a project manager for The Discovery Channel home office in Silver Spring, Maryland. She has also served in various capacities in several independent films, including associate producer, production manager and director.
Cynthia co-produced "10 at 12", a local news magazine show and "Let’s Read Together", a children’s literacy show, both of which aired on Fairfax Public Access, Channel 10. She wrote, directed, and co-produced "Choices", an independent film that premiered to a sell-out crowd at the Takoma Theatre. She also has considerable experience as a photographer and copy editor. Additionally, she directs and coordinates her church’s video productions and has worked as videographer and photographer on the "award-winning" television program "Backstage Pass".
Cynthia holds a Bachelor’s degree from Florida A&M University in Biology and went on to study Visual Media at American University.
Wyatt "Mac" McGinnis, Jr.
Mac's talents include studio, field and other activities related to television and video production projects. His experience includes working for producers and directors on a variety of cable television shows either as crew, director or production assistant. Mac's training includes, Video Production, Studio Production, Electronic Field Production, Technical Directing and Production Workshops.
In 1996, Mac developed, produced, directed and hosted a cable variety talk show at Fairfax Public Access, channel 10. In 2000, he developed and produced a second talk show, in collaboration with the local medical society, called “To Your Health”.
Since October 2004, Mac works at the Smithsonian Institution in the audio visual branch as the audio visual operator technician where he videotapes, audio records and sets up equipment for lectures and special events.
Audio Tech/ Professional DJ
Tony's interest in music extends back to the age of 5. Growing up in the 70’s, he was influenced by music from every music genre and region. Living on Chicago’s south-side as a youth, Tony immediately had a strong passion to become a DJ.
As Tony matured, he became more familiar with behind the scenes of the audio/video world, working on several different projects as audio technician, cameraman, and host. During this right of passage,Tony has become an on-air personality and producer of "Soundzgood" radio show that airs on www.fcac.org/webr every Saturday at 9:00 pm EST for over 3 years.
Tony is currently working on music production for television shows, soundtracks for movies, and has worked as sound technician for a multitude of social gatherings including a successful fund raiser for the City of Alexandria Domestic Violence Program.
Rosie V. Morton
Productions Assistant and Stage Manager
Rosie began this journey with “That’s Entertainment Production, LLC", 5 years ago and is enjoying being a part of a family of professional, talented, and gifted workers who are passionate about their business behind and in front of the cameras. Rosie has provided her production and stage manager talents on several projects with the Serenity Players Theatre Company productions of "Harriet", "This Joy", " Waiting to be Invited" and That's Entertainments' production of "Paul Robeson".
She has served as administrative assistant to Professor Vera J. Katz (summer master acting workshop with Serenity Players, LLC), attended a stage management workshop at the Spotlight Theatre , studio production classes at DCTV, performed and directed productions with various churches and creative ministries and , recognized as "Knot 2 Bee Weary (the Clown)", was featured in the production of “Can You Handle It”, a video project produced by Puppetainment, Inc.
Recently, Rosie was stage manager at the Little Theatre of Alexandria, for the world premier production of “Party Time” a one act play highlighting " theater of the absurd".
After 25 years in the human resources field, Pam ventured out to explore her interest in the arts by serving as graphic artist and printer of playbills for the live tapings of the "award-winning" television program, "Backstage Pass".
She now serves as administrative assistant for That's Entertainment Productions and takes care of a variety of jobs from designing publications, forms, tickets, programs, business cards, event flyers to assisting as usher, hostess, box office person for live events such as theatre productions and video tapings of performing arts shows.