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					Michelle Siah Baxter
                                                                                                        michellesbaxter.com/resume
                                                                                                           me@michellesbaxter.com
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Experience                                                                                                                              Tools
                                                                                                                                    MS Word
Producer/Creator                                                                                                                   Powerpoint
August 2005 to present, Los Angeles, CA                                                                                        Filemaker Pro
  Associate Producer, “Girl Power: The Movie,” Rage Ink Productions, June 2009 to present                                           Illustrator
   Developed business proposal, financial model, and production budget for this innovative transmedia film.                               Excel
   Leveraged targeted new media applications to prepare and execute online social engagement strategy,                             Photoshop
                                                                                                                                          Visio
                                                                                                                                OmniGraffle
                                                                                                                               EP Scheduling
  Producer/Creator, EnPointe Academics, May 2009 to present
                                                                                                                                EP Budgeting
   Founded an education media service to improve on traditional teaching methods by leveraging new
                                                                                                                                   Final Draft
    Teaching tools include, but are not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Skype, iChat, Vyew                                        Avid Express
                                                                                                                                     Final Cut
   services to media professionals and academic students of all ages and backgrounds.                                              Design
  Producer/Director, “Apartment A,” Rock My Soul Productions, 2008                                                              Joomla CMS
    HBO short film finalist, Official Selection PAFF 2008, featured on BETJ “Best Shorts” & KTLA in 2008.                   Wordpress CMS
                                                                                                                              Squarespace
   cost negotiations, and marketing strategy. As director, created and directed the film’s thematic approach
                                                                                                                                  Facebook
    to key creative elements including but not limited to photography, lighting, production and sound design.
                                                                                                                                    Twitter
  Co-Producer/Director, “Bathroom Break,” Rock My Soul Productions, 2007
   Official selection PAFF 2007 and the Playhouse West Festival 2006
   Prepared film budget and schedule for one day shoot. Successfully directed within limits of location                         Expertise
   and budget. Organized and managed legal contracts, permits, and receipts as needed.                                              Web 2.0
  Co-Producer, “The Shadows,” Puzzle Box Pictures, 2006                                                                         Social Media
   Official Selection: OutFest Film Festival 2007, Reeling Chicago 2007, and Film Out San Diego 2008.              Script & Teleplay Analysis,
                                                                                                                    Development, and Polish
Producer’s Assistant, Anonymous Content                                                                             Entertainment Marketing
March 2007 to March 2009, Culver City, CA                                                                            Communication Design
   Sought and developed emerging writing and directing talent for Executive review, prepared creative and               Online Communities
   business portfolios for clients and managed and tracked commercial and feature production timelines,                     Data Visualization
   proprietary and contractual materials, and anticipated and resolved issues. Supported Partner, Head of                  Story Visualization
   Commercials, and Integrated Media division in all aspects of corporate management.                                      Strategic Planning
Manager’s Assistant, Brillstein Entertainment Partners
January 2006 to March 2007, Beverly Hills, CA                                                                                      To Do
   Prepared and prioritized client projects and provided comprehensive script & teleplay analysis and coverage.             Adobe InDesign
   Tracked and managed key business developments; tax incentive research, work permits, cast & crew lists,
   reviewed, assessed and tracked talent and literary contracts for accuracy and maintained resulting                            Languages
   commissions payments and records. Drafted and maintained submission release data and office records and                            French
   performed key administrative support. Provided functional training and mentorship to incoming assistants                   (conversational)
   and interns when required.                                                                                                          HTML
Business Design Consultant, Gap Inc. (Corporate Office)                                                                                  PHP
July 2002 to May 2004, San Francisco, CA
                                                                                                                                     MySQL
  Designed user engagement and business strategy for the management of color, size and
  price for Gap Inc Merchandising Systems. Led the customization process of RETEK’s award winning                       Brand Exposure
  retail management system for Gap, Old Navy, and Banana Republic brands and their online subsidiaries.                             Gap
                                                                                                                               Old Navy
Associate Production Manager, Gap Inc. (Corporate Office)                                                                  Banana Republic
June 2000 to July 2002, San Francisco, CA                                                                                           Nike
                                                                                                                                   Apple
   Conducted cost negotiations with domestic and international vendors, determined emerging global trade                           BMW
                                                                                                                                Xbox 360
Education                                                                                                                          Philips
                                                                                                                                    Dior
Master of Arts, Peter Stark Producing Program, USC                                                                              Lancome
  Special emphasis on producing and marketing for multiple digital platforms and demographics                                    Et Cetera
  Focus on script analysis and development; scheduling and budgeting content; practical and executive              To explore what’s going on
  production management; financing in media and marketing for film, television, and digital media.                in my head every day, check
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Bachelor of Arts, History, Princeton University                                                                          michellesbaxter.com.
  Emphases on the political and economic history of Africa and a Certificate in Theater & Dance.
  Special coursework in organic chemistry, molecular biology and computer science.                                       I also like chocolate.

Associate Diploma, Verse and Prose, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
  Focus on diction, voice and effective public speaking for the performing arts and business communications.

				
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