Jim is a former journalist whose feature articles on a wide variety of topics—from education to show business—appeared in mainstream publications running the gamut from The Sunday Observer Magazine (in London) and Penthouse to The Saturday Evening Post. In 1990, Jim and his wife Carol established Mediacs, a full-service design and editorial company whose clients included two nonprofits—the 92nd Street Y and The International Women's Writing Guild. His experience includes database design and maintenance, print and digital publishing, computer hardware and software maintenance, bulk email campaigns, teaching computer skills, and writing press releases, news and trade articles, and website content. Jim is also a screenwriter who has successfully marketed two scripts and a movie-of-the-week to the Columbia Broadcasting Service, and a feature-length fillm now in pre-production at a major Hollywood studio.
Carol is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the NYU writing program, a writing coach and editor. Trained as a journalist, her feature articles, essays, and interviews have appeared in Salon.com, The New York Times, Newsday, The Daily News, The Amsterdam News, Cosmopolitan, Family Circle, Child, and many other publications in the US and the EU where she lived for ten years after graduating from UC-Berkeley. "Objects of Desire," published in Lilith and Whetstone, was nominated for the 1999 Pushcart Prize in nonfiction. She compiled and edited "Another Day in Paradise," a book of stories by international humanitarian workers with a foreword by John le Carré. She also writes fiction and poetry.
Chloe is the owner and designer of Chloe Art and Design, a graphic design company specializing in high quality, affordable design services for web and print. Chloe is a highly trained graphic designer and visual artist. She is partnering with
Mediacs to provide the same quality of work to our clients.
You can view Chloe's work by visiting her website at www.chloeartdesign.com
Elizabeth is the former Membership Secretary and Editorial Director of the International Women's Writing Guild, a nonprofit organization sponsoring writing conferences throughout the U.S. and overseas. She served as editor of the IWWG's bimonthly 32-page newsletter Network over the last 32 years. Elizabeth also co-published eight editions of the book Places: A Directory of Public Places for Private Events and Private Places for Public Functions for Tenth House Enterprises Inc. Mediacs is pleased to have as a partner someone with Elizabeth's editorial and administrative experience.
With over six years of hands-on experience in e-commerce, online marketing and search engine optimization, including pay-for-click advertising and affiliate marketing, Gary is an invaluable partner of team Mediacs. Gary has a B.A. in Economics from Binghamton University and a certificate in Web Analytics from the continuing education program at the University of British Columbia. His work experience includes e-commerce marketing manager for one of the country's largest gondola shelf distributors. He currently serves as the VP of Digital Assets and E-Marketing for the New York Chapter of the National Association of Asian-American Professionals.
A graduate of Howard University in Washington, D.C, Gerard’s feature film script writing credits include Juice (1992), widely recognized as a iconic cult classic and one of the most successful hip-hop films of all time. Gerard’s television credits include three seasons of HBO’s animated series, Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child. He also penned three episodes of Spawn, Todd McFarlane’s Emmy Award-winning HBO adult animated series. A former Writer-in-Residence with the prestigious New York Shakespeare Festival (Public Theater), Gerard’s first full-length play, Jonin’, was produced by the Public Theatre’s legendary Joseph Papp. Gerard, who teaches screenwriting at SUNY–Orange, will mentor those who wish to develop and publish dramatic works for film and TV.
Cliff was Deputy Managing Editor of The Observer in London, UK, when it was known as one of the world's finest newspapers. He moved into magazines and became Editorial Director of publishing companies, including the one he launched, Gemini Publishing, for which he wrote the international best seller Touchdown on the Moon and published it to coincide with the first manned moon landing. In Washington, D.C., he was Deputy Editor of US News and World Report, and in New York he was Managing Editor of Conde Nast Traveler and also, for a decade, taught article writing and creative nonfiction at Gotham Writers' Workshop. Currently he teaches an advanced class in creative writing in New York City.
Owner of Carol Klenfner PR, Carol brings 25 years of varied experience handling high-profile public relations clients. Her abilities as a generalist - expert in identifying each client's story and effectively telling it - spans a range of personalities and enterprises including Ronnie Spector, Christine Ebersole, Rock & Roll Fantasy Camp, ABC Carpet & Home, the Fortune Society and Pilot Pen. Recent book publicity projects include "Belushi: A Biography" by Judith Belushi and Tanner Colby and "Rock Seen" by legendary rock and roll photographer Bob Gruen.
Carol's career in publicity began in music as the go-to rock and roll publicist whose clients included everybody who was anybody. The Rolling Stones, The Who, Elton John, The Doors, Cat Stevens, Aerosmith, Pink Floyd and many others, hired her to help create and preserve an image, run interference, and when necessary, unleash damage control. The bands, their entourages, and the press, all came to know and respect Klenfner who continues to publicize clients such as Bob Gruen, who was the personal photographer to John Lennon.