Ariel Weinberger

  • Screenwriter/Office Coordinator/PA
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Mar 15, 2019
Full time Production Assistant

Personal Summary

I moved to LA to try to break into the film industry as a writer/director/AD.

Since moving out here I've been production assistant on a commercial and a feature.  I was also an event coordinator for Rising Above Fest.

Before moving out here, I was first assistant director on a feature now streaming on Amazon Prime called In Winter.  On that project I was also associate producer, script consultant, prop master and extras wrangler.  I was script supervisor for a teen suicide drama called My Senior Year as well.

During all this I've been writing.  I currently have one script in the hands of a producer.  I'm really hoping that goes well.  My motto since moving out here is "Hopes high, expectations low."

To sustain myself while searching for work in the industry, I got a job at Bevmo! where I've become a primary cashier because of my ability to up-sell.  Until that job I never knew I had it in me to convince people to make that impulse buy.  In the past I've been manager and shift lead at other jobs.

I am capable of leadership roles as well as taking on any tasks assigned to me.

Work Experience

Set PA
Jan 2019 - Feb 2019 Wanderwell Entertainment

I worked primarily with the art department, but was available for any crew who needed assistance.

Primary duties included:

  • Setting and resetting scenes
  • Going on runs, setting up lunch
  • Moving furniture or equipment as needed
  • Keeping crafty stocked and clean
  • Fire watch
Intern
Oct 2018 - Happy Day Productions

Primary duties include:

  • Securing sponsorship for Rising Above Fest
  • Event Coordinator for Rising Above Fest
  • Learning how to produce micro-budget films
  • Setting up website for Rising Above Fest
Production Assistant
Nov 2019 - Nov 2019

The Warehouse Restaurant hired a director to produce a commercial specifically for social media.

Primary duties included"
• Moving equipment
• Set dressing
• Securing props including drinks and food
• Acting

Script Supervisor
May 2018 - Jun 2019 "My Senior Year"

Script Supervisor 

First Assistant Director
Feb 2017 - Feb 2017 Hypothermia Films

In Winter (Currently streaming on Prime)
Pre-Production:

  • Lead Screenplay Consultant
  • Associate Producer


Production:

  • First Assistant Director
  • Assistant to Ms. Targonski-O'Brien
  • Prop Master
  • Extras Wrangler

Education

A.S. Screenwriting
Sep 2008 - May 2011 Minneapolis Community and Technical College
A.S. Directing and Producing
Sep 2008 - May 2011 Minneapolis Community and Technical College