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Akira Spann

Akira Spann

USC Graduate

Pursuing opportunities in Los Angeles and New York

Entertainment + Pop Culture Fanatic.





BET Networks

Corporate Communications Intern

• Create daily press clips and press packages for various Original Programming series.
• Gather awards submissions and coordinated screener mailings for Screen Actors Guild awards, NAACP awards, and Golden Globes awards.
• Perform other duties such as editorial calendar updates, expense reports, travel arrangements and itineraries, media lists, pulling photos and clips.

ID Public Relations

Creative Strategy Intern

• Assist the Creative Strategy team in collecting research used in presentations for potential client campaigns.
• Draft press releases, talking points, bios, event scripts, and speeches
• Study products from clients in order to help shape messaging.
• Transcribe media training sessions.

"I've never had a grand plan. I've only just tried to keep open to many different possibilities, have fun and work with people who are passionate about what they do." - Steve Buscemi

LTLA Communications

Publicity Assistant

• Coordinated with the Senior Publicist to execute all awards publicity strategies for independent and major studios.
• Assisted in the maintaining/updating calendars and press clips/reports, coordinating with journalists, coordinating premieres and press conferences.
• Handled talent and filmmakers for screenings, film festivals, and press appearances.

LTLA Communications

Public Relations Intern

• Researched coverage of television series such as Vikings, Black Sails, and Da Vinci’s Demons as part of a report to assist publicists with planning pitches to trade publications and other outlets.
• Created and distributed mass mailings screening invitations under guild specifications and guidelines.
• Managed RSVP’s and check-in’s for film screenings and Q&A Panels.

University of Southern California

Master of Communication Management

At USC, I was able to tailor my coursework to study various topics in entertainment and public relations. These courses include:

• Business of Fame and Entertainment
• Advanced Entertainment Public Relations
• Communication, Values, Attitude and Behavior