I define Development as the fundraising, strategy, and collaboration that happens early in the incarnation of a project. For media projects this is generally “pre-production” though development might be relevant to the launch of an engagement campaign, special event, or expedition. I have been working in development for over a decade, with particular experience in grant writing, content and communication research, and creative partnerships.
One year of funding from the US Department of State for one domestic and four foreign science media diplomacy events and professional exchanges among scientists studying vector-borne diseases
Two years of funding from the National Science Foundation for a three part research initiative into the science of science communication, including a Fellows program, a Delphi study, and a communication programming strand as part of the JH WILD and SMASH science/nature media conferences
Content research for BBC/PBS documentary The Whale Detective (working title), currently in production
Pitch deck design for Wild Lens Inc Souls of the Vermilion Sea for successful story collaboration with Terra Mater Factual Studios and Malaika Pictures Sea of Ghosts (in post-production)
One year of funding from the National Science Foundation for a science of science communication programming strand at 2017 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival