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After graduating from California State University, Long Beach in 1990 with a degree in Radio/Television/Film, Gordon Castelnero returned to his native Detroit where he began working at WNIC radio. During his four years as a producer in radio, he dreamed up ways of how to “crash” into major market television without experience. Upon conceiving an idea for a local TV special, both he and a co-worker/friend solicited the show to every television station in town.

Facing rejection from all of them, they formed their own production company, Cambiare Entertainment, LLC, and shot the program themselves. Impressed with the finished product, Detroit’s NBC affiliate, WDIV, aired their documentary, Michigan, It Started Here! on December 7, 1996 at 7:00 PM. Much to the duo’s amazement, their television debut became the highest rated show of the day with an 11.5 rating and earned them a Michigan Emmy nomination for writing.

That success led Castelnero to produce, write, and direct two more local documentaries, one for WTVS (Detroit’s PBS affiliate) entitled Michigan and the American Dream in 1998 and Titanic: The Final Chapter for WDIV in 1999. On the heels of Titanic, he personally received six Emmy nominations (two for producing and four for writing), the most of any individual in Michigan television for a single show that year! With all of those nominations to his credit, it was no surprise that he won the Emmy in the category of segment writing.

Since then, Castelnero has written and directed a quirky short film in 2001; drafted more than 25 television show proposals for various genres; penned several press releases; and authored three articles for Michigan VUE magazine: Video: A Short Cut to Filmmaking (March/April ’01), So, Ya Wanna Be a Producer (May/June ’01), and Rediscovering Television’s Golden Age (July/August ’06).

Back in the spring of 2004, Gordon pitched a concept for an unwritten book that would celebrate the Motor City’s television heritage

Profile Summary:
Writer Livonia, MI
Producer Livonia, MI
Dircetor Livonia, MI
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Work Experience:
Professional Credits

Michigan, It Started Here!
1996
Producer, Writer, Director,
Videographer

Michigan and
the American Dream
1998
Producer, Writer, Director,
Videographer

Technicolor Holiday ’98
1998
Videographer

Titanic: The Final Chapter
1999
Producer, Writer, Director,
Videographer

Stiffed
2000
Writer, Director, Videographer,
Voice Over

Video: A Shortcut to
Filmmaking
2001
Author

So, Ya Wanna Be a Producer
2001
Author

The Human Side of LEAN
2004
Videographer

TV Land Detroit
2006
Author

TV Land Detroit:
Rediscovering
Television’s Golden Age
2006
Author

Motor City Celebrities
2008
Producer and Director

Technicolor/Thomson
Exit Procedure
2008
Narrator
Education:
California State University, Long Beach 1990
BA in Radio/Television/Film
Organizations / Affilations:
Dream World Enterprises, Inc.
www.dreamworldenterprises.net
Gordon Castelnero is located in Livonia, MI and has the following skills: Writer, Producer, Dircetor
Media, Movies / Film, Writing / Journalism
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Writer

Category: Writing / Journalism
Description
I'm both a published book/magazine article author and award winning television writer.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Michigan, It Started Here! 1996 Script Writer - WDIV TV Michigan and the American Dream 1998 Script Writer - WTVS TV Titanic: The Final Chapter 1999 Script Writer - WDIV TV Stiffed 2000 Script Writer - Cambiare Entertainment, LLC Video: A Shortcut to Filmmaking 2001 Author - Michigan VUE So, Ya Wanna Be a Producer 2001 Author - Michigan VUE TV Land Detroit 2006 Author - University of Michigan Press TV Land Detroit: Rediscovering Television’s Golden Age 2006 Author - Michigan VUE Motor City Celebrities 2008 Script Writer - WTVS TV
Years Experience: 18

Producer

Category: Media
Description
I am an Emmy winning television producer, specializing in documentaries. I also have four years experience in major market radio production.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Michigan, It Started Here! 1996 Producer - WDIV TV Michigan and the American Dream 1998 Producer - WTVS TV Titanic: The Final Chapter 1999 Producer - WDIV TV Motor City Celebrities 2008 Producer - WTVS TV
Years Experience: 18

Dircetor

Category: Movies / Film
Description
I am an Emmy winning director of documentary and live action productions.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Michigan, It Started Here! 1996 Director - WDIV TV Michigan and the American Dream 1998 Director - WTVS TV Titanic: The Final Chapter 1999 Director - WDIV TV Stiffed 2000 Director - Cambiare Entertainment, LLC Motor City Celebrities 2008 Director - WTVS TV
Years Experience: 18