(written from a Production point of view)
|Birth name:||April Dawn Nocifora|
|Date of birth:||7 April 1968|
|Place of birth:||Newbury, Ohio, USA|
|Roles:||Personal Assistant; Production Associate; Post-production Supervisor|
April Dawn Rossi (born 7 April 1968; age 47) started her professional career by working under her maiden name April Nocifora as production associate on Star Trek: The Next Generation. She worked as assistant to Ronald D. Moore between October 1994 and October 1995 and later as assistant to Peter Lauritson on Star Trek: First Contact. She was married to Dave Rossi whom she met on the set in the '90s and took his last name. Rossi later became a post-production coordinator and later post-production supervisor on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager. Most of the credits list her as April Rossi. After her divorce from Rossi and her work on Star Trek she went back to her maiden name.
An image of Rossi can be seen in a group shot in the Star Trek: Communicator issue 115 in 1998, part of the article "Fans to Pros". Her name can also be seen on a computer readout in the DS9 fifth season episode "The Darkness and the Light".
Career outside Star Trek Edit
Nocifora was a graduate with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, TV/Film from the California State University-Fullerton with an additional grade received at AVID Technology, Inc.
After her work on Star Trek, Nocifora has been consistently working in the television industry, serving as associate producer for HBO between 2005 and 2007 and since 2008 as associate producer for Old Breed Productions for HBO mini-series, including the war drama Rome (2005-2007), the comedy The Flight of the Conchords (2007-2009), and the war drama The Pacific (2010, starring William Sadler). Other credits include Michael Piller and Shawn Piller's The Dead Zone (2002, as associate producer) and as post-production supervisor the television series Taken (2002, with Emily Bergl and Matt Frewer), Carnivàle (2003-2005), Rome (2005-2007), the science fiction series Fringe (2010), and Brannon Braga and René Echevarria's Terra Nova (2011).
Alternating between HBO and 20th Century Fox, Nocifora has since then worked as a co-producer, having worked as such on such television series as The Event (2010-2011), Sleepy Hollow (2012-2014), and Scorpion (2014).