CHRISTIANE KIRSCH WHITE
Los Angeles, CA 323-***-**** • linkedin.com/in/christiane-kirsch-white firstname.lastname@example.org
Seasoned television and film producer with extensive experience navigating complicated logistics in production and post. Dedicated professional with solid track record of going above-and-beyond title to ensure quality of production. Effective communicator with fluency in English and German. Well-connected industry expert with beneficial American and European contacts to secure funding and production partnerships.
Operations & Logistics
Project Development & Packaging
Scheduling & Budgeting
Goethe International Charter School, Los Angeles, CA Chair of Fundraising & Business Development, 2017 – 2018
Directed all fundraising efforts including pledge drives, galas, and digital campaigns. Managed the fundraising committee and a team of volunteers.
Raised over $500k per year through fundraising events and donation efforts.
Brought in $80k in profit from the annual gala.
Implemented new digital fundraising tool, HandBid, resulting in an increase of donor participation.
BET Networks, Los Angeles, CA Senior Executive Operations, Original Programming, 2016
EVP Zola Mashariki, SVP Production Michael Siegman
Enlisted to devise strategy to boost network facing major competitors in the target audience. Established plan to reinvent network’s image to attract top talent and improve public image. Served as main point of contact for original programming, marketing, production finance, physical production, and business and legal affairs. Facilitated weekly production meetings.
Developed new processes that optimized project development, workflow, and production.
Organized one-on-one sessions employees to audit workflow and identify opportunities to streamline productivity.
Constructed production manuals to quickly onboard staff and establish standardized processes, policy, and procedures.
Levi's Web Campaign, New York, NY Producer, 2011
Katlyst Media, EIC Joel Savitt
Produced Levi’s “Curve ID, Calling All Curves” web campaign.
Oversaw all production and operations activities including schedules, budget, crew, and shooting.
Bud House, Budweiser Web Series, Cape Town, South Africa Producer, 2010
RSA Films, DDB, Exec. Producers: Evan Weinstein, Tom Dunlap, Mary Lisio, Co-EP Jenifer Duncan
Coordinated shooting schedule and on-site activity for location in South Africa.
Oversaw the logistics of house reality show shot in Cape Town, Durban, Pretoria, Port Elizabeth and Johannesburg, with 32 cast members from 32 countries during the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Produced 30, 5-7 min shows that were streamed online during the world cup
The Amazing Race, Cycles 15, 16, 17 Producer, 2010 Coordinator Start & End City, 2009 – 2010
Oversaw filming in South Korea, Bangladesh, Sweden, and Norway. Maintained schedule and budget under extreme time constraints. Managed logistics of most complicated piece of the show, the start and ending cities.
Hired and trained on-site staff in each international location, including 80 drivers.
Built and tested challenges in each country to ensure safety, camera framing, and entertainment value.
Coordinated transportation for cast, crew, and show vehicles (helicopters, stunt cars, etc.) under strict confidentiality parameters to maintain show’s integrity.
VH1, “Wedding Intervention”, Pilot, Los Angeles, CA Co-Executive Producer & Show Creator, 2009 - 2010
GRB Entertainment, Executive Producer Gary Benz, Director Tony Croll
Created show concept and sold to VH1 network.
Oversaw all pre-production, production, and post-production of pilot.
Documentary “Blood Never Runs Dry”, Los Angeles, CA Co-Producer, 2008
20th Century Fox, Ice Box 2.0, Executive Producer Howard Gordon, Kiefer Sutherland
Supervised the physical production including staff placements and shooting schedule.
Oversaw voice over sessions with Kiefer Sutherland.
Sourced stock footage and negotiated low fees to meet limited budget restrictions.
ABC, “America’s Funniest Home Videos”, Los Angeles, CA Clearance Coordinator, 2008
Vin De Bona Productions, Executive Producer Vin De Bona, Co-Exec Producer Michele Nasraway
Generated clearance requests including releases, licenses, and contracts.
Leveraged negotiation skills to solidify contracts with all participants.
Organized travel, safety, and comfort of all show contestants.
SoapNet “The Fashionista Diaries”, New York, NY Supervising Producer, 2007
GoGo Luckey Productions, Executive Producer Gary Auerbach, Jenny Daly
Managed pre-production and physical production.
Collaborated with executive producers to develop episodes for pilot season of reality show competition.
Coordinated logistics for shooting at multiple fashion houses during NYC Fashion Week.
Facilitated communication between network and production company, Hearst Publishing, The Estee Lauder Group, Erickson Beamon, and Alice & Olivia LLC.
ABC, “Extreme Makeover Home Edition & Extreme Makeover: How’d They Do That?”, Los Angeles, CA
Post Producer, 2006 Assoc. Producer Post-Prod, 2005 Story Producer, 2004
Lock & Key Productions, Executive Producer Vin De Bona, Co-Exec Producer Michele Nasraway
Oversaw post-production with Co-Executive Producer for Emmy-winning show with over 23 millions viewers per episode.
Developed story beats, episode outlines, trailers, teases and cold opens.
Handled product placements, network integrations, voice over direction, audio mix, titles, clearance, promos, trailers, lower thirds, and sizzle reels.
Collaborated with up to 11 editors to deliver 2 hours of television each week.
Facilitated communication between production team and network.
ADDITIONAL PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE
American Film Market E! Entertainment, Scouted in America Pro 7, Popstars: Nina’s Angels ABC, Feature Film, Barefoot FX, Nip/Tuck UPN, The Mullets Pro 7, Falling Rocks Pro 7, Wishlist Feature Film, I Love You Baby
EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS
Film Studies, Master Class Directing, UCLA
Law & Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin
Producers Guild of America West, Member