Creative Executive
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Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
School: Digital Media Arts College
Field of Study: Computer Animation

Creative Executive

Vladimir Cassel
Los Angeles, CA

Assistant to the best authors and screenwriters in the business. Meeting notes, script revisions, story notes, and research are my specialties. Final Draft and Word are my tools.

Freelance Copy Editor/Book Cover Designer, Spectrum Literary Agency — Mar 2019– Present
Reading and correcting books to improve accuracy and readability for digital transfer.
Designing book covers with iterative approach to collaborate with agency owner and authors on final looks.

Creative Executive/Assistant to Shane Salerno, The Story Factory — Aug 2018–Mar 2019
Worked with NY Times bestselling authors in strengthening their stories and helping to negotiate book-to-film deals. Assisted Shane Salerno in script revisions, story editing, project research, contract filing, press releases, and script/book coverage. Collaborated with Harper Collins on generating book trailers for broadcast and guerrilla marketing campaigns. Built film rights catalog of available author properties. Provided high-level story notes on projects in development and in collaboration with other production companies and studios, including A Higher Loyalty at CBS and Brilliance at Weed Road Pictures. Managed office, rolled phone calls, arranged travel, and scheduled meetings.

Writer’s Assistant to Michael Mann, Forward Pass Inc. — Mar 2018–Aug 2018
Transcribed conversations, tracked script revisions, read and covered submissions, researched projects in development, provided development notes.

Writer’s Assistant to David N. Weiss, Fat Dancing Productions Inc. — Sep 2017–May 2018
Took staff meeting notes, researched projects in development, drafted pitches to agency, developed story, coordinated writers’ room meetings, rolled calls, arranged travel.

Digital Media Arts College, Boca Raton, FL — Computer Animation BFA, 2010
Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth, FL — Motion Picture Production AA, 2008

Microsoft: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint
Adobe: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, After Effects
Final Draft, FileMaker Pro, StudioSystem, Cinema 4D, Typing: 90+ WPM