Megan Kaiser
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Work Resume
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
 
John Roach Projects                           September 2007 to Present
Madison, WI                                          Producer

•    Work with clients to create media (corporate video, commercial, web footage, etc.)
•    Organize crew and shoot schedules, lock down locations.
•    Reach out to the media to generate publicity.
•    Write audition scripts for casting calls.
•    Oversee production and some post-production.

Modestneeds.org (Non-Profit Organization)            June 2006 to September 2007
New York, New York                                                     Director of Development

•    Co-writer of first Public Service Announcement starring Allison Janney (premiered on “The Ellen                DeGeneres Show” 10/12/06.) Can be viewed at www.modestneeds.org
•    Organize large events and fundraisers—Most recently organized a red-carpet celebrity event at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel on July 19, 2007.
•    Reach out to the media to generate publicity.

Community Education Program (Minneapolis Public Schools)     2006 to 2007
Minneapolis, MN                          Acting Teacher

•    Teach the fundamentals of acting to beginning adult actors.
•    Teach basic understanding of the history of theatre.

ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition                May 2006 to September 2006
Hollywood, CA                                                               Producer/Casting Producer

•    Work with all media outlets to create publicity for the show.  This included television, radio, and newspaper interviews on a daily basis.  Communicate with both large and small media markets.
•    Work with city officials and communities to raise interest in our show and to gather volunteers for the builds.
•    Conduct family interviews and home tours and prepare edited family tapes for our Executive Producers and ABC Executives.
•    Follow news stories and contact the media to find perfect stories for our show as well as go through hundreds of family applications, tapes, and emails on a daily basis.

SciFi’s “Psychic At Large”                December 2005 to May 2006
Santa Monica, California                 Producer

•    Create and produce segments for each episode.
•    Lock down locations for the shoots and handle personal releases.
•    Direct the cameras and give follow-up interviews for sound-bites to be used on the show.
•    Communicate with the show and network executive of what happens each shoot day and creating an episode format.

ABC’s “Ex-Wives Club”                October 2005 to December 2005
Burbank, CA                                   Producer/Casting Producer

•    Work with all media outlets to create publicity for the show.  This included television, radio, and newspaper interviews on a daily basis.  Communicate with both large and small media markets. Run and organize large open calls across the country.
•    Interview potential contestants on camera.
•    Produce and edit interviews for the Executive Producers and the network.

NBC’s “Three Wishes”                  April 2005 to October 2005
    Burbank, CA                               Producer/Casting Producer

•    Work with all media outlets to create publicity for the show.  This included television, radio, and newspaper interviews on a daily basis.  Communicate with both large and small media markets.
•    Run and organize very large (up to 2,000 people) open calls in towns across America.
•    Visit with city councils, and city officials to see what the towns need help with.
•    Meet with families and conduct on-camera interviews.
•    Edit and present tapes of potential towns and families to Executive Producers and the network.
•    Produce and execute show segments.
•    Write scripts for show host, Amy Grant.

NBC Pilot, “Through Your Eyes”             December 2004 to March 2005
West Hollywood, California                     Producer/Casting Producer

•    Travel the country and interview potential contestants.
•    Edit interview tapes and present to Executive Producer and the network.
•    Reach out to the media to generate publicity.

PAX’s “Cold Turkey 2”                             June 2004 to December 2004
Burbank, California                                  Casting Producer

•    Travel the country and interview potential contestants.
•    Edit interview tapes and present to Executive Producer and the network.
•    Reach out to the media to generate publicity.
•    Live on-set while show taped and produce the cast throughout the shoot dates.

Q-Meg Productions, “Geeks From Space”        September 2004 to Present
Burbank, California                                               Show Creator/Executive Producer

•    Create, develop, and write pilot. (to view, search “geeks from space” at youtube.com)
•    Produce and direct pilot and show trailer.
•    Work extensively with editors, sound, voice-over talent, and special effects artists.
•    Develop relationship with Space Adventures to lock in show prizes and challenges.
•    Meet with head Network Executives to present and pitch show.

EDUCATION
    Purdue University
    West Lafayette, IN
    Master of Fine Arts Degree in the Professional Actor Training Program

August 2001 to May 2004: Taught Theatre appreciation in a large lecture setting and The Fundamentals of Acting to beginning actors in a performance setting.  Performed roles in main stage productions each semester.

Awards:  Irene Ryan Nominations

    The University of Wisconsin
    Madison, WI
    Bachelor of Arts, Theater/Performance/Acting Specialist Program, May 1998
    Co-Founder of Student Organization, “Way off Broadway.”

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