Women In Film:  Our Palm Springs Chapter is very active and successful!  We launched our
"Broken Glass Awards", on November 7, 2008 at the Hyatt Grand Champions honoring Gena
Rowlands, Rozene Supple, Donna Mills and Jennifer & Suzanne Todd of TEAM TODD (Producers;
Alice In Wonderland).  Our second Broken Glass Awards ceremony took place at the La Quinta
Resort to honor four extraordinary women who have smashed through the glass ceiling, paving the
way for others in the entertainment industry and the arts; Barbara Sinatra, Lindsay Wagner, Gale
Anne Hurd and Denise DuBarry Hay.  Honorees for our Third Broken Glass Awards were Suzanne
dePasse, Jacqueline Bisset, Della Reese, Helene Galen and Gloria Greer.  Our 2012 Broken Glass
Honorees were Kim Waltrip (Producer; Hit and Run), Barbara Keller, Shirley Jones, Raquel Welch
and Jennifer Yuh Nelson!  In 2013, we presented BGA to Mary Hart, Alfre Woodard, Ruta Lee and
Lisa Houston! Next; Elinor Donahue, Peggy Cravens, Shari Belafonte & Deborah K Unger.

Cathy Teal www.firebrand-design.com and I publish the profitable Tribute Journals for the BGAs.
Cathy does the design and production and I do the telling and selling until the last minute.  We both
write and edit.  Cathy has a classic masters' eye for art, photography and typography and I have
GREAT lists and assertive, energetic passion for the gig.  Lots of experience between the two of us
and we love what we do!  Cathy can add forms up until the deadline!  Meaning, we are very
successful in selling lots of ads!  Let us show you our portfolios and give you a complimentary
consultation for your special event or charity gala.  We can promise you a profit center with the
magazine/tribute journal/programme that we publish for you!        

Blue Moxie Entertainment and Kaswit, Inc.  Wrote various materials for Blue Moxie's "Shoot The
Hero" feature film and Kaswit's "The Secret to Training the Perfect Dog."

Palm Springs International Film Festival
    Talk about a signature event! psfilmfest.org  This is the big daddy of them all! Mayor Sonny Bono
    founded it 29 years ago and it is now one of the most important Film Festivals in existence!  I sold
    advertising for the PSIFF Program Book.  

Betty McNees, Realtor, Palm Springs
    As Betty's marketing assistant, we aggressively marketed our lovely Desert and all the homes
    available at record-low prices. Betty can guide you through the easiest real estate transaction you'll
    ever experience!  
Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce Golf Cart Parade  
    I sold sponsorships for this annual, wildly popular Coachella Valley signature fundraising event;
    proceeds that year went to SafeHouse of the Desert.  Tons 'o fun for the entire family!

Palm Springs Life ~ California's Prestige Magazine I was hired to solicit new business; built
territory from zero to $500K.  I was responsible for selling print advertising into the Desert’s only
audited, four-color lifestyle city magazine.  Categories included all industries including financial,
hospitality, medical, restaurants, art galleries, retail home improvement, jewelry, real estate,
attractions and interior design.

    I assumed a previously dormant sales position with no existing business and developed strategies to
    pursue overlooked prospects.  I was in charge of special issue development including medical guide,
    tourism guide, home supplement, small space ads, annual edition and once-a-year city reports.

    I created original, issue-specific publicity materials and sales presentations for ad sales, marketing
    and circulation departments and developed promotional events for prospective advertisers.

Launched Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Centre at Antigua, his drug and alcohol rehabilitation
facility in the West Indies. Coordinated publicity; booked Today Show, 60 Minutes, Time Magazine,
and dozens of newspapers, magazines and local TV interviews.   Goal was to attempt to influence
the press members to focus on Mr. Clapton's sincere interest in providing a safe haven for those
needing to restart their lives; not on his "Rock-God-ness"!  

    Hollywood Tribute Journals I co-published or sold:

HRTS (Hollywood Radio and TV Society)
AFI (American Film Institute)
ATAS (Academy of TV Arts and Sciences)
WIF (Women In Film, Los Angeles)
AWRT (American Women in Radio and TV)
LAPC (Los Angeles Press Club)
ACE (American Cinema Editors)            

The Hollywood Reporter.  I spent six years at the oldest, daily Hollywood trade paper as an
advertising manager, coordinating monthly special issues.  I opened over twenty new markets and
published over thirty profitable special reports for very happy film commissioner clients.  Learned
lots 'o Hollywood secrets and Industry magic formulas!  Some of those very film commissioners
remain friends to this day!

Other publications where I held a senior sales position: American Film Magazine, Variety’s On
Production Magazine, Film & Video Magazine, Image Magazine (for the Broadcasting Promotion and
Marketing trade group known as BPME/Promax) and EMMY Magazine, the official publication for
members of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

I had an extraordinarily enlightening stint as the interim Executive Director of The Los
Angeles Press Club.  In addition to co-publishing their Tribute Journal, I administered their budget,
created membership-building campaigns, conducted a site-search for a new headquarters, ran
monthly meetings and co-produced two of their annual Southern California Journalism Awards
Dinners.  Warren Beatty was our special guest one year!

That's Spiegel and
Whoopi at BPME
in the early 90's
    Janet L. Spiegel
    Public Relations, Sales, Custom Publishing, Marketing Consultation
. . . will develop, prepare, create and execute a total public relations, media, promotion, marketing and sales program.  
Please email

    Truth and Passion . . .
    . . . have been my buzzwords for over twenty years.   
    I’m a straight-shooter with experience, skills and contacts.  

    I'll assess the reality of your situation and then carefully design a plan to promote,
    advertise and propel your business, product or service to the next level. I’ll
    accurately explain how PR works, and doesn’t work.  I focus on long-term goals and
    write powerful action plans, encompassing big picture vision, and believe public
    relations strategies should also consider sales expectations, in addition to creating
    industry and consumer buzz.  I'll also look at:

    1) The product, service or business directly.  
       How good, effective, necessary is it?  

    2) The market.  Do current trends indicate that what
       you have is needed by the target group?  

    3) How effective is your marketer?  That’s me -
    Spiegel Media =
    Wisdom based on Experience +
    Integrity and Common Sense +
    Ethics from High Standards +
    Informed Expectations=
    Desired Results!
Janet L. Spiegel ~ Backgrounder
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    JANET L. SPIEGEL  janet@spiegelmedia.com    
    Palm Springs Valley, California

I have twenty-five+ years experience in sales & marketing, public relations, advertising & media; with strong background in PR and marketing strategies
to increase consumer and industry awareness as well as sales revenue. I am extremely ethical, with high standards of professionalism.  I am very
resourceful and usually find what I’m looking for quickly; and solve challenges with aplomb.  I interact actively with clients, and believe customer service
is of the utmost importance.


Sponsorship Sales
California On Location Awards, Sponsorship Development Director for 20th, 21st and 22nd Anniversary Gala (click link above)
Now in its 22nd year, the
California On-Location Awards™ (COLA) is the premier awards ceremony saluting location professionals, production
companies and public employees for professional excellence while working on location in the State of California. COLA is a project of Film Liaisons in
California, Statewide (FLICS), an official organization of film offices from across the state that promotes and facilitates in-state filming.

Palm Springs Women in Film & TV Sponsorship Sales/Managing Editor for Broken Glass Awards (2007 - 2015)  PSWIFT's annual fundraiser honors
extraordinary women who have broken through the glass ceiling, paving the way for others in entertainment, arts and philanthrophy.  Honorees have
been Suzanne de Passe, Gale Anne Hurd, Jacqueline Bisset, Mary Hart, Alfre Woodard, Ruta Lee, Jennifer & Suzanne Todd, Donna Mills, Jennifer Yuh
Nelson, Barbara Keller, Kim Waltrip, Rozene Supple, Pattie Daly Caruso, Della Reese, Helene Galen, Gloria Greer, Lindsay Wagner, Barbara Sinatra
and Denise DuBarry Hay.

Career Strategies, Inc. - Search for qualified candidates in the Long Term Health Care industry (Director of Nurses, Licensed Nursing Home
Administrator, MDS Coordinator, Regional Nurse Consultant, Business Office Manager, etc.)  

Real Estate Marketing Assistant
Betty McNees, First Team Real Estate
As Betty's marketing assistant, we agressively market our lovely Desert and all the homes now available at record-low prices. Betty can guide you
through the easiest real estate transaction you'll ever experience!

Field Representative, Health Industry
SCAN Health Plan – Enrolled Medicare recipients into Medicare Advantage (MAPD) health care plan during open enrollment (temporary position based
on Medicare schedule)

Advertising Sales, Consumer Publications
Palm Springs Life, Advertising Account Manager, New Business Development
Responsible for selling print advertising into the Desert’s only audited, four-color lifestyle city magazine.  Categories included all industries; financial,
hospitality, medical, restaurants, art galleries, retail home improvement, jewelry, real estate, attractions and interior design.
•        Assumed previously dormant sales position with no existing business and developed strategy to pursue overlooked prospects
•        In charge of special issue development including home supplement, small space ads, annual directory edition and once-a-year city reports
•        Created original, issue-specific publicity materials and sales presentations and events for ad sales, marketing and circulation departments

Custom Publishing
Palm Springs International Film Festival (January) and Short Fest & Film Market (August), Freelance Ad Sales

Palm Springs Women In Film & TV, Managing Editor/Freelance Advertising/Sponsorship Sales for “Broken Glass Awards” (click link above)

Los Angeles Press Club, Custom Publisher and Interim Executive Director
In charge of annual awards publication for industry trade group; sold advertising, managed budget, oversaw printing and manufacturing.  

ACE (American Cinema Editors) Hired by Hollywood film editors group to sell advertising and photo-edit inaugural editions of annual awards journal

HRTS (Hollywood Radio & Television Society) Custom-published fiftieth anniversary tribute book for Hollywood’s trade and networking club.  
Accomplished massive photography archiving project and used images in book.

Advertising Sales, Trade Publications

The Hollywood Reporter, Ad Sales Account Executive   Sold advertising in Hollywood’s oldest trade publication, serving the film, broadcast and
cable television, music, interactive, production and post production industries.  Opened 20 new ad markets in six years
•        Sold 35 special reports at budgeted profit
•        Traveled to production centers across Western US and Canada; selling ads and coordinating all aspects of the special report

BPME (now "Promax"), National Advertising Manager
Sold advertising and sponsorships for broadcasting and cable promotion executives trade magazine and annual trade conference

Variety, Ad Sales Representative
Consulted for On Production Magazine, a division of the Hollywood trade paper devoted to film and television production and post production issues

American Film Magazine (Official publication of the American Film Institute), Western Advertising Director

EMMY Magazine (Official publication of the Academy of Television Arts & Science), Ad Sales Representative

Public Relations

Denise Du Barry Hay; Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Producer (Blue Moxie Entertainment), Press Agent

Samantha Lockwood, Actress, Producer, Press Agent

Eric Clapton's Crossroads Centre at Antigua
Coordinated publicity for worldwide launch of drug rehabilitation facility in West Indies founded by rock icon Eric Clapton.  Booked Today Show,
60 Minutes, Time Magazine, and dozens of newspapers, magazines and local television interviews.   

JillStewart, Public Relations Representative
Scheduled speaking engagements for Jill Stewart, award-winning journalist as well as guest editorial writer for dozens of high circulation daily and
weekly newspapers.  Jill was the News Editor of LA Weekly for ten years and currently is campaign director for the
Coalition to Preserve L.A.

Bighorn Glass Studio, Press Agent
Launched grand opening for only glass hot shop studio for creation of glass art in the Coachella Valley.

Better Homes & Gardens Television, for Vendely Communications, VP, Media
Developed feature stories for nationally syndicated half-hour daytime show.  Also represented year-end Barbara Walters wrap up called The Ten Most
Fascinating People hosted by Mary Hart for ABC-TV.

AFI (American Film Institute) for Markham Novell Communications, Media Spokesperson
Worked for annual AFI Golf Tournament featuring A-list players including Jack Nicholson, Clint Eastwood, Dennis Hopper and many others. Clients
also included the Jim Henson Company, and Penguin Publishing.

Additional Trade Industry Appointments
J-NEX Media - Booked satellite media tours for celebrity clients
NATPE 2000 - Sold 85 booths over 25,000 sq ft of exhibit space
Broadcasting & Cable Magazine's Interface Conference – co-produced symposium two consecutive years featuring
major industry players such as Barry Diller, Lucie Salhany, Dick Robertson and Peggy Conlon


Palm Springs  
CAREER STRATEGIES, INC., Recruiter                                         08/10 - 09/16
SPECIAL PROJECT WORK, Sales & Marketing                           01/08 - current
SCAN HEALTH PLAN, Field Sales Representative                     10/07 - 01/08
SPECIAL PROJECT WORK Sales, PR Specialist                       01/07 - 10/07
PALM SPRINGS LIFE, New Business Development                   03/05 - 01/07        
MAISON FELICE Antiques Gallery, Sales & Marketing                11/04 - 05/05
BIGHORN GLASS STUDIO, Press Agent                                       10/04 - 03/05

Los Angeles    
SPECIAL PROJECT WORK Various Titles                                   01/00 - 11/04
NATPE (Nat’l Assn of TV Program Execs) Sales Director          08/99 - 01/00
VENDELY COMMUNICATIONS, INC. VP Media                            1997 - 1999


Los Angeles: ATAS (Academy of Television Arts and Sciences), AFI (American Film Institute), WIF (Women In Film), HRTS (Hollywood Radio and
Television Society), AWRT (American Women in Radio & Television), AFCI (Association of Film Commissioners, International) EPPS (Entertainment
Publicists Professional Society)

Palm Springs: Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce; PSWIFT Palm Springs Women in Film & TV (WIF Desert Chapter), Palm Springs Desert Resorts
Convention & Visitors Authority; Palm Springs Hospitality Association; Desert Cities NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners)       

That's Spiegel and
Capt Kirk/Denny Crain at
NATPE in the early 90s