Jess Weiss

Location New York
Bio

Freelance Producer

Film Producer Production Coordinator Production Manager
Projects
3 Projects

Work History

Freelance Producer
Silver Queen Productions
Jan 2015 - Present
Greater New York City Area
Freelance Producer, Line Producer and Production Manager on feature films, commercials, events and theatre shows.
Freelance Producer
Unreasonable Studios
Jun 2018 - Present
Greater New York City Area
Freelance Producer, Line Producer, Production Manager at Unreasonable Studios Clients: W2O, Sonos, Google Maps, Buchanan's, WeightWatchers, Panera Bread, Diet Coke, SmartWater.
Production Coordinator
A24
Mar 2019 - Present
Greater Chicago Area
Production Coordinator at the Ramy Youssef Stand Up Special for A24 and HBO, and at Jeff Garlin Mazel Tov comedy special for A24 and Netflix.
Freelance Production Coordinator
HBO
Oct 2017 - Dec 2018
Greater New York City Area
Production Coordinator at HBO Special "2 Dope Queens" for A24 and HBO. https://www.hbo.com/specials/2-dope-queens Season 1: October 2017 Season 2: November-December 2018
Freelance Producer
Prochaine Films
Oct 2018 - Nov 2018
Greater New York City Area
Line Producer and Unit Production Manager for "The Subject".
Freelance Producer
The Hidden Ones
Sep 2018 - Oct 2018
Greater New York City Area
The Hidden Ones, a new production opening this fall in Brooklyn, tells the story of how hope can survive turmoil, how passion can thrive in the bleakest of times, and how silence can speak deafening volumes. Set in a time near the end of World War II, this dance-heavy immersive piece ushers 12 audience members on a journey into a secret location where they are smuggled into a world of true stories of those forced into hiding. The Hidden Ones brings the audience face to face not only with history, but with stories of raw love and humanity as they observe two families work to overcome extraordinary circumstances in the darkest of times.
Freelance Production Manager
Mile Long Opera
Jul 2018 - Oct 2018
Greater New York City Area
• Location manager for the back of house spaces for over 1,000 performers per night • Manage the run of show, including deliveries, expendables and production staff • Deal with vendors and locations, negotiating partnerships for the rehearsals and performances
Freelance Production Manager
Random Hero Films
Jul 2018
Greater New York City Area
Clients: Restoque (Rosa Chá)
Producer
It Happened in Key West
May 2018 - Jul 2018
London, United Kingdom
Producer of "It Happened in Key West", a new romantic musical about the true story of Carl von Cosel, an x-ray technician who finally meets the girl of his dreams, only to diagnose her with tuberculosis. https://www.keywestmusical.com/
Freelance Production Coordinator
the STUDIO NYC
Apr 2018 - May 2018
New York, NY
• Coordinate both internal and external meetings for the production & the CCO/President • Responsible for all office management, including expense trackers and supply orders • Social media manager, in charge of schedule posts, creating content and copywriting
Freelance Producer
Aspire Motion Pictures
Sep 2017 - May 2018
Greater Philadelphia Area
• Budget from development through post-production, accounting all expenses • Manage set, creating the schedule and problem-solving according to creative needs • Negotiate deals with vendors, locations, catering, cast and crew hires • Creative notes on the screenplay, cuts and marketing materials http://www.thehoneymoonphasefilm.com/
Line Producer
Try Fool Films Inc
Apr 2018
Greater New York City Area
Freelance Line Producer of short film "With Me" by Try Fool Films Inc., starring Chilina Kennedy and Dan Mangan.
Producer
The Ring Thing
Feb 2016 - Apr 2018
Greater New York City Area
Line Producer, Production Manager • Budget from development through post-production, reporting and negotiating all expenses • Manage set and crew, maintaining the schedule and solving all creative needs • Negotiate deals with vendors, locations, catering and crew hires • Creative notes on the screenplay, edits and marketing materials http://www.theringthingmovie.com/
Production Coordinator
Decoupage Productions
Nov 2017 - Dec 2017
Greater New York City Area
For Nick @ Nite's Popeye's Chicken spot "Synesthesia" and Nick's "Never Give Up".
Production Coordinator
Chef's Table
Sep 2017
Greater New York City Area
New York-based Production Coordinator and Fixer, responsible for all local logistics.
Assistant to Producer
Amazon Studios
Jun 2017 - Sep 2017
Greater New York City Area
Assistant to Producer at "Dangerous Book for Boys". • Manage clearances and creatively come up with alternatives for product placement • Develop organizational methods for keeping track of all episodes and other projects • Coordinate all press, marketing and EPK communication with production and cast • Direct the insert unit with creative orientation from multiple directors • Research and provide expert coaches for a multitude of subjects • Contact agents for cast and crew availability, rates and employment negotiations • Organize schedules, meetings, conference calls, logistics and crew hiring https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B079SRYDYD
Logistics Manager
Exposure
Mar 2017
New York
Responsible for all logistics at Dove's 60th anniversary events, with more than 100 world-renowned influencers.
Production Coordinator
WME|IMG
Nov 2016 - Mar 2017
New York, NY
• Budget and schedule events, summits, corporate videos and influencer campaigns • Deal with vendors, negotiating savings of more than 20% of the original costs • Evaluate creative partners for third party productions • Research social media platforms and connect with publicity to best portray client’s work
Assistant to Actress
The Blacklist (NBC)
Jul 2016 - Oct 2016
Greater New York City Area
Responsible for her housing, travel, scheduling and expenses, while also doing extensive research for climate and charitable causes and for fiction and non-fiction projects. Social media manager (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) with an increase in her following and fan engagement by 30% in two months.
Assistant to J. Bardem
Protozoa Pictures Inc
Mar 2016 - May 2016
Greater New York City Area
Assistant to Javier Bardem on "mother!" (2017).
Production Coordinator, Associate Producer
Let Me Make You A Martyr
Apr 2015 - May 2015
Tulsa, Oklahoma Area
Production Coordinator and Associate Producer of the feature film "Let Me Make You A Martyr", starring Mark Boone Jr., Marilyn Manson, Niko Nicotera and Sam Quartin.
Producer's Assistant
Meadowland
Jul 2014 - Sep 2014
New York
Assistant to Producer Matt Tauber on feature film "Meadowland", starring Olivia Wilde, Luke Wilson, Giovanni Ribisi, John Leguizamo, Elizabeth Moss and Ty Sympkins.
Production Supervisor
Tamo Junto
Jan 2014 - Mar 2014
Rio de Janeiro
2nd AD
Se Nada Der Certo
Jul 2013 - Sep 2013
Rio de Janeiro Area, Brazil
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3338018/
Assistant Director
Conspiração Filmes
May 2013 - Jul 2013
Rio de Janeiro Area, Brazil
Assistente de Direção dos projetos "Verão do Morro", um documentário sobre o centenário do Bondinho do Pão de Açúcar, e "30 Anos de Barão", documentário sobre a banda Barão Vermelho. Produção de Veronica Menezes, Direção de Mini Kerti.
Social Media Manager
EH Filmes
Mar 2013 - May 2013
Rio de Janeiro Area, Brazil
Responsible for the social media distribution of the documentary feature "Margaret Mee and the Moonflower"; created and managed the website, blog, twitter and Facebook for the movie and the production & distribution company; interacted with fans by creating Q&As.
Subtitles Operator
Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival
2010 - 2013
Rio de Janeiro Area, Brazil
Operator of the electronic subtitles in the biggest Film Festival in Latin America
Editor in Chief
LixeiraDourada
2009 - 2013
Rio de Janeiro Area, Brazil
Responsible for the management of the website LixeiraDourada.com (now solely working on a Facebook platform). Scheduling screenings among our reviewers, contacting distribution companies for promos, creating weekly columns for the website.
Set Production Assistant
Kill Your Darlings
Feb 2012 - May 2012
New York
First team helper. Pre-production and wrap office intern.
Associate Producer
Knucklehead
Jun 2011
Greater New York City Area
Independent Feature, starring Academy Award Nominee Alfre Woodard and Gbenga Akinnagbe, from the show "The Wire".

Education

Bachelor's degree
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro
2009 - 2013
Spring at Tisch
New York University
2011 - 2011
French Certificate
Université Grenoble Alpes
2010 - 2010
High School
Escola Alemã Corcovado
1995 - 2008

Skills