DeadOn Productions is dedicated to the creation of unique programming combining historical documentary with paranormal reality and adventure. The company was founded in 2007 by author Mark Nesbitt, along with Investigative Medium Laine Crosby. The duo co-host the Ghost Talkers talk show, with a chilling paranormal adventure in every episode heard exclusively on Ghost Channel.TV.
DeadOn Productions also syndicates original shows by independent producers related to history and the paranormal. We believe the most distinctive shows are produced by independent filmmakers and small production companies, and we develop partnerships to provide our audience with a creative assortment of interesting entertainment options.Our shows are sold as podcasts and vodcasts (audio and video downloads) that can be viewed on ipods, computers, and even televisions.
Executive Producer Mark Nesbitt
Mark Nesbitt served the National Park Service as a Ranger/Historian and a Licensed Battlefield Guide in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, before starting his own research and writing company in 1977. In addition to the award-winning Ghosts of Gettysburg series, his published works include: Drummer Boy at Gettysburg, If the South Won Gettysburg, 35 Days to Gettysburg, Rebel Rivers, Saber and Scapegoat: J.E.B. Stuart and the Gettysburg Controversy, Through Blood and Fire, The Ghost Hunter’s Field Guide: Gettysburg and Beyond, Haunted Pennsylvania, Sixty Things to Do When You Turn Sixty (contributing author), and his latest book Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville: The Ghost Hunters Field Guide to Civil War Battlefields.
Nesbitt has been a keynote speaker and guest lecturer for numerous colleges and universities, as well as political, civic, and trade associations. He has won several awards and has been seen or heard on The History Channel, A&E, The Discovery Channel, The Travel Channel, Unsolved Mysteries, Coast to Coast AM, and in regional television and radio programs as well as local newspapers. His Ghosts of Gettysburg Candlelight Walking Tour was named the #1 ghost tour in the country by Haunted America Tours, and he recently began the Ghosts of Fredericksburg Candlelight Walking Tours in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Executive Producer Laine Crosby
Laine Crosby spent two decades in marketing and public relations in the capacity of director/vice president, building businesses, positioning brands, and launching products for major corporations and start-up companies. Since 2005, Crosby has worked as an investigative medium (investigativemedium.com), and spends time working on murder cases, writing about her adventures as a medium, and producing original programming for The Ghost Channel.
Crosby’s online and broadcast media experience began at The Weather Channel where she worked several years directing and managing all marketing efforts for The Weather Channel Web site (weather.com) brand and launch, 1-900-WEATHER, Radio and Newspaper Distribution, and syndication of The Weather Channel across various interactive delivery media including email and wireless technologies.
Crosby’s experience also includes the marketing launch of Wachovia Investments, the investment subsidiary of Wachovia Corporation (NYSE:WB); Coca-Cola USA (NYSE:KO) the Burger King account; the product launch of Kellogg’s (NYSE:K) Banana Nut Cereal; and director of marketing for several high-tech start-ups spawned from Georgia Tech’s prestigious incubator, the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC). Crosby earned an M.B.A. in marketing from Georgia State University, a B.A. in economics from Agnes Scott College, and certificates from Georgia Institute of Technology (ecommerce), the University of London (international law) and the University of Tours (international finance). Crosby spent many years as a publicist and corporate writer, and after leaving The Weather Channel, she owned the Atlanta-based marketing and public relations firm, the redd group, until she relocated to Maryland in 2004.
Crosby moved to a haunted house on an old Maryland plantation and life has never been the same. The shock of leaving the city life was compounded by the realization that she had psychic abilities. Crosby’s work as a medium has been in The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Baltimore Examiner, and Maryland's The Daily News and Record among other local and national papers. She has appeared on the Michael Medved Show as well as the local WB and Fox News affiliates and will be seen on The Travel Channel's Mysterious Journeys, in the fall. Crosby has helped historians and archaeologists discover details about the history of locations in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania.
Her current projects include Ghost Talkers and a non-fiction book that will make you laugh, cry, and shiver as you read about her experiences on the nineteenth century Maryland plantation she now calls home.
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