Freelance Producer February 2010-Present
Agencies: McGarryBowen, Downtown Partners, Y&R Chicago, Sponge, Euro RSCG Chicago
Clients: Kraft, Advil, Walgreens, Sears, United Way, Luxottica/Sears Optical
Production/Post-Production: Pitchfork Music Festival, Foundation Content
Y&R Chicago June 2007-February 2010
Accounts included: Sears, Kenmore, Craftsman, Giant Eagle and Miller Brewing Corporation. Built experience on retail and beverage brands, as well as in digital media production. Worked closely with multi-cultural partner agency in production of Hispanic commercials. Oversaw production of multiple Sears Holiday campaigns and the launch of the successful Sears Blue Crew campaign.
JWT Chicago November 2004-May 2007
Accounts included: Macy’s, Kraft, Illinois Bureau of Tourism, Nestlé and Kimberly-Clark. Worked on domestic and global accounts in live-action, effects, CGI, and animation production.
Filmworkers Club, Chicago May 2003-October 2004
Assistant Scheduler/Client Services
Helped coordinate post-production services, manage the facility and cater to client needs.
Chicago International Film Festival September-November 2002
Coordinated transportation, tours and events for international guests of the CIFF.
International Creative Management, Beverly Hills January-August 2002
Provided commentary on scripts, books and articles for the talent agency on a freelance basis.
FilmFour, Los Angeles January–November 2001
Worked with studios and independent financiers to develop feature film projects based on pitches, original scripts, books and articles.
Seaside Productions, Los Angeles October 1998–December 2000
Creative Executive/Development Assistant
Working in French and English, assisted in the development of feature film projects for the US-based production company of French director Luc Besson.
Georgetown University, Washington, DC Fall 1994 – Spring 1998
Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service Studies
Basic knowledge of Turkish, Italian and Spanish