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Lauren Akins

Lauren Akins

Research Assistant

Southern Gurl Productions

Motion Pictures and Film Professional

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University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Administrative Specialist I

Effectively manage the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs' schedule, student concerns, and confidential documents expediently. Possess excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, and Access), scheduling and organization. Draft memorandums, purchase requisitions, work orders, letters, and directives Graciously and diplomatically handle student and parent concerns.

Career medium 04
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Career medium 01

Third World Civilizers Films

Public Relations Manager and Production Assistant

Coordinate pre-production script management. Compose shot sheets, shot cards, actor release forms, shot logs, and storyboards. Influence casting decisions. Wrangle extras. Serve as liaison between writer, director and actors. Garner publicity through the use of Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, etc. Coordinate and manage rehearsals. Check permissions and copyrights. Location scout manager for Third World Civilizers’ A$AP Rocky parody and The Beholder short film. Secure financial sponsorships. Ensure crew compensation. Draft press releases. Spokesperson for media inquiries, including securing screening dates, 10+ radio interviews, newspaper articles, and magazine articles. Enter film festivals and secure travel arrangements

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Southern Gurl Productions

Research Assistant

Create Excel spreadsheet documents of pertinent data and contact information. Write press releases, event articles. Administrate Official Black and Write Documentary FaceBook page. Organically advertise screening dates via social media platforms. Respond, edit, proofread and prioritize all PR, interview requests. Establish rapport with key media contacts. Maintain scheduling of interviews, festival deadlines and event leads. Use Without A Box to search and apply to film festivals. Adapt to fix onsite issues. Heavily research script ideas and compile list of subjects and possible candidates. Engage with peers across the company to support meetings and initiatives. Proactively reach out to people on behalf of the senior management. Schedule meetings, interviews, and speaking opportunities; make complex travel arrangements. Make tabular formats, fact sheets, graphs and reports on each of the research results in order to summarize them. Proofread the data and make corrections wherever necessary. Assist in preparation of presentations, manuscripts and other project related topics.

Career medium 04
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Career medium 04

Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas

Assistant Scriptwriter, Jazz in the Delta Documentary

Special assignment coordinated by Pat Hopkins. Systematized archival script research. Recorded and documented interviewees’ information. Controlled cast call logs. Reviewed sound bites for data. Organized script in chronological manner. Located audio, visual, and multimedia clips to include in video documentary. Utilized both Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel daily. Complied vocabulary lists. Greeter and bartender at the Live@5 monthly jazz, blues, country, and rock’n roll performances.

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Kohl’s Department Store

Jewelry Sales Consultant

Daily removed, inventoried, and displayed high-quality jewelry from safe prior to store opening.
Merchandised new shipments of Elle, Simply Vera, Jenifer Lopez Collection, Marc Anthony, Black Hills Gold, Citizen, Bulova, LeVian, and LC Lauren Conrad apparel and jewelry according to company standards.
Computer/POS Scanning Use
Interacted personably with each consumer to ascertain their wants or needs by developing relationships and trust.
Recommended, selected, described, located, and explained the use, operation, and care of the best products for the consumers’ requirements.

Career medium 03
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Clark Atlanta University

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), History

Stonewall Jackson High