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Tara Gentile

Professional Profile

Tara Gentile has over 27 years of experience in unscripted television production. She spent those years honing her skills to become an elite Executive in Charge of Production, Line Producer and Consultant. After years of working in all genres of unscripted television, her primary focus is now on variety shows, live and music shows and game shows. Tara has an acute capacity for understanding what a production needs before it happens. She is adept to thinking 3 steps ahead at all times so nothing falls through the cracks. Among many other duties, she oversees the legal and financial process, the hiring of all staff and crew, vendors, et al. References furnished up request.






Awards / Nominations

• Budgeting, Tracking / Cost Reports / E-T-C, Payroll, Account’s Receivables/Payables

• Specializing in gameshow budgeting (10eps – 220+ eps / ½ - 1 hour eps)

• Scheduling Pre thru Post Production for Specials, Strips and Series, Script Breakdowns

• Creating Call Sheets, Production Reports, Schedules, Staff & Crew Sheets, Check 

   Requests, Purchase Orders, etc.

• Managing Overall Production Standards & Practices, Game Show / Competition Compliance

• Staffing Departments, Talent / Performers and Vendors for Production, Negotiating Rates

• Extensive Knowledge of Union / Guild rules: DGA, WGA, AFTRA, SAG, IATSE, IBEW, AFM

• In-Studio and Location Expertise (Overall Operations, Technical, Contingency Plans, etc.)

• On-site production coordination with all Vendors, Crew, Staff, etc.

• In-state / Out-of-State Casting

• Performance Rehearsals (On-site / Off-site: Music, Dance, Actor Run-thru’s, Stunt Coord.)

• Post Production Equipment (AVID, FCP), Online, Sweetening, Laughing, VO, ADR, Foley

• On-screen Graphics (All Elements), On-Screen SFX 

• Music Licensing (Master / Sync), Original Composition, Sound FX

• MAC / PC Proficient: Movie Magic Budgeting, EP Budgeting, EP Scheduling, Microsoft Word / 

Excel / Powerpoint, File Maker Pro, Final Draft, Quickbooks, Adobe Illustrator / Photoshop

• Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY    Major: BBA in Int'l Business and Finance

• Epicurean School of Culinary Arts, Los Angeles, CA     Program: Culinary Arts  

• New School of Cooking, Culver City, CA     Program: Baking & Pastry  

• Producer’s Guild of America (PGA) – Employment Committee Volunteer

• Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS) 

• Film Liaisons in California, Statewide (FLICS) - 2006 Location Professional in TV, Nominee

Get in Touch

(323) 243-7200

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