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Candice "cj" Johnson

FREELANCER

Phone:

929-224-4978

Email:

SKILLS

 
• Teamwork / Collaboration
• Production Planning
• Transportation accommodations

• Investigative research
• Social Media
• Schedule coordination 

• Talent Booking
• Team Leadership
• Implementing Creative Vision

• Scheduling
• Casting Collaboration
• Staff Management
• Budgeting
• Administrative Leadership 

profile

Hardworking and Versatile Production Crew Member with 8 years experience in the field and office. Experienced in Casting, Coordinating, Wardrobe Supervising, Hair, Make-Up and overall production needs. Knowledgeable professional expert in streamlining processes, supervising team members and performing administrative tasks. Committed go-getter with team player attitude and ability to remain calm in stressful situations. Personable communicator with a focus on working with various personality types effectively. Core belief in making the impossible possible.

Work Experience

Research Producer, Cold Case Files Category 6 Media
October 2022 - January 2023

Story Producer, Black Owned TNT Entertainment
September 2021 - September 2021

Segment Producer, Ready to Love Lighthearted Entertainment
June 2021 - August 2021

Production Coordinator, Love & Hip Hop Family Reunion/ Couple's Retreat Viacom
October 2020 - November 2020

  • Presented production ideas and determined creative scenarios for production and delivery

  • Participated in meetings with team members to keep program in step with creative vision.

  • Collaborated with network executives to define and propel organizations mission and vision

  • Performed background checks, fact checked, researched cold cases and contacted 10-15 potential participants for series per day.

  • Pre-Interviewed and booked guest for assigned stories.

  • Casting for Narrator Talent

  • Outreach to law enforcement agencies.

  • Soft Pitched 2-5 cases per week to team members and input in Airtable database.

The Story Producer is responsible for identifying material and contact/sources that fit creative vision for the show. As a Story Producer, my core responsibilities include:

  • Identifying content that fits creative vision for the project

  • Research, identify, contact, and secure individuals for episode/series, writing scripts, VoiceOver talent,

  • Pre-Interviewing individuals to determine strength of story as needed

  • Compile all information and provide a one-sheet to the production team

  • Organizing shoots-including creative development, scheduling, managing appearance releases, briefing talent on requirements

  •  Calling potential interviewees associated with the topic

The Segment Producer is responsible for managing a short segment of a TV program. As a Segment Producer, my core responsibilities include:

  • Pitching and shaping clear and specific segment activities for talent to participate in a deadline driven environment to team

  • Compiling all information and provide a one-sheet to the production team

  • Scouting, permitting, and  securing locations based on story direction on short notice

  • Taking field notes with timecode, writing hot sheets

  • Set dressing locations as needed

  • Identifying and shopping for required scene props

  • Make sure production management knows where to load in, where to set up video village, talent holding,

  • Releasing any relevant people on set

  • Assisting Field Producer with overall production needs.

The Production Coordinator is responsible for assisting Production Manager with coordination of all aspects of Production. As a Coordinator, my core responsibilities include:

  • Direct Supervision for 15 Production Assistants

  • Sourced various vendors to meet production needs

  • Interviewing and Hiring Production Crew

  • Documenting production updates in Google Docs for excellent record keeping.

  • Coordinating schedules, transportation, scouting and permitting locations, sending COI's, providing cast, crew and facilities information.

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