Foustene Fortenbach

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

Personal Summary

Hi there!

My name is Foustene (pronounced FAU- like a faucet and STENE-like stene). While I’m sure you’ve heard my name a thousand times, my experience makes me stand out as a candidate for the office coordinator/PA position.

As a freelancer, I’ve worked in high-stress, fast-paced commercial settings where my organization and quick-wit stood out. For the last couple of months, I've worked as an office PA for Hungry Man productions. There, I've prepped timecards and petty-cash orders, managed crafty for the office, acted as a runner on set and ran errands for our line-producer and production manager. On a completely independent note, I've worked as both an assistant director and a script supervisor. For these, I generated and managed schedules for full crews, paying close attention to detail to ensure everything ran smoothly. As a producer, I’ve had to problem solve last-minute changes including finding new locations and replacing actors. I've also built and ran their social media pages on various platforms and updated the websites for many of these projects. I love to problem solve (this also explains why I love card games so much!).

During my undergrad, I worked as a residential assistant to generate a safe and healthy living environment. For meetings, safety checks and incident reports, we kept track of everything through Google calendar and Slack. In addition, I organized an assortment of large scale events at my college for students. Nearing my graduation, I interned as both a development assistant at Lighthearted Entertainment. There, I collaborated in large group settings with individuals at all levels, answered and directed phone calls and ran small errands for different high-level associates. Being a member of a team is something I look forward to!

Through these experiences, I have finessed my leadership skills, developed my organization and thrived under pressure. I love to joke around (!), but I also know how to get things done. I’m a very hard worker, am extremely eager to learn.

Thank you in advance for your consideration,

Foustene Fortenbach

Work Experience

Office PA
Jan 2019 - Mar 2019 Hungry Man Productions
  • Managed front desk
  • Picked-up and arranged crafty 
  • Prepared timecards and other working docs
  • Helped out as a runner on set
Development Assistant
Jan 2018 - Apr 2018 Lighthearted Entertainment
  • Researched development content for possible shows
  • Pulled clips and took transcriptions for sizzle reels
  • Pitched unscripted show ideas
  • Answered and directed phone calls
Script Supervisor
Apr 2018 - Jan 2019 Freelance
  • Supervised continuity of items and actions
  • Communicated scene/shot names
  • Collaborated with teleprompter operator to reorganize script
  • Accessed timing of delivered lines and shots
  • Reminded interviewees of their lines

Education

Visual Media Arts - Media Production
Emerson College