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Austin

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AUSTIN

AUSTIN

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AUSTIN

BESS      

Film Sales, Acquisition, Executive Production & Voice

 

ABOUT ME!

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Successful work in film requires developing a network of people with the ability to buy, sell, promote and believe. 

I studied music, drama, Arts management and writing in the U.S. and Europe.  Living overseas gave me a broader view of films and the audiences that watch them. 

 

To locate a winning film, sell a package or help to create a path for a production, my focus is interrelating with others to present compelling cinematic and audio stories to the public. 

 

Years of experience in executive production, acquisition and sales.    Chicago, Los Angeles and Texas

Bess Austin VO Sample
 

EXPERIENCE

2021-Current

Vice-President of Sales & Licensing

ECHELON STUDIOS, INC.

Review catalogue content for offering to digital platforms, channels & network.  Presentation and contract negotiation with buyers.   Review and modify legal agreements for signature.  Global networking with streaming sites to expand title licensing. Contact producers, distributors and festivals to acquire English and foreign language films.   Metadata preparation for delivery.   Write and prepare marketing plans on foreign language films for  U.S. digital releases.   Corporate representation for event and film promotion. 

2012-2020

Director of Acquistion & Sales

QUESTAR, INC.

Screened & selected films for acquisition.  Assisted on legal agreements, copyright and contract negotiation.  Networked to broaden relationships and acquire specific content for digital/DVD.  Made initial presentation to buyers.  Selected titles and prepared metadata submissions for platforms.

2006-2011

Group Sales

AUDITORIUM THEATRE OF ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY

Created sales plan & developed multi-state patron base.  Contact and direct marketing sales to B2B, non-profits and business groups.  Social media and email marketing campaigns. 

2000-2006

Executive Producer

PHOENIX PRODUCTIONS

Created and oversaw all aspects of film title selection, packaging, and presentation.  Headed team in authoring business plans and acted as liaison for funding.  Developed client relationships and worked with team to build partnerships.  Script analysis and coverage.  

EXPERIENCE

SKILLS

 

Film & Project Sales

Film Selection for Distribution

Copy & Creative Writing

Client Relationships

Film & TV Acquisition

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Voice Over & Dialects

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CONTACT ME 

2953 South Farrell St.

Chicago, IL 60608

info@bessaustinfilmandvoice.com

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