Interest

  • Snowboarding
  • Dressage
  • Film making
  • Vintage Clothing

Summary

Though expected to complete her full time undergraduate studies in March 2011, Lauren has gained experience working alongside experts in the legal, financial and banking industries.She has over 3 years experience in financial research and preparing financial reports and over 3 years experience handling budget and finance enquiries related to tax impacts and soft money budget contributions.In 2005 she was one of the few selected to participate in the Wharton School “Leadership in the Business World” program.In 2008 she secured funding for script development for "A Long Ride Home." Lauren is also a Level 1, Snowboarding Instructor.

Honors and Awards Received

  • Selected from schools worldwide to participate in selective program 2005 Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania “Leadership in the Business World”
  • 2008, NSW script development funding for “A Long Ride Home”
  • 2006, Metro Screen public screening of “Fast Train”
  • 2005, selection of “Butch” for the 7th Auburn International Film + Video Festival, Auburn, Australia
  • 2005, highly commended award in the University of Sydney Eureka competition for Science Video
  • 2004, selection of “Sugar & Spice” for the 5th Seoul International Youth Film Festival, Seoul, South Korea
  • 2004, selection of “Void if Misused”, “Chomp” and “Sugar & Spice” for the 6th Auburn International Film + Video Festival, Auburn, Australia
  • 2003, selection of “Chomp” and “Sugar & Spice” for Cinemakids division of the Cinematexas Film Festival, Austin, Texas, USA
  • 2003, selection of “RIP’d” for 5th Auburn International Film +Video Festival, Auburn, Australia

Training Courses and Seminars Completed

  • 2007, PS146 (Financial Services) training – Investment, Superannuation, Insurance and Financial Advice segments
  • 2009, UK Film Centre Seminars associated with the Cannes Film Festival :
    • Micro budget Film Finance
    • International Co Productions
    • Creating Financing & Distributing Digital films
  • 2008, FDMX Seminars associated with the Cannes Film Festival:
    • How Micro can you go?
    • Financing and Co-Production Unplugged
  • 2007, Dynamic Training Seminars
    • Excel 2007 Level One
    • Excel 2007 Level Two
    • Excel 2007 & VBA

Work History

Work History
2007 - Present

Budget Assistant

Goldstream Entertainment
  • Prepares financial reports and comparative budget estimates for different location scenarios using Excel spreadsheets.
  • Handles budget and finance enquiries related to tax impacts, soft money budget contributions and the different costings related to crew and shooting locations and delivers this information to client producers.
  • Conducts finance and trade research on European (mainly UK) production houses and production opportunities.
  • Provides finance-related staff support services during major film festivals and MIPCOM.
2004 - Present

Intern

Warning Model Agency

  • Bookers Assistant
  • Shoot Assistant
2010 - 2010

Intern

Entertainment Capital Advisors - London

  • Undertook financial research and business report writing in several jurisdictions relating to media industry.
  • Gained experience and exposure working alongside the company's experts in the legal, financial and banking industries.
  • Provided key office support by scheduling conferences, handling enquiries and attending to clientele .
2006 - 2007

Intern

Goldstream Entertainment

  • Conducted first pass budget reviews. 
  • Provided budget and finance-related staff support in the company's business dealings with clients.Goldstream Entertainment provides advisory and consultancy services related to financing, sales and co-productions to Australian and overseas film and TV producers.
  • Also, provided finance-related assistance in the company's delivery of strategic advice to financial institutions in respect of the Media and Telco sectors.
2004 - 2006

Intern

Emmett Furla Films

  • Script reader
  • Minutes Secretary at crew and cast meetings
  • Administrative Assistant on set

Education

Education
2007 - Dec 2010

Bachelor of Science

International University of Monaco

SAT: Math Level 2 Subject Score 800; General SAT Math Score 750 English 750

Skills

Skills

Final Cut Pro

Photoshop

Microsoft Office Suite

Microsoft Excel 2007

Completed Training Seminars Levels One, Two and VBA

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