RESUME

 
Professional ​
summary​​

Highly motivated, enthusiastic and versatile professional with a background in film & event production, digital media and sales.  Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills. Well versed in multi-tasking and project coordination. Created a web-based company and has a track record in business development and building relationships. 

Work​
experience​
TALENT PRODUCER
MILOJO PRODUCTIONS for DISNEY+
May 2019 to Present​

- Serve as the primary point of contact between on-air talent and the showrunner & production team for an upcoming unscripted series on Disney+, launching in November 2019

- Collaborate with story producers on creative, and liaise with all talent to align schedules and deadlines

PRODUCER
"SUCKED IN" the movie
July 2018 to Present​

- "SUCKED IN" is a horror-comedy, proof of concept for a TV series. 

- Starring: Melanie Chandra, Maury Ginsberg & Kaileela Hobby, and was submitted to film festivals as a short.

- Led "SUCKED IN" from pre-production, production and through post production

- Was the on-set producer

- Managed casting process

- Hired crew

- Raised funds

- Liaised with SAG 

 

CO-PRODUCER
"EGG" the movie
December 2016 to March 2018

- Starring: Christina Hendricks, Anna Camp, & Alysia Reiner
- Producers: Alysia Reiner, Michele Ganeless, David Alan Basche
- Secured Fundraising
- Secured product placement
- Licensing & clearances 
- Location scouting
- Built and maintained Corporate and Community Partnerships
- EGG had its world premiere at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival

- Acquired by Gravitas Ventures for a January 2019 release

 

DIRECTOR OF CREATIVE AFFAIRS
OFFICE OF ALYSIA REINER 
May 2016 - February 2018

 

Alysia Reiner is a dynamic actress, producer and activist. She is most well known for her acting on "ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK," and for starring in and producing the feature film "EQUITY." Andrea had a dual role where she was involved in managing Alysia and her acting career, and work on her latest film and TV productions. 

- Lead grass roots promotions and audience engagement activities for the feature film "EQUITY" (released by SONY Pictures Classics in July 2016)
- Liaised with Alysia's agents, mangers and PR firm to ensure that she is working at optimal performance professionally and personally
- Pitched Alysia to the media and arranged for interviews
- Promoted from Intern to Executive Assistant to Director of Creative Affairs

ASSISTANT PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
"GOOD TIME" the Movie
October 2016 - November 2016
- Starring Robert Pattinson 
- Producers: Sebastian Bear-McClard, Oscar Boyson, Terry Dougas, Paris Kasidokostas Latsis
- Co-Producer: Brendan McHugh
- Researched and secured licensing for external footage included in film
- Location scouting
- Worked both on set and in the production office
DOCUMENTARY INTERN - "ROLLING STONE: Stories from the Edge"
JIGSAW PRODUCTIONS
May 2016 - August 2016
- Performed extensive online research for the HBO documentary "ROLLING STONE: Stories from the Edge"
- Transcribed audio and video interviews
- Assisted with scheduling travel and logistics for shoots
- Performed general office and administrative duties
FOUNDER & EDITOR
BRUNCHCRITIC
March 2011 - April 2016
BrunchCritic, New York's All Brunch Resource, was founded to address the growing brunch trend in New York City. BrunchCritic provides entertaining brunch content and restaurant reviews online, distributes a weekly e-newsletter and hosts signature brunch events for its community. 

- Launched BrunchCritic.com to provide a unique, passionate and informed point of view on brunching throughout the City
- Created and write BrunchCritic’s weekly e-newsletter, “One & One,” highlighting two top brunch spots each week
- Appeared on the Food Network’s “Restaurant Stakeout” (episode “Blonde Ambition”) as the episode’s featured food critic 
- Managed all social media efforts to expand the BrunchCritic brand to new audiences
- Hired and managed a freelance team of designers, web developers and writers in different locations
- Conceived of and produced high-end events for 80 to 400 attendees
- Created and maintained BrunchCritic’s database of over 1,100 brunch restaurants and associated data
- Wrote over 350 online restaurant reviews
FOUNDER & PRODUER
TASTEBUD PRODUCTIONS LLC
March 2011 to April 2016​
- Produced BrunchCritic’s Annual Signature ORANGE Brunch Gala honoring the Michael J. Fox Foundation, budget of $40K 
-Ran business development and create partnerships with brands such as Hendricks Gin, Herradura Tequila, EFFEN Vodka, Samuel Adams, Aperol, Mionetto Prosecco, Cupcake Vineyards, Shock Top, Valdo Prosecco, Brooklyn Brewery, La Marca Prosecco, Kitchen Aid, Burt’s Bees, and Whole Foods
- Project managed and coordinated all aspects of ORANGE from conceiving of concept and layout, managing schedules, budgets and timelines, hiring staff, designing invitations and marketing materials, ordering rentals, and perform manual tasks such as carrying heavy boxes, setting up and breaking down event
- Created, produced and wrote "Drink in a Minute," the web series where a cocktail is made in 1-minute
- Created, produced, wrote and hosted "The Brunch Table" a web series where restaurants are highlighted and notable guests are interviewed over brunch
REGIONAL SALES MANAGER
SWN COMMUNICATIONS LLC
March 2006 - March 2010
SWN Communications Inc. (dba Send Word Now) works with Fortune 500 corporations, government agencies, professional service firms, healthcare organizations, and educational institutions to provide a two-way global alerting and response service. SWN services help these organizations save time and money, by automating internal communication processes. 

- #1 top sales producer in 2009
- Generated new business and managed sales for Send Word Now in the western & eastern US
- Researched, targeted and pitched Fortune 500 & government agency prospects to create revenue-generating opportunities
- Consistently met and exceeded quarterly quotas
- Promoted internally from Sales Support, to Sales Operations Manager to Account Executive and then Regional Sales Manager
- Experience with extensive cold-calling, giving in person & virtual presentations, relationship building, and closing deals
- Assisted during the due diligence process when the Company was procuring its Series B financing
PRODUCTION INTERN
4th ROW FILMS
March 2005 - December 2005
- Managed pre-production activities for the documentary “ALL IN: The Poker Movie” (CineVegas Grand Jury Best Documentary)
- Worked directly with Douglas Tirola, company CEO, Founder and Film Director
- Conducted on-camera and phone interviews with documentary subjects
- Performed extensive research on the poker industry 
- Sought out talent and thought leaders in the poker world for inclusion in the documentary
- Organized shoots & logistics to ensure a seamless flow on production days
Education
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Ann Arbor, MI
​BA History & Political Science

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