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Skillful Screenwriter resume

Daphne Cayo
Summary
Produce and Manage 100 mini-documentaries over a three year period. Restructure entire program and implement innovative concepts; Art direction, editing style, graphics, animations, wardrobe, and story structure. 
Experience
Coordinator 01/2017 to 05/2018 Yokam Conarky, Guinea
  • Supervise on site inspections and events.
  • Manage all project budgets from start to finish.
  • Regulate events on time, within budget, met and exceed expectations.
  • Collaborate with sponsors to execute marketing.
  • Promote events on social media platform and street hustle.
  • Delegate sponsors and V.I.P tickets.
  • International talent liaison.
Executive Producer & Script Editor (Freelancer) 07/2013 to 12/2018 Shakazi Productions Kisumu, Kenya - London, England - Venice, Italy
  • Manage production through from beginning to end.
  • Hire and oversaw cast and crew.
  • Write and edit content.
  • Maintain a budget and created work schedules.
  • Consult within union regulations.
  • Ensure production meets goals and deadlines.
  • Secure international location and talent casting.
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  • Script edit to fit in the budget without diminishing quality.
Screenwriter & Associate Producer 07/2011 to 12/2012 Hek Centrik London, England - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Secure several nominations for the film "Turning Point" internationally.
  • Gather and verified factual information regarding stories through observation and research.
  • Write factually correct, concise and engaging script within tight deadlines.
  • Introduce fresh and new angles on previous synopsis and outline.
Producer/Director/Writer 08/2010 to 08/2013 Miccosukee Magazine TV - Otter Vision Miami, Florida
    • Restructure budget for show and cut cost by 30%.
    • Direct, produce and revise over one hundred mini-documentaries series and host intro's in a three year period.
    • Facilitate weekly distribution of production schedule for upper management and crew.
    • Supervise a team of editors, associate producers, camera crew and production assistants on a wide range of projects.
    • Prepare all written materials: treatments, synopsis, interview questions, scripts for hosts, editors notes, logs, records, and story transcripts. 
    • Capture visual content and edited general assignment stories for multiple platforms.
    • Combine video, audio, and graphics to effectively convey each story
Executive Assistant 07/2009 to 01/2010 Otter Vision Miami, FL
  • Arrange appropriate travel, visas, agendas, necessary contacts and country information.
  • Collaborate with other administrative team members, human resources and the finance department on special projects and events.
  • Investigate issues and problems and drafted responses to urgent requests.
  • Manage desktop publishing and proposal and memo typing.
  • Devise and maintain office systems to efficiently deal with the paper flow.
  • Conduct extensive online and phone research.
  • Accelerate promotion within six months to producer and coordinator position, attained 50% raise increased at Miccosukee Magazine TV.
Casting Assistant 06/2007 to 09/2014 Ellen Jacoby Casting Intl Miami Beach, Florida
  • Interact with directors, writers, producers, and talent.
  • Schedule casting and call back appointments.
  • Camera and light set up for casting.
  • Prep, record and Upload talent on casting network services.
  • Knowledge of Deal Memo, Taft Hartley, Station 12, Skins, & Tape Log.
  • Check-in talent on set.
  • Requested by L.A casting director from the previous job.
Education
Bachelor of Arts: Film & Digital Production 2008 Ai Miami Int'l University of Arts & Design Miami, FL, 33023
  • English and Creative Writing course work
  • Best Screenwriter for college thesis 
  • Honor Roll Academic Achievement Award 
Website
  • https://www.retrocityintl.com/
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Job-winning Screenwriter resume

Mukwae Wabei Siyolwe
Professional Summary
Results-driven performing and visual arts producer and promoter offering twenty years of advanced experience bringing countless long-standing global relationships from the worlds of entertainment, arts and culture, government and politics, education, sports, news, advertising and PR communities together through a collaborative management style to enhance and strengthen the whole.
Skills
Work History
03/2013 to 07/2013
Talent City Theatre Pittsburgh
Talent, Ida B. Wells Play with five part part harmony acapella negro spirituals in Constant Star written and produced by opera director Tazewell Thompson with musical director Thomas Douglas.
10/2012 to 02/2013
Strategic Planner Friends of l'Hopital Albert Schweitzer - Dechapelles
Developed strategic plan for three years with new analytics tools to allow senior management of Friends to understand the health and future of their organization.
06/2010 to Current
Visiting Teaching Artist global posse productions, inc Pittsburgh Washington, PA District of Columbia
Development of feature length documentary film, African Soccer Hero about the death of the Zambia national soccer team in Gabon in 1993 and the dramatic journey of former survivor and captain Kalusha Bwalya in an emotional comeback to bring a new young team to win the Africa Cup in 2012. Screen adaptation of short story by Senegalese novelist Mariama Ba's So Long a Letter. Rights pending. Producer, Camera, Talent, Musical Arrangement MFA thesis 45" experimental film, Auto-ethnographic Eye and I, shot in the Petrified forest, Arizona exploring identity, body, space and time. Booking and Promotion for artist and band Sitali which included brand development. 3rd Annual African Arts in the Park, Preproduction, Scheduling and Rehearsals, Booking Vendors and Artists, Post production Strike and Reports. Journey of the Actor, Journey of the Self from Concept and direction culminating in a one day performance festival.
05/2010 to 01/2012
Agent and Tour Manager Chen Lo and the Liberation Family Brooklyn, New York
Agent and Manager for hip-hop band negotiating terms for national and international engagements which included a State Department funded program, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Rhythm Road Tour of North Africa and the Middle East. Featured on CBS Sunday Morning, July 4, 2010 and Indepth, AlJazeera.
10/2009 to 03/2011
Strategic Planner African American Music Institute Pittsburgh, PA
Capacity Building for mid-sized community based arts organization.
01/2009 to 03/2011
Producer, Writer, Director, Music Director Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/ Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA
Created webisodes of Diversity Lens, as analytics tool for a social policy research initiative. Screened at the Annual African Studies Association (ASA) conference in San Francisco in 2010.
06/2005 to 08/2005
Music Director, Talent, Helen Daniels Quantum Theatre Pittsburgh, PA
In Association with Actors Equity, US Premiere of Sir Anthony Sher's play I.D. about the assassination of Apartheid Prime Minister Verwoed directed by Karla Boos.
01/2005 to 03/2005
Talent Carnegie Mellon University, Chosky Theatre Pittsburgh, PA
Talent, Dell In association with Actors Equity in Kia Corthron's groundbreaking play Slide Glide the Slippery Slope about genetic cloning directed by Mladen Kiselov.
06/2003 to 07/2003
Rasabox acting method of emotional theatre directed by Richard Schechner New York University New York, NY
New York, NY Talent, East Coast Artists Rasabox acting method of emotional theatre directed by Richard Schechner.
10/2002 to 10/2002
Screenwriter SACOD, Southern African Communications for Development Johannesburg Cape Town
Johannesburg, South Africa Delegate. Screenplay Wade in the Water/Kuomboka workshop produced with mentors actor and director Vondie Curtis Hall (Gridlock'd) and screenwriter Shawn Slovo (A World Apart) in ten-day script development workshop.
11/2001 to 11/2001
Screenwriter of full-length feature film, Wade Sitengi, Southern African Film and Television Market Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa Pitching Finalist Screenwriter of full-length feature film, Wade in the Water pitched to executives from major Hollywood studios, European film funds, film commissions and delegates.
03/1999 to 03/2000
Director, Producer Pittsburgh City Theatre Pittsburgh, PA
Double bill of The Island ( Fugard, Kani, Ntshona) and And the Girls in their Sunday Dresses (Zakes Mda) in association with Actors Equity, Samuels French and DALRO (South Africa). Voted Best of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Post Gazette
09/1996 to 09/1997
Journalist Ecrans d'Afrique/African Screen Journal Milan
Assignments to International Film Festival Toronto, Vue d'Afrique, Montreal, New York African Film Festival at the Lincoln Center, New York Africa Diaspora Film Festival and Pan African Film Festival (FESPACO), Ouagadougou.
05/1996 to 08/1996
Associate Producer Blair Productions, Inc Washington, District of Columbia
16mm 30' dramatic film Eyes for Love as partial fulfillment of MA in Film Production.
01/1995 to 01/1996
Associate Producer Thirteen/WNET Educational Services New York, New York
26' documentary film Girls in the Middle in association with America Association of University Women, Research for Action broadcast on PBS and CPB affiliates nationally.
01/1994 to 08/1995
Writer, Director, Producer, Editor Weed and Seed Richmond, VA
One act play and documentary video Innacity as part of the federally funded Weed and Seed Community revitalization program. Five part radio drama series Choices addressing teen pregnancy in Namibia. Weekly broadcast with panel discussion and caller phone line.
07/1993 to 12/1993
Assistant Director/Producer Namibia/Movie Makers, PTY, Ltd
Regional advertising campaign in the banking sector to produce music driven 26' commercial and promotional products for youth called Bank Windhoek Solo.
02/1993 to 02/1993
Producer, Moderator Voice of America Washington, District of Columbia
International teleconference from Windhoek Namibia in Association with the King Center for Non-Violence, Atlanta with Yolanda King discussing The policy of national reconciliation and the civil rights movement in southern Africa and the US.
10/1992 to 10/1992
Black, Blanc, Beur Contemporary Dance Company Paris
Paris, France Producer Tour of Windhoek Namibia with Contrepied.
01/1991 to 12/1991
Assistant to Producer National Public Radio/World Music Productions, Inc Washington, District of Columbia
Afro-Pop, a 52 part African contemporary music series for CPB affiliates.
01/1990 to 12/1990
Piccadilly Theatre London
London, UK Talent, Lily King, the Musical about the life of Civil Rights leader in supporting role to opera stars Simon Estes, Cynthia Hayman, Barrington Coleman and Directed by Clarke Peters, Book Richard Blackman and Liberetti and Maya Angelou.
06/1986 to 10/1987
Lead in The Crossing Universal/ Marble Arch Productions Shepperton London
Shepperton, UK Talent, Tenjy Supporting role to Denzel Washington, Penelope Wilton and Kevin Kline in Oscar nominated film Cry Freedom about the friendship between Steve Biko and Donald Woods set against the backdrop of Apartheid South Africa directed by 09/1987 Handmade Films - London, UK Talent, Julie Romantic comedy Nuns on the Run in supporting role to Eric Idle, Robbie Coltrane and Janet Suzman and directed by Adrian Lynn and produced by George Harrison. drama about young freedom fighter in resistance movement across south African border directed by Faith Isiak-Pere.
03/1986 to 06/1987
Talent, Jazz Singer Barbican Centre London
Soloist in Mass directed by Leonard Bernstein, Bill Bryden and conducted by John Mauceri.
Education
2009
Master of Fine Arts: E-Merging Media
Chatham University - Pittsburgh, PA
2009 Chatham University - Pittsburgh, PA, USA Master of Fine Arts (MFA): Film and Digital Technology Thesis: Cultural Citizenry and African Cinema (s). Focus: E-Merging Media, Media Contexts, Screenwriting, Advanced Digital Video Production, Media Theory, Visual Effects and Animation Modes, Web Design, Sound Recording and Editing. Thesis film, Wade in the Water/Kuomboka.
2005
Master of Arts: East Coast Artists, Critical Race Theory
Tisch School of the Arts, New York University - New York, New York
2005 Tisch School of the Arts, New York University - New York, New York, USA Master of Arts (MA): Performance Studies Thesis: Hybridization of Genres. Focus: East Coast Artists, Critical Race Theory,
film Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics -
Women and Performance, Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. Thesis film, Digital Diary # 1.
1998
Master of Arts: Broadcast
American University - Washington, District of Columbia
1998 American University - Washington, District of Columbia, USA Master of Arts (MA): Producing Film and Video Thesis: Earthwatch, proposal for weekly magazine show exploring issues of how humans are affected by environmental change. Focus: Broadcast Operations and Management, Introduction to Multimedia, Media Law, Writing for Visual Media, Financing and Marketing Independent Productions, Production Planning and Management, Dramatic Production, Producing Film and Video.
1986
Associate of Arts:
Guildhall School of Music and Drama London -
1986 Guildhall School of Music and Drama London, UK Associate of Arts: Acting
Keyan Tomaselli Center for Media and Cultural Studies -
Three year associates degree in Acting for Radio, Stage, Screen, Theatre in Education, Tap, Jazz, Voice and Speech, Musical Theatre, Combat and Tumbling, Movement, Touring, Stage Management, and Music Theory. Testimonials Wabei was without a doubt one of the most original and talented students I encountered. It is clear that her interest as a writer and producer have developed as much as her acting, and she cannot fail to make a major contribution wherever she goes. Tony Church, Honorary Associate Artist, Royal Shakespeare Company, London Thank God for Wabei! She not only cast the movie brilliantly, but also turned the kids into polished hoofer's in just a few weeks. Her choreography looked spectacular because she has such an intimate knowledge of the film process and what looks good on camera. Oh, by the way, she also found time to wardrobe and prop the entire picture. The end result wowed everybody. Michael MacCarthy, Managing Director, Movie Makers International (PTY), Ltd. Cape Town Wabei directed the project through every stage of production. The radio series ran for five weeks and was very successful judging from the unusually high number of phone calls of teenagers participating. Local newspaper reviews acclaimed it. Teenagers and parents asked for more. I have a great deal of respect for Wabei. She is an exceptional person, imbued with a passionate zeal for media and arts, honest, and hardworking. Hilifa Mbako, Head Radio Services, Namibian Broadcasting Corporation Wabei knows current developments in broadcasting and media and sees the world from a unique lens and her pursuit of seeking authentic representations of culture will contribute to the scholarship of African artistic forms. She asked pertinent questions and is a dynamic speaker and performer with a clear idea of the role culture and politics plays in media representations. Keyan Tomaselli Center for Media and Cultural Studies,
Ministry of Education and Culture University of Natal - Durban
University of Natal, Durban Her ability to encourage widespread participation in cultural events impressed me tremendously. She has her finger firmly on the pulse of artistic developments in Africa and has the content to share her vision of cultural empowerment. R L Hofmyr, Director of Arts, Ministry of Education and Culture, Windhoek Through her diplomatic upbringing Wabei is an international girl with international interests. She is extremely well informed, so that, coupled with her buoyant and outgoing nature, there has developed a deep interest in, and concern for, the lot of mankind. Adrian Underwood, Moira House School, Eastbourne Her range of talents as an artist and a scholar has continually impressed me. I wish her every opportunity to expand and grow. Ronald Allan Lindblom,
Conservatory of Performing Arts, Point Park University -
Conservatory of Performing Arts, Point Park University, Pittsburgh
Accomplishments
  • nominated film Cry Freedom about the friendship between Steve Biko and
  • representations of culture will contribute to the scholarship of African
Presentations
representations of culture will contribute to the scholarship of African
Certifications
CPB
Affiliations
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/ Duquesne University - Pittsburgh, PA
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Ebony Washington
Professional Summary
  • Experienced Writer and Production Assistant skilled at building effective working relationships and executing expansive and various roles within TV/Film Production.
Skills
  • Video Editing
  • Apple, INC software
  • iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Celtx, Final Draft
  • Windows Software
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Art (Fine Arts, Photography, Film and Theater)
  • Storyboarding
  • Screenplay format and structure
  • Social Media
  • Martial Arts
Work History
Freelance Screenwriter, 03/2017 to Current
Archer Entertainment Group Los Angeles, CA
  • Created themes and ideas for Lifetime Television, Hallmark and TF1, the French Television Network
  • Researched background material
  • Developed believable plots and characters
  • Prepared short summaries and treatments of ideas
  • Sold ideas and/or pitched ideas to producers
  • Received feedback on scripts from producers and script editors
Executive Story Editor, 10/2017 to Current
East End Avenue Productions, LTD. New York, New York
  • Created themes and ideas for Lifetime Television, Hallmark, and TF1 (Television French Network)
  • Researched background material
  • Developed believable plots and characters
  • Prepared short summaries of ideas
  • Sold ideas and/or pitched ideas to producers
  • Received feedback on scripts from producers and/or script editors
Additional Set Production Assistant, 09/2017 to Current
Lady Prison Productions, Inc. New York, NY
  • Assisted the production process on set for Netflix's hit show, "Orange is the New Black," Season 6
  • Worked closely with 1st and 2nd Assistant Directors as well as the Key Set PA
  • Aided professional actors/actresses and background talent on set
Set Artist, 09/2012 to Current
Port Chester Council for the Arts Westchester, NY
  • Designed and painted background scenery for musicals performed by children and teens
  • Collaborated with Director and Head Set Designer to make shows come to life through background design
Front Desk Receptionist, 12/2017
NBCUniversal Inc Stamford, CT
  • Organized and ran the front desk at the Production Office for The Maury Show
  • Assisted Production Coordinator by answering important calls and signing for packages to be sent to Producers
  • Collaborated with Production Assistants and Producers by handling paperwork and preparing guests for show tapings
Post-Production/Editing Intern, 08/2016 to 12/2016
Wheelhouse Creative New York, NY
  • Assisted with video editing by overlooking processed TV and movie trailers for possible errors
  • Performed multiple actions as a Production Assistant on set, as well as in the office
  • Delivered completed edited trailers to various companies around New York City
Intern - Production, 08/2014 to 12/2014
NBCUniversal Inc Stamford, CT
  • Collaborated with Production Assistants on show days and prepared guests to be taped
  • Conducted over 50 phone call, acquired and documented information for possible show guests
  • Aided the audience by calling to confirm tickets and cancellations
  • Assisted with audience on show days by taking headcount and distributed wristbands to enter show for a seamless transition of guests entering the studio
Film Instructor, 09/2013 to 06/2016
Port Chester Council for the Arts After School Program Port Chester, NY
  • Guided 2nd - 5th grade students through different genres of age appropriate films, encouraging them to view films with different lenses
  • Created lesson plans that emphasized story structure/elements which offered students the opportunity to write, cast and direct their own scripts
  • Organized mini film festival for students' completed projects
Volunteer, 03/2015 to 03/2015
Focus on French Cinema Film Festival Greenwich, CT
  • Assisted guests by selling tickets and serving refreshments
  • Aided the president of the film festival by setting up and organizing the opening night gala
  • Greeted guests and served food to French guests, directors and actors
Education
Bachelor of Arts: Cinema Studies/Screenwriting, 2015
SUNY Purchase - Purchase, New York
  • Graduated with a 3.6 GPA
  • Minor concentration in Screenwriting
Master of Arts: Film and Television Production, Current
Sacred Heart University - Fairfield
  • Concentrating on Writing for Television 
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