Emmy Award winning producer and published author, Sandra Gordon, is a resourcesful creative storyteller who can simultaneously whip up a budget; beat the press to the top story; and find a remote satellite link up in a third world country, all while maintaining a smile.
With a degree in television-radio from Ithaca College, she began her career working in production of feature films including Rudy, (John Hughes') Baby's Day Out, and (The Coen Bros.) The Hudsucker Proxy, moving later into national network broadcast television series including Party of Five and Early Edition for Sony Pictures Entertainment. She also produced corporate videos and special events for Fortune 500 companies as well as working as production manager for both the Opening Ceremonies of World Cup Soccer ‘94 and the Atlanta Paralympic Games in 1996.
After years of mentoring students, she authored Action! Establishing Your Career in Film & Television Production (Applause Theatre & Cinema Books) and Great Jobs for Film Majors (McGraw-Hill/Contemporary Books).
Following six years as a producer at the internationally renown Whitehouse Post Productions where she was immersed in international advertising campaigns, Sandy returned to her first love of production: Producing digital web series, commercials and other visual content. Her creativity was unleashed as she immersed herself in television, becoming an expert on the latest trends as she decided to pursuit developing creative content.
Her years of experience in advertising provides a natural path to retail and marketing connections for online distribution channels and branding ties for programming developed at Top Bunk Entertainment. The first of 28 comedy episodes Sandy produced for the The Onion's YouTube Channel launch in 2012, [Jersey Shore parody] Sex House alone has reached over 24 million views and the numbers continue to grow. Similarly, producing the hit online series element14's The Ben Heck Show Sandy helped the show to grow from bi-monthly to a weekly series with a returning online average of 80,000-100,000 views per week and 250,000 subscribers, reaching the 10M view mark during Season 4.
As a leader in the Chicago production community, Sandy played an instrumental role in the passage of the Illinois Film Tax Credit incentive - reviving production in the midwest. She is a member of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (EMMYs) and Women in Film, and continues to mentor the next generation of creatives in the industry by teaching classes and speaking at colleges and universities across the country.
Childhood summers at sleep away camp were Sandy's basis for the name and business model that drives the company’s mission of thoughtful, interesting, and inspiring themes packaged in an entertaining wrapper. She has no doubt that creative development and production is her destiny and she works feverishly to provide network and retail clients with fun, meaningful and high quality entertaining content for their viewers.