film and tv location and production manager resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Professional Summary
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  
  • Leadership
  • Works well under pressure
  • Flexible schedule
  • CPR Certified
  • Contract negotiations experience
  • Exceptional communication skill
  • Public Speaking experience
  • Native Born New Yorker
Work History
Film and TV Location and Production Manager, 08/2006 - Current
Plnar Austin, TX, 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:
Facility Operations Assistance , 04/2006 - 08/2006
Lineage Logistics Charleston, SC, 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 manager, 06/2005 - 04/2006
Wayno's Catering City, STATE, 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 Operations, 03/1997 - 11/2001
Rav Shmuel's Gefilte Fish City, STATE, 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.
Owner/Operator, 2000 - 03/2004
Tam'im Catering City, STATE, 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: Drama, Expected in 1995
LaGuardia High School of Arts and Performing Arts - New York City, NY
Status -
-Eagle Scout
-Volunteer at PetsAlive Animal Sanctuary
-Avid Gardener, hiker, and camper
-World Traveler
-Licensed Wedding Officiant 

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School Attended

  • LaGuardia High School of Arts and Performing Arts

Job Titles Held:

  • Film and TV Location and Production Manager
  • Facility Operations Assistance
  • feature film Catering Coordinator/ truck manager
  • Director of Operations
  • Owner/Operator


  • High School Diploma

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