Savanna Smith is an aspiring producer seeking opportunities in film, television, and media.
Columbia College Chicago
Honors Program. Major in Cinema Art and Science with a minor in management.
Joint Effort – Executive Assistant
September 2017- present
Began as an intern. Current job responsibilities include managing schedules for two executives, answering phones and taking notes on calls, overseeing interns, logging submissions and managing call sheets via InEntertainment, reading and covering materials, offering creative input on projects, and managing the office.
Rabbit Bandini Productions – Office Assistant
February 2017- August 2017
Began as an intern. Job responsibilities included assisting with multiple production wrap outs by obtaining and organizing various paperwork, developing and managing a festival strategy for films along with festival materials, writing coverage, and other office tasks.
Girls n’ Boyz E – Producer
Released May, 2017
Practicum film through Columbia College Chicago. Optioned and developed script, collaborated with director and other key crew members to achieve an overall aesthetic, approved budgets, negotiated contracts, prepared electronic press kit and festival strategy, gave editing notes, etc. Film was recently licensed to PBS to appear on “Film School Shorts.”
Post Partum – Producer
Released September, 2016
Independent project through Columbia College Chicago. Ran social media campaign to raise funding, gave script notes to director, handled budget, negotiated contracts, lead production meetings, organized locations and transportation, etc.
Just Those Four Things – Line Producer
Released May, 2016
Graduate Thesis film through Columbia College Chicago. Worked with department heads to create and manage a budget, lead production meetings, organized transportation, catering and crafty, handled crew deal memos, made final accounting binder, etc.
SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
– Creative with story and problem solving
– Up to date with industry trades and other news
– Demonstrates strong leadership skills
– Keeps track of up and coming writers, directors, etc.
– Good at networking
– Extremely hard-working and organized
– Experienced in writing coverage
– Knowledgeable about production paperwork, press kits
– Skilled in Google Drive, Microsoft, InEntertainment, Movie Magic Budgeting and Scheduling.
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