Brian Smith

  • Line Producer/Production Manager
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Jan 24, 2019
Full time Producer Line Producer Production Coordinator Unit Production Manager

Personal Summary

Self-motivated Production professional with a proven track record of successfully handling multiple diverse responsibilities in fast-paced environments. Strong organization skills and attention to detail enable me to proactively anticipate situations and pivot to achieve project goals.  I am a positive thinker, effective team player and communicator who remains level headed in high-pressure situations. My experience spans major motion pictures, television, and freelance productions of short films, music videos, and web-based content.

Work Experience

Line Producer & Unit Production Manager
Oct 2018 - Dec 2018 Mental State Film, LLC.
  • Created budget for the film based on script and production breakdown
  • Maintained project finances amidst creative and logistical changes
  • Negotiated employment deals with department heads and crew
  • Secured outside vendors and suppliers including camera, grip and electrical equipment, catering and transportation
  • Managed day-to-day operations of all physical aspects of the film’s production
Marketing & Branded Entertainment Project Manager, SMOSH Brands
May 2017 - Oct 2018 DEFY Media
  • Oversaw the rebranding and marketing of Smosh’s second channel, Smosh Pit
  • Developed marketing strategy around new and current programming
  • Planned and maintained outlines and schedules of overall project timelines, deliverables, and resources
  • Created and tracked proposals to various advertisers for cross promotion opportunities
Creative Executive
Sep 2012 - Feb 2017 Scenario Lane Productions
  • Assisted in developing and producing multiple theatrical and television projects
  • Supported Director, Breck Eisner, from development through production and post production of “The Last Witch Hunter”
  • Tracked and coordinated delivery of assets throughout all stages of production
  • Acted as liaison between studios and production staff
  • Assisted production teams on curating and identifying quality production crew and talent candidates
  • Developed submission packets and pitches for agencies, talent, and above/below the line production positions
  • Wrote script coverage, breakdowns and analysis of projects with emphasis on current market trends
Post Production Associate
Jul 2011 - Jul 2012 Relativity Media - "21 and Over"
  • Created and distributed weekly work schedules to editorial staff
  • Coordinate with talent agencies and management companies to arrange ADR sessions with talent
  • Responsible for all aspects of internal review screenings and test screenings including securing screening rooms, maintaining invites and arranging the creation and delivery of film material
  • Liaised between parent studio and editorial staff in a fast-paced environment
  • Submitted company timecards for payroll, prepared PO’s, processed invoices, and set up new vendors
Post Production Associate
Jul 2011 - Jul 2012 Relativity Media - "Mirror Mirror"
  • Assisted Executive Producer/UPM/Line Producer on set
  • Assisted Post Production Supervisor in maintaining costs within budget
  • Collected and filed weekly timecards of editorial staff
  • Created and filed weekly petty cash reports with studio accounting department
  • Created system of tracking and identifying various editorial reels when sending and receiving to and from vendors
Production Manager
Nov 2016 - May 2017 Black Tie Cinematics, LLC.
  • Development of multiple entertainment projects internally and with outside talent
  • Creation of production budgets, schedules, and breakdowns while sourcing crew for domestic and global projects
  • Management of production and editorial staff while arranging all schedules from development to delivery
  • Communicated cost reports and cash flow analysis with various clients
  • Instituted clear management directives bringing in projects on time and within budget
  • Production of domestic and international video series for client The Jewish Agency for Israel
Producer & Unit Production Manager
Apr 2011 - Apr 2012 Open Fire FIlms, LLC
  • Coordinated equipment rental and negotiated rates to achieve cost efficiencies
  • Created the schedule for the entire shoot and postproduction to maintain budgeted timeline
  • Interviewed and sourced all hires of crew. Negotiated rates within budget
  • Balanced final budget and was responsible for all final payouts that brought the project in on time and on budget

Education

Bachelor of Arts
Sep 2005 - Jun 2009 SUNY Binghamton