Entertainment, Public Relations, Casting, Talent, Media, Social Media, Digital Strategy.
Los Angeles, Other
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VP at a studio or network (Creative, Casting, Public Relations, Digital Strategy).
January 2012 — Present
Department Manager (Press and Social Media Manager)
Social Media Manager for Screen Actors Guild and SAG-AFTRA
Manager of press for SAG through historic SAG-AFTRA merger.
Created award-winning press kit for SAG-AFTRA merger. (See Awards below)
Oversaw 100+ web, radio, written and red carpet interviews.
Manager/moderator @SAGAFTRA @SAGAFTRAnews Facebook.com/SAGAFTRA
Generated 30% increase in followers across all handles. 100,000+ combined followers.
Review of analytics/database services resulted in projected $11,000 savings annually.
Speech writing for high profile union officers for public and private events.
Managed events at Sundance, Los Angeles and AFI Film Festivals.
Multiple PowerPoint Presentations created for for union President/Executive Director
18th and 19th Screen Actors Guild Awards: Managed press, photographers and social media including live-tweeting of red carpet/telecast.
Casting and Talent Acquisition Manager
September 2011 — August 2011
L.A., CA Independent Contractor: 7/2011-8/2011
Successful worldwide marketing and talent search for new series. Head office coordinator for casting in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Japan, and France. Personally responsible for NY and UK digital marketing campaign.
L.A., CA Independent Contractor 10/2010-12/2010
Successful world wide digital search to recast the lead of the acclaimed Starz series “Spartacus” with campaigns in Australia, New Zealand, England, South Africa, Canada, and the Czech Republic.
Casting Director/Talent Acquisition, Program Publicity
November 2006 — August 2011
Duties included: Successful Casting, Publicity and Marketing for Multiple series, DVD features, theatrical features, and independent films with contract negotiations. PR focus primarily on “Stargate” television franchise including event management, press strategy, digital marketing, and audience acquisition. Partnering with and overseeing social media outlets for the studio. Event planning for feature film premieres, wrap parties, and post awards show galas. Protection and marketing of the MGM brand.
Jeanne McCarthy Casting
January 2011 — April 2011
Pilot season casting associate. Pilot "My Life as an Experiment" Sony/NBC. Features "21 Jump Street" & "Five Year Engagement"
Marketing Manager and Casting Assistant
May 2000 — December 2003
Duties Included: Originated, created, and managed sales, marketing, and publicity for an online resource company. Specialized in event management and press communication. Clients Included: “Spartan” Dir. David Mamet, Donald Trump’s “The Apprentice”
Bunim Murray Productions
Promotions & Marketing Casting Assistant
May 2003 — July 2003
Duties Included: Assisted in overall organization of events and auditions as well as promotion for auditions and event coordination.
May 2000 — November 2001
Duties Included: Organized digital database of clientele for literary publications, client acquisition, and contract negotiation. Marketed new and innovative products to clientele.
LA Arts Center
Photoshop- Beginning and Advanced
BA (double), Double in Media Studies: New Media emphasis & Film/TV PR. Minor: Design
Alexander W. Dreyfoos Jr. School of the Arts
High School Diploma, Communications
California InterContinental University
MBA, Arts, Entertainment, and Media Business Management