Jim Duffy, Producer/Director/Tour Manager - Jim is an Emmy Award-winning television producer/writer/director who began his career as a CBS news cameraman and producer in 1972. In 1979, he established his own production company, Venture Media. He has written and produced documentaries for Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, the National Park Service, the Armed Forces Network, and the U.S. Navy on topics ranging from the Beatles, to the Blue Angels, to Abraham Lincoln. As a contributing writer for Modern Drummer Magazine, he has penned articles on Ringo Starr, Ginger Baker, Mitch Mitchell, and the Top 10 Rock Drummers of the 1960s. His numerous production honors include an Emmy Award, sixteen Telly Awards, and twenty Addy Awards. He was named to the Top 100 Multimedia Producers list by AV/Multimedia Producer Magazine and is listed in Who's Who in Media & Communication. Jim is also a drummer and guitarist, performing in numerous rock bands since 1967, including the Beatles tribute band Cavern. As owner and president of Lyric Media-a multimedia concert production company-Jim has combined his extensive documentary storytelling experience with his background as a rock musician to develop a new and unique concert experience.
Greg Duffy, Production Designer/Associate Producer - Greg has been designing looks and graphics packages for broadcast programming for six years. His projects have included documentaries and programs on naval history, space exploration, small town America, Halloween haunts, baby boomer toys, reading and literacy, and the Polaris submarine missile system. His work is seen on the Armed Forces Network, Travel Channel, the Pentagon Channel, and numerous DVDs and home entertainment projects. As Lyric Media's Art Director, Greg works as graphic designer, animator, and Avid video editor, utilizing a wide range of computer programs and workstations. Equally adept at both cutting-edge design and retro graphics-combined with five years as a classic rock drummer-Greg is the perfect team member to create the variety of high-tech graphic content that establishes the visual setting of This Is The '60s and other Lyric Media productions.
Bruce Pilato, Associate Producer/Director of Marketing - Bruce is a 34-year veteran of the entertainment and music business. He owns and operates Pilato Entertainment, Marketing & Media, LLC in New York, providing entertainment marketing, artist management, tour management, promotion, and project development for a number of domestic and international clients. He has worked in management and marketing for a number of established acts including Emerson Lake & Palmer, Asia, Foreigner, Yes, and The Tubes. In 2001, Bruce worked with ex-Beatle Ringo Starr in developing the original line-up for Ringo's All Starr Band, as well as planning and marketing the All Starr Tour. As a respected music journalist, Bruce is a contributing editor/writer for Variety, as well as The Associated Press, USA Today, New Music Review, Mix Magazine, Hit Parader, and Us Weekly. In addition to tour and production management, Bruce works as a consultant for music companies including Shout Factory/Sony Music, EMI Music, RCA/BMG Records, Universal Music Group, The King Biscuit Flower Hour, and the E! Entertainment Network.
Dawn Rickus, Choreographer - Dawn has been working as a professional dancer, choreographer, and instructor for over twenty years. She began her career as an instructor for dance studios in North Carolina. At the age of 21 she was hired as a dancer for Paramount Parks where she performed in numerous theme park musicals and stage productions. She has since been seen in television commercials, feature films, music videos, and stage productions. She also worked as New Faces Director and Scout for one of the leading talent agencies in the Southeast. Dawn has choreographed dancers for country star Jake Clayton's music video "Kickin up Dust." as well as theater productions of "Nunsense," "1940's Radio Hour," "Alice in Wonderland," and "Radio Gals." She also choreographs stage shows for the Havana Social Club and Ballroom. Dawn is the owner of Extreme Talent Productions and national director for the Talent International Network Company.