Karen Franco's Profile on Staff Me Up

Karen Franco

Chicago, IL



Have worked in various positions on film, tv shows, and commercials for 15 years. Currently, primarily working as an Assistant Director and Talent Manager/Producer.


1/17 – Current

Producer Multiple

Multiple Brands — Advertising — Multiple Details
1/17 – Current

• Prepare and monitor a realistic board, schedule, and budget • Secure all necessary clearances and releases from crew, talent, locations, and products and approve invoices, check requests, purchase orders, and timecards • Hire crew members, negotiate compensation, and prepare crew deal memos • Set up and run the production office within each project’s parameters and budget • Build relationships with local unions, film commissions, and local authorities • Arrange for location travel and hotel accommodations for out of town crew members • Oversee day-to-day production and responsible for keeping the production running smoothly

1/16 – Current

Assistant Director Multiple

Multiple Brands — Advertising — Multiple Details
1/16 – Current

• Prepare a breakdown of all moving parts including crew and equipment • Create and disseminate schedules, call sheets, and all essential paperwork and information • Officiate production meetings in a timely fashion • Liaison between the crew members and the director, as well as between the production office and the set • Assist director with production details, coordinate and supervise cast and crew activities and facilitate an organized flow of activity on the set

5/21 – 12/21

Talent Manager Black Ink Crew Chicago (Season 7)

VH1 — TV — New Pop Culture Production // Vh1 Details
5/21 – 12/21

• Manage and coordinate all logistics and moving parts in regards to talent • Create travel and day to day itineraries for talent • Contact and communicate with talent or agents to assure any special needs • Create and submit all talent payment invoices and distribute checks in a timely fashion


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  • Film Production
  • Feature Films
  • Art
  • Props
  • Wardrobe