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Talia Rodgers


Talia Rodgers
Professional Status
About Me
Producer with vast experience in Documentary, Branded Content, Animation, and Audio formats. Well versed in Story research, Production, and Post Production. Assertive multitasker that thrives in dynamic environments bringing her talents to Los Angeles, CA.

Associate Producer

Docu Series Pilot - Radical Media - World renowned DJs explore Nigerian & Ghanaian cities with the biggest artists coming out of Africa. By the end of the episode we understand the city's history & it's influence on the music of past & future generations.
Since January 2020
  • Research participating artists, gather archive from the artists, work with artists to clear all video, music, images, social content, etc
  • Gather and clear historical archive and music of Fela Kuti and the Kuti family, along with finding and clearing music of obscure artists
  • Collaborate in creating scripts and addressing notes from YoutubeTV
  • Maintain archive logs, music cue sheets, and create workflows so that all parties are informed of the needs of the project
  • Worked with legal department to determine fair use or license needs
  • Prepare in studio shoots with high profile artists

Segment Producer

Court Cam - Law & Crime - An A&E series showing remarkable moments captured on camera within and around the courtroom. Each episode gives the audience an unfiltered view into the legal justice system
April 2019 to August 2019
  • Produced 5-12 segments per episode from development to post production
  • Research and develop storylines including writing story and interview scripts
  • Meticulously fact check segments
  • Sourcing all footage along with supporting archive materials while negotiating contracts/terms
  • Collaborating with law enforcement and proper judiciary representatives for factual integrity
  • Booking contributors who were involved in cases

Associate Producer

RYOT Studio - Verizon Media's in-house creative studio working with leading brands, agencies, and talent to make sure your story is not just told; it's also well heard
July 2018 to April 2019
  • Directing B roll, research, and ideating storylines for branded campaigns (digital, documentary, animated shorts and series)
  • Collaborate in writing client pitches, treatments, and supplemental presentations
  • Casting expert influencers and supporting on camera subjects that align with brands and publishers
  • Supervise field shoots - Manage schedules, create call sheets, shot lists, scripts
  • Supervise post production including schedule, story structure, and clearing rights to footage, stills, and music
  • Create social strategy and produce social assets
  • Booking crew and locations while ensuring proper releases and permits are secured
  • Create and manage budgets. Negotiate rates with vendors, crews, and locations. Oversee crew payroll.
Company website

Associate Producer

Mysteries at the Museum - Optomen Productions - A Travel Channel series exploring the world's greatest institutions to tell incredible stories from history
August 2017 to May 2018
  • Directing interviews and directing b roll for national and international shoots
  • Research, pitch, and develop stories including writing pitches and shoot scripts
  • Booking all locations, contributors, and materials while ensuring proper releases and permits are cleared
  • Create call sheets and supervise field shoots
  • Managing media in the field and creating detailed media logs
  • Assist DP, AC, and Grip where needed in the field
Company Description
Optomen Productions - A television production company creating content for Food Network, Travel Channel, Nat Geo Wild, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery and Bravo among others

Associate Producer

Monsters Inside Me - Optomen Productions - An Animal Planet series based on real-life rare and deadly disease, infection, or parasite cases
February 2017 to July 2017
  • Research, pitch and develop compelling stories
  • Sourcing of archival material, pre-interviewing, and casting experts to support story lines
  • Logistical planning and preparation for field shoots including scheduling, obtaining necessary release forms, and travel supervision
  • Create scripts, shots lists and call sheets for interviews
  • Managed media and produce accurate media logs, shooting of supplemental footage, and supervised field shoots
  • Assist DP, AC, and Grip as needed in the field
Company Description
Optomen Productions - A television production company creating content for Food Network, Travel Channel, Nat Geo Wild, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery and Bravo among others

Coordinating Producer

POPS - An ITVS documentary web series sharing the collective experience of African American fatherhood
October 2016 to February 2017
  • Facilitate shoots in collaboration with Director. Scouted and secured locations along with required permits.
  • Research, develop, and write story scripts
  • Managed ITVS deliverables schedule to ensure all materials met funding deadlines. Research all complementary elements of the show
  • Supervise Post Production including Sound Design, Mix, Color, and Finishing sessions
  • Coordinate with Engagement Producers and Social Media Consultants
Company Description
POPS is an ITVS documentary-based web series about African American men facing the toughest challenge of their lives - becoming good fathers. Each father explores the universal themes of responsibility, nurturing and love while differing in personalities, socio-economic backgrounds and struggles. By sharing the collective experience of fatherhood their stories serve to reflect the reality of black fathers in America. POPS is currently in Post Production and expects to air in March 2017.

Audio Post Production Producer

Heard City - A boutique audio post production facility
July 2015 to November 2016
  • Develop & advise client budgets based on sound design, record, mixing, and deliverable needs for TV, Film, Virtual Reality, Web or Radio use
  • Supervise delivery of projects including versioning management in addition to verifying Broadcast, Dolby, radio, & web specifications
  • Create daily schedules across Manhattan and Brooklyn studios
  • Managed vendors for talent casting and remote recordings
  • Managed social media accounts
Company website

Producer/ Post Supervisor

My Africa Is - a PBS documentary web series highlighting the changing African landscape
2011 to 2016
  • Produce domestic and international shoots including hiring and managing all crew, budgets, deliverables, and deadlines, create shot lists, and direct videographers
  • Research, develop, and write story scripts
  • Screen and cast compelling individuals that could exemplify storylines
  • Supervise story and conducted interviews on field shoots
  • Obtained all required permits for the filming in each location
  • Supervise all Post Production Sessions: Edit, Audio, and Finishing including quality control and meeting delivery deadlines
Company Description
My Africa Is, is an ongoing PBS documentary web series highlighting the changing African landscape, with a focus on the young people rising above the continent’s challenges and uplifting their communities in the process. The show is in development to be formatted for a broadcast version for the public television system.

Assistant Audio Mixer

Heard City - A boutique audio post production facility
October 2013 to July 2015
  • Organized incoming elements and ingested them in ProTools ahead of sessions
  • Prepared deliverables for shipment to varying media distributors
  • Organized session back ups and master deliverable archives
  • Assisted in studio ProTools workstations maintenance
  • Staged microphones and set up ISDN connections ahead of sessions

Monitor Engineer/ Front of House Assistant Volunteer

Hillsong NYC
June 2012 to February 2015
  • Mixed monitors and in ears for 7 – 12 piece band in venues such as Irving Plaza, Gramercy Theater, Roseland Ballroom, The Manhattan Center, etc
  • Responsible for set up and break down at each venue

Assistant Audio Engineer/ Office Manager/ Client Services

Penny Lane Studios - Audio post production boutique studio
September 2012 to September 2013
United States
  • Client lead in assuring all needs and requests are met during sessions
  • Responsible for handling daily billing reports and petty cash
  • Prepare Sessions for Senior Engineers including organizing and loading elements, microphone staging, and ISDN connections
  • Developed spreadsheets and procedures to increase productivity and work flow

Client Services/ Office Manager

Beast Editorial
July 2011 to August 2012
  • Created pleasant atmosphere for incoming clients
  • Responsible for handling daily billing, management, and month end closing
  • Created and implemented work flow procedures to increase productivity and efficiency
  • Managed intern schedules and duties

A&R Administrator

SA-RA Creative Partners
July 2009 to February 2010
  • Served as Studio Manager which included organizing the studio schedule, providing client services and maintaining the studio space
  • Served as liaison between SRCP, musicians, and artists
  • Organized and updated all A&R administrative information into a database