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About Cinergy Group LLC

Cinergy Group LLC aka Cinergy Communications is a woman-owned business based in Fairfax County, Virginia, in the Mid-Atlantic Washington D.C. Metro Region, USA.  Our network of professional associations, experts & clients include transformational leaders and entrepreneurs in business, health & human services, education, government, faith-based communities, media and the arts.

VISION
MISSION

Our vision is to inspire hope, healing and positive social change whereby all may experience a healthier, happier, more purposeful and prosperous life.  Respecting each person's unique gifts and talents, may we collaborate to enrich culture and care for optimizing growth and the well-being of our families, diverse communities and global environment.

Cinergy Group equips leaders & communities to fulfill mission, message and money goals faster with a healthier bottom line via strategic partnerships, training, program development, media, events, marketing, public relations & related consulting services.   Our network of professionals are dedicated to transforming their own lives as they empower others, serve their communities and make a positive sustainable impact in the world.

DENENE'S STORY

Denene Deverman Crabbs, Cinergy Group LLC 202-487-4949, denenecrabbs@cox.net

An award-winning Media-Event Producer, Development/Marketing-P.R. Strategist, Trainer/Teacher, and CPR-AED-First Aid Certified Health Coach (CHC), Denene thrives in empowering leaders and communities to transform lives by connecting resources with families in need.    Denene integrates the power of strategic partnerships and compelling storytelling with charitable, commercial, and community interests for healthier quality of life, learning, business and culture.

At Cinergy Group LLC serving media, business, health & human service industries, Denene develops and manages cost-effective media & event productions; marketing, public relations, nonprofit program development, corporate communications; web videos, virtual training courses and wellness programs. As a producer and promoter of film, television and radio series, she collaborates with other producers/writers/directors to bring more life-enriching movies, positive social change documentaries and timely programming to target audiences and families via theatrical, broadcast, cable, satellite, print and digital platforms.

A strong contract negotiator, Denene researches, selects and supervises the best team within her area of responsibility to create the highest quality production or promotional campaign garnering 10-50% increase in profit margins. Denene is passionate about telling stories that not only entertain, but engage, educate and empower. Her passion is to bring hope, healing and wholeness to veterans and families impacted by trauma, injustice, brain and behavioral health challenges.

Professional Background

In 2019-2020, Lanmark Technology and International Development & Research, Inc. contracted Denene as a dedicated audio-visual technician and videographer for the National Institutes of Health Events Management team in Bethesda, MD, where she provided seamless display of Medical Doctors & Researchers’ Powerpoint presentations during conferences and solely operated the Sony Anycast 4-Camera system with graphics switcher for live television broadcast and global Cisco Webex streaming.

For the National Institute of Transition Planning Inc., a Federal Government contractor providing financial literacy education and retirement benefit webinars/seminars for over 50 agencies and 500,000 civilian employees, Denene worked with the NITP team to secure a strategic partnership/spons for NITP’s Federal News Radio series entitled “For Your Benefit”.

As a former Project Development Executive at WETA Public Television (PBS) National Programming in Arlington, Virginia, Denene managed post-production edits, broadcast quality control and delivery of thirty Globe Trekker TV series episodes on American Public Television. She worked directly with WETA's Executive Vice President, Chief Programming Officer and Executive Producers to develop new projects, schedule meetings with high net-worth donors, write funding/sponsor marketing proposals, and negotiate strategic partner contracts for In Performance at the White House and The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize, garnering 10% cost-savings. She assisted the National Programming team on the PBS News Hour, Martha Stewart's Cooking School TV series, MAKERS: Women Who Make America web series narrated by Meryl Streep, and The Central Park Five documentary film by Ken Burns.

Denene turned her career focus toward the media and entertainment industry in 1992 when she transitioned from her San Diego-based media/event production, marketing and public relations business to become a development and marketing consultant for actor Keith Carradine, founder of the Sheridan Arts Foundation in Telluride, Colorado. There she co-produced and promoted fundraisers with Carradine's Will Rogers Follies Broadway cast, Al Stewart, Gary Busey, Mel Gibson and Sissy Spacek to provide national arts education programs, host Hollywood film premieres, and acquire the Sheridan Opera House, home of the Telluride Film Festival. Denene worked with the Carradines and the New Learning Project on development of Will Rogers America, a PBS special and interactive media project. She also organized and promoted SAF's first Arts Education Conference sponsored by Scholastic Publishing to support arts education in our nation's schools.

Upon completion of the SAF contract, she moved to Los Angeles where she worked seven years, starting as an assistant to senior executives in feature film advertising and publicity at Warner Bros., then in business and legal affairs at Vin Di Bona Productions (America's Funniest Videos, Drew Carey's Who's Line Is It Anyway?, I Survived a Disaster series on ABC). Subsequently, she independently secured rights to two life stories and books for a TV Movie pitched to Lifetime. At KCBS Marketing/CBS Promotions, Denene developed brand advertising, event sponsorship and integrated marketing campaigns utilizing CBS-owned television, radio, billboard and web properties.

From Los Angeles, she moved to Chicago to become Senior Producer responsible for regional and national programming & promotion at Total Living Network providing content to PAX-TV and 106 U.S.. She was instrumental in TLN's brand development and network launch; co-producing and co-editing up to 11 weekly hours of news, faith-based, family and children's programming including movies distributed to 106 U.S. affiliates and international markets. She supervised staff, directed talent, shot and edited footage for TLN's 9/11 Anniversary Special, 1500 promo spots, PSAs, documentary films and the Emmy Award-winning Aspiring Women TV series.

As a freelance producer and publicist, Denene produced segments that aired on ESPN's Ultimate Flights aviation series, NBC TODAY and ABC National News. For the American Film Institute/Discovery Channel Silverdocs Film Festival, she produced and directed 20 webisodes, interviewing 84 renowned international documentary filmmakers including Academy Award winners Oliver Stone, Davis Guggenheim, Louie Psihoyos, and Jon Blair.

For Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Andrew Goldberg of Two Cats Productions in New York, Denene was contracted as a Coordinating Producer for development of a two-hour PBS documentary on the history of Iran-U.S. relations. She cowrote, organized and delivered their NEH $800K development and $147K production grant proposals. Denene also secured a strategic partnership with American University for social media and educational outreach.

For Nikki Hevesy, Producer/Direcor at Through the Lens Productions based in Los Angeles, Denene was Line Producer of the Washington DC Shoot for a documentary short Harvey Fellows Profile that garnered a CINE GOLDEN EAGLE Award. Denene also directed some of the DC interviews.

An experienced feature film/TV script supervisor, travel/production coordinator, location manager, camera assistant, and Key Craft Services/Catering Manager, Denene worked on Bennie’s Gym TV Pilot for Pendragwn Productions, TRI for DC31 LLC, Road to Redemption for Dean River Productions, Remember Holly Powers for NHK Broadcasting/USC School of Cinema Arts in Los Angeles, Outlawed Faith & other Forge Studios short film projects, and Nocturnal Agony for Nubia Filmworks in Washington DC. A CPR-AED-First Aid Certified Health Coach since July, 2018, Denene helps filmmakers, talent and crew optimize peak performance, stress resilience and energy during intense production shoots through nutritious whole foods menu plans, craft services/catering management, and on-set wellness programs.

Denene earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree from the University of Illinois with Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa honors. She holds a Professional Certificate in Film, Television and Video (concentration in Producing & Screenwriting) from UCLA with a Sundance Institute internship

Second Time Around, a heartwarming family short film about the virtue of courtship, which Denene wrote, produced, directed, co-edited and self-funded, was selected by the Washington DC Chapter of Women in Film & Video as the best narrative member film. The U.S. film premiered theatrically in the Mid-Atlantic Region and was selected for the 2013 Women in Film & Television International (WIFTI) Shorts Screening in association with the Los Angeles Chapter of Women in Film.

For work samples, demo reels & references, visit www.cinergyconsulting.com, youtube.com/cinergyllc, vimeo.com (Cinergy Group), IMDB.com, PBS.com and request client links. Contact Denene directly at denenecrabbs@cox.net, 202-487-4949.