Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Jessica Claire
1105 N. Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA 91104 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Background, Objective

Ambitious and creative professional with extensive project experience from concept to development. Areas of expertise include producing, writing, single and multi-cam directing, sound design, finance and government contracting.

  • Strong Creative Vision
  • Avid Editing & Sound Design
  • Scheduling & Budgeting
  • Multi-level Operations Planning & Implementation
  • Public & Media Relations
  • Multi-Task Management
  • Army Officer Leadership & Development
  • Military Security Clearance
2009 to Current
Writer / Director Various Productions City, STATE,
  • Wrote and directed 6 compelling short films; managed all aspects of pre- and post-production.
  • Planned shot lists and shooting schedules. Coordinated with Director of Photography for desired results.
  • Coached and directed actors toward required performances.
04/1998 to Current
Army Reservist - Captain U.S. Army Reserve City, STATE,
  • Currently serve as Commanding Officer of a drill sergeant company, leading 21 Soldiers.
  • Representative for Army Public Affairs; created 2 training videos as a visual template for future training.
  • Established and implemented company policies for fairness, morale and safety procedures.
  • While deployed to Iraq, accounted for and managed 7 million dollars for authorized monthly expenditures and government contracts for over 100 missions.
2009 to 04/2013
First Assistant Director / Unit Production Manager Various Production Companies City, STATE,
  • Oversaw production and managed crew members for 11 short films, 1 commercial and 1 feature film.
  • Assistant Directed on HBO acquired short film, "FIG". Film won DGA & Kodak award for best director.
  • Drafted film budgets, monitored expenditures, and managed shooting schedules.
01/2012 to 06/2012
Sundance Documentary Intern Sundance Film Institute - Documentary Fund Program City, STATE,
  • Intern for Sundance Documentary Fund Initiative.
  • Screened candidate DVD reels and proposals for documentary fund grants and provided creative feedback.
05/2011 to 07/2011
Original Programming & TV Development Intern B.E.T. Networks City, STATE,
  • Intern to Senior Directors in Original Programming & Development for B.E.T. Networks.
  • Spearheaded research on department's quarterly network analysis for competitive programming.
  • Provided script coverage and attended workshops for pitching and developing original projects.

Featured in Army Warrior Citizen magazine and Griffon newsletter. Directed, captured and edited training video for a battlefield realistic training event in Hawaii.

Writer, Associate Producer and Grant Recipient of $10,000 for short film "Battle Buddy"; Film won DGA & Kodak award for best director. Successfully acquired Army equipment and prop donations worth $5,000.

Wrote 3 feature film screenplays; 1 screenplay selected as semi-finalist for the 2012 Sundance Writer's Lab.

Expected in 2012
Master of Fine Arts: Film & TV Productions
University of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA

Concentration in feature script & TV writing, directing, producing, post-production, narrative films. GPA 3.5

Expected in 2003
Bachelor of Science: Clinical Laboratory Science
Winston-Salem State University - Winston-Salem, NC

Concentration in clinical laboratories: Microbiology, Chemistry, Hematology. GPA 3.0, Cum Laude.


Proficient with: Avid Editing, Pro Tools, Final Draft, EP Scheduling & Budgeting, Outlook, Microsoft Office, Mac OSX/ PC Computers, Writing Script Coverage & Development Notes, Single & Multi-cam Directing, Writing

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