GINGER T. PERKINS
Ginger Perkins currently works as a film and theatre producer in Los Angeles. Her most recent film producing credits include Refuge written and directed by Mark Medoff; The Game of Their Lives written by Angelo Pizzo and directed by David Anspaugh; and the family film Children On Their Birthdays written by Douglas Sloan and directed by Mark Medoff, based on a Truman Capote short story. While working for Crusader Entertainment as an in-house producer, Ginger worked with writers, directors and company executives in developing family films including historical films, sports films and fantasy films. Other film producing credits include All Tied Up and Baby Luv. Ginger’s other work in film and television has included work as casting director, production accountant, script consultant, distribution and marketing consultant and acting coach.Ginger has produced award-winning plays in Los Angeles under Frantic Redhead Productions and has co-produced with Playwrights’ Arena, The Lost Studio, The Zephyr Theatre, Sacred Fools, The Powerhouse Theatre, Sacred Fools, Burglars of Hamm and Four Letter Word Productions. Ms. Perkins is an award-winning theatrical producer, producing in Texas, Washington, D.C., California, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Arkansas, Utah, and Scotland. She lived in Aberdeen, Scotland from 1972-1975 where she acted, directed and designed plays under the auspices of the Attic Theatre Company and she taught at the American School of Aberdeen. She produced plays, dance programs, music and art exhibits for the Edinburgh International Festival Fringe for 25 years, running both a professional company and a mentoring program for children. Her company, Frantic Redhead Productions, won a “Best of the Fringe” award for a play co-produced with Scoric Productions, The Knife Thrower’s Assistant: or A Life on the Cutting Edge written and performed by Oklahoma native, Ronnie Claire Edwards. Frantic Redhead Productions also won a coveted “Fringe First” award in conjunction with Playwrights’ Arena of Los Angeles for Moscow. Ms. Perkins operated theatres in Edinburgh for the Fringe Festival for several years and Frantic Redhead Productions thrived at the at the Fringe with critically acclaimed outdoor productions of Macbeth and four original Sherlock Holmes plays, an original play about Mary Queen of Scots as well as two popular children’s plays. Her recent theatre work in Los Angeles includesBeggars in the House of Plenty; Orpheus Descending; Land of the Tigers(LA Weekly, Backstage Garland, Ovation, LA Drama Critics Circle awards); Sugar Daddy and Stop Kiss.
Ginger began her professional career as Business Manager and Marketing Director for the Texas Tech University Theatre, followed by four years as the Assistant Executive Director of the Utah Endowment for the Humanities. She has worked as a fundraising and marketing consultant for the Utah Media Center, the U.S. Film Festival (which evolved into the Sundance Film Festival); Ballet West; Repertory Dance Theatre; Utah Opera and numerous arts organizations around the country. Ms. Perkins was also a member of the graduate faculty at the University of Utah, teaching in its Arts Administration program, and has acted as adjunct faculty at Santa Monica College and as a guest director and lecturer at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is a member of the College of Fellows of the Southwest Theatre Association and was on the Board of Directors for The Utah Association of Film and Television Arts. Ginger served on the National Board of Women in Theatre from 1981-1985 and was the Editor of its newsletter. She worked with other board members in producing four national Women’s Theatre Festivals in San Diego, Dallas, New York and Minneapolis. Ginger also served as President of the Board of Directors for The Edge of the World Theater Festival in Los Angeles.
She owned her own talent agency in Salt Lake City (The Burton and Perkins Agency) and later established herself in Los Angeles as a personal manager and as an agent for actors and writers. Ms. Perkins left the agency business to become Director of Marketing for Cannon Pictures and then she began her film producing career.
Ginger holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education (Theatre and Speech) from Texas Tech University and a Master of Fine Arts in Arts Administration from the University of Utah.