Wes Woodland

Award-winning Storyteller / Adventurer / Dad

Wes Woodland | Biography

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Wes Woodland grew up on a small farm in the Sierra Foothills between Auburn and Grass Valley, California and worked on his family cutting horse ranch called Birdseye Land and Cattle Corporation in Chico. He attended public schools and graduated from Placer High School near the top of his class. Wes was a National US Speed Skating Champion and played in the Sacramento Optimist All-Star Football Game. Wes received his Bachelor's Degree at the University of California, Davis in Rhetoric and Communication with a minor in Environmental Geology. At UC Davis, he played collegiate football and produced his own radio show for four years at KDVS 90.3fm while also directing the News Department for two years.

Wes moved to Los Angeles immediately after graduation and has amassed 29 award-winning years in the entertainment industry. From writing and producing on-air promotions for FOX Kids, Kids WB, UPN, CBS & FOX Family to five plus seasons editing and storytelling on the hit dating show Blind Date, Wes has seen it all. One TV success was editing on ABC's The Bachelorette (Season 11) which drew its highest ratings in many years. For 15 plus seasons, his story contributions have been seen by millions of viewers on the number one rated daytime talk show, CBS Television’s Dr. Phil.

Wes is currently producing a PBS series about the rich history, fascinating locales, and amazing people in California’s Gold Country, called Sierra Gold (
www.SierraGold.tv). He also feels very blessed to continue remote editing for Paramount Pictures (Dr. Phil and The Doctors), CBS (Entertainment Tonight) and HGTV (Rock The Block, Best of Kitchen Crashers).

Wes is innovating content acquisition with his mobile podcast recording studio which allows multiple cameras, professional microphones and live switching capabilities to provide broadcast quality content creation anywhere, anytime to capture “the story” as a live stream or “faux live”. Email him for rates and availability.

Wes had the pleasure of working for George Lucas in his THX division and the honor of escorting the theatrical print of Steven Spielberg's "The Lost World" to London to oversee the distribution of prints throughout Europe.

Mr. Woodland has directed many celebrities and sports figures including Emily VanCamp, Jeff Gordon, Kenny Wallace, Frankie Muniz, Roger Lodge, Gary Busey, Michael Keaton, Charlie Rose and more.

Partial list of tv credits: HGTV’s Rock the Block, Hollywood Game Night, MTV's Scammers, Blind Date (S3-7), Dr. Phil (S4-19), David E. Kelley’s The Law Firm, Discovery’s Eco-Challenge, Excused, Looking Beyond, Whacked Out Sports, Love Connection, Horseworld, Encounters: the Hidden Truth & more.

Commercials & music videos include: Amazing Race, Blossom, Empty Nest, Home Improvement, 5th Wheel, Power Rangers, NHL Breakout Blast, NASCAR Racers & more.

Academy of Television Arts and Science, Motion Picture Editor’s Guild (Local 700), the Writer's Guild of America West and a proud board member of the Hillmen Foundation and DeWitt Community Complex.

Open to new opportunities.
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Wes Woodland on-set directing the Power Rangers for FOX Kids/Saban Entertainment.

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Letter of Recommendation from Rich De Michele of the Dr. Phil Show.