Allison Scates is always seeking new opportunities to gain as much media production experience as possible. In addition to film and television, Allison has a strong background in marketing/advertising. Allison currently lives in Studio City.


1/16 – Current

Executive Assistant

The Walt Disney Company / Buena Vista Productions / ABC Details
1/16 – Current

WEBSITE MANAGEMENT  Responsible for providing regular maintenance + upkeep to a confidential Disney website designed for executive employees  Send email blasts to executive team regarding new content uploaded to site  Regularly upload various metadata to site including: commercials, short form videos, notes and contractual agreements  Troubleshoot and resolve common issues within website  Edit and create new webpages for site  Review, edit and upload ABC artwork and graphics  Design PowerPoint presentations for digital distribution meetings ADMINISTRATION  Provide exceptional day-to-day administrative support to the VP, Business Affairs & New Media at ABC  Administer clerical support for the Business Affairs department  Acts as back-up/overflow for department executives  Answer, screen and roll high volume calls  Schedule meetings, conference calls and maintain extensive calendars  Prepare and process all travel, expense reports and vendor invoices

11/14 – 12/15

Office Production Assistant (Administrative Coordinator )

NBC Universal Details
11/14 – 12/15

DIGITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT  Publish video assets, monitor app programming, functionality, and usage.  Manage + distribute XML metadata of NBCUniversal TV shows and programming  Responsible for uploading of metadata, artwork and video content of NBCUniversal television shows on a video app designed for executive and privileged employees  Monitor all NBCUniversal TV shows to ensure that they air without content interruption ADMINISTRATION  Executive Assistant to the VP, Product Development & Strategy and VP Technology & Operations  Administer clerical support for Content and Digital Distribution teams both in the Universal City + New York City offices  Regularly receive incoming/outgoing calls, manage heavy email communication, schedule large scale video conferences, meetings, Web Ex, oversee five calendars and set up conference calls (domestic + international)  Schedule travel, reconcile invoices, file expense reports, order food + office supplies for team  Coordinate employee off-sites, lunches, annual picnics, parties & other department events

4/13 – 6/14

Executive Assistant (Coordinator, Accounting & Finance)

PBS Details
4/13 – 6/14

Provided executive support to the VP of Accounting, the SVP of Finance and their direct reports Supported the Accounting, Finance and Human Resources departments. Organized and oversaw all contracts, meetings, travel, conference calls and managing multiple calendars. Organized special projects, luncheons, annual picnics, parties & other departmental events for staff.

4/12 – 4/13

Videographer (DP, Editor and photographer) Office of Diversity, Inclusion, & Multicultural Education

Corporate — George Mason University Details
4/12 – 4/13

Director of photography, editor and still photographer for selected George Mason University events.

8/09 – 1/12

Office Production Assistant (Advertisement Specialist)

George Mason University Details
8/09 – 1/12

Devised marketing techniques to attract more diverse audiences to office. Promoted events through Facebook, Twitter and other media outlets. Filmed, photographed and edited events on campus and at off-site locations. Provided technical and administrative support for office managers, directors and deans.

6/11 – 8/11

Production Assistant Discovery Global Education Pilot

DISCOVERY — Reality/Doc (TV) — The Biscuit Factory
6/11 – 8/11
6/11 – 8/11

Production Assistant Jefferson's Secret Bible Pilot

SMITHSONIAN — Reality/Doc (TV) — The Biscuit Factory
6/11 – 8/11
6/11 – 8/11

Production Assistant 9/11 Story in Fragments Pilot

SMITHSONIAN — Reality/Doc (TV) — The Biscuit Factory
6/11 – 8/11


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Class of '12

George Mason University

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)/Cinematography and Film/Video Production


  • Alpha Kappa Delta
  • Theater of the First Amendment


  • 75WPM
  • Accounting
  • Administration
  • Advertising
  • Event Management
  • Excel
  • Final Cut Pro
  • HD/SD Video Cameras
  • Oracle
  • Powerpoint
  • Producing
  • Public Relations
  • Screenwriting
  • Social Media
  • Word