Producer / Managing Director

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Desired position type: 'Full-Time/ Part-Time/ Contract'
Location: Los Angeles California, United States


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Summary

Producer w/ expertise in production, budgeting, PR/marketing, development & contracts w/ 15+yrs of managerial experience.

Education

BFA Acting, New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, New York, NY. 1999.

Experience

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

 

Freelance Coordinator / Producer – Los Angeles, CA (2017 – 2019)

Video & event production both administrative and creative (writing, directing, editing).

 

New York Neo-Futurists – New York, NY (2016 – 2017) Managing Director

NYNF is an award-winning non-profit that has been a stalwart presence of the downtown East Village theater scene for 14 years.

Responsible for all production, administration, development, financial and overall operations. Created and managed $350,000 annual budget. Managed accounts receivables and payables, cash flow, payroll and taxes. Responsible for all contracts. Facilitated board and business meetings, generated the agenda and oversaw all committees. Coordinated press and public relations activities including authoring and distributing press releases and managing e-marketing (Google AdWords, Mailchimp, Facebook). Responsible for fundraising activities including grant writing, individual giving, and government support.

  • Oversaw tri-company (NY, Chicago, SF) transition from signature show Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind.
  • Applied for, received & managed Google AdWords Grant, Google Apps for Non-Profit & Google Business.

 

Maryland Ensemble Theatre – Frederick, MD (2010 – 2016) Managing Director

The largest non-profit theater in Frederick for over 20 years. Prolific producers of mainstage & family theater, classes & improv.

Administrative:

Responsible for all production, administration, development, financial and overall operations. Created and managed $400,000 annual budget, in addition to all program, production and advertising budgets. Managed accounts receivables and payables, managing cash flow, lines of credit, payroll and taxes. Wrote and negotiated contracts for talent, techs, space and equipment rentals. Facilitated board and staff meetings, prioritizing objectives, generating sales, production and fundraising reports. Researched and implemented new ticketing, donor, communications and accounting software. Coordinated audience development, including hard targeting.

 

Promotion/Publicity:

Responsible for all advertising, public relations activities and media relations. Negotiated, purchased, produced and scheduled all print, TV, and online advertising. Responsible for all press and public relations activities including writing and distributing press releases and managing e-marketing (Google AdWords, Mailchimp, Constant Contact, Facebook) and social media.

 

Fundraising:

Conducted all fundraising activities including grant writing, sponsorships, corporate giving, individual giving, and government support. Researched and wrote all foundation, government and corporate petitions for contributed income. Annually produced sponsorship and advertising brochures and solicited and managed those relationships.

  • Managed successful Capital Campaign that resulted in an additional performance venue.
  • Reduced organizational liabilities 80%.

 

Capital Fringe Festival – Washington, DC (2007 – 2010) Associate Producer (2009-2010), Production Manager (2007-2009)

The second largest Fringe Festival in U.S., presenting hundreds of performing artists in dozens of venues every year.

Managed over a dozen venues with over 100 participating groups and roughly 30 venue managers and staff. Researched and negotiated material and venue rental contracts, including lighting/sound equipment, stages and chairs. Produced all publicity material, including the festival guide, Metrobus/Metrorail displays, postcards, t-shirts, posters, print ads (City Paper, Washington Post, etc.).

  • Scheduled, coordinated and managed 400 performances at 12 venues over 13 days
  • Negotiated a reduction of festival program production cost by 30% in my first year.

 

Solas Nua, Inc. – Washington, DC (2004 – 2008) Founding Producing Director (Board Member)

Largest US contemporary Irish arts org. Produced theater, film, music, literary, fashion & art events in DC, NY, Boston & Belfast.

Co-founded, incorporated and oversaw granting of 501(c)3 non-profit status. Responsibilities include oversight of all aspects of operation. Coordinated travel, accommodations and venues for regional and international tours. Coordinated fundraising and solicitation of contributed and earned income. Served as press liaison for the Washington Post, Washington City Paper, Variety and numerous other outlets. Served on the board of directors.

  • Company grew from $0 to $350,000 during my four-year tenure.  
  • Producer of the largest Irish Film Festival in the United States.

 

Kennedy Center Honors Film Office – Washington, DC (2002 – 2004) Film Coordinator

Researched, resourced and solicited photographs, music, film clearances and licenses for broadcasts. Logged materials included in the films. Performed digital photo editing; graphic design; and general administrative assistance to the editors of biographical films.

 

Sage Productions – Washington, DC (2004) Administrative Assistant

Logged and transferred film; resourced sound effects and images for the course of the production of Ultimate Home 2 for Country Music Television, booked travel and accommodations and performed clerical duties.

 

Source Theatre Company – Washington, DC (2000 – 2002) House & B.O. Manager/Graphic Designer

Produced all marketing materials; hired and trained personnel; managed box office and subscriptions; set up online ticket sales and coordinated scheduling and space management.

 

Purchased Experiences Theater Company – Washington, DC (1999-2004) Founding Producing Artistic Director

Founded, incorporated, and gained non-profit status; managed all accounting, PR, development and graphics; hired and managed all personnel and made all artistic decisions for the company which produced shows in multiple venues.

 

Fox Searchlight Pictures – New York, NY (1999) Intern

Provided coverage on scripts/screeners, research, distribution of promotional, clerical duties and PA on NYC premieres.

 

Freelance Graphic Designer – (1999-present)

Websites, TV Ads, Postcards, Print/Web Ads, Brochures, Banners, Programs, Posters, Merchandise, ect…

Photography has been featured in The NY Times, The Washington Post, Variety, cover of American Theatre Magazine, ect…

 

Selected Production/Promotional Experiences -NYC/DC (1999 – 2007) Production Assistant/Coordinator

Treasure Hunters (NBC 2006)
Hispanic Heritage Awards (2005-06)
Ford’s’ Theatre: An American Celebration (2004-5)
Mark Twain Genius Award (2005 – 06)
National Memorial Day Concert (Capitol Concerts, 2002- 2006)
A Capitol 4th (Capitol Concerts, 2002 – 2006)

Skills

  • QuickBooks, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere), Final Cut, Google Apps, Google AdWords, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Web (Dreamweaver, WordPress, etc.)

Spoken Languages

    English

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