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Jorge Cunha - Director of Production
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George CunhaJorge has over 30 years of experience in the film and video production business. He started his career in Brazil as a cameraman and soon after was promoted to director of photography. After moving to the USA, he began a 14-year period of work for the Home Shopping Network (HSN).  During his last five years with HSN, he was put in charge of the lighting department where he was responsible for designing light ploys for six studios that ran 24 hours a day. After HSN, Jorge opened his own production company that produced commercials, infomercials and TV events for such companies as HBO, ABC, NBC, CBS, BET, NFL Films, and ESPN. Jorge has also been a consultant for Brightline, a well known studio lights manufacturer, and has been involved with various overseas projects, including the design and installation of the first Japanese TV studio using “Cold Light” technology. As production manager at WUSF, Jorge is responsible for overseeing the studios and all production projects. 

Email: jcunha@intellismedia.org

   
 
Scot Kaufman - Media Sales Manager
 

Scot Kaufman, Media Sales ManagerScot has been an intrinsic part of WUSF’s development and growth in the last 15 years. His exceptional work for WUSF’s underwriting department has lead to the development of strategic and mutually beneficial partnerships with diverse organizations and individuals in the Tampa Bay area and beyond. He graduated from Florida State University with a B.S. in Business Communications and began his public broadcasting career as an intern at Florida State’s student-run public radio station. He then accepted a sales representative position for a sound reinforcement and home entertainment equipment company. After three years, he returned to radio and began working as a sales representative selling air time for WQSA in Sarasota. Eventually, he was hired by WUSF’s underwriting department and, after developing corporate and non-profit relationships in the Sarasota market and organizing WUSF’s special events for several years, he was promoted to Media Sales Manager. Today, he continues to manage his underwriting responsibilities, oversees IntellisMedia client relations and directs the IntellisMedia sales team. He is a 1991 graduate of Leadership Sarasota.

Email: skaufman@intellismedia.org

 
 
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Jim Beaty - Media Sales Representative
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Jim Beatty, Media Sales RepresentativeJim, a graduate of the University of South Florida, has lived in Tampa for over 52 years. He began his career in Advertising and Marketing as an In House Advertising Director for Today’s World, a 15 million dollar a year furniture operation in the Bay Area. He held that position for 19 years and won numerous industry awards for his TV, radio and print campaigns. Jim was also active in public relations and fundraising for local charities such as the Arthritis foundation, Metropolitan Ministries and the Ronald McDonald House, on behalf of his company. After Today’s World, Jim became an account Executive at WFLA TV, the NBC affiliate in the Tampa Bay area. He handled both local and national accounts and also served as the Orlando region AE. While at WFLA, Jim served on the Board of Directors for Tampa’s Meal on Wheels.  Upon leaving Channel 8, Jim started Beaty Communications. Jim began his career at WUSF in June of 2004. He works in the Underwriting Department and is responsible for managing existing accounts and acquiring new business for the 89.7 FM, WUSF TV/DT as well as IntellisMedia Media. He prides himself on building strong relationships and serving his clients needs.

Email: jbeatty@intellismedia.org

   
 
Jesse McLane - Senior Videographer/Director of Photography
 

Jesse began his film and video production career in 1995 after attending Central Michigan University studying Broadcasting and Cinematic Arts. He started at HSN in the sets and lighting department and soon began operating their robotic cameras and audio for their 24hr live show. Jesse then transferred to HSN's film and video production department and in 2000 was promoted to Director of Photography. In 2002, he left to open his own production company and for nearly 12 years he lit, shot , operated Steadicam and Jib for such companies and shows as ABC's Extreme Makeover Home Edition, The Travel Channel, Disney World, Busch Gardens, SeaWorld, Discovery Channel, MTV, YES Network, ESPN and HGTV to name a few. Jesse joined WUSF's Intellis Media in 2013 as their Senior Videographer/Director of Photography.

Email: jmclane@intellismedia.org

   
 
Andy Lalino - Graphic Designer/Animator
 

Andy Lalino is a Graphic Designer/Producer at WUSF-TV/IntellisMedia. In his nine years at WUSF, he has created and contributed to numerous award-winning promotions and underwriting promos. In 1990, Andy received a Bachelor of Science double major degree in Motion Picture Production and Graphic Design at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL. He has been in the TV industry since 1995, serving as a Graphic Designer/Animator and Asst. Editor at the Home Shopping Network in St. Petersburg.

Email: alalino@intellismedia.org

   
 
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Mike Schuler - Senior Engineer Television/Radio
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Mike has over 35 years in Television/Radio engineering. Mike began his career with the U.S. Air force, serving at NORAD in Colorado Springs, CO. and at the Pentagon in Virginia. After his move to Florida, Mike has provided engineering and production support for Disney, The Golf Channel, Universal Studios as well as Free Mantle Media. In 2000 Mike founded an engineering company providing support, design and integration for the Tampa and Orlando markets. Before coming to WUSF he was the Engineer for Pinellas County Communications. As Senior Engineer at WUSF, Mike is responsible for Intellis Media projects, television production studios, Edit Suites, post production and on air.

Email: mschuler@intellismedia.org

   
 
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