As a contract story development consultant for the Kids TV Department, I provide dramaturgical criticism for incoming scripts, tv series pitches, and adaptation proposals. I identify content that compliments Amazon’s slated offerings and suggest how to sharpen character dynamics & refine the central story premise.
CinemaNow | Los Angeles | Feb 14- Aug 14
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE
I worked for a private equity firm that purchased an OTT video platform from Rovi, including the consumer-facing CinemaNow. I assisted the CEO in the the restructuring process after acquisition. My responsibilities included: launching new HR protocols, consolidating international offices, streamlining workflow processes, managing content contracts with major studios, and developing new business opportunities- particularly concerning niche content curation.
Chestnut Ridge Productions | LA, NY | Sept 12- Feb 14
Studio executive Paula Wagner now brings A-list film stars to Broadway under the CNR banner. I oversaw the development of 40 optioned titles in varying states of production.
Credits: the Tony-Nomed revival of THE HEIRESS w/ Jessica Chastain, GRACE w/ Paul Rudd, and Tony-Nomed MOTHER AND SONS by Terrence McNally w/ Tyne Daly.
Carnegie Mellon University Heinz College of Management
GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANT
Paula Wagner's class "Navigating the Practical Realities of the Film Industry”
• Develop curriculum, lectures, and presentations, and maintain up-to-date industry statistics
International Creative Management Partners | LA | Mar 12 - Nov 13
ASSISTANT TO MOTION PICTURE TALENT AGENT ANDY COLEMAN
As the assistant to Motion Picture Talent Agent Andy Coleman, I honed my executive coordination skills and oversaw the inhouse process of packaging films, electing clients for outstanding film roles, and tracking significant production deals within studios and networks.
"THE NEWSROOM" TV Series on HBO | LA | Nov 11 - Feb 12
COSTUME PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
• Maintain merchandise archives, coordinate studio services, assist in desk management
• Assist in visual character development, track wardrobe continuity, light seamstress work
Various Pilots for ABC Studios
COSTUME PRODUTION ASSISTANT
PRAIRIE DOGS Starring Kal Penn
THE NEIGHBORS by Dan Fogelman
Small Fish Studios | LA | Nov 10 - Feb 12
WRITERS AND CARTOONISTS' ASSISTANT
Small Fish Studios is a production company formed by TV writer, Gloria Calderon Kellett, and Web Cartoonist, Dave Kellett.
I assisted Gloria on her independent screenwriting and filmmaking efforts while she also worked as a staff writer on RULES OF ENGAGEMENT, a David Spade sitcom.
I assisted Dave with the daily operations of his two online web comics. This entailed coloring daily strips, editing files for electronic upload, managing online merchandising, and advertising through social media. I also supported Dave as he produced the comics documentary, STRIPPED.
Heidi Duckler Dance Theater | LA | 2011
"Cleopatra, CEO," by Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre, Paul Hastings Tower, 51st floor, 515 S. Flower St., Los Angeles. Feb. 25, 2012. www.heididuckler.org
CAST: Johanna Sapakie as Cleopatra, Marissa Labog, Ja Young Kim, and Willy Souly Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times
Pittsburgh City Theater | PA | 2010
LITERARY MANAGEMENT INTERN
Brooklyn Academy of Music | NY | Jun 10 - Oct 10
A collaboration by Ben Neill, Mimi Goese, Warren Leight, and Ridge Theater. NY Premiere Oct. 26-30, 2010 at BAM Next Wave Festival
Teton Valley Ranch Camp
Lead daily arts and crafts program for a summer camp in Dubois, Wyoming
Carnegie Mellon University Undergraduate Research Organization
Founded a guerrilla theater troupe that performed happenings across the metro Pittsburhg area.
Westport Country Playhouse | CT | 2008
JOANNE WOODWARD FELLOW FOR COSTUME DESIGN
EDUCATION: CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY | PA | 2010
I graduated with a double BFA in Dramaturgy and in Fine Arts from CMU School of Drama and CMU School of Art
• Andrew Carnegie Scholar- recognized in the top 40 in my graduating class of 3,500
• Undergraduate Research Fellow
EDUCATION: CIEE CRITICAL STUDIES | PARIS, FRANCE | 2009
Critical literature intensive
EDUCATION: RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN | RI | 2005