Ria Smith

Office Assistant/Runner

Skills

  • Avid Basic
  • Basic Photoshop
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Transcription
  • Writing
  • Final Draft
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Outlook

Companies I’ve worked with

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  • HBO

    HBO

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    • Television
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    Studio Lambert

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      Transparent TV

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      Work history

      2018

      Office Assistant (Runner)

      HBO

      Jul 2018 - Sep 2018
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • My latest position saw me aiding in the smooth running of a large-scale production writer’s room and the surrounding office. Similar to my previous position as office runner, the role saw myself being responsible for tending to the writer’s room and making the office environment a comfortable working space for all. I tended to the writer’s and executive’s needs whether that be by providing food, drinks, stationery or conversation. My role involved everyday access to making calls, emails and entering expenses and other administrative tasks alongside the expected food, drinks and other purchases runs.

      2018

      PA/Team Assistant

      Transparent TV

      May 2018 - Jul 2018
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • My previous role offered a wide variety of tasks. Primarily, I was responsible for assisting the CEO with her day-to-day to keep it running smoothly. Including dealing with incoming emails, calls, important meetings, travel, communication with contributors, industry professionals and other PA duties. Additionally, alongside this PA role I assisted development and other members of the team with any tasks that needed undertaking. In my short time at Transparent TV I become involved in assisting applying production paperwork to Silvermouse, helping the production manager/coordinator arrange callsheets, hire cars and other elements for a shoot. As well as aiding Development perform research tasks to help with development ideas/commissions.

      2018

      Office Runner

      Studio Lambert

      Oct 2017 - Apr 2018
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Working across 2 offices in this fast-paced independent production company. Experience includes ensuring the smooth running of the office, answering calls and emails, arranging couriers and collections, covering reception and welcoming visitors, purchasing stationery, maintaining camera equipment, attending to other office and production needs and much more. This position offered a fantastic mentoring scheme during which I was mentored by Maddie Sinclair (Head of Drama Development). The scheme involved career development advice and an opportunity to broaden knowledge of the industry, including an insight into new developments, greenlit shows, commissioners and writers. It was fantastic to become familiar with a working development slate and understand the process from treatment through to shooting script. I read and analysed a range of treatments and scripts, from the early development stage through to greenlit projects. Along with this, I wrote a book report on a potential book adaptation for the team.

      Education

      2016

      Film and Television (Technical Arts) - First Class Honours

      Middlesex University

      Oct 2013 - Jul 2016
      • London, United Kingdom
      • - Learning the ropes of film and television from the development to distribution - Involved with creating short films, documentaries, studio productions and a sitcom - Developed writing skills amongst camerawork, lighting, sound and a variety of production skills - Enabling creative, technical and editorial skills on a daily basis - Researching current practices and studies revolving around the television and film industries