Andrew Fumento is not only a precise and proactive copywriter, but also an inspiring team player, with an eye toward the big picture. Having worked closely with him for over 6 years, I found him to be detail-oriented, responsible, and loyal. I enjoyed working with him on the many titles we produced together. He always has a positive attitude towards his job and his fellow employees.
Vice President, User Interface Group at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
Andrew Fumento and I worked together for thirteen years at Warner Home Entertainment Group, where he brought unflagging energy and dedication and personal integrity to the job...as well as a wealth of new ideas. It gives me great pleasure to recommend Andrew for any position for which he may apply.
Andrew worked with multiple cross-functional and cross-divisional teams to develop and manage new video formats for DVD, HD-DVD and Blu-ray Disc. He was a constant contributor to the thought processes that led to the innovations that have kept Warner products on the leading edge of the Home Entertainment industry. His conceptual work amplified by his detailed mapping of interactivity were foundations that made DVD a pleasurable and highly successful user experience.
In an environment of constantly increasing demands and limited resources, Andrew flawlessly managed the editorial development for Warner physical product across all territories worldwide. He will do what ever it takes to get a job done right, every time.
And of course, beyond that, He always seems to find time to acknowledge births and birthdays and other milestones to make our workplace a community of friends.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. I am happy to tell you more about this great co-worker and friend.
Senior Vice President Worldwide Creative Services at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
Andrew is among the most conscientious and dedicated executives I've had the pleasure of working with. He offers the unique ability to think creatively while simultaneously balancing the business objectives of a given project. Further, his overall sensitivity to the needs of others beyond his purview is admired and appreciated. I look forward to working with him again soon.
Principal, Mesmeric Media
This is the first LinkedIn recommendation I’ve ever written, which should be a testament to how much I think of Andrew Fumento as a colleague and as a person. I’ve known Andrew for about 10 years and can attest that he is one of the good guys and much more... Andrew is a super talent, multi-faceted with a great sense of humor. He is a creative copywriter and he has shared with me the number of writing contest placings (finalist and semi-finalist) that he’s received. Andrew brings many tangibles and intangibles to the table. He’d be great to consider for creative, marketing, advertising, media and production companies, plus management consulting and think tanks.
Vice President, Publicity at Warner Bros. Pictures
I worked with Andrew Fumento for many years. We worked together on hundreds of Warner Home Video (WHV) projects. I produced DVD & Blu-ray discs from the vendor side and Andrew was in charge of the Copy department at WHV. Andrew always had an intelligent, well thought out solution in response to questions related to copy, navigation or flow. He was meticulous in his work paying close attention to detail and always ensured things were done right. And when production deadlines were intense and stressful, he always knew how to lighten the mood for all with his fun and upbeat sense of humor. It was a pleasure working with Andrew and would be a pleasure to work with him again someday in the future.
Betty Hoffmeister (Lousararian)
Owner, Betty Hoffmeister Interiors
Andrew is a piñata of ideas. They just flow from him. He is innovative and able to put across his insights with panache. He's an excellent wordsmith, who makes his ideas fresh but easily understandable as a copywriter. As a copy editor, he elevates the writing while remaining modest. I've read a couple of Andrew's ads for his forthcoming book and think some of them would make excellent Super Bowl commercials!
Account Director/Recruitment @ Tentek
Andrew's ability to bridge the gaps between technology, innovation and design makes him a creative force in the entertainment industry.
Senior Vice President, Global Archives & Media Engineering at Warner Bros. Entertainment
Andrew and I worked together on the launch of the original DVD format. Every day brought new challenges and opportunities in bringing something new and exciting to mass entertainment audiences in a packaged format. Andrew was responsible for all content that lived on the disc, from information on the talent, to the layout and navigation of the interactive menu system, to rich content like interviews and behind the scenes materials that enhanced the DVD ownership experience. Andrew brought energy, insight and a dedicated work ethic to every project, regardless of its relative importance to the organization. He could always be counted on to deliver strong content on time and budget that created a better consumer experience. Any company would benefit from his dedication and enthusiasm for his work.
President / Head of Global Publishing
Andrew and I worked very closely together over the nearly 15 years I have worked at Warner Home Video, as Vice President of Special Features, or “enhanced content.” In fact, Andrew helped show me around on my first day. One thing that struck me about Andrew from that very first meeting onward was the importance he places on workplace relationships. He truly cares about his co-workers, and is fiercely loyal to the friends he makes and keeps over the years. He strives to make the workplace a human environment.
On the job, Andrew paid meticulous attention to detail. His is a skilled writer, and oversaw all menu copy for DVD, Blu-ray and digital download. In the early days of DVD, the text was quite extensive and it wasn’t unusual to have menus with over 100 pages -- Andrew was able to manage this incredible volume, with hundreds of DVD titles releasing each year. Andrew was also willing to go above and beyond the call of duty in research and development on what consumers liked in menus and packaging for DVD and Blu-ray, and was always looking for ways to improve menu navigation.
I highly recommend Andrew, and know he would be a committed, responsible team player. He has a great aptitude for new technologies, and would approaching any challenge with a creative perspective.
SVP, Creative Content at Warner Home Entertainment
I worked with Andrew while managing our internet presence and DVD business. Andrew is the type of person that every company needs: talented, tireless and conscientious. He is a person that gets the work done while recognizing people and their milestones along the way. Our business and organization is under constant change and time pressures. Whether delivering product descriptions for DVDs or creating witty editorial for web projects with unreasonable deadlines, Andrew delivered. And he did so with a positive attitude. Andrew is a great addition to any team.
President, WW Home Entertainment and Games at Warner Bros. Entertainment
Andrew is a joy to work with. He is the person you want in a meeting because of his enthusiasm, teamwork, work ethic and his desire to always push creative boundaries. I had the pleasure of working with him for almost ten years. During that time, among many accomplishments, I saw him work hard to shape the copy and navigation we take for granted on DVD and Blu Ray still today. This is a huge achievement, especially considering he had to work quickly and in uncharted territory. He successfully left his creative mark on his work at Warner; but what stands out even more is how much I enjoyed being on a team with him. Andrew is the definition of a team player and would be an asset to anyone needing to add to theirs.
Executive Director, DVD Special Features
Andrew Fumento has been a key creative force in establishing the unique user experience qualities of DVD and Blu-Ray at Warner Home Video. He is committed to innovating, dedicated to solving problems, and devoted to getting the words right. He is a tireless collaborator, a helpful advisor, and a spirited colleague who has your back and makes the overall workplace better.
Entertainment Communications Professional Specializing in Content-Energizing Writing and Editing
When you need a great copywriter, detailed-oriented copy editor, or excellent coach, contact Andrew. He is able to hold the vision from the details to the bigger picture. He was instrumental in helping me identify my true goals, keeping me accountable to my set deadlines, and using a velvet glove to keep me on track.
Owner, Essential Energetics
I've provided Andrew with marketing copy on several occasions. Though he's very detail-oriented in completing projects on or ahead of time, he also has a keen understanding of the creative process and gives me everything I need to provide him with excellent work. It's unusual to find a manager who can think creatively but also never misses a detail, but that's Andrew all the way.
Freelance Entertainment Copywriter