Mohan Tee

Mohan Tee

Creative Executive, Director, Director of Development, Filmmaker, Producer and Screenwriter

Birmingham, Alabama

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About Mohan


In Development: A Family Drama, A Romantic Caper-Comedy, Two Social Justice Projects, 2 Environmental Projects, Three historical dramas, Two Historical Dramas, Two Histoical Documentaries, One Advocacy Project.

Currently producing a 26-part TV documentary series for Alabama Public Television, PROTESTANT REFORMATION: QUO VADIS, as part of the 500th Anniversary Commemoration in 2017. Following are links to the first three episodes: (Password for all episodes is in all lower case: refo500).



Episode One: The Very German Protest


Episode Two: The Other Path to the Reformation


Episode Three: The Stranger Among Sinners


Produced and directed WHAT POOR CHILD IS THIS? (2011-2012), a TV documentary on Child Poverty in the United States for Films for Humanities and Sciences.
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Produced six-part TV documentary mini-series THE 51st State (2009-2011), on Poverty in the United States, for Planet 24, Films for Humanities and Sciences.
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Produced 7-part documentary series FAITH WE CONFESS (2012) for Films for Humanities and Sciences and the trans-European satellite network, ERF.
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Produced 17-part documentary series APOSTLES’ CREED (2009) presenting the history and doctrines of the Apostles’ Creed to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Christian History Institute.
Produced TV documentary, A HEART SET FREE (2007), on the most prolific poet and hymn-writer, Charles Wesley, to commemorate his 300th Birth Anniversary for FAITH-TV, HOPE CHANNEL, SAFE-TV, Planet 24, Christian History Institute and VISION VIDEO. .html

Produced three-part TV documentary mini-series ISLAM AND CHRISTIANITY: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS (2004), for Films for Humanities and Sciences, Samford University, SAFE-TV, and Faith-TV.
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Produced short documentaries for TV REVOLUTION OF CONSCIENCE! (2002), and
NIGHTINGALE OF WITTENBURG (2002), both on Martin Luther for Films for Humanities
and Sciences.
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Produced full-length TV documentary HERE I STAND! (2002), on Martin Luther for German
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Produced TV documentary FOR ONE ENGLISH OFFICER! (2002), a World War II story about
the Red Cross volunteer Gerow Hodges and SAS captain Michael D. Foot for broadcast on
PBS as an APT presentation.
https://www.samford.edu/news/2004/APT-To-Show-Documentary-For-One-Englis...

Produced Indian musical-feature film, Nazarana (The GIFT), (1997)for ZEE-TV in India.
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Produced and directed the 2-hour TV documentary, "HANGED ON A TWISTED CROSS!"
(1996) for VISN Channel and GATEWAY FILMS.
https://www.movieguide.org/reviews/hanged-on-a-twisted-cross-the-life-co...

Produced and directed 102-minute TV documentary "THE MIDNIGHT CRY!" (1994), for
PBS.
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Consulted for THE FAMILY CHANNEL on its international activities, especially India and
UK.

Director - International Co-Productions
NorthStar Entertainment Group (Production Company for FAMILY CHANNEL), Virginia Beach, VA August '80 - Dec '92

Produced "STRANGE ENCOUNTERS", a prime-time special for first-run syndication.

Developed, produced and co-executive produced episodic TV including the series RIN TIN
TIN K9 COP and BORDER TOWN.

Developed, produced and co-executive produced MOWs as International Coproductions.
Developed the mini-series: THE APOSTLES.

Managed television productions including creating and managing budgets, managing crew,
researching and evaluating products, services, vendors, and suppliers, negotiating prices

and discounts, scrutinizing billings and evaluating relationships for renewals.


Cultivated relationships with major European broadcasters and producers, with reciprocal
visits and representing FAMILY CHANNEL attending major markets and festivals.

Developed children’s programs and primetime specials with Canadian coproducers.

Initiated and developed relationships with Canadian broadcasters and distributors.

Developed and produced prime time specials like “DON'T ASK ME ASK GOD", “A PORTRAIT OF THREE MARRIAGES"
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Produced training video for SING, SPELL, READ AND WRITE.





Produced and directed "AFGHANISTAN UNDER THE IRON CLAW.

Produced and directed over thirty documentaries for TV, features, fund-raising specials and spots.


Producer
Bombay Television Center Bombay, India Apr '76 - Jul '80

Produced and launched India's first International Jazz Festival in association with Voice of
America and the USIS (now renamed USIA).

Conceived and produced game shows: COUPLE OF QUESTIONS and MASTERMIND.

Conceived and produced two of Indian television's most successful TV magazine series: MONTAGE and SAMANTAR (PARALLEL).

Produced and directed over fifty documentaries for TV and commercials for various organizations and sponsors.


Producer
Bombay Television Center Bombay, India Jul '72 - Oct '75

Conceived and produced Indian television's most successful series: MONTAGE and
YOUNG WORLD. (1973-1975)

Produced the Nightly News (1972-1973)

Assistant Editor
Poona Daily News Poona, NN India May '71 - Jun '72

Edited the front page and the weekend editions, wrote op-ed pieces, coordinated an
advertising and circulation campaign for the local newspaper which soon became a regional
newspaper and whose circulation grew from 150,000 to 270,000 in less than eight months.


RESEARCH/DEVELOPMENT
SPECIALIZATIONS

HAVE produced and directed full-length and short documentary programs and multi-part series for TV, Home Video, and Academic/Educational Video in the United States and India, six of which have won international awards and recognition. Produced and directed more than 100 shorts, documentaries for TV, industrials, and commercial spots in both the United States and India, winning more than a dozen awards in the last thirty-plus years.

HAVE conceived, designed, executive produced, produced and directed series, episodic
television, specials and documentaries for TV for CBN, BRAVO, PBS, First-Run Syndication,
AFRTS, Adventist Media Center and others.

Before emigrating to the US, produced and directed three of Indian television's most successful series: Montage, Young World and Bird's Eye View.

HAVE evaluated, acquired and negotiated selective programming for CBN/FAMILY
CHANNEL from domestic and international sources, and contributing to a distinctive image
and niche for CBN/FAMILY CHANNEL by concentrating on Family Programming.

Developed relationships with international distributors and producers to acquire format
rights and first-run programming at off-network prices. Developed and managed budgets for
Programming syndication costs. Created financial partnerships for CBN/FAMILY CHANNEL
with co-producers and financial institutions in Europe and India.



AWARDS and LISTINGS

2020 Best Director: Barcelona Film Festival: The Very German Protest
2019 SPECIAL JURY REMI: World Fest Houston: The Very German Protest
2019 Bronze Telly Award: The Stranger Among Sinners
2019 Silver Telly Award: The Other Path to the Reformation
2018 Bronze Telly Award: The Very German Protest
2018 Who's Who in the US
2018 Bronze Telly Award: The Very German Protest
2016 Who's Who in the US
2016 Silver Remi: World Fest Houston: Faith We Confess
2015 Who's Who in the US
2015 Who's Who in the World
2014 Who's Who in the US
2014 Who's Who in the World
2013 Who's Who in the US
2013 Who's Who in the World
2012 Who's Who in the US
2012 Who's Who in the World
2011 Who's Who in the US
2011 Who's Who in the World
2010 Who's Who in the US
2010 Who's Who in the World
2009 Who's Who in the US
2009 Who's Who in the World
2008 Honoree: Columbus International Film Festival: A Heart Set Free!
2008 Silver Telly Award: A Heart Set Free!
2008 Bronze Telly Award: Called!
2007 Participant: Columbus International Film Festival: Born with a Wooden Spoon!
2005 Silver Remi: World Fest Houston: Christianity and Islam
2003 Gold Award: Aurora Awards: Here I Stand!
2003 Silver Award: Aurora Awards: For One English Officer!
2003 Silver Award: Aurora Awards: In the Footsteps of Martin Luther
2003 Silver Axiom Award: For One English Officer!
2003 Bronze Axiom Award: Here I Stand!!
2003 Silver Telly Award: For One English Officer!
2003 Silver Telly Award: Here I Stand!
2003 Honoree: Columbus International Film Festival: Here I Stand!
2002 Movie Guide Templeton Foundation Peace Prize Nomination for the best inspirational program: Hanged on a Twisted Cross
1999 Best of Show Platinum Award, Aurora Awards: Best TV documentary Film: Hanged on a Twisted Cross
1999 Bronze World Medal: New York Festivals: Nazaraana (The Gift)
1998 Bronze Plaque: Second Prize: Columbus International Film and TV Festival: Nazaraana (The Gift)
1998 to present Who's Who in The World
1998 to present Who's Who in America
1998 to 1990 Who's Who in Entertainment
1996 Chris Award: Best TV documentary Film, Columbus International Film and TV Festival: Hanged on a Twisted Cross
1996 Bronze Plaque: Screenplay, Columbus International Film and TV Festival: Hanged on a Twisted Cross
1995 Honorable Mention, Columbus International Film and TV Festival, The Midnight Cry
1993 Silver Telly, International Telly Awards: Strange Encounters
1992-2008 Who's Who in the South and Southeast
1992-2004 Who's Who in Entertainment
1990-2008 Who's Who in the World
1984 Gold Medal: Prime Time Special, New York International Film & TV Festival, Don't Ask Me, Ask God
1975 Special Mention & Certificate of Proficiency, Prague International Film Festival, Dishaantar



SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION

2012 Jury, Cincinnati International Film Festival, Cincinnati, Ohio

2011 Jury, Cincinnati International Film Festival, Cincinnati, Ohio

2008 Jury, Monaco International Film Festival, Monte Carlo

2008 Jury, College Awards of Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

1998-present At-home-judge for Prime-Time Emmy Awards

1988-Present Participant: MIP-TV (Market Internationale Programme -Television), Cannes

1988-Present Participant: MIPCOM-TV, Cannes

1988-Present Participant: National Association of Television Program Executives

1988-Present Participant: National Association of Broadcasters



CURRENT PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

DGA,
WGA,
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences,
National Association of Television Program Executives
National Association of Broadcasters
University Film & Video Association
National Association of University Professors



Specialties: International Coproductions For Film And TV, Research, Development And Acquisitions, Producing, Directing, Executive Producing, Film Editing, Project Management, Scriptwriting and Script Consultation, Higher Education, Keynote Speaking, Motivational Speaker, Seminars



ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

2016-present Faculty, Filmmaking, Film Theory , Film and Culture,
Alabama A&M University, Huntsville AL

Provide in-class and on-line instruction in Film Appreciation, Screenwriting, Producing, Direction, Production Management, Editing, Mass Media Law (US), Documentary Filmmaking,, Film and culture


Sep'09 – Aug'12 Academic Department Director, Digital Filmmaking, Video Production and Animation
Art Institute of Ohio-Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Provide academic leadership and select, train, develop, manage, and lead faculty and staff team members.

Plan and implement a budget including personnel requirements, program expenses, and capital needs for equipment.

Create new program offerings, develop syllabi and content, assessment tools and rubrics, and outline a five-year strategic plan for the department.

Develop and implement strategies and measurable goals for student success including retention and completion rates.

Teach 4 courses per quarter.


2005-2009 Director, Digital Video Center at Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama

Developed and taught upper-level film courses in documentary and short digital video production:
TV News Features and Documentary Production
Topics in Theater: Writing for Electronic Media
Topics in Theater: Screenwriting
Topics in Film: Pre-production
Topics in Theater: Film Production Summer Session
Topics in Theater: Film Post-Production
Topics in Film: Genres
Independent Study (Inter-Disciplinary with History): Documentary film
Independent Study (Inter-Disciplinary with French): Documentary film
Internship for Business Majors Broadcast Management

Evaluated, recommended, approved, purchased, and supervised maintenance of television
production and post-production equipment, hardware and software for the transition from analog to digital for the Journalism and Mass Communication Department (JMC).

Managed the budget for the above-mentioned equipment, hardware, software, and activities.


Maintained and controlled inventory for equipment, hardware, and software.


Formulate and enforce policy and guidelines for student use and lease of equipment,
check-in and check-out procedures.

Initiated and supervised student productions with JMC and other departments.


Arranged and supervised on-site training of JMC faculty on NLE software.

Provided theoretical and practical instruction to JMC students, Theatre students, resulting in full-length feature production, and with History, and French students resulting in the completed production of a one-hour-long documentary for History department, and one short documentary for Foreign Languages department.


1998-2005 Assistant Professor, and Director, Telecommunication Center at Oakwood University, Huntsville, Alabama

Provided theoretical and practical instruction through teaching a full load of five courses per
Semester, and advisement to Communication majors:
Writing Non-fiction for Electronic Media
Fundamentals of Video Production
Advanced Video Production
Production Management
Fiction and Dramatic TV Scriptwriting
Broadcast Advertising
Mass Communication Law
Principles of Advertising

Evaluated, recommended, approved, purchased, and supervised maintenance of television
production and post-production equipment, hardware and software.

Managed the budgets, facilities, and staff of the television production and post-production
facility of the Communication Department under the guidance and advisement of Department chair.


1986-1990 Adjunct Faculty at Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia,
Broadcast Advertising
Video Production


1986-1988 Adjunct Faculty at Virginia Wesleyan College, Norfolk, Virginia,
Introduction to Mass Communication


1975-1979 Adjunct Faculty at Spicer Memorial College, Poona, India,
News Writing
News Editing
Advertising and Public Relations


1978-1979 Adjunct Faculty at Film & TV Institute of India, Poona, India,
News and Magazine Production
Studio Production for Producers-Directors


1974-1979 Adjunct Faculty at Bhawan's College, Bombay, India,
Introduction to Mass Communication


1975-1976 Faculty at Film & TV Institute of India, Poona, India,
Basics of Video Production
Ethics, Media and Society
News and Magazine Production
Studio Production for Producers-Directors
The TV Documentary
Interviewing Techniques
Producing TV Programs for Rural India



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