Marnie Ellis - Producer

Summary of Qualifications

Professional with over 20 years in the media industry, with specialised experience in the production management of television, digital, radio, stills photography and events.

Professional Skills

  • Exhibit outstanding organisational skills and attention to detail.

  • Highly developed project management skills.

  • Possess strong negotiation skills, managing suppliers and their expected

    budget.

  • Creating and maintaining production schedules.

  • Exceptional time and people management skills.

  • Advanced administrative skills.

  • Ability to motivate staff within a team environment.

  • Highly motivated and professionally committed.

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  • Technical Skills

  •  Proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, Outlook and various in-house scheduling software packages (Farmers Wife, Shotgun). Adept at learning and utilising new software systems. 

Employment History

March 2012 – April 2015

Alt VFX

ALT VFX is a Brisbane based visual effects company that specialises in visual effects, design and postproduction for television commercials and film. Since opening in 2012, Alt VFX have won multiple awards around the world for their visual effects work. Clients included: Woolworths, Qantas, Johnny Walker International, NRMA, Commonwealth Bank, Pepsi, Smirnoff, Visa Pay Wave, Vodafone, Canon and Foxtel.

Head of Production & Senior Producer

Responsibilities included:

  • Project management for a multiple number of television commercials, long form

    series, digital content and various corporate videos. From taking the initial brief, to quoting, scheduling, management of freelance artists and internal staff, (including travel and accommodation), and ensuring final creative delivery is always on time and on budget.

  • Responsible for managing a team in the Production Department.

  • Chairing weekly production and sales meetings between the Brisbane and

    Sydney offices.

  • Co-ordinate and manage workload for artists on a daily basis.

  • Collaborating with Production Companies, Directors, and VFX Artists to develop

    creative concepts.

  • Co-ordinate various marketing functions throughout the year to build client

    relationships within the industry and the advertising network, including agency

    and production company personnel.

  • Act as the first point of contact for new and existing clients and manage and

    maintain these relationships.

  • Ability to handle multiple changing priorities in a dynamic environment and

    understand how this impacts departmental schedules while keeping clients

    informed.

  • Maintain production database/VFX artists scheduling systems, while

    communication with production teams.

  • Show discretion with highly sensitive information.

  • Exceeded monthly sales targets within the Brisbane market. 

  • January 2008 – March 2012 Junior Advertising

    Junior is a leading advertising and digital agency. They deliver successful marketing and customer experience solutions through strategy, creative and technology.
    Clients included: Dreamworld, Queensland Newspapers, NRMA, Treasury Casino, Jupiters Casino.

    Senior Producer

  • Responsible for the production of all Television, Stills, Radio requirements.

  • Managing projects from initial creative brief to final delivery.

  • Briefing and selection of Production Companies for appropriate projects.

  • Managing budgets, creating and managing production schedules.

  • Collaborating with creative teams, and managing client expectations.

    May 2009 – November 2012 Michael Hill Jeweller

    Michael Hill Jeweller is an international jewellery manufacturer and retail store with stores in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States.

    Senior Producer

  • Producing of all television commercials, digital content and stills photography for monthly campaigns for national and international markets.

  • Managing budgets, production scheduling, talent casting and negotiations, music compositions etc. across global requirements

  • September 1999 – December 2008 McCann Erickson

  • McCann Erickson is a global advertising agency network, with offices in 120 countries. McCann is a subsidiary of the Interpublic Group of Companies, one of the four large holding companies in the advertising industry.

    Various roles including:

    Producer /Creative Service/Traffic Manager/Personal Assistant to General Manager
    During my time at McCann Erickson, I was also a Committee Member for 3 years for the Brisbane Advertising and Design Club (BADC). Operating since 1974, the club aims to promote the creative excellence of the Brisbane Advertising and design industry. I assisted in organising monthly social events, creating sponsorship through existing relationships within the industry network, coordinating travel for interstate guests to attend the annual judging weekend and also the annual Awards Night with approximately 800-1000 guests.

    September 1989 – June 1994 Hays Personnel

    Hays Personnel is a global recruitment agency with an unrivalled client base built over 37 years and 245 offices across 33 countries.

    Various roles including:

    Office Manager/Personal Assistant to a team of 7 Recruitment Consultants