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CONTACT

(719) 641-9882

newsomei@usc.edu


ABOUT

Cinema and Media Studies student offering a unique combination of behind and in-front of the camera experience seeking an internship position that will allow me to learn various aspects of the entertainment industry. I bring a strong work ethic, innovative thinking, knowledge of industry trends, and nimble learning to any team, and thrive in a fast-paced, demanding environment.

SKILLS

Technology: Adobe Premier, Final Draft, Google Drive, Slack, and Basic HTML
Research and analysis
Script coverage
Public relations and promotion

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
School of Cinematic Arts
Major: Cinema and Media Studies
Minor: Screenwriting
Expected graduation: December 2022
HARVARDX, Harvard University online
Rhetoric: The Art of Persuasive Writing and Public Speaking
AIR ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL USAFA, CO
Graduated: May 2019

LEADERSHIP/TALENTS

THE ARTS
Theater and film actor
Accomplished bagpiper
COMMUNITY
Eagle Scout
Community volunteer
Mission Team member
ATHLETICS
Decorated football player/team leader

TRAINING

THE ACTOR’S DIRECTOR WORKSHOP Dec 2019 University of Southern California
SCRIPT WRITING COVERAGE
Nov 2019 McKenna Marshall
The Kennedy/Marshall Company LYNX FILMMAKING PROGRAM
July 2018
University of Colorado, Denver


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Aug. 2020 – present

WRITER AND REPORTER / Halloween Every Night / Los Angeles, California • Mentored by an award-winning news, culture and lifestyle website that provides a diverse demographic a guide for what to know and how to live like it’s Halloween every night.
• Cover daily news and events, including interviewing horror entertainment figures in the growing horror media subculture.

May 2020 – October

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT AND DEVELOPMENT INTERN / Kalliste Zoe Productions / Malibu, California
• Conduct market and media research, write and develop scripts for independent production company.
• Promoted from Development Intern in August to work hand in hand with the head of the company to package and sell creative content.

April 2020 –August

MOVIE NEWS WRITER / mxdwn Movies/ Los Angeles, California
• Write multiple entertainment news and trend articles each week for an emerging media website.

Jan 2020 – present

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, SOUND TECHNICIAN/ ACTOR/ USC Cinematic Arts / Student Film Set Volunteer
• Serve as First Assistant Director and Chief Sound Technician for student film projects.
• Collaborated with film students and crews with screenwriting, set design, acting, site preparation and cinematography.

Aug. 2020 – present

FILM, TELEVISION, AND IMMERSIVE CONTENT INTERN/ Rouge Initiative Studios / Los Angeles, California
• My role at this award-winning company is to aid in the development of their various film, television, and interactive media projects from script coverage, market research, all the way to working hand in hand with their experienced executives to forge the entertainment industry’s exciting future in interactive media.

June 2017 – present

PROFESSIONAL BAGPIPER/ Self-Employed/ Colorado and California
• Custom bagpipe performances for weddings, funerals, parties and other events.


EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Aug 2019 – present

SCA NETWORK / USC Cinematic Arts / Member
• Frequent screenings, networking, social and professional events and volunteer alongside Cinematic Arts students, alumni and professionals.

Jan 2020 – present

CHI PHI FRATERNITY/ USC Greek Life / Initiated Member
• Head of video marketing.

Oct 2020 – present

STUDIO SYSTEM/ Entertainment News and Networking / Member
• Member of Hollywood’s one-stop resource for connected with industry insiders and projects.

Aug 2019 – present

YOUNG LIFE/ USC Religious Life / Member
• Member of faith-centered fellowship group with a focus on service and community.


SET EXPERIENCE

LEAD ACTOR/ PRODUCER
• Lead producer and star in drama capturing a young man off-loading his emotional baggage onto an
unsuspecting Lyft driver.

Love Language

CHIEF SOUND TECHNICIAN/ FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
• Managed audio and sound design as well as organization on set in this short drama film following a couple
as their relationship collapses over a tense and unappetizing dinner.

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT/ ASSISTANT CAMERA
• Served a chief role in development, production, and organization in this experimental film using state of
the art motion capture and processing technology to explore motions through the art of dance.


ORIGINAL WORK

SHORT FILM
• Wrote, Directed, and shot this short film that follows a typical every-day family man who’s normal life is turned
upside down when an old childhood friend comes to his door, threatening to release a secret that will
destroy them both.

SHORT FILM
• Wrote, Directed, and Acted in this this experimental sound design film that follows two young men as the
Christian rapture hits, attempting to explore what the voice of God would sound like and what the
apocalypse would sound like you’re your computer screen.

SHORT FILM
• Wrote, Directed, and Acted in this short sound design film that follows a strained couple dealing with a
corrupted audio file that may be causing auditory and visual hallucinations

PROMOTIONAL VIDEO
• Wrote, Directed, and Produced this promotional video for USC Chi Phi as part of their Fall 2020 rush.

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