Name: Taylor Van Arsdale
Location: Santa Monica, CA
First MSI: Appearance: 2nd October 2011
Profile: Taylor Van Arsdale got her start in music as the “Original Check-In Gal” at the Guitar Center Hollywood where she met many musical icons including; Poison, David Coverdale and Eddie Van Halen. She then moved to film and television at HBO Pictures where she developed award-winning projects including; “Don King: Only in America,” “GIA” ~ with Angelina Jolie and “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge.” She was later hired by NBC Universal as the Instructor for the Writers On The Verge Diversity Workshop, where she oversaw content for 1-hour dramas and 1-hour comedies and evaluated writers’ adaptability for network staffing. As a private script consultant, with Tailfish Productions she personally developed the 2004 Austin Film Festival Best Comedy Screenplay Winner and a 2005 Nicholl Fellowship Semi-Finalist. She has worked as the Managing Editor of two print magazines, writes a column for the Santa Monica Daily Press and continues to explore creative and artistic endeavors. In early 2010 she took her film and television savvy and merged it, along with her long-standing film industry contacts and passion for music to re-brand Tailfish Productions into Tailfish Productions & PR [Tailfish Publik Relations] representing music industry talent, bands, and music gear and products and acts as a liaison between labels and/or musicians and the media to acquire reviews in online and print magazines and so on. The focus is split between generating press and airplay to acquiring film and television licensing rights for their client’s songs. Her clients have received airplay on: Los Angeles’ Indie 103.1, Boston’s 100.3 WHEB ~ Morning Drive Time, San Diego’s ROCK 105.3 KIOZ, Boston’s 88.1 WMBR, Long Beach’s KCTY 107.7 FM, and North Dakota’s KHND 1470 AM.
Tailfish clients include: Goth artist Dymaxion Vehicle ~ recently hailed by Blast magazine as the “Quentin Tarantino” of Darkwave; Glo ~ An amazing collaboration of talent from Canada with scintillating rhythms of harder edged rock with deep orchestral arrangements; JamHub ~ Winner of the NAMM Best Tools for Schools 2010-2011~ for its “Silent Rehearsal Studio;” Electronic-fusion artist JonRa, Indie phenoms Marcy Playground, Dream-Pop artist Mimi Page ~ whose songs have been widely received by the electronic music community and have charted #1 on Amazon.com and #11 on iTunes for her single “This Fire;” Shotgun Radio ~ Electronica / Break Beat artists who have crafted and licensed music for Doritos, Timberland, Converse, Puma and K-Swiss commercials; Spaceship Days ~ Winners of the Online Music Awards; and Sweet Davis ~ an emerging country/pop band from Virginia.