RESUME

LAINIE SEGAL

2835 S. Alder Street Philadelphia, PA 19148 267-235-8531 LSinTV@yahoo.com

 

 

 

PRODUCTION & PROJECT MANAGER

Production and Project Manager with over 15 years experience booking professional production crews nationally and internationally. Consistently delivers projects on time and under budget. Prioritizes multiple projects efficiently.  A savvy negotiator with vendors and contracts.  A team leader who manages fairly.    Works well within a creative environment.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

BANYAN PRODUCTIONS 1996– 2009

                  Field Production Manager

Created the field production department and established all its systems inherent to the day to day operation of a television production company.

Booked, negotiated and scheduled all technical field and studio crews for all company series and specials.

Created and followed production flow schedules to keep costs low and production value high. 

Oversaw up to 8 Unit Production Managers to maintain company consistency with regard to processes and deliverables materials to the networks.

Delivered crew element and legal documents to network on or before schedule.

Planned with Executives in creating budgets and work flows for new and current shows. 

Liaison between network Executive Producers and Production Company including but not limited to: TLC, HGTV, Lifetime, FOX, Oxygen, DIY, Discovery, Discovery Health, NBC, Food Network, TV One

Negotiated companywide contracts for vendors, such as video tape stock, shipping and office supplies, to reduce budget costs.

Saved over $500,000 in logistical services and production related needs for 2 series by exchanging products for air time.

Reconciled all field invoicing and payroll.

Researched new camera formats and purchase new equipment.

Controlled and updated Production Company Crew database and schedule. 

Developed and maintained a systematic library with over 3000 original master tapes.

Productions included: Live at the Inauguration, Trading Spaces, Deliver Me, Trip of a Lifetime, The Big Move, Surviving Motherhood, Quints by Surrogacy, 16 Children and Moving In, Epicurious, Bailey Sextuplets, Perfect Proposal, Trading Spaces Boys vs. Girls, Trading Spaces Family, Ambush Make-Over, A Wedding Story, HIJINKS, A Dating Story, A Baby Story, Things We Do for Love, Nice Package, Birth Day, Christina Cooks, Design Invasion, Design Basics, Food Fantasy, Gimme Shelter, On the Inside, Renovations, Reunion, Simplify Your Life, 48 Hour Wedding, A Day of Proposals, A Day of Weddings, Project Paradise, Travelers, Home Matters

 

Unit Production Manager - Deliver Me, 16 Children and Moving In, Trading Spaces Boys VS Girls

Coordinated all logistics for field and studio shoots.

Responsible for budget tracking, invoicing, and reporting.

Coordinated with networks to deliver element and legal requirements. Worked with Post Production to get deadlines and air schedules met. Made barter deals with vendors to cut production costs. 

Unit Production Manager/Location Coordinator- Home Matters 9

Managed a 4 month out of town, on location large scale studio shoot.

Coordinated all personnel contracts and payments.

Set up remote office and hiring of local vendors.

Responsible for budget tracking, invoicing, and reporting.

Booked all executive travel logistics.

 

TELEPICTURES 1994-1996

                 The Jenny Jones Show

              Researcher/Senior Production Assistant          

Booked 30 specialty shows geared towards current events. 

Interviewed and screened potential guests.

Managed 9 Production Assistants scheduling and production duties.

 

CARSEY WERNER 1992-1994

Bill Cosby’s You Bet Your Life

                 Audience Coordinator

Managed 12 employees. 

Responsible for filling 3600 seats a week.

Coordinated all promotions for audience attendance.

 

 

 

                                EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Radio, TV & Film

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, Cum Laude

 

Member of Philadelphia Women in Television and Film