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PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Emmy-nominated producer/director with 15+ years’ experience shepherding nonfiction projects from pre-production through final delivery. Expertise crafting impactful news, true crime, and human-interest narratives on tight deadlines and supervising teams in the field, in studio, and in post. Strong background interviewing diverse groups of people in vulnerable settings and managing demanding talent relationships. Extremely organized, methodical, and capable of managing intense travel demands and working all-hours with complete dedication.  Former Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for a child in foster care.

EXPERTISE

  • Pre-ProductionResourceful investigator, utilizing multiple sources to locate stories, evidence, guests, witnesses & experts.  Skilled at planning & coordinating field shoots including location scouting, booking, vendor bookings & negotiating access.

 

  • Archival & Clearance:  Experienced with FOIA requests, copyright clearance, material licensing and releases.

 

  • WritingMaster’s degree in screenwriting, with quick ability to turnaround detailed treatments & scripts.  Adept at generating story ideas, pitching & narrative development.

 

  • Field Directing Extremely organized field director with keen eye for detail, lighting and composition.  Experienced leading EPK and multi-cam crews.  Very strong ability to connect with guests while conducting objective, in-depth interviews.

 

  • Post-Production:  Experienced preditor and seasoned edit script writer who supervises & collaborates with editors to bring field shoots to life in post. 

 

  • Technical SkillsStills & video camera operator.  Software:  Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, Microsoft Office Suite & G Suite.

EDUCATION

  • University of Southern California

       MFA, Film & Television Screenwriting   

 

  • University of California, Los Angeles

       Bachelor of Arts, English (Cum Laude)

PROFILE

 

Computer skills: PC, Mac, Microsoft 365, Avid, Final Cut Pro, Photoshop

Languages: Fluent Vietnamese, conversational French

Awards: Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Talk Show / Informative – DR. PHIL (2014)

Affiliations: Blue Ribbon Panelist for 74th and 75th Annual DGA Awards; Judge for 2022 DGA Student Film Awards; Moderator at 2022 Los Angeles Asian Film Festival

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