T&Shay | September 19 -
T&Shay is a multi-disciplinary production house in Los Angeles with a focus on music videos, commercials and TV founded by Talia Bella and Shayna Gianelli. As executive producers, we're managing all aspects of the production process from the initial breakdown and bid, planning and scheduling facility resources to supervising the team and managing the relationship with the client. Overseeing a team of artists working on multiple projects simultaneously. Interfacing with client to ensure expectations and budgets were managed. Planning and scheduling facility resources and team to create an effective approach.
Thunderbird Films | August 19 -
Production and production services company based in Oklahoma City, focusing on feature films coming to Oklahoma for the tax incentive. Overseeing the project from initial bids through principal photography and into post. Ensuring that the project meets creative standards while remaining under budget.
STORIES International | Jan 19 - August 19
In-house executive creative producer at STORIES INT’L., a creative production house HQ'd in LA and Tokyo. A subsiderary of SEGA, the legendary video game publisher and Hakuhodo DY, the second largest advertising agency in Japan and the seventh largest in the world. With three divisions at STORIES INT’L., branded entertainment (which includes commercials), management division and original film and tv. Managed the branded content division: signed and managed new talent and engaged/attractted new clients while ensuring the department ran effectively.
Freelance | Jan 17 - Jan 19
Bid, oversaw and managed production budgets and projects between $100,000 and $4,000,000. Oversaw business affairs, managed client and agency communications with directors. Creative input including writing, casting, wardrobe, effects, post production. Hired, oversaw and managed above the line and below the line crew. In depth knowledge of labor laws, crews and talent unions.
Notable Brand Clients: ADIDAS, Huawei, Nike, American Express, Lexus, Oakley, Ford, Jaguar, Dr. Pepper, Virgin Atlantic, Sprint, Pizza Hut, Wendy’s, Visa, Asics, Converse, KLM.
Media Arts Lab | Sept 15 - Jan 17
Agency Producer at Apple’s dedicated ad agency. Produced high-budget TV campaigns - with budgets ranging in the 1M - 3M. Managed development of projects as they come down the pipeline. Managed writers and creative directors during development to hit milestones, as well as during production to remain on schedule. Once green lit, reached out to below-the-line production companies for bids and create budgets/ball- parks. Ensured that Apple’s privacy policies and confidentiality practices are upheld by all members of our internal team, as well as any third party vendors or contractors, both on-set and off. Supervised all post production and shipped final spots to broadcast. Managed the localization of US spots for Apple’s 26 international markets.
Rabbit Bandini Productions | Oct 14 - Sept 15
Co-Producer, UPM, and Line Producer for features and web series totaling 320+ days of production and over $5M in financing. Developed feature films and episodic content from inception. Created budgets and cash flows, effectively reducing below-the-line spending at an average of 30% without compromising production value. Hired crew, secured cast via deal memos and agent negotiations. Created shooting schedules and call sheets, ran overall set operations, staged background, facilitated safety meetings, resolved personnel conflicts, and managed cast/crew during daily production. Ensured that the project came in on schedule and on budget.
Closets for Causes | Sept 12 - May 15
Closets for Causes was a unique cause-marketing agency dedicated to cleaning out celebrity closets, auctioning off their items online and donating the proceeds to the charity of their choice. We successfully produced 12 campaigns and raised over $300K for various non-profit agencies. Produced digital and social media campaigns to launch platforms. Produced and art directed all promo material that accompanied each campaign. Managed a team of 5 employees and oversaw daily operations. Worked closely with our internal PR team to ensure that campaigns were targeted correctly for maximum visibility/exposure.
Universidad de Buenos Aires | Mar 99 - Dec 01
Communication & Media Studies
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
EMMY NOMINATED 2016 - BEST OUTSTANDING VARIETY SHOW
MAKING A SCENE WITH JAMES FRANCO
CLIO - BRONZE WINNER 2017
APPLE TV “THE KISS”
ARIA MUSIC AWARDS - BEST VIDEO 2018
PNAU “GO BANG”
THE TELLY AWARDS - GOLD WINNER 2019
OAKLEY “IT’S OK”