Producers produce, even when facing a myriad of challenges. How do they figure it out when the script calls for explosions, on-location production, 3D animation, babies, and celebrity talent?
Join Katie Shine Young and Tom Adjemian of Anchor Line and Kristen Kearns of ELEMENT as they run through the sometimes ridiculous problems a producer tries to solve. Our producers will break down a fake short script from a producer’s perspective. How would they approach the script and establish priorities, keeping in mind the demands of a client, the challenges of production, and the limitations of budget? Join us for this lively and interactive discussion.
Meet the Panelists
With more than 15 years of experience working with amazing and talented creatives on broadcast campaigns, web content, and TV shows, Kristen Kearns, COO / Executive Producer at Element, thrives on making certain that every project is executed with the highest creativity and in the most efficient means possible. Kristen oversees everything from business affairs to client relations and also heads the post-production department. In addition to captaining the ship here, she’s been an agency producer and casting director. She’s worked with brands such as McDonald’s, SimpliSafe, Liberty Mutual, BMW and the Department of Defense.
Katie Shine Young has over 13 years of experience in the entertainment industry. She has worked on a variety of productions ranging from indie films, made for TV movies (Lifetime, Hallmark) to feature film animations (Kung Fu Panda franchise, Puss in Boots). For the past seven years Katie has focused her producing efforts on digital media and commercial production for clients in the financial sector, healthcare industry, retail, cybersecurity, and more. Katie resides in Maine with her husband, dog named Frank, and one teeny, tiny, adorable little baby named Ellie. Katie’s quarantine hobbies include bourbon, peanut MnM’s and streaming old episodes of ‘The Office’. She once held a ‘plank’ position for 5min straight.
H. Thomas Adjemian is a veteran producer with over 15 years of relevant video and commercial production experience for clients like TD Bank, Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, and the Office of LGBT Affairs for the City of Philadelphia. Over the years, Tom has been responsible for projects ranging from broadcast television and radio commercials to print photography, digital banners, long and short-form video, as well as experiential work. Tom lives in New Hampshire with his wife and their three children, along with one exceedingly indifferent cat. He is a proud graduate of the Children's Garden in Portsmouth, NH.