EXPERIENCE

WPIX
Executive Producer                                              New York, NY 2011-Present

  • Supervise Production of the PIX11 News at 5:00PM, 6:00PM & 10:00PM,

As well as All News and Sports Specials

  • Manage Control Room During Live Broadcasts and Breaking News
  • Responsible for All Editorial Content of the PIX11 News at 10:00PM
  • 10:00PM News is PIX11’s Highest Rated Show, Any Hour of Any Day
  • Created and Launched the PIX11 News at 6:00PM
  • Spearheaded Coverage of Major Stories Including Superstorm Sandy,

The Elections of 2012 and 2016,

  • 2016 New York Press Club Awards – Best Spot News Coverage
  • 2015 Emmy Awards – Breaking News, Weather Documentary
  • 2014 Emmy Awards – News Excellence, News Feature, Political Coverage

Wet Otter
Owner/Producer/Writer/Videographer                New York, NYProductions

  • Produce, Write, Shoot and Edit Original, Long-Form Television and Digital Content
  • Produce All Content for ‘ThisIsBroadway.com
  • Manage Video Projects and Budgets
  • Proficient in Mac OS, Final Cut Pro X, Photoshop, Final Draft
  • Award-Winning Screenwriting

WBTV
Senior Producer                                                       Charlotte, NC2007-2011

  • Produced Two Daily Newscasts – 6:00PM and 7:00 PM
  • 50% 6:00 PM Ratings Growth, Year-to-Year

WALA
Executive Producer                                                  Mobile, AL2004-2007

  • Edward R. Murrow Award – Investigative Journalism
  • AP Award – Best Documentary – Hurricane Katrina Anniversary
  • Covered Numerous Weather Events Including Hurricanes Ivan, Cindy, Dennis, Katrina and Rita

KAUZ
Executive Producer
Wichita Falls, TX2001-2004

  • Produced Two Daily Newscasts – 6:00 and 10:00 PM
  • Produced, Anchored Weekly Movie Review Segment

EDUCATION 

University of South Alabama

  • Bachelor of Arts in English
  • Minor in Communications  

 

Queens University

  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing 
  • Screenwriting Concentration     

WEB SITES:

Professional       

http://www.zackrsmith.com 

YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/zrsmith18 

Broadway

http://www.ThisIsBroadway.com 

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjHQjIWMpCwEWwrWOAqGNLQ  

SCREENWRITING HONORS

  • Finalist – Writers on the Storm – 2013
  • Finalist – New York Screenwriting Awards – 2012
  • Finalist – Gotham Screen Film Festival – 2012
  • Finalist – Vegas Cine Fest – 2012
  • Finalist – Cinequest – 2012
  • Finalist – All Sports Los Angeles Film Festival – 2012
  • Official Selection – Action on Film Festival – 2012