John M. Demers TV Show Creator/Executive Producer/Producer/Director/Actor Apex, North Carolina John is an, award winning actor, producer, director, and TV show creator, with 20 years of experience. John has appeared in front of the camera including lead roles in a number of Indy feature films and television projects. This would include commercial and corporate on camera work and from time to time sneaking off and doing musical theatre. John works behind the camera as a development producer, producer, and director. A life threatening illness over a couple of years, kept John from work, then after three years, healing finally came, and he returned to his passion, developing The Rusty Bucket Kids Show in a convergent media a multiplatform launch, including web casts, broadcasts on TV and DVD. Sometimes we hear the term transmedia used. John holds membership in the Screen Actors Guild, the National Association of Programming, and Television Executives. John has the following life memberships in Media Communications Association International, Digital Cinema Society, and Creative Actors ActioNetwork. John speaks to how emerging distribution (transmedia multiplatform launches) and new-media technologies can join with creative localized grass roots marketing to create high brand awareness of the production. Coupling integrated sponsor placement (commonly referred to as integrated product placement) and traditional sponsorship opportunities, you can deliver financial results for independent producers and companies who choose this fresh and innovative type approach. John serves as faculty advisor to Living Arts College: The School of Communication Arts and to Piedmont Community Colleges: Film Video and Production Technology Program. He served as adjunct faculty at a number of higher learning institutions such as UNC-Greensboro and Savannah College of Art and Design. He has also participated in a number of graduate productions at the University of North Carolina: School of the Arts. John usually attends the National Association of Broadcasters Convention, National Association of Television, and Production Executives, the American Film Market and others. You should know that John is almost a native to North Carolina. His family moved here in 1971. Living first in Knightdale, then Raleigh, onto Apex, and now in New Hill where his family currently resides. Currently the Dove Foundation for all family viewing approves The Rusty Bucket Kids. The TV show has been accepted and placed at several film festivals. The Rusty Bucket Kids has received three Emmy nominations, one in Music, Writing, and Set Design, for the MidSouth Region of the country. Recently, the show took home a Silver Telly Award for Children s programming and a Bronze Peoples Choice Telly for Children s programming. John has known for some time that most TV shows for kids lack the educational component to go along with the entertainment. John is doing that now with Edutainment. Think back to the Future meets The History Channel! John think outside the box, work outside the box, and know when to get back in the box! philosophy serves him well!