15+ years of experience as Producer / Production Manager / Coordinator / Location & Unit Manager on TV commercials, Documentaries, TV Series, Features etc.
Bilingual - English & French - can also work in Montreal, Calgary etc.
Created budget pitches for TV commercials based on storyboards / scripts & director inputs.
Researched and written a variety of proposals for Internet, TV series pilots and existing shows.
Simultaneously supervised and coordinated numerous projects in various stages
of development – from pre to post-production including airtime purchase.
Arranged transportation and accommodations for cast, crew and talent around the world.
Closely administered production budgets – handled accounting and payroll.
Approved all bills and expense account receipts.
Managed client services and assumed an active role in public relations.
Liaised with international government officials and brokers regarding obligatory permits, WCB (Workman's Compensation) applications, insurance and carnets for crews, equipment and stock for various projects.
Dealt with child labor issues as well as foreign tax waivers and the set up of local client bank accounts.
Assembled and supervised efficient teams and negotiated crew, cast, supplier and location contracts.
Purchased film and video stock and rented vehicles and equipment packages.
Coordinated shooting schedules and supervised post-production stages.
Implemented successful troubleshooting and decision-making strategies.
Ad Agency Producer – various clients on a freelance temporary basis.