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Lauren Smith

Assistant Producer | Casting

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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsCasting Director - Creative Producer

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About me

Fashion content and casting professional | Fashion film award shortlister | Published casting consultant

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Skills

  • Fashion
  • Film
  • TV Film Commercial
  • Editing
  • Video
  • Assistant
  • Film Production
  • Pre Production
  • Producing
  • Production Assistant
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Team Assistant
  • Orgainised
  • Film Directing Editing
  • Punctual and Proffesional Person
  • Adobe Premiere/photoshop/indesign
  • Models
  • Casting
  • Budget
  • Communication

Work history

Currently

Assistant Producer | Casting

Mastered

Jun 2016
  • Full Time
  • BIO The fashion industry is changing. The old ways of doing things are breaking down. We see a new generation of talent emerging. They no longer need to come from a traditional fashion capital. They think and act digital-first. They build their own networks. They work on their mindset as well as their skills. Since we launched in 2015, Mastered has been committed to helping this new breed of global talent do more of the work they love. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES – Lead on model casting – Support the senior producers across all programs – Be alert to team’s needs and being available to solve needs accordingly when asked – Contribute to content meetings – Update module docs – Update process docs that support rest of wider Mastered team – Upload modules at every launch – Lead on casting the right students for shoots – Liaising with agencies – Write and distribute docs: Schedule, call sheets, briefs, student itineraries – Establish rapport with student, support through pre-production and on set – Post social media on set – Arrange logistics for shoots: Locations, catering, all travel – Support production team on set, spotting and responding to team and talent needs – Transfer skills to any shoots abroad, so it feels as smooth as a domestic shoot – Understand and keep core production aims in mind, in order to effectively support production goals (shoot by shoot, and in general) – Updating program budget including approving expenses and invoice -Assist produce all shoots oversees, ventures include New York, Portland (Oregon), Paris, Croatia. FASHION INDUSTRY EXPERTS I'VE WORKED WITH Kenzo, Fabien Baron, Alastair Mckimm, Anna Trevelyan, Patti Wilson, Tom Pecheux, Andrew Davis, Alex Box, Nike, Jade Taylor, Harry Josh, Esteban Cortazar, Megan Mccluskie, Zoe Irwin, Garry Gill, Katie Baron, Karen Clarkson, Rebekah Roy, Sofie Geradin, Krystal Rodriguez, Sophie Beresiner at Harpers Bazaar and Bunny Kinney at i-D.

Currently

Creative Producer

Freelance

Jun 2010
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • BIO We at That Girl That Edits are a female run London-based collective of filmmakers, spearheaded by the producer/director duo myself (Lauren Smith) and Helena C-J. Our aim has always been to create cinematic films that are as narratively compelling as they are visually stunning, no matter the budget. Favouring simple but bold imagery and symbolism, this collective is now ready to experiment with our own new brand of film making, throughout fashion film, music video and (soon) of short film. The desire to create and the love of a challenge is what drives us on as we explore our roles as moving image-makers. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES – Support Director – Support content delivery and initiate ideas for concepts – Oversee development of production for clients from start to finish – Sign off on all aspects of production – Alert to team’s needs on set and being available to solve problems – Lead on casting and booking models – Liaising with agencies and relevant participants in run up to shoot day – Write and distribute shoot docs: Schedule, call sheets, briefs, itineraries, treatments – Arrange logistics for shoots: Locations, catering, all travel – Delegate production on set – Goals orientated mindset in order to create efficient and effective content suitable for all involved. – Budget management including approving expenses and invoices CLIENTS Zoe Irwin, Alex box, Empire menswear, M+P Models

2015

Bookings Assistant

M+P models

Aug 2015 - Nov 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • BIO M+P Models, founded by Mignon Matthews, has just celebrated 25 successful years in the fashion industry. We provide a bespoke, fresh approach to model management & work closely with our artists through every stage of their career. Mirroring London's dynamic fashion movements & working to establish every model as their own brand M+P is London's leading boutique personal management agency. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES – Design and create model comp cards – Front of house duties including taking walk-in’s – Taking polaroid’s, updates and Intro videos for clients – Overseeing models diaries and chart using Mediaslide software. – Upkeep of models books and Mediaslide profile – Upkeep of model archive – Chasing Images from clientele – Organise call sheets and contracts between agencies and clientele – Daily upkeep and posts of the agencies social media on all platforms, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest. – Models chaperon to casting and jobs – Ad-hoc duties

2015

Casting Assistant

Hearst Magazines UK

Jul 2015 - Aug 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • BIO Megan McCluskie provides casting for advertising, commercials, editorial, runway and street casting. MAIN ROLE DUTIES – Take Polaroid’s and videos of all models that attend casting – Organise Images for all models ready for presentation to client – Hold a presentation for clientele of selected models at the end of each casting day. – Contribute and select models that fit the brief of the designers Ideas. – Chase and obtain options on selected girls – Liaise Between London agencies – Organise and schedule request fittings for first option girls – Overseeing the smooth running of the day – On show day, make sure the girls arrive at call time – Chase models/agents – Backstage organisation on show day – Oversee the running of the show day from start to finish CLIENTS Vivienne Westwood, J.JS Lee, Bora Aksu, Palmer Harding, Sophia Webster and Emilio de la Morena.

2011

Intern Editor

Spring Studios

Aug 2011 - Sep 2011
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • – Ability to edit in a live studio environment – Able to work well as part of a team in a highly pressurised environment – Excellent work ethic and positive attitude – The Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment and prioritise effectively – Exceptional organisational skills and very strong eye for detail – Team player – Ability to meet deadlines

Education

2013

Feb 2011 - Aug 2013
  • Film Editing and Production

Awards

2016

Nick Night Fashion Film Award

SHOWStudio

  • With an entry to the Global fashion film competition, run by the infamous Nick Knight. My Film entry was selected and shortlisted into the top 10 entries from around the world. Panel and Judged by DIESEL artistic director Nicola Formichetti, fashion designer Gareth Pugh, film-maker Ruth Hogben, and creative maverick Daphne Guinness.

2014

IUFF Milan Fashion Film Awards

IUFF Fashion Film awards

  • Runner up IUFF Milan fashion film awards 2014.