Mark Fragale
33 Snowy Owl Ridge. Rochester, NY 14612  /   585-729-5926


Professional summary:

        Innovative, creative Producer/Director with demonstrated success in originating professional level broadcast college sports productions from conceptualization to achieving award winning live sports television events.  Expertise in program development, manufacturing new staging conceptions, originating motion and still graphic design, influence engineering staff and equipment requirements, acquiring professional on-air talent, crew and educating collegiate student employees in broadcast sports television production. Oversight of new and varied television productions, employees, students and distribution arenas, many at the same time.

       Talent for analyzing competitive and original broadcast productions with full responsibility for financial budget acumens and aligning deliverable requirements which build upon audience demographics.  Reputation as a change agent to analyze and critique issues, devise across the board collaboration and streamline techniques to advance new technology to our Senior Vice President, staff, freelancers and students.  Implementer of long-range development productions for technical, in-studio and satellite campus infrastructure prerequisites to distribute timely, cost effective and the highest creative endeavors in broadcast television sports broadcast productions.

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Mobile unit implementation and practice.                                               Technological and engineering advancements.
Develop and coach on-air talent.                                                                    Financial and budgetary accountability.
 Streamline proficiencies, adhering to high standards.                      Oversee entirety of remote and studio operations.
Develop clear exec. producer objectives                                                    Workflow process analysis.
Management of several large crews on various productions.        Deliverable productions for live sports distribution.

Professional Experience
Producer/Director of the RIT SZLive broadcast television program.
Director of game-day live television sports event broadcasts including: Div. 1 Hockey, Lacrosse and Basketball. Producer of pre and post-production sports game-day television live broadcast events. Exec. Producer for in-house game-day television productions including all original material produced for video boards in our hockey facility. Designed and produced look and feel of audience experience through video.
Asst. Director of the Production Services Video Department.
Video producer for all video produced for the RIT university managing eight fulltime staff members, over seventy student workers and various freelancers from the local video production community. In the past sixteen years I have moved the video dept. from two separate areas to six today that I oversee on a daily basis including, production, editing, graphic design, marketing, photography and producers/directors.
Chautauqua Productions, LLC. Owner / President / CEO – Producer/Director. 2013 – present. 
Select subcontractor for regional Spectrum Cable Sports Channel. Producing and directing live sports broadcasted for local Spectrum affiliate. These include football and lacrosse broadcasts within N.Y. State cable markets including Syracuse, Rochester, Buffalo/Niagara and Albany regions. I have hired and maintain a staff of twenty-five crew members to produce over fifty live spots broadcasts per year.
Rochester Knighthawks professional lacrosse team.
Live game-day broadcast executive produce.  Rochester, NY.  2020 – present.
Freelance producer for live television broadcasts – overseeing all camera work, graphics development, talent and   production work.
Rochester Red Wings AAA Baseball team.
L ive game-day broadcast television director.  Rochester, NY.  2006 – present.
Freelance director for live television professional baseball games. Directing seven staff members producing 20-25 live and closed-circuit, streaming MLB channel and television broadcasts. Minnesota Twins AAA farm club.
I.A.T.S.E local 600. 
Camera Operator/Cinematographer. Los Angeles Ca.  1989 – 2002. 
Professional freelance camera operator for various professional film and video productions including feature films, national and local commercials, episodic network television broadcasts, sports broadcasting and documentaries.
Adjunct professor - Rochester Institute of Technology. Rochester, NY.
Spring semester – Sports Media and broadcasting - 2020 to present.
Teaching research in broadcast television with an emphasis on real world production
Executive Producer, RIT SportsZone Program.
Originated and conceptualized programming from original establishment to present day. Overseeing bi-monthly college sports/news magazine broadcast for Specbtrum affiliates across New York State and ESPN2 local broadcast affiliates. Working directly with senior staff including the executive vice-president of finance/CFO on production standards, marketing of the university through the program and financial/budgetary plans.
Rochester Institute of Technology, University.  -  Rochester, NY.  2002 – present. 
·      Conceptualized professional video productions – creative, financial and technological advancements.
·     Lead large groups comprising of staff, students and freelancers producing videos for clients including the board of trustees,  the University                     President, Senior Vice Presidents and all nine colleges within the university system.
·     Responsible for $5,000,000 annual budget with a $5,000,000 purchasing budget requisite.
·     Professional experienced storytelling capabilities and production organizational skills.
·     A strong rate of return for production value including over 1.5 million hits/viewers through affiliates across NY State.

Executive Producer