Summary

-Extremely passionate for television, film, radio and all other forms of video and audio production -Superior multitasking and organizational skills with an ability to manage multiple high priority tasks and creatively develop solutions to problems

Credits

4/15 – 6/16

Associate Producer The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Syndication — Talk Show (TV) — A Very Good Production Details
4/15 – 6/16

-Wrote and assisted in producing segments for both human interest and celebrity guests -Selected dedicated viewers in need for Ellen DeGeneres to surprise them with cars, trips and other prizes -Worked closely with the script coordination and writing departments to ensure they always had the most up to date scripts and questions for Ellen DeGeneres and any other on air talent -Routinely pitched potential comedy sketch scenarios, game ideas and human interest segments to boost ratings -Collaborated with writing team to create a fun and humorous setting for Ellen DeGeneres, celebrity guests and fans to participate in during games, hidden camera segments, large reveals, etc. -Performed extensive research on talent and show topics by creating information packets and research memos -Constructed a daily news brief for the entire company which included odd news stories to incorporate into the monologue, heart felt stories for the human interest team and all major national news stories -Coordinated with props, wardrobe, editing, graphics, teleprompter and all other departments to ensure all elements were ready for show tapings -Helped produce several side projects for the show’s digital platforms and GAP’S ED by Ellen spring campaign, as well as integration and branding projects

5/15 – 6/15

Associate Producer Heads Up! Game Show 1

Talk Show (TV) — A Very Good Production Details
5/15 – 6/15

-Conducted try outs in order to select the best ‘Heads Up’ candidates to compete with and against celebrities -Interviewed all players to discover fun facts to discuss on camera with their celebrity partner and host Loni Love -Created and maintained important documents for the competition including biographies on celebrity and human interest players, show layouts, scripts, scores, prize hand outs, call sheets, game rules, contact sheets, etc. -Led pump up briefings for players to get motivated and camera ready

6/14 – 4/15

Production Assistant – Harpo Productions, Inc. / The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN)

Details
6/14 – 4/15

-Assisted in all areas of production for the Super Soul Sunday television series and other Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) shows and specials produced by Harpo Productions, Inc. -Prepared for production shoots by compiling research binders, creating cue/blue cards, setting up greenrooms, welcoming guests and obtaining media releases -Coordinated guest and team travel by booking flights and hotels as well as arranging transportation on location -Located and licensed footage, photos and all other media for broadcast, internet and promotional use -Maintained research documents, transcribed pre-interviews and attended screening and editing sessions -Managed and updated scripts, show folders and pitch documents for all past, current and future guests -Worked closely with featured guest(s) and their publicist, agent and/or assistant throughout all production stages -Created social media plans with the marketing team and executed on Super Soul Sunday’s social media accounts

3/14 – 6/14

Production Assistant (Production Assistant to the EVP of Harpo/Executive Producer of Super Soul Sunday) – Harpo Productions, Inc. / The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN)

Details
3/14 – 6/14

-Addressed large volume of phone calls for all executives by screening calls, addressing questions and concerns, communicating information to callers regarding appointment requests, show idea submissions, and tickets -Arranged weekly publicity meetings by compiling all relative weekly ratings and social media statistics -Set up conference calls, video conferences and large group gatherings for team members -Reviewed incoming mail, magazines and newspapers for new show ideas and possible elements pertaining to current shows on calendar

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Education

Class of '11

University of Illinois

Bachelor of Science in Journalism, Concentration: Broadcast

Skills

  • associate producer
  • drama
  • film
  • humor
  • producer
  • producing
  • television
  • writer
  • writer's assistant
  • Writers' assistant
  • writing