April 2015–July 2015: Juniper Place Productions, CBS Television, Studio City, CA
Director of Development
Offered support to Executive Producer, Jeffrey Kramer, while his head of development was on maternity leave; oversaw all development projects, created pitch materials, liased with talent agents, writers, producers and studio executives; read and provided coverage on high-volume book, television and film script submissions; generated and updated a detailed submission log; maintained project grid; researched potential projects; set and attended agency development meetings.
November 2003–April 2015: Act-1/Volt Workforce Solutions/Star Staffing, L.A., CA
Temporary Executive Assistant
On-call temp for high-profile entertainment companies/executives such as Timberman-Beverly Productions, VH1, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, CBS, Dr. Phil & The Doctors, Lionsgate, Summit Entertainment, William Friedkin Productions, Sherry Lansing Foundation, Jon Dolgen, Bill Silva Management, Andy Hewitt, and AFM: liaised with high-level executives, producers and talent; drafted correspondence; read scripts and provided coverage; researched potential talent/projects and created presentations for consideration; maintained, duplicated and distributed script and music submissions; edited and maintained copy and data for television promos; maintained business, social and travel calendars; handled heavy phones; rolled calls; scheduled meetings and conference calls; extensive experience in film, television and music environments.
May 2012–August 2013: Paramount Pictures, Hollywood, CA
Executive Assistant to the Executive Vice President of Paramount Pictures
Generated and distributed complex Business Affairs Agenda (including project status reports, option status reports and WGA writers’ reacquisition requests) for high-level executives studio-wide; maintained, distributed and summarized agreements for motion picture business and talent-related deals; maintained timesheet submissions department-wide; provided comprehensive administrative support (rolling calls, scheduling meetings, maintaining files, submitting expense reports and coordinating travel).
August 2009–January 2010: Concord Music Group, Beverly Hills, CA
Executive Assistant to the President of A&R
Liaised between executive and artists, musicians, managers, producers, The Recording Academy, etc; drafted correspondence; screened and maintained music submissions, duplication and distribution; scheduled recording sessions; maintained personal and business calendar and travel itineraries; submitted artist and record label information to The Recording Academy for the 2010 Grammy Awards; maintained record industry profit and loss statements; facilitated day to day office administration.
January 2008–April 2009: Paramount Pictures, Hollywood, CA
Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Business Affairs, Motion Picture Music
Edited, redlined and distributed composer, songwriter, soundtrack and producer agreements; summarized complex legal agreements for all relevant legal and non-legal music and motion picture personnel; created and maintained soundtrack advance charts; prepared large volume of correspondence; facilitated day-to-day office administration.
March 2003–Nov. 2003: JD Souther (Eagles songwriter), Hollywood, CA/Nashville, TN
Transcribed lyrics/poetry from handwritten format to type; performed editing and formatting; organized electronic and paper files; completed special projects as assigned; assisted in the process of choosing material for songwriting purposes. Received special thanks for, “Rendering lyric clarity from chaos,” on Souther’s album, If The World Was You (2008).
2003–2005: Slamdance International Screenplay Competion, Hollywood, CA
Read scripts, provided coverage and voted on finalists/winners for international screenwriting competition.
August 2000–December 2000: Irv Schechter Company, Beverly Hills, CA
Read scripts and provided coverage on submissions; handled heavy phones, set meetings, and arranged auditions; dealt with casting directors, managers, and producers and clients; edited clients’ video reels, resumes and bios; scouted talent.
May 1998–June 2000: Irena and Mike Medavoy, Beverly Hills, CA
Managed household duties, social/business calendars, and drafted correspondence to business associates in entertainment and political arenas; planned and executed special events, screenings, fundraisers and political involvements such as Dessert with the Clintons, COACH for Kids Millennium Ball and Annual Golden Globes Nomination Party.
Pepperdine University; Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast/Telecommunications, Emphasis in Creative Writing, December 1998
Semester Abroad Program, Florence, Italy (1997); K-CAL 9 Internship; newsroom & field reporting (1998); TV-3 Entertainment Anchor, Pepperdine University (1997)
Learning Ally – reading & recording for the blind and dyslexic; Motion Picture & Television Hospital – activities department; BookPals (Screen Actors Guild) – reading for school children