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Sylvie Benavides

Professional Profile

Born and raised in France, Sylvie began her film career in Paris working for high profile television producers. From production, she moved into production accounting for both TV dramas and film,  in the hopes of understanding the juxtaposition of budget financing and cost reporting in relation to the creative process.

 

In addition, Sylvie has written, directed and produced a short film entitled, THE GRAVEDIGGER, which was selected for several festivals around the world, including SHORTFEST at Palm Springs International Film Festival. She received an option for her thriller screenplay, called TO SAY ONE’S PRAYER, and produced a 3-part French documentary series for CANAL FRANCE INTERNATIONAL, called DEBROUILLE A CONAKRY; which was about Guineans who struggle to earn a living while using ingenuity and imagination.

 

Sylvie has been living and working in Los Angeles as a production accountant since 2013. Her ability of understanding the production side has made her a great collaborator and asset to PLV and other productions. She has worked in reality, games shows and documentaries for eOne, MTV, BET, A&E, History Channel, and Game Show Network just to name a few.

 

Her skills in understanding production and finance, as well as writing/directing, has given her the unique opportunity of co-executive producing a few television series; which are currently in development.

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Skills

Computers

Education

• Accounts payable, bill-backs, etc.

• Processing and reviewing production payroll (non union, SAG, DGA, IATSE, ATL & BTL time cards,    

   manually and digitally through payroll company

• Petty cash (advance, reduce & replenishment)

• Credit card reconciliations

• Journal entry & distribution changes

• Cost Reporting (GL, Cost Reports, Trial Balances, etc.)

• Cash Flow creation and updates

• 1099 Processing

• Intermediary between network finance, production company accounting and show production

   department

• Managing multiple projects simultaneously

• MAC / PC Proficient: Microsoft Office, Zoom, Drop Box, Google Suite, Smart Accounting, PSL 3, CPAS, Mediaweb, Studio (French payroll software), Louma (French AP software)

• Lycée Léonard de Vinci: Brevet de Techniciens Supérieur (BTS) Audiovisuel     

           Major: Superior Diploma, Film Production

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(323) 243-7200

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