Norman H. Strassner
In 1976, Norm Strassner began his professional career in Hallandale, Florida, as an on-air director in a small local television station, WKID-TV. The station, providing mostly live, locally originated programming, provided Mr. Strassner with a "front line" education in live broadcast television.
In 1977, Mr. Strassner moved to Hollywood, CA and shortly thereafter began editing cutting- edge cable television shows for entertainment producer/reporter David Sheehan. These shows, “David Sheehan’s Hollywood” and “Showtime in Hollywood”, aired on On-TV and Showtime, respectively.
Mr. Strassner went on to direct for, and/or edit, hundreds of broadcast television shows including "Entertainment Tonight" (first 550 shows), "America with Sarah Purcell and McLean Stevenson", George Schlatter's "Real People" and Smith-Hemion’s "On Stage America". He was a director for programming at NBC, CBS, CNN, Paramount Television and many other independent production companies.
Mr. Strassner was nominated into the Director's Guild of America by Entertainment Tonight's first executive producer, Andy Friendly, and subsequently accepted as a full director by the DGA. Mr. Strassner is still a member in good standing with the DGA. He was also one of the first six videotape editors invited into the Motion Picture Editors Guild (now named the Motion Picture and Videotape Editors Guild).
Looking for a better quality of life, Mr. Strassner moved with his family to Boulder, CO in 1995. He purchased an existing production company, Flashback Video Productions, and began directing and editing projects for broadcast television, cable, educational, corporate and small business clients.
To date, Mr. Strassner and Flashback Media Productions have won 11 Telly Awards, 9 Communicator Awards, 6 Aurora Awards, 1 Summit Award, 2 Vision Awards and more.