Motivated and successful film location manager experienced with independent and studio-funded film projects, as well as episodic television production. Past experience has included working directly with Woody Allen and Oliver Stone (among many others). Communicated logistics and acquired permits for film stunts and crowd scenes with City of New York Mayor's office of Film, Theater, and Broadcasting, NYPD, and many other city entities for last 8 years. Hiring/firing of location staff and production assistants. Creative problem solving for budgetary and safety concerns. Often a single day on the job will include negotiating a contract with a Fortune 500 company and speaking with local homeless to work with our needs while filming on the street. A person that is ready, willing, and able to do what it takes to get the job done right while not forgetting the safety and rights of the city that surrounds us.
Expert in Film Production
Acquires Permits and develops Public Safety Plans
Works well under pressure
Contract negotiations experience
Exceptional communication skill
Public Speaking experience
Native Born New Yorker
Film and TV Location and Production Manager09/2006
to Current Film and Television Industry – New York,
NY Film Location Manager/Asst. manager/scout for over 30 film and TV shows produced in the NYC area. Production Manager for over 10 projects including multi-million dollar independent feature film and commercials. Liaison between Production company and location owners, vendors, and city services (police, fire, traffic control). Secured and executed permits for filming in public and private locations throughout tri-state area. Communicated and translated Directors vision into logistical and practical plan. Mapping parking plans and public traffic routes. Creating and reviewing public safety plans with local Police and Fire Departments. Act as liaison between local Unions and Production Company. Extras casting and Crowd Management. For full list of film projects please see: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2861408/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
Facility Operations Assistance 05/2006
to 09/2006 USTA Tennis Center – Flushing,
NY Grounds Crew Support for US Open Tennis Championship. Duties included guest services, press services, court maintenance , pressure washing, Umpire chairs, coolers, beverage and seating for players, set-up and knock down of center-court awards ceremony, etc. etc.
feature film Catering Coordinator/ truck manager07/2005
to 05/2006 Wayno's Catering – Sna Bernardino,
Ca Oversaw daily operations for high-end film catering company. Responsible for daily menu planning, shopping, logistics, and daily private meals for Cast and Producers. Films include daily services for every day of location filming on"The Departed" and "World Trade Center" among other major studio releases).
Director of Operations04/1997
to 12/2001 Rav Shmuel's Gefilte Fish – Monsey,
NY Part time position with not-for-profit organization. Planned and executed speaking tours at college campuses across the eastern US for prominent professor and lecturer Rav. Shmuel Skaists. Responsible for Travel Coordinating, Public Relations, Event planning.
to 04/2004 Tam'im Catering – Jerusalem,
Israel Planned, stylized and executed events and menus for weddings, life events, and holidays for parties from 5 to 400 people. Managed food service staff for said events.
High School Diploma: Drama1995LaGuardia High School of Arts and Performing Arts -
New York City,
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