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Melissa Verdugo

Producer/Production Manager
Los Angeles, CA



Extremely organized producer & production manager, skilled at all logistical elements of Production. Strong ties to the Live Comedy space. Experience both in the field and running things from home base.


1/16 – 9/16

Producer BY NIGHT 1

Internet — Scripted (TV) — Crosswalk Dreamer Details
1/16 – 9/16

Handled all location scouting, production logistics, permits, and callsheets. Built budgets and marketing plan. Ran pitching process as Producer.

5/16 – 5/16

Production Manager Billboard Music Awards Digital Content

DirecTV — Reality/Doc (TV) — Dick Clark Productions Details
5/16 – 5/16

Handled all aspects of crew staffing, equipment, location set up, call sheets, scheduling, and all other logistical elements.

3/16 – 4/16

Producer Financing Intensive

Live Event — Women In Film/Sundance Details
3/16 – 4/16

Sourced, negotiated and booked venues. Coordinated scheduling and communication with high level Entertainment Industry Executives. Booked and handled payment for Vendors. Ran the Day 1 Panel & Cocktail Reception and Day 2 Intensive from start to finish.

5/15 – 10/15

Post Production Manager – Taco Bell, Dr. Pepper, Angel Soft (Deutsch LA)

Commercial/Ad — Deutsch LA Details
5/15 – 10/15

Oversaw the staffing, location, casting, equipment, and scheduling of various nationwide campaigns. Built and executed management of 500k budgets per project. Kept continued communication with Creative Department and clients.

1/15 – 5/15

Producer One Starry Night

Live Event — ALS Association Details
1/15 – 5/15

Created and executed large scale Broadway centric concert to benefit the ALS Association. Starring Richard Sherman, Renee Zellweger, Norm Lewis, Ed Asner, Bruce Villanch, Petula Clark, Mickey Dolenz, Melissa Manchester, Oba Babbatunde, Jason Ritter, Eric Petersen and others. Produced state of the art celebrity engagement video and outreach plan. Secured comp’d travel, lodgings and ground transportation for East Coast & London based artists to perform in and attend Gala. Produced VIP Reception for high-level donors. Created full show budget and production calendar for the overview year of the benefits. Worked with ALS Association on underwriting packets, fundraising campaigns, press and awareness.

6/14 – 1/15

Producer (Tour Manager) Jenny McCarthy: Dirty, Sexy, Funny Tour

Live Event — Levity Productions
6/14 – 1/15
6/13 – 6/14

Producer (Talent Booker) Cabo Comedy Festival

Live Event — LEG Live/NUVO
6/13 – 6/14
12/13 – 3/14

Production Manager Life of the Party Pilot

TRAVEL — Reality/Doc (TV) — Triage Entertainment
12/13 – 3/14


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  • ALS Association
  • L.O.C.A. Ladies of Comedy Association
  • Women in Film
  • Young Storytellers


  • Casting
  • Comedy Industry
  • Live Event Production
  • Talent Booking
  • Tour Production