I worked in the advertising, marketing and PR industries for over 20 years. I now concentrate on media production.
Together with my son, Brenden Meers Smith, we currently run our own business called, "Locations & Crew".
We are members of IATSE 209--Ohio. However, we do accept non-union work.
We scout and manage locations for Feature Film, TV, Commercial & Print productions.
I handle the script reading and breakdowns for locations for our clients. AND, I have been told quite often that I have fantastic insight and feel for the tone and types of locations that are needed to bring the script to life.
I do work alone on many scouting and managing jobs. So it is not required to hire us both for us to handle a job for a client.
Brenden assists me when locations jobs require more than one scout and manager, or when the jobs require a scout/manager and a PA.
I am also available for hire to consult on State Tax Credit Viability, Script Breakdowns without scouting for best state locations opinions and as a Locations Producer.
We work mainly in Ohio, PA, KY and WV but can scout locations nationwide.
We both also have experience as a 2nd2nd AD (non-union).
I also work as a Production Supervisor, Production Coordinator, Accounting Assistant and Casting Assistant.
I am familiar with union contract rules and regs for SAG and IATSE.
Brenden is also an experienced IATSE Set Dec Swing Gang crew member. And, a SAG ACTOR and STUNT ACTOR and will soon be DGA as he is finishing up the last few months of being a Key Set PA on union features.
We have worked with quite a few producers on Features, Commercials, Print and TV projects and we both have reputations for being honest, intelligent, problem solvers and hard working.
We can also help you find the crew you need in OH & PA as we are very tied into the union and non-union crew communities.
Personally, I am also currently working on the first of a new novel series, a fantasy who-dun-it thriller.
Name: Angella Smith
Lives in: Columbus, Ohio
Company: Locations & Crew
Occupation: Location Scout, Location Manager, Production Coordinator, Producer and Assistant Director
Unique traits: Problem solver, insightful, intelligent, hard working
I Am Wrath
Film by Patriot Films Locations Scout/Manager
Film Casting Assistant
The Frontier Boys
Film by The Frontier Boys LLC / John Grooters 2nd2nd A.D.
The Next Three Days
Film by PGH Productions / Lionsgate Casting Assistant
Beowulf: Prince of the Geats
Film by David Garrison Productions / Scott Wegener Caterer/Medic/All around assistant
Commercials - various, many
Commercial by Samsung,Olympics,Nike, AARP,Coke/Sprite,Super Glue,Big Lots,Match.com,etc Scout/Manager/Coordinator Many and various TV & web based commercials, print ads
Columbus State Community College (Columbus, OH)