TELEVISION, INTERNET & VIDEO ASSOCIATION OF DC, INC.
2018 TIVA Peer Awards Honorees
Jacquie Greff, former TIVA President
Distinguished Service Award
In recognition of outstanding service to the community and a positive influence and impact on TIVA and its mission
Jacqueline (Jacquie) Greff is Tonal Vision’s President/CEO. A relentless perfectionist by nature, Jacquie believes that art, music, relationships and a great story are actually superior values and works hard to foster them.
As a child, Jacquie wanted to be an artist but was discouraged by teachers who expected her to conform and color in the right direction. A young woman growing up in a small town, Jacquie decided she wanted to be taken seriously and have a career, so she turned first to education, earning a BA in Chemistry summa cum laude in Iowa then an MBA from Arizona State. She joined Procter & Gamble in R&D in Cincinnati, OH eventually transferring to Hunt Valley, MD. In her 21 years at P&G, Jacquie worked on projects as diverse as developing the original Liquid Tide, getting the fat substitute Olestra approved by FDA, and developing a computerized product approval system used by safety, environmental and regulatory experts around the world. During that period, she also raised her son Shawn, supported her husband Kraig in his music career, and finished her law degree at the University of Maryland in night school.
As a relatively young 50-year-old “retiree”, Jacquie finally felt free to choose the life she wanted. Rejecting the option to set up a law practice, Jacquie instead joined Kraig in the business he had started in 1990, Tonal Vision, expanding it from music and audio into video production. To “learn the ropes” in this new field, she earned her MA in Producing Film & Video from American University and volunteered for 6 years as Board President and Treasurer of the Television, Internet & Video Assn. of DC, Inc. (TIVA).
At Tonal Vision, Jacquie happily exercises her artistic side by creating films, animations and web productions. She loves computers and technology, and owns and operates some of the most up-to-date, cost-effective video equipment and software available. And she applies her strong sense of fairness and fierce independence in the company’s platform of making professional video simple and affordable for clients and in documentaries and web videos she produces.
Brian Dragonuk, Dragonuk Connects
Community Partner Award
In recognition of strong support and partnership with TIVA and for helping TIVA strengthen and fulfill its mission
Brian Dragonuk is a full-time actor, model, TV show host and radio personality working the mid-Atlantic States (the greater Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, and Richmond market). He has been cast in over 550 different projects (with 125 principal roles) since his start on the set of The Replacements in 1999. He has experience in almost every type of acting/modeling work available (except theater). He has experience in major films and TV series, independent films, hosting/co-hosting cable talk shows, voice overs/narrations, co-hosting radio shows, print work, modeling men's clothing on live TV, runway modeling, and live practical training.
He has several years’ experience working as an actor (standardized patient) assisting in training and evaluating the student doctors at Johns Hopkins University, University Of Maryland-Baltimore and Uniformed Services University (Walter Reed), and in the training of federal law enforcement agents at the U.S. Secret Service Training Academy, FBI, and U.S. Capitol Police, as well as Virginia local police at the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy.
Brian has worked as a casting associate for some of the region’s top agents and casting directors, both from their offices or from his home on their behalf, as a casting PA (wrangler) on projects like The West Wing, Breach and Step Up, and as a casting director on several low-/no-budget feature films and shorts, cable TV shows & TV commercials.
Brian has owned/edited three industry newsletters since 1999, and on January 1, 2010, he merged them into a new professional networking website. DragonukConnects.com is a professional networking community covering the entertainment industry in the mid-Atlantic states.
The membership includes talent (actors, models, TV show hosts, and radio personalities), freelance production crew members (film, video, TV, radio and theater), agents, casting directors, theaters, production companies, independent filmmakers, universities, state film offices, unions, trade groups and organizations, and other industry resources (headshot photographers, reprint houses, demo reel editors, and so forth).
Bill DuLaney, Quince Imaging
Steve Wallace Community Service Award
In recognition of a distinguished work ethic, unyielding honesty, and generosity of spirit for and within the region’s media production community
An award that recognizes an individual whose professional work is noted for its merits of outstanding philanthropy and charity; who has a track record of giving back to the community through their pro bono leadership and work; who is known for their distinguished work ethic, unyielding honesty, and generosity of spirit for and within the region’s media production community.