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Mariam Arthur

Mariam Arthur

PO Box 4011

Hollywood, California 90028


Available by contract:

       PollyAnn Productions, LLC: Consulting and Management.

       Writing script coverage, script consultations and re-writes.

       Assisting film industry professionals by coordinating events, craft service and festival submissions.

       Developing cross-country tours.

Career Objectives:

       To secure a position as a film acquisition executive.



Tour Manager, Roller Love Tour, Hollywood, CA, 2006

       Managed Route 66 road tour by Robby Love, the Roller Rapper.

       Confirmed hotels, skating rink performances and Children’s Hospital visits.

       Researched Route 66 icon locations, navigated during tour.

       Contacted press outlets and managed publicity during tour.

       Hired production crew.

Event Manager, Gemini Manor, Hollywood, CA 2006 - Present

       Managed performers, inc. fire dancers, bands, and belly dancers, with real-time video display.

       Managed door crew and valet.

Event Coordinator, Minuteman Caravan, Laguna Hills, CA 2006

       Planned a cross-country caravan for the Minuteman Project with rallies in key cities.

       Coordinated local members to assist planning rallies in 13 cities, inc. 5 state capitols and the National Capitol in Washington D.C.

       Determined the route and distributed information for members traveling with the caravan.

       Managed the two-week caravan from Los Angeles to Washington D.C.

Staff, Bangkok Film Market, Bangkok, Thailand, 2006

       Assisted director with all on-site operations.

       Completed data entry for BFM Handbook.

       Assisted exhibitors with any on-site concerns.

Founder/Executive Director, Thunderbird International Film Festival, Cedar City, UT, 2000-Present

       Founded and developed the festival concept, and organized the board of directors.

       Acquired films, panelists, judges, sponsors and celebrities (inc. Gordon Jump, Clint Howard, Keith Merrill, and more), and promoted the festival at the American Film Market.

       Programmed festival schedule and VIP itineraries.

       Screened 33 films in 2001, 50 films in 2002, and received clearance for a premiere in 2003.

Coordinator, Rocky Mountain Theatre Association annual convention, Cedar City, UT, 2000

       Scheduled more than 40 presenters (inc. Gerry Molen and Karl Malden) for almost 100 workshops and lectures, including a royal feaste.

       Designed newsletters and program using Quark.

Associate Producer, Tragedy of Romance, Cedar City, UT, 1999

       Southern Utah University student feature film.

       Coordinated cast and crew of more than 30 full-time students on more than a dozen locations for six-months.

       Scheduled call sheets and shooting schedules.

       Filled every position when a crewmember was unavailable.

Casting Director, Family Adventure Films, LLC, Hollywood, CA, 2005

       Posted breakdowns and coordinated auditions for a music video project.

Craft Service, The Florist, Los Angeles, CA, 2003

       AFI Directing Workshop for Women short film.

       Purchased supplies and maintained the craft services table according to union standards.

VIP Guest Relations, Celebration Concerts, San Jose, CA, 1990-1995

       Assisted musicians in green rooms and with their concessions.

       Assisted road managers.


Executive Assistant, Interactive Film Sales International, Inc., Marina del Rey, CA, 2003-2005

       Script coverage, press releases, promotional packages, phones, shipping, web design, scheduling (Dan Sales passed away in 2005).

Executive Assistant, A Matter of Mediation, Inc., Marina del Rey, CA, 2005

       Wrote proposals, provided transportation, web design, scheduling.

Personal Manager, Arthur Roberts, Marina del Rey, CA, 2005

       Life coached client for achievement of long-term personal and career goals, interior design, personal chef.

Personal Manager, Lara Leach, Marina del Rey, CA, 2005

       Introduced client for casting and modeling, scheduling, transportation.

ConsultantOmni Entertainment, Hollywood, CA, 2004

       Advised on all aspects of film department (marketing, productions).

Concessions Manager, SUUSA, Cedar City, UT, 2002

       Managed concessions crew during REO Speedwagon Southern Utah University concert.

Campground Manager, Spirit West Coast, Monterey, CA, 2002

       Managed campground area for concert festival with attendance of 60,000.

Manager, Pah Tempe Hot Springs, Hurricane, UT, 2000-2001

       Managed bed & breakfast operations and daily visitors (inc. reservations and payment).


Writer, Bangkok International Film Festival, Bangkok, Thailand, 2006

       Wrote biographies and synopsis for 2006 BKKIFF Program.

Journalist,, Park City, UT, 2003, 2005

       Covered the Sundance Film Festival (print and photographs).

       Interviewed one-on-one with Matt Dillon, James Foley, Pauly Shore, Thomas Vinterberg and more.

       Interviewed roundtables with Adrian Brody, Keira Knightley, James Woods, Oliver Platt, Patricia Clarkson, Katie Holmes, Tatum O'Neal and more.

Broadcast Journalist, SUTV, Cedar City, UT, 2000-2003

       Produced original SUU Live series, news packages, PSAs and commercials (inc. 30 sec. commercial for a local winning candidate).

       Operated studio and field DVC-Pro cameras.

       Edited linear and non-linear systems.

       Operated studio broadcast equipment including video switcher, audio, CG and lights.

       Coordinated guests for Focus on Cedar City.

Editor/Graphic Artist, American Folk Ballet, Cedar City, UT, 2000

       Wrote all articles and designed layout for 2000 Newsletter.

Senior Staff Writer, SUU University Journal, Cedar City, UT, 1998-2000

Journalist/Columnist, Mid-Valley Publishing, Atwater, CA, 1996-1998

       Reported on assignment for 7 weekly newspapers.

       Wrote weekly column Our Own Backyard for Hilmar Times.


International Film Festival Summit, New York, NY, 2004

       Panelist on Film Festival Brainstorming Session: The Future of Film Festivals 2010, moderated by Chris Gore.


Teacher, Cedar City Children's Theatre, Cedar City, UT, 2003

       Developed course and taught high school filmmaking.

Event Coordinator, SUU Honors Program, Cedar City, UT, 2001-2002

Special Skills:

   PC and Mac, Quark and Adobe, Microsoft Office programs. Outlook Express, Entourage and Eudora. Experienced with one-on-one celebrity interviews, motorsports and environmental issues, film reviews. Experienced 35mm photojournalism. Experienced AP style. Experienced script coverage/writer. Experienced Chef. Folk musician/songwriter. Passport current.


B.S. in University Studies: Theatre/Communication emphasis, Southern Utah University, 2003


SUU Honors Program, 2000-2003


SUU Communication Department Award of Merit for Outstanding Broadcast Excellence, 2002


National Collegiate Honors Council, member in good standing, 2003-present