Carol Dorn

Location New York
Bio

Creative Producer building film studios in Connecticut

Film Producer Director Screenwriter
Projects
1 Projects

Work History

Director
Ridgefield Theater Barn
Oct 2018 - Present
Ridgefield, Connecticut
OLD RINGERS is a great new comedy by Joe Simonelli. Described as a cross between Golden Girls and Calendar Girls, this is what happens when a group of mature women get creative with their "talents" to create extra income in this bad economy.
Owner
Glopaul Media International, LLC
Aug 2003 - Present
Connecticut/New York
Produce, direct and/or create projects for film, and stage. And sometimes even compose the incidental music when necessary.
Director/Writer
IC Consulting
Jun 2018 - Present
Greater New York City Area
Owner/Producer/Writer/Director
Glopaul Media Intl., LLC
Aug 2003 - Present
CT/NY
Carol Dorn, owner of GloPaul Media is offering investment opportunities and advanced bookings for a new infinity green screen studio being built just 60 miles from midtown Manhattan. This campus will offer a studio with 22’ high clearance, unobstructed views measuring at 20’ x 22’, with 4k live streaming. There will also be a second smaller green screen studio with 10’ clearance that can serve as a playback & screening room, another rehearsal/classroom studio measuring 15’ x 20’ with 9-11’ clearance, a hair/make-up/wardrobe room with two stations, kitchen for craft services, and an actual avid editing studio. In addition to providing all these services to established professionals there will be a series of 8 week long classes in acting for the camera, directing, screenwriting and a fourth for youth that encompasses all three disciplines. Through the process the 3 groups will converge to produce their 10-15 minute shorts with FULL CGI effects produced by an area technical school. So even if you are an experienced person you could basically produce your own short with F/X for only $600 (the cost of the class), which could qualify for festivals and possible development deals. The total needed for the entire project is only $600K. 46 weeks of rental at the introductory rate would pay for more than half the budget and she is offering the 7th day free on any week long bookings. She did a short 5 question Survey Monkey which she is also asking NYWIFT members to take. From this current survey there are already 16 film makers interested in booking time. So if these film makers each booked 3 weeks this would fill half the budget and they would get their 4th week of filming for free! The investors will make a 15% return on investment.
Advisory Board Member
Village Center for the Arts
Nov 2011 - Jun 2018
New Milford, CT
A wonderful center for people of all ages to come and learn many visual art disciplines. This facility offers scholarship for those individuals who are also from financially challenged families as well.
Live Event "PAINT THE PEOPLE" Technical Director
Village Center for the Arts
Nov 2011 - Jun 2012
New Milford, CT
Responsible for overseeing and advising on all technical and production aspects of all-day live event of performers ranging from Pilobolus Dance Company to THE WALL: Pink Floyd Tribute Band Lazer light show.
Editor/Business Development
Smartypants Productions, LLC
Sep 2011 - Oct 2015
Sherman, CT / Amsterdam, NY
Responsible for editing all books & publications including promotional materials in both print and web. Responsible for branding, app development, audio books and online film promotions development.
Field Agent - contracted HUD Project
Department of Commerce
Mar 2015 - Aug 2015
CT region
Responsibilities included contacting specific home owners in specific regions of Connecticut that have been monitored for the past 28 years. Government clearance was required for entering the homes of the individuals as well as receiving and transmitting highly personal information.
Director of readings
National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, New England
2008 - 2015
1375 Broadway, Suite 2103, New York City, NY 10018
Responsible for casting all roles and rehearsing the scripts, most times editing the scripts down to aloted time, for readings at HBO executive screening room in New York. Sometimes I've also acted in these readings.
Embracing the Challenges of the 21st Century: Assistant to Venue Director
Western Connecticut State University
Oct 2012
O'Neill Center, Danbury, CT
Assist Venue Director in any and all ways needed with regard to making all aspects run smoothly for the Dalai Lama and other notables backstage.
Director of Live Event: 10 minute Play and Webisode Festival
Western Connecticut State University
Mar 2012 - Apr 2012
Danbury, CT
Responsible for coordinating four university-wide event performance; rehearsing various aspects of festival including performers, directors and judges and giving closing speech.Also filmed aspects pf the live event for future funding. (Check back for video highlights!)
Stage Manager
CT Gay Mens Chorus
2009 - 2010
UA
Western Connecticut State University
2008
Monitored the Theater & Communications students shop hours, supervised and instructed Scene shop classes, theater production classes and technical theater classes. Coached individual students on monologues and auditions, assisted in character analysis, and advised students on script writing.
Screenwriter - Push Bike Zen
Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts
Mar 2006 - May 2006
23 Goswell Road London EC1M 7AJ
A full length screenplay commissioned. The challenge was to write equal 5 minute scenes for all 23 of the acting students in the Masters program and all tied into one story. How do you do that and have the story have weight and interest and carry through? Make a bike the lead character. I was later given rights back to develop the script commercially. This became PUSHBIKE and was chosen for a reading by The Emmys NY chapter and given a reading at HBO. This is being shopped.
Playwright - "Gee & David"
Drama Centre London
May 2000 - Jun 2000
Central London, St Martins
A one act play commissioned. Currently in development for a short film.
IT Consultant
Cigna
Sep 1999 - Dec 1999
Windsor, CT
Responsible for mapping all IP configurations for entire global client accounts to prepare for Y2K compatibility. (Government clearance required.)
Playwright - "Disclosure From a Cloakroom"
Tristan Bates Theatre
Apr 1999 - Jun 1999
1A Tower Street, Covent Garden, UK
My first play produced at the Tristan Bates as a staged reading. Casting by Catherine Still
Encoder - 1st MARS MISSION
Hamilton Sundstrand
Nov 1997 - Mar 1999
Windsor Locks, CT
(At time of this contract Hamilton Standard) Encoder of all chemical and heat treatment of every nut and bolt on the rover and the craft for the First Mars Mission for NASA. Government clearance required.
Consultant
Hamilton Sundstrand
Feb 1998 - Sep 1998
Windsor Locks
Responsible for creating database and tracking recalls on a faulty propeller linked to crash of US Navy Plane. Hamilton Sundstrand (Formerly Hamilton Standard) boasts 80% of the world market on this particular propeller. When completed I managed to only have approximately 3% of the propellers missing from the recall.) Government clearance required.
Location Wardrobe Supervisor - "FINAL" feature live action
Bravo TV
Jun 1998 - Oct 1998
Connecticut Area
Maintain all costumes on location to also include repairs, cleaning and continuity on set through photo documentation
Desktop Publisher - contractor
Sunshine Art Studios
Jun 1997 - Sep 1997
Agawam, MA
Text, photo and layout corrections, 4 color separation for winter catalogue.
Company Manager for: NUNSENSE TWO: THE SECOND COMING"
Lonn Entertainment
May 1997 - Sep 1997
National & Canadian Tour
Responsibilities included: advancing tech crew & set to next location, securing load-in, load-out and running crew, scheduling broadcast interviews for performers, securing hotel & restaurant accommodations for entire company, in some cases negotiating the ticket revenue for the producers if not finalized at time of booking, maintaining personnel for the run of show, and calling the show at all locations. (Show was a split week bus & truck tour.)
Encoder - Security System for Millitary Engine Blueprints - Contract
Pratt & Whitney
Jan 1997 - Apr 1997
Windsor Locks, CT
This was the early days of scanners and digital copies. Responsible for creating security tags and an intranet for Pratt & Whitney and all of UTC personnel cleared for accessing the blue prints through government clearance. (Letter of Recommendation accompanies this project.) Government clearance required.
Tech Director
Dont Tell mama's
1989 - 1997
Designed the lighting and sound for dramatic and musical cabaret style performances, and ran those performances. (In total over 3000 shows over that period of time.)
GAFFER/LIGHTING DESIGNER
PLAID PICTURES
Feb 1996 - Dec 1996
designed and executed all of the lighting for their indie film "Temporary Insanity"
Lighting Design Guest Arts
Saks Fifth Avenue
Sep 1996 - Nov 1996
Greater New York City Area
Lighting designer for the Saks Fifth Ave's Fall '96 windows
Various possitions
Connecticut Stage
1983 - 1995
Production Management Lighting Design Stage Management Teacher for Apprentices Props Designer
Agent's Assistant
Bret Adams Ltd.
Apr 1991 - Oct 1993
448 West 44th, New York, NY
Assist agents with daily submissions Maintain client files Deliver submission packages to projects Acquire Contract signatures from clients Greet prospective new clients Answer phones as needed
Paid Staffer
Committee to Re-Elect Attorney General Robert Abrams
Jul 1991 - Nov 1991
New York, NY
Responsible for purchasing all radio ads, the placement of specific ads for specific demographics of particular stations. Responsible for the radio ads budget for balancing and staying within that budget. Answered phones and assisted with television & print ad placement when needed .
Screenwriter -Valadon
Fred Berner Films
Nov 1987 - Nov 1991
Tribeca Film Studios, NY, NY
Reading first premiered at Tribeca Film Studios. Casting Barbara Hipkiss Screenplay was later optioned by Milennium Entertainment and then later by Universal. It was chosen for a special reading at Grenada Television and the Ealing Film Studios for a benefit. Both in London.
Casting Agent
Maureen Fremont Casting
1989 - 1991
New York, NY
Casting Projects include: Badlands video for MTV Off Bwy play "The EMperor's New Clothes" starringPricilla Lopez Gordon Parks FIlm for PBS (Malcom X)
Field Reporter
NBC News
Aug 1989 - Nov 1989
Washington Heights, New York, NY
Interviewed & polled voters during the campaign between Mayor Koch & Dave Dinkins up through the election and reported those findings
Tour Production Stage Manager Student Program
Lincoln Center
1987 - 1989
Greater New York City Area
Responsiblities ranged from performers, production staff and equipment load-in and load-outs. In addition to these standard responsibilities I was required to evaluate the schools and their preparation of performance space, the student and teacher knowledge of the program and to report these findings back to Lincoln Center's Director of the program Richard Keough.
Director of New Play Readings & Development for 1987 Season
Actor's Outlet of New York
Jul 1987 - Dec 1987
West 28th Street, NY, NY
To choose scripts for readings and development for full productions. Cast & direct the readings. Assist Production staff with promotions of reading series
acting apprentice/technician
Williamstown Theatre Festival
May 1986 - Aug 1986
Also did production work on subsequent charity events at such places as the Criterion Centre

Education

BA
Western Connecticut State University
1980 - 1985
Theatre, Dramatic Studies
Western Connecticut State University
1980 - 1985
Theatre Arts & Music
Wykeham Rise School for the Arts, Washington, CT
1978 - 1980
college bound
Bethel High School
1976 - 1980

Skills