Summary

A workaholic from VA, I jumped in the Entertainment industry as a Locations Scout, since I love architecture & photography. Through that, I was introduced to Casting, revealing my true passion, which is searching for good actors for the art of the story.

Credits

2/16 – 6/16

Casting Assistant – Bodied Movie

Details
2/16 – 6/16

- Edit auditions, run sessions, including creating photo grids and making session sheets - Running camera and uploading auditions on Eco Cast - Run Director/Producer sessions, script coverage and check avails - Coordinate casting meetings, and various admin duties, including organized filing - Wrangling actors, scanning, rolling calls, maintaining calendar - Corresponded/called agents and managers in the best professional manner - Making cast lists using google share

1/16 – 2/16

Casting Assistant – Abramson/Hempe Casting (aka Paley/Hempe Casting)

Details
1/16 – 2/16

- Edit auditions, run sessions, running camera, and uploading auditions - Creating lists, making session sheets, Director/Producer sessions, and check avails - Organize casting meetings, and various admin duties, including wrangling actors, rolling calls, maintaining calendar - Corresponded/called agents and managers in the best professional manner

10/15 – 11/15

Location Assistant (for the show Deadly Sins) – Investigation Discovery

Details
10/15 – 11/15

- Interfaced with community and business owners in the ongoing effort to facilitate the filming process many times during the day and evenings - Negotiated permits and documented meetings - Secured insurance and logistics prep before principle photography - Revised contracts and deal memos - Checked availability for actors and coordinated sessions for actors’ auditions - Gathered info on talent from agents and managers and negotiated contracts - Acted as liaison between studios and the public on a daily basis to minimize conflict - Secured rights and documented concerns from community to mitigate risk - Managed relationships with locations, clients, and vendors - Scouted locales for filming and updated info and photos online - Proofread and submitted purchase orders and check requests - Prioritized work load and screened rolling calls daily - Worked project by project and maintained confidentiality at all times

10/08 – 1/09

Location PA Fast & Furious

Universal Pictures — Film (Theatrical) — One Race Films Details
10/08 – 1/09

- Interfaced with community and business owners in the ongoing effort to facilitate the filming process many times during the day and evenings - Negotiated permits and documented meetings - Secured insurance and logistics prep before principle photography - Revised contracts and deal memos - Checked availability for actors and coordinated sessions for actors’ auditions - Gathered info on talent from agents and managers and negotiated contracts - Acted as liaison between studios and the public on a daily basis to minimize conflict - Secured rights and documented concerns from community to mitigate risk - Managed relationships with locations, clients, and vendors - Scouted locales for filming and updated info and photos online - Proofread and submitted purchase orders and check requests - Prioritized work load and screened rolling calls daily - Worked project by project and maintained confidentiality at all times

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Education

Class of '96

Virginia Commonwealth University

B.S. Sociology

My Gear

  • Blue tape
  • My Mac but also adept at PC
  • My trusty foodie knowledge in area
  • Prius C

Skills

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Breakdown Express- Eco Cast
  • Cast It
  • Dropbox
  • Excellent phone etiquette
  • Formatting business letters and emails
  • Google Share
  • iMovie
  • MS Office Suite