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ABOUT PlanSea

PlanSea is a multi-media production company specializing in the creation of ocean adventure programming that entertains and educates viewers of all ages on the importance of marine environmental awarenss and protection. The company is based in Honolulu, Hawaii with production partners in California, Canada and the Caribbean.

Ray Hollowell
Plan Sea Founder & CEO

Born with a passion for the ocean and her animals, Ray Hollowell created Plan Sea as a vehicle to create inspirational and educational programming. Hollowell is well known for his innovative approach for underwater filming and producing exciting action sports and adventure travel shows. He has produced programming for many international television shows. His work has also been featured on ABC's 20/20, 60 Minutes Australia, The BBC, The Disney Channel, FOX Television, ESPN, The Discovery Channel, MTV, HBO, The Learning Channel, TV Tokyo, Japan Airlines, Delta Airlines, Animal Planet, CBS, CNN, ABC's Primetime, NBC's Dateline, The History Channel, Spike TV and MSNBC and others.



Summer Oakley
Producer

Summer is a veteran producer who has worked on projects for television networks such as The Discovery Channel, E!, MTV, TruTV, Spike TV, Fox, NBC, Lifetime, Bravo, A&E Biography & TBS. Possessing extensive field & production experience, Summer has a proven track record of acting as the talent liaison, organizing & coordinating crew, arranging & executing field shoots and writing daily HotSheets for the network. Accustomed to wearing many hats, she frequently oversees multiple aspects of productionU¨the licensing & clearance of various media, the booking of talent, putting together paper cuts and writing scripts. Occasionally, she produces independent film projects as well.


Ron Dias
Art Director

Mr. Dias is one of today's outstanding animation artists. Ron began his animation career with Disney Studios in 1956 where he worked on "Sleeping Beauty". His subsequent work has appeared on television, in commercials, feature films and educational films. Ron also created backgrounds for theatrical shorts featuring the Pink Panther, Daffy Duck, and Speedy Gonzalez. He was character designer for, among others, Uncle Sam Magoo, Bakshi's Lord of the Rings and Bugs Bunny Busting Out All Over. Mr. Dias was also Art Director & Color Stylist for Disney's "Little Mermaid" TV Special and series.


Todd Robertson
Animation Director

Todd Robertson is the founder of Hyperspective Studios, a multimedia production company that specializes in 2D & 3D animation, video, visual effects, motion graphics, interactive, web sites, corporate communications and graphic design. Since 1996 they have employed the latest technology to produce media solutions for a wide variety of industries including high-tech, entertainment, medical, non-profit, IT, government, education, energy, space, real estate, communications, insurance and construction. Hyperspective Studios clientele includes ABC's hit television series, "Lost", AT&T, FOX Television's "North Shore", Harvard Smithsonian, NASA, the National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii, Remax, Sun Microsystems and many more.


Brent Holmes
Music Producer/Director

Mr. Holmes is one of North America's top selling children's recording artists. He created www.funtunesforkids.com and is a renowned singer, songwriter and author. PlanSeaTV.com features feature many of Brent Holmes' original songs from his Sea Tunes for Kids CD.


Justin Long
VP Marketing

Justin is a natural outdoorsman born in San Diego and raised in the Lake Tahoe area. He has always had a heart for the environment with a strong passion for skiing, and continues to create new ways to apply it to the everyday person. Justin currently lives in Vancouver, BC where he commands his own marketing company, Avalanche, and is finishing a Bachelors Degree based in Business and Environmentalism. Currently, Justin is providing communication leadership to PlanSea. He continues to bring creativity and focus to the company and is expanding PlanSea to students and families worldwide.



THE WRITERS

Lucas Passmore
Television Script Writer

Lucas Passmore began his career in the film industry when he was 22, at Hess Newmark Owens Wolfe, a publicity firm based in Chicago, which is outsourced by a number of film studios in Los Angeles. Assigned to the New Line Cinema and Universal Pictures accounts, his responsibilities were to work with a small team to conceive and execute multi-media publicity campaigns for each film released by the studios that included television, radio, newspaper, and magazine, as well as critics screenings and staged, city and tri-state area events. At 26, Lucas went to work exclusively for one of Hollywood's most sought-after writers, Michael Dougherty, whose writing credits include the X-Men 2 and Superman Returns. In his time working with Michael, he has had the opportunity to be alongside for the latter half of post-production on Superman Returns as well as act as the Los Angeles assistant to Michael on his directorial debut on the upcoming Warner Bros film, Trick 'r Treat. His other responsibilities include editing and giving creative notes on all of Michael's scripts and projects as well as searching for new properties and projects for future development.


Emily Hutta
Children's Writer

Ms. Hutta has been writing for children for over 25 years. Her credits include books, scripts and interactive materials for Disney, Nickelodeon, LeapFrog, Blue's Clues, Captain Kangaroo, Arthur, and others. She has also written educational materials for software and textbook publishers; concept briefs for children's programming; and promotional materials for non-profit children's organizations. Ms. Hutta's works include Children's books, interactive CDs and educational materials. Emily's writing skills and proven track record, in creating world-class children°s entertainment, makes her a very valuable asset to this project.


Gerard Brown
Script Writer Feature Films/Television

Mr. Brown graduated from Washington D.C.'s Howard University where he studied Communications, Television and Film. As a talented scriptwriter, his feature film, television, and theater credits include award winning feature films such as "Juice". The film was the directorial debut of Ernest Dickerson and hosted by Spike Lee. On the television side, He wrote four of the animated episodes -- "Rumpelstiltskin," "Rapunzel," "Goldilocks & The Three Bears," and "Ali Baba & the Forty Thieves" -- for HBO's "Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales For Every Child" series. The episodes featured the voices of Denzel Washington, Whoopie Goldberg, Jasmine Guy and Roscoe Lee Brown. Gerard also wrote three episodes for Todd McFarlane's "Spawn," HBO's Emmy Award winning adult animated series.


Margy O'Kelly
Scriptwriter/English Teacher/Creative Development Consultant

Ms. O'Kelly, is from Johannesburg, South Africa, where she obtained a higher diploma in senior primary education from the Johannesburg College of Education, followed by a B.A. at the Johannesburg University. She majored in English and has taught English, since 1979, at every school level. Margy has lived in Honolulu for fourteen years, and currently teaches at Sacred Hearts Academy in Honolulu, where she teaches the Advanced Placement Literature and Composition course to senior classes, in addition to regular junior literature and writing classes. A part time artist with a sub-major in art, she has a keen eye for and interest in creative enterprises in all the arts.


Shawn Ford
Script Writer/Language Development Specialist

Mr. Ford received his M.A. degree from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa's famed Department of Second Language Studies. He is an instructor of ESL at Kapi'olani Community College where he teaches intensive, high-intermediate, and advanced English to immigrant and international students.

He is also pursuing a PhD in Educational Policy in the Department of Educational Foundations at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. His research and teaching interests include content-based instruction, integrated-skills instruction, grammar development, materials development, and his two children, who have been raised bilingual in English and Japanese since birth.


Patrick Ching
Nature Artist/Ornithological Illustrator

パトリック・チン
自然画 画家・鳥類画家
ロサンゼルス・パーソンズ・スクール・オブ・デザイン大学で取得した技術と生まれ持った感性で描く有数の自然画の画家。米・魚と自然動物省(US Fish and Wildlife Services)でハワイ諸島の遠隔の地を検索した時に遭遇した生き物や場所が、現在の彼の著作品に生かされている。


Richard Jones
Prop and Set Designer

Mr. Jones has designed several Disney Theme Park sets and worked as a puppet designer for Warner Brothers for the past 20 years.



EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANTS

Marilyn Chipman, Ph.D.
Director of Curriculum

Dr. Chipman is an educational sociologist holding a B.A. degree in Sociology and Psychology from the University of Denver, an M.A. Degree in Early Childhood Education from California State University, and a Ph.D. Degree in Education: Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Denver. She taught elementary school in California and Colorado before moving on to academe in 1987.

Among her many roles as a tenured college professor, Dr. Chipman served as Assistant to the Director of the Teachers for Colorado Program, and as Area Coordinator of the Early Childhood Education Teacher Certification Program.

She has been instrumental in curriculum planning affecting students from pre-kindergarten through the adult learner in both public and private schools.

As a recognized author, consultant, international conference speaker, and early childhood educator, Dr. Chipman has taught courses in curriculum design, methodology, and theory. She has helped with the implementation of curricular change on state and district levels as well as in public and private schools.


Samara Weiner
Entertainment Consultant

Samara Weiner earned her J.D. from Emory University School of Law and is licensed to practice law in California. She has advised Plan Sea on legal matters and is Plan Sea's Consultant, securing financing and distribution for Plan Sea projects (television, motion picture, and Sea of Jazz), and promoting events for Celebrate the Sea and Plan Sea and its partners, including the Art Miles Mural Project. Samara is a Scorpio (a water sign) and was therefore born loving the ocean. She thanks you for your interest in Plan Sea and hopes you will join the effort to protect our oceans and sea creatures.


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