Hi, I'm Ellen! I'm available to freelance as either an AP or PA, preferably in the Reality TV/Doc genre. Can work as a Chicago or Detroit local. Emmy-Nominated (2014) by NATAS Michigan Chapter.


11/15 – 11/15

Production Assistant America's got talent 11

NBC — Reality/Doc (TV) — Marathon Productions Details
11/15 – 11/15

Release PA & crowd control for AGT open casting.

7/14 – 9/14

Office Production Assistant Ghost Inside My Child 6

LIFETIME — Reality/Doc (TV) Details
7/14 – 9/14

Responsibilities included prepping production paperwork for producing teams, prepping and maintaining gear, providing travel for producing teams (airport runs), purchasing expendables, various research tasks and other office duties.

6/13 – 6/14

Associate Producer Ask Dr. Nandi

Syndication — Talk Show (TV) Details
6/13 – 6/14

Pitching show topics, researching and writing episodes, booking guests and medical experts, conducting pre-interviews and organizing show binders, coordinating travel arrangements, briefing experts and guests before segments, producing roll-ins and delegating tasks to production assistants.

10/13 – 10/13

Production Assistant Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Corporate — Storyview LLC Details
10/13 – 10/13

Handled releases while covering the 2013 Chicago Marathon for Bank of America and assisted DP.

3/13 – 3/13

Co-Producer Guess Who? The Mayor and The Judge

PBS — Reality/Doc (TV) Details
3/13 – 3/13

Co-produced a two-minute TV spot for the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media that aired nationally on PBS’s Independent Lens. Responsibilities included casting, scheduling & budgeting.

4/12 – 4/12

Camera Operator 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

Live Event — Columbia College Chicago Details
4/12 – 4/12

Provided coverage for the 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates following nineteen Nobel Peace Prize awardees through their tour of various Chicago Public High Schools.

6/08 – 8/08

Second Assistant Director Myth of the American Sleepover

Film (Theatrical) — Roman Spring Productions Details
6/08 – 8/08

Carried out orders and directions from 1st AD, prepped & distributed call sheets, oversaw principal actors to ensure they were on schedule, etc.


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Class of '14

Columbia College Chicago

B.A. Film and Video Production

My Gear

  • Canon 60D
  • FInal Cut 7
  • MacBook Pro
  • Rode Mic


  • National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences


  • Editing
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Office Work
  • Producing
  • Shooting
  • Social Media