David Magdael has more than 17 years of experience in public relations, strategic planning, development, marketing, corporate relations, community outreach and entertainment and media relations in North America, Europe and Asia.
Excelling in project management, strategic planning, radio media, cause related marketing, and multicultural public affairs, he continues his work with the entertainment industry in planning and mounting winning media campaign for Oscar®-winning director, Keiko Ibi and films such as the Oscar®-winning "The Personals" for HBO; "The Eyes of Tammy Faye" for Cinemax; Oscar®-winning HBO documentaries "King Gimp" and "Big Mama; " the Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner "Southern Comfort;" and the Sundance Film Festival's "Chain Camera; " American Movie Classics original documentaries "Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days" and "Greta Garbo: A Lone Star;" WE's "The Yellow Bird," directed by Faye Dunaway, the groundbreaking "Journey to a Hate Free Millennium;" and other outstanding film projects.
Media training continues to be one of Magdael's areas of expertise recently working with Judy and Dennis Shepard (parents of the late Matthew Shepard), Mylinda Washington (sister of James Byrd, Jr.), Oscar®- winning director Keiko Ibi, and the infamous Tammy Faye Bakker Messner. He has extensive knowledge of markets in entertainment, health care, HIV-AIDS, Asian Pacific Community, Filipino American Community, the African American market, the Gay and Lesbian community and the Generation Y. market.
Magdael's current and past project history include: Co-Director of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film and Video Festival; HBO; American Movie Classics; WE:Women's Entertainment Network; The Kabbalah Centre; World of Wonder Productions worldwide; Netsperanto: iJeepney.Com; Deep Swing Music; Festival of Pilipino Arts and Culture; Asians for Miracle Marrow Matches; Childrenís Hospital Los Angeles; Childrenís AIDS Center; Tuesday's Child; Children's Miracle Network Telethon; the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum; Berliner AIDS Hifle; California Department of Health Tobacco Control Section; Teen Pregnancy Prevention; Universal Lifeline Telephone Service; Plug-In California - the deregulation of electricity marketing campaign; Visual Communications and others.
Magdael is a contributing writer to SpeedGarage.com, Filipinas Magazine iJeepney.com, and Asiam and has been honored by the Los Angeles Asian Business League, Barangay, and UC Davis Department of Asian American Studies.
In October 2000, Magdael was the recipient of the inaugural AMMY Award from the national publication, A. Magazine, for outstanding corporate leadership recognizing his excellence and commitment in business while owning the only Asian American owned entertainment public relations firm in Hollywood and working with Asian American media arts organizations such as Visual Communications in helming the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film and Video Festival and providing expertise and guidance to emerging filmmakers and artists.
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