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Cynthia Hargraves

Cynthia Hargraves

Producer, Production Manager - Owner

Magic Hour Production Services

Magic Hour Production Services

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Magic Hour Production Services

Producer, Production Manager - Owner

Specializes in script breakdowns, budget, and schedules.

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Magic Hour Production Services

Producer

Create and develop original news, documentaries, featuring inspirational programming. Produce video profiles and resumes, portfolios, and presentations. Accomplished in "Final Cut Pro: and Avid editing. Experienced in HD and digital camera operation.

Career

The American Film Institute

Producer - Production Manager

Raised over $150,000 from investors for film financing. Negotiated deal memos and vendor contracts. HIred directors, principal actors, and key production staff. Performed script breakdowns and shooting schedules. Location scout and manager. Initiated and sustained production bank accounts. Completed productions on time and under budget. Designed and distributed press kits. Planned and coordinated film premieres.

Producer - "The Bugman" - Awarded Best Short HDfest - 2004

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Career
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Universal Studios

Human Resources Trainer, Venue Manager, Coordinator

Instructed new hires on the company's policy, benefits, and leadership program. Managed venue staff and cooordinated special events. Ensured prompt and smooth operatiosn of live shows. Created an hour-to-hour database, which enabled accurate work schedules for a staff of over 500.

Awarded "Best Director - Comercial/PSA" Universal Studios Employee Film Festival - 2004

Career

Paramount Pictures

Assistant to the Vice Presdent of Production, Network Television

Organized and maintained talent/contract database. Researched and prepared financial analysis for audio looping. Created a 600 volume video archive. Maintained and update video library.

Shows - "Voyager" "Enterprise" "Frasier" " Girlfriends" "Andy Richter Controls The Universe" "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"

Paramount Classics - Marketing and Acquisitions Apprentice.

Assisted the President of the division by managing his desk and maintaining his schedule.
Research assistant for "The Virgin Suicides: Directed by Sofia Coppola

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Los Angeles Channel 36,

Producer. "Take One" Awarded Best Special, California Regional Cable Award

Produce television specials highlighting emerging film producers and directors. Direct studio crew. shot and edited profiles and field footage. Create opening and closing titles and graphic.

Career

New York City's Television Network

Field Producer

Produce on-air profiles for recipients of "The Mayor's Volunteer Service Awards" Prepare and organize camera crew. Research recipient's background for profile content. Conduct talent interviews. Create an in-depth story, edit, and deliver project.for air.

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Courtroom Television Network (Currently TruTV)

Producer On-Air Promotions. "Primetime Justice" - with Terry Moran

Write. produce, and edit daily and weekly on-air promotions for air with regards to priority and deadline. Research and log trials for programming and live broadcasts.

Manager, Network Duplication Center

Operate multiple video formats in order to create broadcast standard duplications for air and purchase requests. Coordinate shipping and deliveries of video duplications for all network departments.

Career

Downtown Community Television

Broadcast Television Instructor, Editor

Conducted classes on newgathering, interview techniques, camera operations, lighting, field producing.

School of Visual Arts

Entertainment Law and Business

The American Film Institute

Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.), Producing, Film and Television

New York University

Certification, Business Planning and Budgeting

Brooklyn College

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Radio, Television , and Theater