Danielle Hillanbrand's Profile on Staff Me Up

Danielle Hillanbrand

New York, NY

http://staffmeup.com/profile/danihillanbrand

Summary

I am a multi-platform storyteller. As a producer, I weave together exciting narratives through my writing and the interviews I conduct.

Credits

10/21 – 3/22

Field Producer (and Story Producer) Where Murder Lies (Season 3)

Investigation Discovery — TV — Lion Television Details
10/21 – 3/22

Created outlines and shoot scripts in pre-production phase. Oversaw field shoot-- conducted all interviews and directed A-cam Broll. Wrote and revised scripts from RC to PL stage. Submitted final annotated script at PL stage. Worked with editor to address network notes and deliver cuts on time. Collaborated with recreation director during preproduction and supervised team on set for accuracy and storytelling needs. Also acted in scenes and recorded VO for episode. Wrote episode descriptions and produced other deliverables.

3/21 – 10/21

Story Producer Crimes Gone Viral (Season 2)

Investigation Discovery — TV — Lion Television Details
3/21 – 10/21

Pitched stories to EP. For approved stories, I researched cases, wrote shoot scripts, casted contributors, coordinated shoots, and conducted on-camera interviews. Released and collected archival material from interviewees and government agencies. Wrote scripts incorporating VO dialogue, interview bites, and archival video/ audio. Worked with EP and editors to address network notes from RC to PL.

8/20 – 10/20

Development Untitled

Investigation Discovery — TV — Lion Television Details
8/20 – 10/20

Casted for stories and talent. Also recorded character pods for prospective development talent.

1/20 – 3/20

Casting Producer Where Murder Lies (Season 1)

Investigation Discovery — TV — Lion Television Details
1/20 – 3/20

Pitched stories, wrote outlines, casted contributors, researched cases, collected archive and court docs, conducted pre-interviews, and wrote research docs and outlines

7/19 – 10/19

Post Producer Beyond the Unknown (Season 2)

Travel — TV — Optomen Productions Details
7/19 – 10/19

Wrote new VO and amended earlier scripts to fit series framework and tone. Worked with editors to address EP and network notes from RC to PL. Used AVID to pull supplementary material from existing Mysteries archive. Coordinated with AEs and post supervisors to load footage and initiate exports when cuts were finished.

1/19 – 6/19

Associate Producer Hometown Horror (Season 1)

Travel — TV Details
1/19 – 6/19

In the office: casted for stories, wrote overviews for EPs, recorded and edited Skype calls for character pods, booked talent, secured shoot permits, and extensively researched historical subject matter for potential stories. Supported story producer by collaborating on outlines and VO scripts for approved stories. Wrote contributor summaries and beat sheets for the field director. In the field: made daily schedules, directed B-cam, interviewed contributors, managed releases, collected archive from contacts, took production stills, scouted locations, acquired permits, and communicated logistics to all talent and location contacts.

6/17 – 1/19

Associate Field Producer Mysteries At The Museum (Season 23)

Travel — TV — Optomen Productions Details
6/17 – 1/19

In the office: casted for stories, wrote network pitches, wrote shoot scripts, researched historical and scientific content, coordinated with museums for shoot days, created shoot calendars and call sheets, managed releases, and completed budget and check requests. In the field: interviewed contributors on camera, logged crew hours, tracked expenses, took production stills, scouted B-roll locations, media managed, and supported DP by lighting exhibitions and artifacts. Was featured as an on-camera historian contributor in Season 15.

6/17 – 1/19

Associate Field Producer Mysteries At The Museum (Season 19)

Travel — TV — Optomen Productions Details
6/17 – 1/19

In the office: casted for stories, wrote network pitches, wrote shoot scripts, researched historical and scientific content, coordinated with museums for shoot days, created shoot calendars and call sheets, managed releases, and completed budget and check requests. In the field: interviewed contributors on camera, logged crew hours, tracked expenses, took production stills, scouted B-roll locations, media managed, and supported DP by lighting exhibitions and artifacts. Was featured as an on-camera historian contributor in Season 15.

Recos

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Skills

  • Producing
  • Casting
  • Field Producing
  • Development
  • Research
  • Story Producing
  • Script Writing
  • shoot coordination
  • outline writing