A highly-regarded award winning, creative and strategic industry professional. Patti Pelton has extensive experience both in front of and behind the camera. Her impressive roster of film, TV and stage experience was launched when she was cast as one of the Rockford Peaches in the classic film A League of Their Own, directed by Penny Marshall. As an actor, Patti received acclaim and accolades for her stage work, including her first Drama-logue Award for Best Actress in the play Under Milk Wood. As a producer, Patti was again recognized for her outstanding work with three more Drama-logue awards for the play Never In My Lifetime. Her short film Women With Beards was an official selection into the Broad Humor Film Festival. She was also the recipiant of a Daytime Emmy Award for her work as a producer on the web-series Venice the Series. Patti was recently the Director of Brand Integration for Paramount Studios and their movies. In addition, she also trained as a stuntwoman in fight choreography and sword work and has worked in various TV shows.
In 2005 Patti began an eight-year tenure on the hit CBS television series CSI:NY, as its Product Placement and Clearance Coordinator. With her impressive roster of contacts and resources, as well as her knowledge of production costs and budgets, Patti created hundreds of thousands of dollars of added production value for the series. It was through her resources and negotiations that she procured technicians, large machinery, forensic machines, medical equipment and built sets for free or at minimal expense. Her best practices and cost saving measures to help productions bottom line ultimately elevated her to an Associate Producer role.
A Michigan native and transplant from Chicago, Patti currently works in Los Angeles as a Product Placement and Clearance specialist for TV shows and films. As a key part of the team, her creative and strategic expertise brings value to all stages of the production, including writing, planning, and producing. Behind the scenes, her role as a legal Clearance specialist provides an important production liaison between the show and the appropriate legal counsel and standards and practices.
In the ever - changing, trendy world of high sought after brands and products, Patti maintains strong relationships with a substantial list of valuable resources for all types of projects and production. A wide range of her successful creative and brand production efforts can be seen on screen in many departments - from set concepts and design, to props, set decoration and through videoplayback.
Her industry memberships/affiliations include SAG/AFTRA, SDSA, Stunts Unlimited, Whose Who Women In Business and Star Theater Alumni Association.