Cleave Frink, Jr.                                                                                Producer

Mountain View, CA • 407 466 0179 •


With over 20 years of experience in commercial and feature film production I’ve had the opportunity to work with countless advertising agencies and production companies on creative with budgets ranging from micro up to $1 million+.  I enjoy managing productions large and small and all associated challenges such as restrictive budgets or tight deadlines.   


2013 – Present

Freelance – Associate Producer/Device Technician

Marcom Apple

For the past two and a half years I’ve worked at Marcom in two capacities.  First, as an Associate Producer on long format video production projects.  From start to finish, I work to find and research possible subjects and set up further research and creative inquiry.  I managed a research database of possible project leads worldwide from which multiple producers and departments produced projects.  Manage travel for my creative team and talent.  At the conclusion of the project, I acquire and archive necessary legal documents such as callsheets, releases and location agreements for possible future reference.  As a Device Technician, once the project begins, I manage devices (iPads, iPhones, etc) and app content for production from project development through post.  Ensure that proper content is created if necessary, accessible and available for coverage.  Communicate with Content Management for assets appropriate for the project and BA for clearances for content, people and other assets.  Work with producers and creative directors to determine needs and schedule. Maintain and catalog assets necessary for filming and post production.  Once production is complete, I work with post supervision to ensure that all necessary assets are available for the post-production process and final edits. 


2001 –  Present 

Assistant Director, DGA (Co-Producer/Associate Producer)

Member of the Directors Guild of America since 2001.  Responsibilities as a feature and commercial Assistant Director include initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and closing the logistical plan for a production from start to finish.  Assessing and implementing daily scheduling changes, forecasting the diverse financial ramifications of schedule changes and communicating any and all changes to key department heads to further production efficiency.  Duties also include acquiring and managing vendors and staff, prevention and assessment of loss and damage, effecting the efficient logistical movement of production and working with union representatives to resolve work related issues. Budgets range from a high of $20 million to $500,000 with the bulk being around $1M.  As a member of the producing staff duties also include management of talent including casting and contractual negotiation and creative selection of cast members.  Commercial directors include Spike Lee, Joe Pytka and Danny Levinson.  Feature producers and directors include Terry Collis, Wayne Morris, Alan Blomquist, Rob Cohen, Doug Pray and Antoine Fuqua.  Extensive experience shooting commercial content for companies such as Apple, UPS, Nike, Disney, Mercury Marine, ESPN, Accenture, EA Sports and many others.  


Other Experience


Project Manager

College Park Neighborhood Association, “Sunday in the Park”

Sunday in the Park is the signature event of the College Park Neighborhood Association (CPNA).  This community event has been in existence for over 25 years.  The event is CPNA’s premier fundraising/membership acquisition event.  The event typically has an attendance of about 5,000 and features bands, and other performance groups, local vendors and charitable organizations and schools.  The purpose of the event is to strengthen the College Park Community by creating a family event that enables community businesses to meet and introduce their products to local residents.  The event has a small budget of about $12,000.  The budget is supplemented by substantial fundraising and grants acquired by the project manager.  



District 3 Board Member

City of Orlando, Redistricting & Reapportionment Board

Redistricting is legislatively required each 10 years in the City of Orlando.  After an appointment to this body by the City’s District 3 Commissioner, I participated in creating the new electoral boundaries of the various voting districts for the City of Orlando.  Managed applicable political concerns and stakeholders throughout the process for my district.  Partnered with other board members and constituents to determine key needs for the new district maps.  Ultimately and individually negotiated, crafted and submitted the final version of the new city districts which the Board and City Commissioners accepted (with minor changes).  



Co-Host/On Air Radio Talent

The Jungle Radio Show, WMEL AM RADIO

The Jungle Radio Show, hosted by Safari Todd and Cleave Frink was an hour-long radio show focused on community centered conservation and wildlife awareness.  Each week the hosts discussed local wildlife, wildlife engagement and available outdoor activities and their impact on the environment.  The show also featured segments covering current events such as the BP oil spill and scientific topics such as climate change.  Part of our mission was also to dispel myths and educate listeners with facts and the ability to help improve their wildlife habitats and get more involved in local conservation efforts.  The show ran for 9 months.


1995 –  2001

Production Manager, Production Coordinator

Managed or assisted in the management of commercial and music video production from planning and prep through shoot and wrap.  Managed budgets and assets for such projects as Disney Cruise Line, Nike, Nickelodeon, Roy Jones, Jr., and Sweet Science. Traveled with crew to other cities and countries for production in places such as St. Maarten, Mexico, Cayman Islands, Portugal, New Orleans and Las Vegas.  


2001 – Present

Professional Photographer

This Is Picture Filmworks, Inc.

Professional photographer specializing in competitive sports, aerial photography, actors, models, and behinds the scenes.  In competitive sports, we cover events such as triathlons, 5ks & 10ks and marathons.  My company staffs competitive sports events with photographers, markets and sells prints and digital images using the company website and social media.  We are both vendors for larger event photo companies as well as a full service event photo company in our own right.  Events include the NY Marathon, Lilac Bloomsday 10k, Central Florida Triathlon Series, Orlando Turkey Trot and many, many others.  

1993 – 1994

Media Sales 

Cox (Formerly New City Communications) K92FM, WDBO, Star 94.5 (formerly B94.5)

Created media plans for clients, presented sales presentations and managed monthly sales efforts throughout the three-county listening radius for three stations.  Maintained monthly sales budgets for three stations.  Wrote commercial content for play on air.  Established client relationships and developed solutions for marketing needs.


Media Sales

Meredith Broadcasting/Fox 35

A two-year college scholarship position that integrated into an additional one-year contract media sales position.  Responsibilities included cultivating new business, selling media to new and existing clients in the three county metro area, maintaining monthly sales budgets and writing copy for clients.  Established and maintained client relationships and developed skills for creating marketing strategies for clients.  

Academic Preparation

PMP Course Training – PMStudy – Currently preparing to obtain PMP Certification


•  B.A. Advertising/Public Relations

•  Minor Focus, Business Administration

•  Full Athletic Scholarship, Tennis

•  Meredith Broadcasting Corp Scholarship Recipient


Community Involvement

Member, Mountain View Whisman School District District Advisory Council (DAC)2014-2015

Member, Mountain View Whisman School District Boundaries Advisory Task Force, 2015

Member, Mountain View Whisman School District Citizens Oversight Committee, 2015

YMCA Youth Basketball Coach, 2015

Member, Directors Guild of America 2001-Present

Board Member, 2011 City of Orlando Redistricting Advisory Board 2011

Board Member, College Park Neighborhood Association (CPNA) 2007- 2013

Board Member, DaVinci Charter High School 2009 – 2011