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.
Exhibit outstanding organisational skills and attention to detail.
Highly developed project management skills.
Possess strong negotiation skills, managing suppliers and their expected
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.
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.
March 2012 – April 2015
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
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
Co-ordinate and manage workload for artists on a daily basis.
Collaborating with Production Companies, Directors, and VFX Artists to develop
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
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.
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.
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