President of D.R.Lynes, VTP, LLC
Dean Radcliffe-Lynes has been producing award winning nationally distributed television specials, documentaries, event videos, training videos, promotional videos and videos that tell the compelling stories of grass roots and non-profit organizations for more than thirty years.
Clients include the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Mayo Clinic, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Howard University Cancer Center, The Federal Bureau of Prisons, Administrative Office of U.S. Courts, Outreach Extensions, The Gene Davis Group and the Baltimore City Public School System. She has also used her organizational skills and attention to detail to assist Event Planners, such as Special Gathering and Conceptual Geniuses in the production of events for their National Clients, including the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
From producing award winning documentaries for Hearst Broadcasting to event videos for the National Black Caucus of State Legislators, to uplifting and inspirational videos for non-profits like My Brother’s Keeper, she is adept at taking any program idea or concept, with close attention to her clients specific needs and desires, and creating high quality product at very competitive prices.
Dean produced a video documenting the yearlong campaign of the Black Male Identity Project for Art on Purpose in Baltimore, part of an ongoing national campaign to build, celebrate and accentuate positive and authentic images and narratives of black male identity, with support from the Open Society Foundation.
She has worked with Outreach Extensions, a nationally recognized community outreach media campaign manager, producing a number of videos for their outreach endeavors, including a series of modules called “Outside the Walls: A National Snapshot of Community-based Reentry Programs” and “To Serve This Present Age: Reentering Through Faith”. More recently she was named a Fellow in the Johns Hopkins University/MICA Saul Zaents Innovation Fund Inaugural class and is in development of a documentary on Women ex-offenders. She has also created a series of Public Service Announcements for Out for Justice as part of their anti-stigma campaign.
For three years, Dean contracted with the Baltimore City Public School systems Board of Education to produce original content for their Public Access Education Channel (Comcast Ch.77). The programs created highlighted the positive things that students, teachers and the school community in general was involved in, providing examples of successes and accomplishments. She also supervised high school student interns interested in media in the production of those programs.
Dean was part of the team that produced a series for the Gene Davis Group called “Images and Realities” that featured celebrities as well as everyday folks whose lives and accomplishments countered the negative stereotypes and images of African American life in America. This four part series was nationally syndicated on the NBC Owned and operated stations with funding from AT&T.
She has been recognized with awards as producer of “Martin Luther King, Jr.: The March to Freedom” for the Hearst Broadcast group and as producer of WBAL-TV’s “The Bottom Line” hosted by Kweisi Mfume and the nationally distributed “A Celebration of Life: Rising Above Breast Cancer” hosted by legendary jazz artist Nancy Wilson.
Dean has also provided voice over and narrations for some of her own products as well as for other clients.
She is a graduate of the Yale University School of Drama and lives in Baltimore, MD with her husband. They have a daughter who is a graduate of the University of Maryland College Park. Another daughter, an engineer, lives in Huntsville, AL and a granddaughter who attends the University of Alabama Graduate School.