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Freelance writer with several years of experience in journalism, screenwriting, development and storytelling. Great at multi-tasking, staying within a deadline and working cohesively with editors and publishers. Ability to efficiently create compelling content and promote articles through various social media platforms. 

Work​
experience​

Freelance Writer, Los Angeles, CA

2013- Current

  • Assist private individuals and companies with various forms of writing.

  • Adapting stories to screenplay format.

  • Websites, blogs, social media posts, online articles, press releases, event coverage, product information and marketing pieces.

  • Pieces on fashion, lifestyle, music, film and current events. 

  • Transcription and edits.  

  • Utilize my knowledge of pop culture, trends and social media to create captivating and relevant pieces.  

 

Entertainment Writer, On-Camera Host, Associate Producer, Editor  Red Carpet Report TV, Los Angeles, CA

2014- Current

  • Report on various aspects of entertainment.

  • Skilled at interviewing at press junkets, red carpets and one on ones. 

  • Attend screenings and review films. 

  • Able to field produce, shoot segments and edit on site or in studio. 

  • Research and write questions for myself and other hosts. 

  • Pitch, write and edit articles. 

  • Successful in working with publicists in securing interviews and providing compelling content. 

 

Production Assistant, New York, NY & San Francisco, CA — 2006-2010

Worked on numerous reality television shows and television commercials as a production assistant.  

Duties included:

  • Assisting art department and wardrobe department with purchasing and inventorying props and clothing. 

  • Coordinate with production manager to get crew and cast to various locations on time and on schedule.

  • Construct and deconstruct sets.

  • Worked in production offices helping with scheduling, paperwork, administrative duties, etc.

  • Productions included:

       The Apprentice, American Idol, Cut to the Chase, Wickedly Perfect

 

Office Assistant,  Barenholtz Productions, New York, NY — 2004-2006

Worked on five films in different stages of production for producer, Ben Barenholtz.

Duties included:

  • Script coverage.

  • Transcribe and organize interviews pertaining to feature production.

  • Draft press releases. 

  • Assist in video dubbing and logging. 

  • Research, evaluate and recommend vendors for post production. 

Skills

Live/ non-scripted hosting

Public speaking

Team Player

Strong interpersonal skills

Videography

Strong research skills

Programs

Final Cut Pro

iMovie

Final Draft

Microsoft Office

Adobe Photoshop 

Wordpress

Education

EDUCATION

NYU, Tisch School of the Arts, Undergraduate Film & Television Program 

Bachelor of Fine Arts

GPA 3.75

Honor’s Society, Dean’s List

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