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Leslie B.

Private tutor in New York, NY

Education

Bachelor's Degree of Music BGSU

Experience

New York, NY labdaily@aol.com (917) 593-5967 http:// www.linkedin.com/pub/leslie-bennett/51/77/887 SUMMARY Broad-based leader, event and promotions producer. Recognized as resourceful, financially astute creative visionary with history of establishing partnerships and managing deadlines / budgets while consistently delivering above expectations. Expertise in: Promotion | Event Management | | Contract Negotiation Event Planning | Campaign Strategy | Diplomatic Relations PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENC DIGITAL MEDIA SYSTEMS, NEW YORK, NY JANUARY 2015-JULY 2015 Consultant • Facilitated social media links to Production Hub, LinkedIn, Mayor’s Office of Film and TV, and Screening Room Pocket Maps to ensure higher profile visibility. • Secured reporting infrastructure for field engineers on a daily basis. • Drafted proposals for new client business. WARNER BROS. PICTURES PUBLICITY, NEW YORK, NY NOVEMBER 2002-NOVEMBER 2014 Senior Administrator • Managed 50+ special receptions overseeing promotions, hiring performers & animal trainers for stunts, facilitating talent & press for films including Harry Potter franchise, The Hobbit, and Happy Feet. • versaw outreach, expanding publicity into new channels, including establishing Grammy Foundation event with Cast and Creative for August Rush, arranging for Ambassador Sakurai of Japan to attend New York VIP Screening of Letters from Iwo Jima as well as translation services for its star, Ken Watanabe, and organizing special Japan Society WOM screening for Speed Racer. • Ran all outside bookings for the Warner Bros. screening room. • Supervised promotional campaigns for Letters from Iwo Jima, The Last Samurai and Phantom of the Opera including: • Hiring Samurai Sword Soul to appear on Today Show and at premiere. Arranging for Ambassador Ando to host a private screening at his mansion of the film for select press with a reception Q&A with Ed Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz and a Professor of Asian Studies from Columbia University. • Arranging appearances for Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber on Theater Talk and other shows and establishing a concert event with a small chorus, orchestra, and the film’s cast at Bloomingdale’s promotional shop. Arranging for Japanese Ambassador Sakurai to attend a VIP Screening for Letters from Iwo Jima along with the Asia Society, Japan American Foundation, and the Japan Society.rdinated with Human Resources in New York for payroll and corporate policies. • Hired vendors and freelancers, ensuring 1099 paperwork, W9 filing, and invoicing procurement. • Tracked and created budgets for capital expenditures, office expenses, and New York based premieres. • Reconciled $7.5M in billing expenses for premieres, junkets, promotional events/stunts, and niche campaigns. • SAP R/3 Super User and instructor for WB user divisions (Film Distribution). • Managed year round internship program, overseeing 84 interns over 12 years. • Broad network of contacts at cultural and diplomatic institutions including Broadway houses, City Center, Town Hall, Carnegie Hall, Japan Society, and South African Consulate. DC COMICS WARNER BROS. DIVISION, New York, NY JULY 2002-NOVEMBER 2002 Executive Assistant to Vice President, Creative Development Liaised with all areas of licensed publishing division. WARNER BROS. DOMESTIC TELEVISION New York, NY MAY 2002 – JULY 2002 Executive Assistanto Executive Vice President, Media Sales, East Coast • Assisted with Upfronts. BUENA VISTA THEATRICAL GROUP, LTD. (DISNEY), New York, NY MAY 1996 – 2001 Manager of Labor Relations, 1997 – 2001 Beauty and the Beast (New York, US Tour), The Lion King (New York, Los Angeles), Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hoops, Aida (New York, US Tour), Carnival Collective Bargaining and Contract Administration • Negotiated and tracked all contracts/buy-outs with SAG & AFTRA for all Disney Theatrical productions for documentaries, industrials, interstitials, video trailers and TV specials including: Bravo Profiles: Julie Taymor, Bravo Network’s Pride Rock Project, Wonderful World of Disney, and Fuji TV’s Salute to Broadway. Prepared individual contracts and release consent forms for Actors for special agreements in conjunction with the legal department. Filed all actor and musician contracts with appropriate payroll company. • Addressed contractual maintenance issues for Local 306 Projectionists and Ushers, United Scenic Artists, Local 802 Musicians, Actors’ Equity Association, AFTRA and SAG; worked with business agents to resolve issues of safety, rehearsal pay, additional performances, and disciplinary issues. Tracked cast album royalties for Aida, Beauty and the Beast, and The Lion King. • Developed and established new development & reading projects (bond preparation, issuing of contracts and addressing special requests). • Negotiated agreements on behalf of the Producers. The Lion King (New York, Toronto, London, Los Angeles, Hamburg) 1997 - 2001 • Organized, planned and oversaw South African singing Master Classes (New York, Los Angeles). • Planned and prepared all background information and questionnaires for applications for South Africans in all international companies to obtain non-immigrant visas/work permits. • Gathered information to secure “diligent search” to identify qualified South Africans in US with employment authorization as required by US Immigration and Actors’ Equity Union’s Agreement. • Researched and negotiated with foreign embassies and consulates as to each country’s requirements for foreign workers entering the country. Assembled documentation to submit to foreign governments for approval of entry of South Africans. • Auditioned South Africans in South Africa with one of show’s composers, Lebo M. • Assisted in all aspects of travel for South Africans to their destinations – (check in, boarding passes, security forms, landing cards, customs). • Established protocol and procedure with Company Management for South Africans’ arrival in new country for orientation to new city (e.g. bank accounts, housing, transportation, contracts, currency, taxes, etc.). • Worked with Company Management and Business Affairs on rider language and signed off on all Equity contracts/riders on behalf of New York and Los Angeles companies. Attended weekly production meetings for The Lion King (New York, Los Angeles) to provide support and update on any pending labor issues. Managed all interns for the theatrical division (office, theater, music and dance administration, as well as company management, production operations and design). ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL, New York, NY OCTOBER 1991 – MAY 1996 Senior Production Associate to Senior Vice President/Executive Producer Radio City Christmas and Spring Spectaculars EDUCATION Bowling Green State University B.M.E., Musical Arts Events Participation 2002-2014 Event Planner for filmmakers NYC Warner Bros. Pictures Publicity Staffing on Premieres/junkets and campaigns 1998 Tony Awards Contract Administrator (The Lion King Opening) Radio City Music Hall New York, New York 1997 Opening Night on Broadway Event Coordinator (The Lion King) New Amsterdam Theater New York, New York 1996 Super Bowl Halftime Show with Diana Ross Event Coordinator Sun Devil Stadium Tempe, Arizona 1991-1995 Christmas Spectacular Assistant to Executive Producer 1991-1995 Easter Spectacular Assistant to Executive Producer 1993-1995 Christmas Summer Promotional Events Assistant to Producer Radio City Music Hall New York, New York 1994-1995 MTV Awards Show Production Coordinator Radio City Music Hall New York, New York 1995 ESPY Awards Show Production Coordinator Radio City Music Hall New York, New York 1995 NFL 75th Anniversary Show Talent Escort Marriott Marquis New York, New York 1994 Grammy Awards Show Production Coordinator Radio City Music Hall New York, New York 1994 Weight Watchers 25th Anniversary Show Assistant Stage Manager Hudson Theater New York, New York 1993 Super Bowl Halftime Show with Michael Jackson Event Coordinator Rose Bowl Pasadena, California 1992 Grammy Awards Show Production Assistant Radio City Music Hall New York, New York Volunteer/Freelance Activities 2014 Annual Christmas Concert for Batoto Yetu Promotional Coordinator 2013 Concert for Children’s Hospital of PA Producer 2013 Photo Exhibit for Avi Langer Curator 2009-2012 “Flying Manes Riding Therapy” Sidewalker 2002 “24p The Future of Motion Pictures” Line Producer 2002 Tribeca Film Festival Stage Manager at Family 1991-2002 Special Olympics Metro Tournament NYC VIP Committee Chair/Festival Coordinator 1995 Special Olympics Celebrity Cabaret Production Coordinator St. John the Divine Synod House New York, New York 1991 Very Special Arts New York Festival City-wide Festival Planning Coordinator

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Any day at any time, Mon/Wed/Fri in the afternoon

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Up to 25 minutes away for no additional charge

Hobbies

Travel Volunteering Board of Directors for BATP; Broadway Arts Training Program

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