Smadar Vaknin

Los Angeles, California

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About Me

I have been a Union Location Manager in Los Angeles since 2007. My work in Locations has covered an array of genres including Features and Television. However up to now my focus has been primarily complex Reality Television Shows and high-end TV Commercials. At this time I would very much like to concentrate working on a Scripted Television Shows.

My successful track record comes partly from having worked in the Production end of our business for over 15 years, prior to becoming a Location Manager. As well, my knowledge of filming in Los Angeles is superb due to the sheer number of years I have spent scouting.
Further I take a comprehensive approach to personally completing permits and effectively dealing with community dynamics. I have become a proficient researcher in locating the perfect location. My ability to successfully produce these locations is impeccable.
My managing skills are also on point due to my years of experience in Production.
I have managed productions with a crew over 200 people and multi million dollars budget and I am accustomed to fast paced, complicated, and demanding environments.

Having had this experience, I am confident my technical and relational skills along with my strong work ethic would make me a well-equipped Location Manager for any scripted show.

Thank you!

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Location Manager - TV Commercials – Toyota, Milano, Intel, Cricket Wireless, Visible, Planters, H&M, Hillshire Farms, Spectrum, Walmart, Microsoft, Rothy's, T-Mobile, and 100's more

June, 2007 — current
Commercial – O Positive, Ruckus, Tool of North America, Object & Animal, Bob Industries, Psyop, Division 7, State Bird, Anonymous, Pecabu Productions, and many more

Location Manager – Gordon Ramsay’s Future Food Stars

January, 2022 — July, 2022
Television – Fox Alternative Entertainment for FOX

Location Manager – NEXT LEVEL CHEF

March, 2021 — October, 2021
Television – Fox Alternative Entertainment for FOX

Location Manager – My Mom, Your Dad

February, 2021 — August, 2021
Television – ITV America for HBO Max

Location Manager – Flirty Dancing

October, 2019 — December, 2019
Television – Block Productions for FOX

Location Manager – MasterChef

January, 2016 — December, 2016
Television – Endemol / Shine for FOX

Location Manager – Amercia’s Next Top Model

January, 2009 — December, 2015
Television – 10 X 10 Entertainment for CW

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