John W. Coleman is a producer-director-writer with over 30 years experience in television. A long-time member of the Directors Guild of America, he has produced and/or directed almost every form of programming, Coleman has worked as a programming executive at 4 different major-market stations and is a pioneer in interactive entertainment. Currently the President and Executive Producer of Twin Oaks Communications, Coleman develops his own concepts for television and also serves corporate clients with creative and effective solutions for their media communications.
He brings to his clients over 30 years of media strategy, creative and production experience in television, video and new media. John started his adult career at NBC and worked at 4 different major-market TV stations in production, management and executive programming positions. Besides being a hands-on producer and director, he has been involved in creating, scheduling, buying and selling programs. He has experience in media distribution, including live satellite, traditional syndication, internet, marketing and promotion. As the first Executive Producer and Director of Production of the historic Warner QUBE System, Coleman was a pioneer in interactive television, helping to create the prototypes for what would later evolve into MTV, Nickelodeon and other channels.
John Coleman is credited with literally thousands of hours of production covering every kind of program content including news, sports, entertainment, talk, documentary, comedy, live events, music-variety, children's and more. His experience includes both multi -camera and film-style productions in studio and on location as well as live and post-produced. He has shot on locaton in 49 of the 50 states, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. His past documentary experience includes directing a number of Emmy Award winning broadcast documentaries in NYC, Executive Producing the news documentary unit at WLS-TV, ABC network's owned and operated station in Chicago and producing, directing and writing a one-hour sports documentary on the legendary Monterey Historic Automobile Races.
Coleman has taught various college level courses in New Media, Film, Radio and TV Production with over 10 years combined experience as an adjunct professor, in NYC and Los Angeles areas. He has been a guest lecturer on numerous occasions and has served on the Professional Advisory Committees for various colleges including Santa Ana, Orange Coast, Chaffey and the Art Institute of California.
He is a current member of the National Board of Directors of the Media Communications Association-international, (MCA-i) a 40 plus year old professional organization and has also served in various officer and Board positions in the local LA/OC Chapter over the past 15 years. Coleman has also served on the Board of Directors of the Media Alliance of Orange County (MAOC) and been a member of National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE.) He has been an active member of the Directors Guild of America (DGA) for well over 30 years.
He began his career as a child actor (AFTRA member) appearing on all the major networks during the ‘Golden Age’ of live television.