Darren Campo is Senior Vice President of Programming, Production and Development at truTV, a TimeWarner company. In his role Campo manages the scheduling, production and development departments, one of the largest original programming operations in cable. The unit is responsible for more than 30 original series, totaling more than 500 episodes a year, and is among the top ten most watched networks among men 18-49. Campo is also the author of two science fiction novels, Alex Detail’s Revolution and Alex Detail’s Rebellion. A third book of the Alex Detail series will be published in November 2011.
Prior to joining the company, Campo worked in various positions at CBS, beginning in the television network research department and later serving as program manager for the CBS Television Stations Group.Campo graduated from the Stern School of Business at N.Y.U. He is a frequent lecturer for undergraduate and graduate classes in the Entertainment Media and Technology program. Campo also co-hosts “Better Living”, a syndicated NBC Today Show segment that airs on Monday mornings. Last year TV Week added Campo to its “40 Under 40” to watch list.
Whitney Hamilton – Filmmaker
As a writer/director and producer: Whitney’s films include “A Rogue in Londinum” currently on the festival circuit and premiering at the Lucerne International Film Festival in October 2011. “My Brother’s War” premiered at the Methodfest Film Festival 2005 . It has North American distribution. Recently she completed two shorts: co-directing "Jeremy" with David Macke and directing and co-producing "TuLips". Her short Sci-Fi film “Circle” premiered at the NYSummer Shorts Festival 2002. “Circle” won second place as best sci-fi short at the Dragon Con Sci-Fi Film Festival in Atlanta 2003. It was nominated as best sci-fi short at the Shockerfest film festival in California. “The Bellwatcher” A short horror film premiered at the Film Fleadh in New York in March (2001) and Cinema 16 The New Orleans Film Festival. “The Delivery”, another horror short went on to the Seattle Underground Film Festival (2000). As a writer Whitney has penned nine Screenplays: “The Immaculate Misconception”, (Optioned and produced by Other Side of the River Productions), Chasing DeKooning (commissioned), “UNION” – Placed third in the Newfest Screenplay Competition 2010, “In Search of the Monkey Girl “– Honorable Mention Slamdance Screenplay Competition, Elvis is Dead, Mapping the In Between, The Watchers and Palisade (commissioned).
Shaunna Harry — Marketing/PR
Growing up in Texas, Shaunna spent most of her time dancing, training with the Houston Ballet and graduating from the High School for the Performing & Visual Arts. She moved to Oklahoma where she continued her dance training at Oklahoma City University (OCU), and before long moved to New York City, where she has been for the past nine years. Continuing her education at FIT with a dual degree in Fashion Merchandising and Advertising, Marketing and Communication, she began to focus more on the business side of the arts.
Her experience includes working with public relations, event and promotional companies as well as working with a number of advertising firms. After testing the waters as a creative manager, brand strategist and trend analyst, she realized her true calling was working in the not-for-profit art sector. She is currently freelancing, doing PR and marketing for dance, film, theater and art collective companies and is thrilled to a part of the DecadesOut team.
Joana Ricou – BioArtist
Joana moved from Portugal to America to study art and biology at Carnegie Mellon University, which allowed her to work in the lab and in the studio. Today, her process begins with a survey of research articles and news. She then contacts researchers directly to discuss their motivation and gather artifacts of their work. In the studio, she builds on these ideas to form questions about concepts of self and our place in the world, usually in the form of oil paintings. A painting based on her work with Dr. Alison Barth was published as the cover of the Journal of Neuroscience (2005), supporting what has become her core motivation: that art can both support and contribute to science, and vice-versa. This has driven her work in science art and science education work and has led to collaborations with galleries, schools and museums in Portugal and the USA. These include the Andy Warhol Museum (2007), the Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, Children's Museum of Pittsburgh and the National Aviary (2010).