About This Project
Shirley is an entrepreneur, a producer and an educator. As President of Interactive Media Productions, the company she founded in 1982, she provides clients with Custom Broadcast and Non-broadcast Video Production, DVD and Intranet Training, Web-casting, Meeting Planning, Staging, Power-point Presentations, Video Walls, Computer Generated Graphics and Animation. As an Independent Producer her projects include documentaries, public affairs programs, and special programming, which have aired on PBS, network and cable television. She proudly displays a number of awards including an Emmy nomination, Matrix Award in Broadcast News and Documentary, Golden Cine, a Pennsylvania Cable Arts Network Award, an American Psychological Association Award, and several Telly Awards. She has a particular interest in producing quality programming for children ages two to six and produced the pilot, “Charlie’s Sharing Adventure” which has found an audience in daycare organizations and preschools. This same interest landed her the position of Dialogue Director for 52 episodes of “Johnson and Friends,” on the Fox Network.
Shirley provides consulting services and serves on several professional boards, including the Themed Entertainment Association International Board of Directors, Themed Entertainment Association Next Gen Committee, Steeltown Film Factory, LEGO First Competitions, National Civil War Museum Advisory Council and Robot Hall of Fame.
Shirley was a member of the School of Drama faculty from1990-2009 and taught classes in Producing for Television and Film, produced the WQED Television Showcase, and Television Workshop, collaborating with Drama Professor, Cindy Limauro. Shirley designed a cross disciplinary course, “So You Want to Make a Movie,” (2005-2006) which she co taught with Associate Professor Sharon Dilworth and has also taught the class “Creative Enterprises” (2005-2007) to students in the Heinz School Master of Entertainment Industry Management Program.
In 2006 Shirley joined the faculty at the ETC and from 2006-20012, she was also Director of Creative Services for the Entertainment Technology Center. As ETC Special Faculty, Shirley continues to teach Interdisciplinary Courses, conduct workshops and recently designed the curriculum for several classes focusing on the themed entertainment industry.