Donna Janice Kavanagh

Title: Producer
Company: Kavanagh Productions
Location: Long Beach, Indiana, United States

Donna Janice Kavanagh, Producer at Kavanagh Productions, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in radio.

From watching her mother excel as an artist, Ms. Kavanagh was naturally drawn to the arts in her youth, which ultimately led to her interest in acting. She went on to study at Denver University and Catholic University before taking on the role of an instructor of American film, theater and literature at Poznan University in the early 1970s. Throughout the course of her career, Ms. Kavanagh pursued continued studies in nutrition and film at New York University and gained valuable expertise in theater, business and painting with Dunes Summit Theater, the Red Barn Summer Theater and Biggs, in which she offered “mystery dinner” performances. Notably, the mystery dinners were recognized in the Top Five Dinner Theaters in the United States through Restaurant Management Magazine every year between 1984 and 1988. Additionally, Ms. Kavanagh served as a painter on Capitol Hill and as an independent contractor on various presidential campaigns for more than 20 years, having campaigned for the role of a state representative on the democratic ticket and as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 2008, 2014 and 2016.

Presently, Ms. Kavanagh has flourished as the producer of Kavanagh Productions since 1982 and the host of Kavanagh Live on WRHC since 2007, as well as the host of the WFBT and WNIT radio show, “What Gives.” Over the span of her professional journey, she has produced various works, including “Stop the World I Want to Get Off” and “Hard Choices,” which was named among the Top Ten Films of 1989 to 1990. To remain aware of changes in the field, Ms. Kavanagh aligns herself with the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

Reflecting on her career thus far, Ms. Kavanagh is particularly proud of her efforts in backing Poland throughout the Revolutions of 1989, which saw the beginning of the collapse of the Soviet Union. Looking toward the future, she intends to produce another movie while continuing to help people in whatever way she can. Ms. Kavanagh attributes her vast success to her grandfather, Joseph Tamasi, who came to the U.S. three times from Italy with the help of a sponsor and proved himself as a tenacious fighter.

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