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Hafeez M. Saheed,  Executive Producer
(862) 485-1910 — feezable@mac.com  LinkedIn                

 

Proven and award winning leader in content production with an unparalleled skill set developed over 20+ years partnering with respected members of the industry. Extensive experience with global productions, live action, visual effects and animation, long and short form content. Proficient at monitoring current production trends.  Recognized as a mentor and valued within the industry for professional and effective decision-making expertise while remaining grounded and accessible. 

Expertise, Skills and Responsibilities

•  Starting from inception, created a fully functioning, collaborative and effective production department with a consistent staff while shooting consistently for a wide-range of brands.

•  Source appropriate production partners in the form of directors, production companies, editorial and animation houses.

•  Build productive relationships with agency teams, production partners and clients. 

•  Collaborate and created production guidelines with internal departments including Advertising Sales, Marketing, Nickelodeon Talent, Consumer Producers, Business and Legal Affairs on all production related matters.

•  Determine budget parameters, inclusive of logistics and scheduling. 

•  Negotiate budgets to fit varying levels of creative, production and deliverables requirements.

•  Navigate the contractual, payment, insurance, background checks, and talent negotiation processes to vet and utilize new production partners.

• Take ownership of the production from concept to finished product, including logistics and the challenges of the various forms of content and platforms.

•  Assign work within the division, including writers, art directors and production teams.

•  Produce long term campaigns for clients such as Procter and Gamble, General Mills and Toyota.

•  New Business presentations for pitches and all associated production related matters.

•  Produced inaugural sponsored long form event on Facebook and Instagram Live for Nickelodeon Creative Advertising.

•. Established archival process for all content.

•. Select and submit content for awards shows and quarterly updates.   

•. Create and adapt an effective Advertising Production Process Curriculum at The School of Visual Arts.

lect and submit content for awards shows.  

•  Create and adapt an effective Advertising Production Process Curriculum at The School of Visual Arts. 

 

Professional Experience

  • Consultant/Freelance Executive Producer                                                            September 2018 – present

  • Nickelodeon Creative Advertising,  Vice President/Head of Production           May 2014 - September 2018

  • Nickelodeon Creative Advertising, Head of Production/Executive Producer   September 2009 – May 2014

  • Saatchi and Saatchi Producer/Senior Producer                                                    July 1996 – September 2009

Presentations

  • Founded the Nickelodeon Creative Advertising Spotlight Screening

with guest speakers highlighting work from 20 production partners                        2018
  • Moderator and Panelist, Insight Exchange Network                                           2018
  • Featured Guest, NJ Ad Club Professional Spotlight Series                                2018

  • Panelist, Montreal Effects Conference                                                                  2016

  • Speaker, Grady School, University of Georgia                                                     2014

  • Panelist, Shoot Magazine Annual New Directors Showcase                              2013

Industry Awards

  • Telly Awards Gold and Silver Winner                                                                   2016, 2017, 2018

  • Clio Short List                                                                                                         2017

  • Best in Show, New Jersey Advertising Club Awards                                          2017

  • PromaxBDA                                                                                                           2016

  • General Mills Brand Champions Award                                                              2009

Professional Development

•   Ciclope Festival, Berlin, Germany                                                                         October 2017

•   Viacom Leadership Studio                                                                                     March 2017 to July 2017

•   Ad Age Small Agency Conference, Nashville, TN                                               July 2017

•   Cannes Lions, Cannes, France                                                                               June 2014

Affiliations/Memberships

•  Board member, New Jersey Ad Club                                                                      June 2017 to present 

•  Judge, The Telly Awards                                                                                           2018 to present 

•  Judge, The One Club, The Young Ones ADC Category                                       2016 to present

 

Teaching Experience

•  School of Visual Arts, Adjunct Faculty                                                                    September 2015 to present

•  School of Visual Arts, School of Continuing Education                                        September 2014 to present

Education

•  M.S. Education                   St. John’s University, New York                                   1996

•  B.A. Communications        Hunter College, New York                                          1991

Interests

•  Host, Community Radio Show, WHPW, Harpswell, Maine

•  Avid cricket follower and pickleball player