TELEVISION, INTERNET & VIDEO ASSOCIATION OF DC, INC.
TIVA-DC Board OF DIRECTORS
Bill Coughlan is an award-winning screenwriter and director, and is one of the founders of Tohubohu Productions. He worked for 26 years with The Advisory Board Company in Washington, D.C., where he began as a graphic designer before segueing into video and multimedia, and then eventually into the ranks of creative department management. In addition, he is the Associate Artistic Director of Jabberwocky Audio Theater, been a judge for both the TIVA Peer Awards and the Emmy Awards, founded and co-hosted the long-running Tohubohu Producer Podcast, and is an accomplished animator and ambigram artist. He also enjoys acting, voiceover performance, design and illustration, editing, and writing autobiographical comments in the third person.
Peer Awards Co-Chair
Zeke Dowty has worked professionally in the media and entertainment industry for over 15 years in many capacities, as a producer, director, director of photography, gaffer and rigger, among others. Most recently, he has worked as an executive producer and part owner of Glass River Media, a full visual production company.
Rachel Torgoff is a producer, editor, and production manager with a passion for storytelling, and has experience crafting films and videos on topics of culture, the arts, history, and the human condition. If she’s not on location or in the edit suite, look for her at the Library of Congress, where — thanks to her reputation for tenacity — clients often tap her to search the archives for rare footage or historical stills.
Board Members at Large
Susan Branch Smith has over 30 years’ experience writing, producing, and directing videos for PBS affiliates, corporations, and cable, including national television spots and series, as well as educational, persuasive, and instructional projects. She served on WIFV-MD’s board for four years, and as its president for two. She also served on ITVA-MD’s board for about five years, primarily as its newsletter editor. Every year, she is a judge for at least several, if not many, video associations, most recently the Emmys, Peer Awards, American University student awards, and several industry associations.
Todd Clark is an Emmy Award-winning producer-director, who has worked scripting, shooting, and editing both locally and internationally for the past 20 years, with a focus on public affairs, promotional and documentary projects. He recently founded and hosts the progressive, online video magazine www.theDCPLACE.com. Todd has also produced and directed numerous gala events, as well as performing for many years in regional theater, improv comedy and special events, while also serving as MC/Host at the National Theater. www.ONANONProductions.com