Sunday, December 13, 2009

An Act of Complete and Utter Desperation

It's been a rough year and frankly, I'm hanging on by a thread. I need a job. I want a job. So, why not use my blog to advertise my skills?? I have a lot of them...

Communication:

Wrote press releases, scripts, promos, product packaging, brochures, web content, news & magazine articles, ad copy & patent applications

Kept production staff, crew, Director, Agency and Client on task and on point with each project budget. Coordinated and met needs of all departments.

Constructed sales presentations. Wrote sales pitch letters winning contracts from 100K - 1m.

Purchased ad space / time for clients

Created year-long contest to generate interest / new business

Edited and approved intricate directions for web based magazine

Designed & maintained databases

Training personnel for on-camera & in-person appearances

Handled celebrities including travel accommodations

IBM / MAC literate – numerous programs including: Photoshop, Fireworks, Flash, Dreamweaver, Frontpage, Quickbooks, Access, Filemaker, Powerpoint & Microsoft Office Suite.

Instructor – various crafts and art classes

Management:

Responsible for job analysis and breakdown.

Created operating budgets based on job needs.

Managed costs and turned in reconciled budgets. Brought all jobs in under budget.

Hired / fired & coached personnel.

Tracked and reviewed job performance

Investigated use, negotiated price, & arranged for delivery of technical equipment

Accounting:

Reconciled budgets

Totaled crew payroll

Used & approved purchase orders

Managed large amounts of petty cash in several currencies

Event Planning:

Handled logistics for large film productions

Managed all aspects of remote locations: heavy equipment, food, transportation, lodging, per diems

Booth Design, set-up and teardown for convention events

Worked as both production manager and location manager

Career Highlights:

While working on CAROL DUVALL’S LIVE HOLIDAY WORKSHOP, I designed a massive database to keep track of thousands of Carol’s fans: their favorite guests, crafts, projects they create for the holidays, as well as all their personal information. This allowed the show producers to have “plants” in the audience creating a more interesting show.

Being asked to find a submarine available for filming in less than 8 hours! (I found four in three different price ranges!)

Getting an urgent message to a boat in the middle of Lake Powell before the cell phones were commonplace.

While working on HIGHLANDER 2 in Argentina, I had to keep track of petty cash in three different currencies as well as handle equipment and logistics for five different work units totaling 1200 people.
Handled daily security approval list while shooting in San Quentin Prison and at Boeing / NASA.


If you know someone who may be looking for a hard worker, capable of working alone or contributing to a team, please get in touch!

1 comment:

ordinaryjanet said...

I can't believe there isn't a position for you in the business! Seems to me you're qualified for a lot of things. Good luck! Have you posted on one of the job-seeking websites?