Though it took a while to get a foot in the door, I eventually found a way by starting out as a stagehand in live productions in 2012. Before, during, and since those years, I've continually networked and worked my way to learning all I can in every aspect of the industry. From live shows I went into film and then television, primarily as a PA while writing every chance I get on my own time in the hopes of creating something great. I've been lucky enough to work with countless great artists between the varying forms of entertainment, from Justin Timberlake and Carrie Underwood to Elton John and Bruno Mars. I've been able to befriend incredible talents in the industry in the last few years, as well. Acting coaches, producers, actors, artists.
I'm currently working on moving a few scripts for both film and television, some of which are being discussed with A-list agents. At the same time, I've been keeping busy as a freelance video editor, which is seeming to take over my primary film occupation since first working with Mario Van Peebles on his new independent thriller "IF", set to be released in 2017.
As a hopeful up-and-comer, I recognize just how lucky I've been thus far and can't wait to see what all is in store and am grateful for every step of my journey.
Name: Mandy Newton
Lives in: Riverside, California
Company: CrewFinder, LLC
Occupation: Screenwriter, Production Assistant, Casting Director, Crafty, Crew, Director, Editor, Filmmaker, Foley Artist, Location Scout, Photographer (Still), Production Manager, Script Consultant, Researcher, Prop Master, Script Supervisor, Talent Scout and Voice Actor
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Film (Horror and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew Four young women travel to their college professor's new country home for a weekend getaway, only to discover that the house has a malevolent past.
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Film (Drama) Actress Arrested at the house of the man who raped her, twenty-year old Aspen Foster returns from rehab weeks later to her ex-boyfriend Ben only to find things have changed. Without a home or job she enrolls in a paid women's fertility study where the lead physician, Dr. Satterfield discovers Aspen's hospitalization and PTSD. Caught in the party-culture underbelly of Newport Beach, Aspen returns to her promiscuous and out of control behavior, and the symptoms of her disorder reach a boiling point. With the Doctor's help and a chance for a healthy relationship with the soft-spoken Drew, Aspen starts to take control until the past returns again and she is left with only one choice: retribution. Written by Anonymous
Shahs of Sunset
Television (Documentary) Miscellaneous Crew Follows a group of affluent young Persian-American friends who juggle their flamboyant, fast-paced L.A. lifestyles with the demands of their families and traditions.
Disneyland 60th Anniversary TV Special
TV Movie (Family) Miscellaneous Crew A celebration of the 60th anniversary of Disneyland's first opening in 1955 hosted by Derek Hough with special guest appearances and musical performances.
Film (Short) Director A short film to depict the emotional effects of human trafficking victims and how the only thing left they have to control in life is to keep breathing.
Live with Kelly and Ryan
Television (Talk-Show) Miscellaneous Crew This popular and long-running morning talk show owes much of its success to the chemistry between its two hosts, Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa. Although the format is not significantly different from most other morning shows, viewers are attracted to the pair's conversations about their families and personal lives. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Film (Horror and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew 150 years after she was raped and murdered on her wedding day, the Vengeful Spirit of Aiyana The Apache Warrior Princess comes back and possesses the body of a young bride that faced the same death as her. Fueled with unseen rage, The Bride rains down her gruesome vengeance upon those who took away her life and her true love. Written by Laura Bennetti
America's Funniest Home Videos
Television (Comedy, Family and Reality-TV) Miscellaneous Crew "America's Funniest Home Videos" was inspired by a series of successful TV specials, where home viewers were invited to send in videotapes of their "funniest" moments. In "AFHV," host Saget provided commentary to the home videos which often showed wedding and sports bloopers, children and pets either being themselves or getting into trouble, furniture or other objects giving way (usually contributing to someone's fall) and "comical" reactions to getting inadvertently hit (usually in the groin). Sometimes, certain videos were grouped into themes, such as Christmas or a summer vacation, or had sentimental value to them, such as a marriage proposal; other times, videos were set to classic rock tunes. The top three videos of the week as selected by the producers were eligible for each week's $10,000 top prize; the audience would electronically vote for their one favorite video. Weekly winners got to compete in a later special for a $100,000 top prize. Written by Brian Rathjen <email@example.com>
Film by Brad Bird (Action, Adventure, Family, Mystery and 1 More) Miscellaneous Crew Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as "Tomorrowland." Written by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Disney Parks Frozen Christmas Celebration
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Television (Game-Show and Reality-TV) Miscellaneous Crew Celebrities dive from extreme heights into a pool. Each week one celebrity is eliminated and the challenge becomes more difficult.
Film (Comedy and Drama) Editorial department A socially awkward genius, Steven Turano, is planning on killing himself. However, when Clarence, the new quirky kid in school, befriends him, Steven's plans are sidetracked and he reaches beyond his comfort zone forming stronger relationships with his father, friends and teachers. The boys form an inseparable bond as Clarence finds creative ways to pull Steven out of his depression. Written by Maria Capp