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Mariam Arthur

PollyAnn Productions was formed in 2004 to meet the demands of ever-increasing business opportunties within the film industry. Mariam Arthur founded the Thunderbird International Film Festival in 2001, for Southern Utah University.

Since that time, she has regularly attended the American Film Market, Sundance and numerous other festivals and film-related events. Mariam acts as a resource to filmmakers through networking. She provides script consultations and coverage. Mariam has introduced several filmmakers to funding, actors and film professionals. She continues to be a silent force in Hollywood.


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Mariam Arthur
PO Box 4011
Hollywood, California 90028
mariam@iqsecure.com
www.PollyAnnPro.com
Skype: theroadgypsy

EXPERIENCE

Writer, Bangkok International Film Festival, Bangkok, Thailand, 2006
* Wrote biographies and synopsis for 2006 BKKIFF Program
* www.bangkokfilm.org

Staff, Bangkok Film Market, Bangkok, Thailand, 2006
* Assisted director
* BFM Handbook
* Directed exhibitors
* www.bangkokfilm.org/

Tour Manager, Roller Love Tour, Hollywood, CA, 2006
* Created Route 66 road tour
* Itinerary & Navigation
* Public relations outreach
* Managed personnel
* www.rollerrapper.com

Event Coordinator, Minuteman Project, Laguna Hills, CA 2006
* Cross-country caravan
* 13 city rallies
* Itinerary & Navigation
* Public Relations
* www.minutemanproject.com

Event Manager, Gemini Manor, Hollywood, CA 2006
* Managed performers
* Real-time video display
* Logistics
* www.geminimanor.com

Production Manager, Visual Garden Productions, Hollywood, CA, 2006
* Coordinated cast and crew for a music video project

Editor/Web Designer, Cross Dressers Wives, Beverly Hills, CA, 2006
* Magazine articles, book and website
* www.crossdresserswives.com

Founder/Executive Director, Thunderbird Film Festival, Cedar City, UT, 2000-2005
* Developed festival concept
* Selected films, panelists, judges, sponsors and celebrities
* Promoted festival at American Film Market
* Programmed festival schedule and VIP itineraries
* www.thunderbirdfilmfestival.suu.edu

Casting Director, Family Adventure Films, LLC, Hollywood, CA, 2005
* Posted breakdowns and coordinated auditions for a music video project

Journalist, Filmfestivals.com, Park City, UT, 2003, 2005
* Sundance Film Festival, print and photography
* One-on-one with Matt Dillon, James Foley, Pauly Shore, Thomas Vinterberg
* Roundtables with Adrian Brody, Keira Knightley, James Woods, Oliver Platt, Patricia Clarkson, Katie Holmes, Tatum O'Neal

Broadcast Journalist, SUTV, Cedar City, UT, 2000-2003
* Produced original SUU Live series, news packages, PSAs and commercials
* Operated studio and field DVC-Pro cameras
* Edited linear and non-linear systems
* Operated studio broadcast equipment (video switcher, audio, CG and lights)
* Coordinated guests for Focus on Cedar City

Craft Service, The Florist, Los Angeles, CA, 2003
* AFI Directing Workshop for Women short film
* Purchased supplies and maintained the food table according to union standards
* www.thefloristmovie.com/credits.html

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

* Script coverage, press releases, promotional packages, phones, shipping, web design, scheduling

Executive Assistant, A Matter of Mediation, Inc., Marina del Rey, CA, 2005
* Proposals, transportation, web design, scheduling

Concessions Manager, SUUSA, Cedar City, UT, 2002
* REO Speedwagon, Southern Utah University concert

Campground Manager, Spirit West Coast, Monterey, CA, 2002
* Music Festival, 60,000 people
* www.spiritwestcoast.com

Manager, Pah Tempe Hot Springs, Hurricane, UT, 2000-2001
* Bed & breakfast operations
* www.infowest.com/pahtempe/more.html

Coordinator, Rocky Mountain Theatre Association convention, Cedar City, UT, 2000
* 40 presenters
* 100 workshops and lectures
* Designed newsletters and program
* www.rmta.org

Associate Producer, Tragedy of Romance, Cedar City, UT, 1999
* Southern Utah University student feature film
* Coordinated cast and crew of 30 full-time students
* Multiple locations for six-months
* Scheduled call sheets and shooting schedules

Editor/Graphic Artist, American Folk Ballet, Cedar City, UT, 2000
* Wrote articles and designed layout for 2000 newsletter
* www.suu.edu/pva/afb/

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

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

International Film Festival Summit, New York, NY, 2004
* Panelist on The Future of Film Festivals 2010, moderated by Chris Gore
* www.filmfestivalsummit.comindex.cfmid=14283&fuseaction=browse&pageid=22

ADDITIONAL HISTORY

Teacher, Cedar City Children's Theatre, Cedar City, UT, 2003
* Developed course and taught high school filmmaking

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, AP style
* Experienced script coverage/writer
* Experienced Chef
* Folk musician/songwriter

EDUCATION

B.S. Theatre/Communication, Southern Utah University (SUU), 2003
* SUU Honors Program, 2000-2003
* SUU Communication Department Award of Merit for Outstanding Broadcast Excellence, 2002
* National Collegiate Honors Council, 2003

 
 
You can learn more about Mariam Arthur by visiting her personal webpage.

www.LadyMariam.com

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