FILM & MEDIA | PUBLIC SPEAKING & COMMUNICATIONS | PRODUCTION | EDITING | STAFF MANAGEMENT
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Award-winning multi-media professional with 14+ years of wide-ranging experience in film, television organizations and video production. Self-motivated and highly reliable; work well both independently and as part of a team. Proven ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines. Tactful and diplomatic, able to build and develop small and large creative and technical teams. Sophisticated communication skills with strong troubleshooting capabilities; collaborate well with managers and external partners to effectively develop teams and organize workflows from pre- to post-production. Seeking an opportunity to leverage my diverse skills and contribute to the success of creative teams.
MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Internet and social media savvy
Editing: Final Cut Seven, Avid, Adobe Premiere
Production scheduling, budgeting, script review & breakdowns: Movie Magic
Attentive to details, highly organized, with strong time management skills
Adobe Premiere, Production Management
Arabic, Public relations
Avid, Public speaking
Delivery, Staff Management
Fluent in English, TV
Film, Time management
Funds, Video Production
PRODUCTION MANAGER AND PRODUCER, 01/2017 to 11/2019 THE VIEW FINDER PRODUCTION – NEW YORK, NY
As a Partner in a videography and photography production service focused on lifestyle presentations, pitch a range of services to potential clients.
Staff Management, Maintained effective professional relationships with people from diverse backgrounds: met with Industry representatives and media partners, liaised with clients.
Negotiated pricing, was responsible for product delivery and invoicing.
Developed and maintained relationships with key production vendors to create cost and workflow efficiencies that could benefit network productions.
Created and maintained production schedules and optimized staffing.
Managed day-to-day workflow including video and photography production.
Defined and ensured guidelines, best practices and processes are followed by the team while providing support and expertise.
Obtained necessary licenses and documentation for location shoots.
Identified production-related problems and implement appropriate solutions.
Developed of internal resources and beneficial relationships in the production marketplace.
Maintained excellent attendance record, consistently arriving to work on time.
Resolved conflicts and negotiated mutually beneficial agreements between parties.
Managed quality assurance program, including on-site evaluations and customer surveys.
MEDIA CONSULTANT & PRODUCTION MANAGER, 01/2010 to 07/2015 DEEP DISH TV – NEW YORK, NY
Production partnership and confirming allocation of production funds.
Directed public relations campaigns and developed media plans with the director of a well-known grassroots media production and distribution organization.
Authored fresh and engaging press releases and prepared complete press kits.
Monitored social media and online sources for industry trends.
Organized fundraising and public speaking tours.
Collaborated with Production teams and Executives, to achieve highest production value and editorial quality while ensuring productions are delivering on budget and on schedule.
Review budgets and schedules, process and track project payments, review cost reports and oversee deliverables management using Movie Magic.
Directed and Line Produced feature-length film: coordinated staff on set, created and adhered to shooting timetable.
Responsible for the management and supervision of feature documentary projects produced by Deep Dish TV.
Fostered strong working relationships with production companies and as budgets allow, conduct on site donors visits to evaluate company capacity, systems and better understand how budgets are being spent.
Managed production staff.
Filmed and translated interviews.
Collaborated with the executive producers on production decisions, fundraising and marketing.
Set up engagements in the US and Europe and did speaking tour to promote film.
Determined target demographics and devised strategic marketing initiatives to reach target audiences.
Ensured Network's production and technical requirements are met and managed, as well as troubleshoot production issues as they arise.
FREELANCER NEWS REPORTER, PRINT & VIDEO, 07/2006 to 07/2009 | GUARDIAN NEWS/FILMS – NEW YORK, NY
Communicated with Newsroom Producers and Video Production Managers to plan and develop content strategies.
Contributed to Production Management department projects as assigned.
Consistently met shooting, editing and production deadlines.
Gathered and shared information quickly and calmly under tight schedules and constantly changing situations.
Filmed live events and conducted interviews.
Put together news packages.
Helped ensure that productions were delivering in accordance with network standards.
Edited footage and published content online.
Operated camera for single- and multiple-camera productions.
Successfully persuaded interviewees to tell personal stories to a regional audience.
MA: Film & Media ProductionNew York Film Academy - New York, NY
, United Nations Associations Film Festival (UNAFF)
10th Al-Jazeera International Film Festival
Kuala Lumpur Film Festival
Harlem International Film Festival
Manhattan Film Festival
NYACK Film Festival
The Yonkers Fest Film Festival (YOFI)
Aloha Accolade Award, Honolulu International Film Festival
Humanity Spirit Award, The World's International Film Festival (TWIFF)
Audience Award, Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival
Audience Selection Award, Uno Port Art Films