Lauren Nowicki’s Resume

Education 

Chapman University Class of 2017 B.F.A in Television and Broadcast Journalism, Minor in Political Sciencelauren-3-1

Professional Experience 

Associate Producer  LadyGang (Purveyors of Pop/EntertainmentOne)

LadyGang TV Season 1

Duties include creating and pitching franchises, themes, field shoots, games, themes discussion topics, and topical news stories both individually and in a team. Research the themes, guests, and topical stories for the weekly show taping. Plan and design all of the graphics for on set use and unique games. Assist on set of the weekly podcast taping and take detailed notes as well as on the various field shoots in pre-production.

Associate Producer  E! Live Events (NBCUniversal)

In less than one year with E!’s Live Events production team, I was promoted to an Associate Producer position. I continued to conceptualize and pitch segment ideas for E!’s Live Countdown shows and produced and edited short bumps for each show. I managed a team of Production Assistants and worked alongside Segment Producers and Editors to find and create BROLL footage. I oversaw the production of lower third graphics for the 60th Annual Grammy Awards and 2018 NBC Universal Spring Upfront Presentation and oversaw the creation of research cards for the 75th Golden Globe Awards and 2018 MET Gala.

Shows: 2017 American Music Awards, 75th Golden Globe Awards, 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, 60th Annual Grammy Awards, 90th Annual Academy Awards, 2018 MET Gala, 2018 NBC Universal Spring Upfront Presentation, 2018 Billboard Music Awards

Associate Producer  E! Specials (Wilshire Studios/NBCUniversal)

Produced storylines and gathered information for an E! Royal Wedding Special in the months leading up to the 2018 Royal Wedding. This special looked at the lives of Princess Diana, Kate Middleton, and Meghan Markle and their evolution both personally and within their fashion. I researched and assisted on interviews with a handful of experts and pulled archived footage and stills for the show. Continued to assist in post-production of the E! Special while preparing for the 2018 MET Gala.

Shows: 2018 E! Royal Wedding Special “The Real Princess Diaries: From Diana to Meghan”

Production Assistant  E! Live Events (NBCUniversal)

With E!’s Live Events production team, I conceptualize and pitch various pre-recorded package or live segment ideas for E!’s Live Countdown shows as well as log and locate previous footage to be used in new segments. For each award show, I assist talent and field producers during the live Countdown and Red Carpet shows and I created research cards along with writers and researchers for E! talent to use during the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.

Shows: 74th Golden Globe Awards, 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, 59th Annual Grammy Awards, 89th Annual Academy Awards, 2017 MET Gala, 69th Annual Prime-time Emmy Awards

Production Assistant  E! Specials (Wilshire Studios/NBCUniversal)

With E!’s Live Events production team, I planned and produced a series of “E! Specials” showcasing a countdown of top red carpet looks over the years. I researched top looks, pitched storylines, and located images for use within the show. Assisted in interview shoots with multiple experts and in post-production of the episodes.

Shows: Red Carpet Icons: Golden Globe Awards, Red Carpet Icons: Rihanna, Red Carpet Icons: Beyonce, Red Carpet Icons: Academy Awards

Digital Media and Marketing Intern  Bellwether Enterprise Real Estate Capital, LLC

In the Fall of 2016, I interned at Bellwether Enterprise in their Irvine, CA office working with the marketing team on a variety of projects. I filmed and edited internal and external PR videos for the company as well as worked with the creative team on the creation of various materials. This internship allowed me to have great experiences and creative control in my work as I can plan and produce so many interviews and videos. It has also given me the opportunity to improve my skills with Adobe Creative Cloud applications such as Premiere Pro, After Effects, and InDesign.

Student Producer and Director City of Orange PEG Channels

Throughout my three and a half years at Chapman, I was student producer and director for the City of Orange PEG channels. This position allowed me to learn various technical aspects to a live program as I have to direct the City of Orange City Council and Planning Commission meetings for the viewers at home. I also coordinated teams to film various events in the city to be edited and replayed on the PEG channels as well as use Photoshop and Compix to keep the city bulletin up to date. This position has taught me so much and I thank my professor Pete Weitzner every day for giving me this opportunity as a freshman and allowing me to coordinate so many events as well as teach new student-employees.

Chapman News

I have been enrolled in Chapman News since my Spring 2015 semester and continue to be an active part of the class and live show. Chapman News is a weekly live broadcast and I am able to research, write, shoot, and edit news packages and readers for the show as well as learn various technical jobs each week. Through Chapman News, I have been able to hone my skills on sports, weather, and entertainment reporting as well as anchor and go out on live shots. It is also required that we stay up to date on current events for weekly class discussion and I have been able to do this daily as the Tip Line reporter for the Spring and Fall 2016 semesters. In today’s market, being a well-rounded Multi Media Journalist is important and I am happy to have gained so many relevant skills from Chapman News.IMG_1044

Inside OC with Rick Reiff Intern  KOCE-TV PBS SoCal

From June to October 2016, I was given the opportunity to intern at Inside OC with Rick Reiff, a weekly show that is aired on PBS stations across the country. In this position, I was able to shadow the technical director and producer and have various positions within the show. Each week featured multiple studio guests from Orange County Supervisors, local developers, and even Presidential candidate Gary Johnson. Being a part of the small team that put this show together gave me many hands-on experiences and valuable skills.

Orange County Event Representative and Manager  The Perfect Event, Inc.

I have been given the amazing opportunity to assist in the growth of the Orange County office of The Perfect Event’s collegiate events division since the beginning of 2015. As a representative, I contact and have meetings with various organizations at local colleges and universities as well as local venues in order to expand partnerships and grow the brand. I am also involved in the planning of many of these events which has allowed me to see all aspects that create it including location, budget, and security and transportation logistics. The Perfect Event is a wonderful company that I am proud to be a part of and they have recently allowed me to film and edit short videos for the company as well. They know that my passion lies in film and reporting and have been very supportive in all of my endeavors.

Politics Contributor and Writer  The Bonafide Magazine

Television news is a very visual medium but writing is also a very important part of getting a story across. In order to improve my writing and incorporate my Political Science studies, I am writing for the online magazine, The Bonafide (the-bonafide.com). My focus is not only to improve my political reporting writing skills but to write articles that break down what many people don’t understand in local and national politics. There are so many questions that people leave unanswered because they feel as if they won’t be able to understand the full picture but my goal is to take those topics and do the research for the readers and break it down in an easy to understand way. I am doing so with The Bonafide and I hope to continue to do so in my reporting career.

KABC- TV General News Intern The Walt Disney Company

During the Fall 2015 semester, I was a General News Intern at KABC-TV, the Los Angeles local affiliate of ABC News. Each morning of my internship I was able to participate in the discussions and planning of the content and layout for the evening newscasts. I sat and shadowed every position within the studio including writers, reporters, and editors to witness the production of a live newscast from beginning to end. I assisted in time logging music from past shows and was able to spend a lot of time at the Assignment Desk where I answered calls and emails as well as research for stories. During this semester, I learned a tremendous amount every second as many local and national news stories unfolded including the San Bernardino shooting. Meeting and watching the reporters at ABC7 was also a great experience for me since I have admired them and their work since I was a little girl.

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APTRA Reporting Academy 2014

At the 2014 APTRA Reporting Academy headed by broadcaster Hal Eisner, I was able to work in a team to make a package following a staged experience including public information officers, news conferences, and professional actors. This experience was amazing as I was given the opportunity to learn from reporters from various stations and markets for a hands-on experience. What I learned in those few days has stuck with me and I am very grateful for the experience.

Skills

Media Production

Final Cut Pro, AVID Media Composer, AVID ProTools, AVID iNews, Adobe Premiere Pro, ENPS, Adobe After Effects

Office

Word, Excel, Powerpoint

Professional Social Media

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, Vimeo

Other

Compix, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop