Resume

Meena Sajwani

Meena Sajwani is a driven professional with over ten years of experience in production and entertainment, able to:

  • Create, communicate, and implement one's creative vision to completion
  • Generate and oversee cost-efficient budgets
  • Prioritize projects while maintaining acute attention to detail
  • Demonstrate ability to lead and manage a team effectively
  • Utilize industry-standard editing tools, including Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, Protools, and Avid.
Work Experience

2014 - Present

Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
Executive Assistant to the Managing Director
  • Serve as liaison between the Managing Director and Co-Founders for Development, Production, Theatres, and Improv Schools for both NY and LA offices.
  • Manage pre-production and production for NBC Universal and Seeso pilots
  • Oversee vendor, venue, location negotiation, and agreements
  • Ensure consistent, high-quality service by managing production safety, liability, insurance, and risk issues
  • Interface with Production Finance to track variance and cost analysis
  • Supervise all travel for annual comedy festival
  • Lead, mentor, and delegate staff

2009 -2013

Writer and Producer
Freelance
  • Produced HBO teaser for RED: The Lazarus Effect documentary
  • Producer and Consultant for Fixed Signs Productions
  • Contributing author for Dream Mining’s series of children’s books
  • Book reviewer for quarterly column in Real Simple Magazine

2007 - 2011

Associate Producewr
Driver Media
  • Directed project schedule for all aspects of development from pre- through post-production: casting, voiceover sessions, audio mixes, edits, and field shoots
  • Managed budgets ranging from $10,000 to $1,000,000 on television commercials for clients such as Nike, Canon, and Match.com
  • Created sizzle that secured Toyota as major client
  • Coordinated, scheduled, and managed freelance and in-house creative staff
  • Executive assistant to four executive producers and the CEO

2006 - 2007

Producers' Assistant
20th Century Fox, Film: Deception

Aided producers David Bushell and Phil Eisen on the production of Deception:

  • Worked with high-profile talent, e.g. Ewan McGregor, Hugh Jackman, and Michelle Williams
  • Supervised script for scene set-ups and logistics
  • Handled sensitive financial, casting, and studio materials with utmost confidentiality
  • Arranged international and cross-country travel plans quickly during production
  • Scheduled script readings, evaluations of new projects, and other meetings for producers and personnel

2005 - 2006

Production Assistant
Various Projects
  • Promoted An Inconvenient Truth at the Cannes International Film Festival
  • 3 spots for Blue Cross Blue Shield, Director: DeMane Davis (Commercial)
  • Franklin Park Zoo, Director: Marc Colucci (Commercial)
  • On Broadway, Director: Dave McLaughlin (Film)
  • Thank You by the Redwalls, Director: Scott Lyons (Music Video)
  • Ranch Tooth for Wendy’s, Director: Steven Tsuchida (Commercial)
Assorted Projects
  • Installation Assistant for Artist, Caitlin Masley, of LuMagnus Gallery (2013)
  • Puppeteer for Processional Arts Workshop (2013-Current)
  • Assistant Director for Writopia Labs’ Worldwide Play Festival (2012)
  • Performer for The Whitney Biennial: Christof Migone’s Hit Parade and Michael Clark’s Who’s Zoo (2012)
Education

2004 - 2006

Master of Arts: Visual Media Arts and Film
Emerson College, Boston, MA

2000 - 2004

Bachelor of Arts: English and Bachelor of Arts: Journalism & Media Arts
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ