CASTING & TALENT COORDINATOR - "STAY OUTTA MY WAY" - MUSIC VIDEO
Talent Coordinator with background as an independent producer and director looking to join an organization to dedicate myself to my true passion of working with talent to reach my goal of becoming a casting director. CORE QUALIFICATIONS Exceptional people skills Work well under high pressure Passionate and keen eye for talent Organization and multi-tasking Know production, A-Z Solution-oriented / meet deadlines Negotiations, contracts/redline Highly motivated
OTHER SKILLS Microsoft Office Suite, Avid/Editing, Videotaping
Since 2000, CAA sponsors 8 outstanding ICF students to attend the Sundance Film Festival for a week of screenings
Award winning feature film with select theatrical distribution in the US and throughout Asia; VOD via Warner Digital
Selected and negotiated contracts for main cast in US and also an award-winning actress from S. Korea
B.A., University of Southern California, School of Cinematic Arts - Production, summa cum laude, Los Angeles, CA
RIPPED PICTURESLos Angeles, CACasting & Talent Coordinator - "Stay Outta My Way" - Music Video01/2015 to CurrentSecuring / coordinating K-pop celebrity talent for on-camera interviews and behind the scenes. Cast real life teenagers from Israel and Palestinian territory as main cast. Director Martin Strachan Cast non-union principals, dancers, extras for club scene.
INNERCITY FILMMAKERS (ICF), NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONLos Angeles, CATalent Coordinator - Annual Sundance Film Festival Trip01/2014 to 01/2014
Evolution Media CapitalLos Angeles, CACasting Associate & Talent Coordinator - "Who Goes There?" - Short Film01/2000 to CurrentSince 2000, CAA sponsors 8 outstanding ICF students to attend the Sundance Film Festival for a week of screenings, industry events, and private workshops. Coordinated and moderated guest speaker sessions and workshops with Mark Ruffalo, directors Damien Chazelle ("Whiplash"), Will Eubank ("The Signal"), Maya Forbes ("Infinitely Polar Bear"), Justin Simien ("Dear White People") and organization Chairman of the Board, Rick Hess (Evolution Media Capital/CAA). Created schedule, organized photo opportunities, talent transportation to/from venue. Involved coordinating with CAA publicity dept and sponsoring agents and talents' managers and publicists. Created schedule for ICF Sundance fellows, including coordinating with Sundance for tickets, all travel and accommodations, most had never been on a plane before. Results: Relationship management on behalf of ICF resulted in securing Damien Chazelle and Will Eubank to conduct and ongoing communications between organization and talent for future events and educational sessions. Direction for casting was to feature only Yogurtland employees and real people for location shoots in LA, New Orleans and Hawaii. Created audition methods for Yogurtland employees and videotaped auditions. Convinced marketing dept to enhance scripted scenes with actors as long as there was no extra cost. Created the breakdown, organized casting sessions, auditioned and cast talent. Hired non-union talent willing to work for free in exchange for reel and great experience. Results: Corporate was thrilled with results and the webisodes became the featured sizzle presentation at their annual franchisee event. Los Angeles, 2009-2013 Talent Responsibilities - "Wedding Palace" Independent Feature Film (SAG) Award winning feature film with select theatrical distribution in the US and throughout Asia; VOD via Warner Digital and Gravitas Ventures. Prep / Production Selected and negotiated contracts for main cast in US and also an award-winning actress from S. Korea. Roles required intensive talent scouting in Asian American talent community throughout N. America, including LA, NY, SF, and Canada. Included local scouting at community and school theaters, improv groups, open mic stand-up comedy nights, short films. Included finding minors and scouting non-professionals. Scouted / hired English dialog coach for lead Korean actress Arranged travel, local accommodations, ground transpo, and personal assistance for main actress in USA and main actor for Korea productions. Negotiated SAG modified low budget with diversity bump agreement, and handled other SAG paperwork including short form deal memos, Taft Hartley's, payroll time cards and all paperwork for US cast while shooting in Korea. ADR session - scheduled, coordinated talent, prepared sides, filed and submitted all SAG paperwork Wrote cast descriptions Created and prepared audition sides Marketing Cast voice over talent for trailers and: 30 spots. Involved creating voice description, creating project profile on relevant sites, reviewing submission candidates, casting talent, supervising final voice recording, invoicing/payment to talent. Promotion/Release Scheduled and coordinated cast for all promotional events related to the opening weekend (NY & LA), Red Carpet Premiere & After-Party, festivals, Q&A's, college campus tour, press conference, one-on-one interviews with press. Also responsible for hiriing and paying emcee and musical talent for premiere after-party. Director Martin Strachan Secured and negotiated contract for Edward Furlong Re-cast "no show" actor on-set. Located director's back-up choice and booked actor with agent. Actor arrived on-set ready to shoot within 2 hours. Worked with AD to modify director's shot list schedule. Results: Production kept schedule and made all coverage for the day.
ORGANIZATIONS AND AFFILIATIONSInner-City Filmmakers, Board of Directors01/2015 to Currentnon-profit organization that provides high quality, free, year round entertainment education and professional experiences for disadvantaged youth of Los Angeles. Women in Film, International Committee Member Volunteer, 2015 Colcoa French Film Festival, Moderator for Director's Q&A
B.A.:ProductionUniversity of Southern California, School of Cinematic Arts, Los Angeles, CA, USB.A., University of Southern California, School of Cinematic Arts - Production, summa cum laude, Los Angeles, CA
High school diplomaPhillips Academy, Andover, MA, USHigh school diploma, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
Women in Film, International Committee
Autodesk Maya, Maya, Relationship Management, Casting, Marketing, Award, Budget, Contracts, Invoicing, Paying, Payroll, Premiere, Promotional, Voice, Voice Recording, Exchange, Associate, Microsoft Office, Ms Office, Redline, Point Of Purchase, Pop, Territory