||Ive helped some of the best corporations in America deliver their messages with integrity, clarity and creativity.
As a writer and media creative director, I combine long experience in the entertainment business with a deep, gut level understanding of the demanding needs of corporate marketing and communications.
When you need to make a connection with your audience, a connection not just with their heads, but with their hearts call me.
Strategic communications, flashy product launches, trade shows, fashion shows, video, Web casts and pod casts, speeches and presentations of all kinds.
American Airlines, Bali Hanes, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Dell, Eaton Vance, Ernst & Young, Fleet/Boston, Frito-Lay, Gillette, GTE, JC Penney, NEC, Nortel Networks, Pfizer, Raytheon, Sterling Software, State Street, Texaco, T.G.I. Fridays, Tivoli Systems and T. Rowe Price.
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Trained in the theater
Born in Illinois, Dennis Thread was professionally trained in New York as an actor and director and has directed theater and opera all over the country.
He began his career as a press agent for Joseph Papps New York Shakespeare Festival, working on Broadway sensations A Chorus Line and The Pirates of Penzance. He was a theatrical agent in the boutique Richard Astor Agency which represented talents like the late Nell Carter and Danny Aiello.
He was founding Creative Director of Solstice Productions in New York, directing large-scale site-specific theater events, as well as classic dramas from 19th C Russia and 17th C England.
The writer emerges
After writing a series of articles on the creative lives of elderly artists, Thread was hired by the Carnegie Corporation of New York to manage a research project on individuals working past the normal retirement age. He worked with over 100 of the centurys highest achievers, including Issac Asimov, McGeorge Bundy, Julia Childs, Norman Cousins, Hume Cronyn & Jessica Tandy, Peter Drucker, William Fulbright, John Gardner, Louis Harris, Eliot & Elizabeth Janeway, Frances Lear, Robert McNamara, David Ogilvy, Dr. Jonas Salk, Margaret Chase Smith and William H. Whyte.
Theater for CEOs Speech Writing
He moved into the corporate world by creating mini-dramas for solo performers in other words, he became a speech-writer. He branched out into writing and directing live corporate events and film/video.
Corporate Communications Consultant
Moving to Dallas, his career as a free-lance writer and creative director flourished. He created innovative communications solutions for major corporations including American Airlines, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Club Corp, Inc., EDS, JC Penney, Perot Systems, Nortel Wireless Networks, Sterling Software and Texaco and T. Rowe Price.
Television & Film
In addition to his corporate communications work, Thread worked with The Linda Yellen Company in Los Angeles, as Executive in Charge of Production. In cooperation with The Sundance Institute they presented two groundbreaking improvised motion pictures on Showtime Cable. Chantilly Lace, starred JoBeth Williams, Ally Sheedy, Talia Shire, Helen Slater, Martha Plimpton, Jill Eikenberry and Lindsay Crouse. Parallel Lives starred Jim Belushi, James Brolin, Lindsay Crouse, Jill Eikenberry, Ben Gazzara, Jack Klugman, Liza Minnelli, Dudley Moore, Gena Rowlands, Ally Sheedy, Helen Slater, Mira Sorvino, Paul Sorvino, Robert Wagner, Patricia Wettig, JoBeth Williams and Treat Williams.
Creative Director for Caribiner International & Jack Morton
For several years, Thread worked extensively with Caribiner International, the world leading creative agency for corporate meetings and events, first in their Texas operation and then as Creative Director in the Boston office. He joined Jack Morton Worldwide upon its acquisition of Caribiner and now once again works independently.
The Creative Thread Today
Living in New York City, he has clients across the nation. In addition to his corporate work, other ongoing projects include a documentary film on the motivation and visions of elder scientists. He continues to direct in theater and opera, most recently a production of Shakespeares King Lear in Dallas