HELLO!
I’M SAMANTHA SARTORI

PRODUCER + CREATIVE PROJECT MANAGER // WRITER // VOICE OVER ARTIST

 

THE POWER OF STORYTELLING

Stories have the power to change the world.

Through stories, we close the gaps, and better understand one another.

We build compassion and empathy.

Let me help you tell your story.

We can spark action that leads to social change, social responsibility, and environmental sustainability. 

Together, we can make an impact.

As a writer and producer, I work and lead with my values first.

I am passionate about helping those around me discover and utilize their strengths.

And I love helping others effectively communicate their ideas.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

PRODUCER + PROJECT MANAGER

Guy Bauer Productions

  • Managed five to ten commercial/corporate video projects at a time from ideation to completion

  • Oversaw production for mini-documentary, live-action scripted, and animated video projects, as well as still photography projects

  • Created and managed project budgets up to $150k

  • Worked with talent agencies in Chicago and on-location to cast talent of all ages

  • Scouted and booked locations

  • Developed call sheets and pre-production books for shoots

  • On-set field producer and assistant director managing on-set crews of up to 20 people

  • Served as an account manager to communicate with clients

  • Worked with the post-production team throughout the editing process to create final videos

NEWS WRITER + PRODUCER

WGN-TV

  • Researched and wrote daily news scripts for broadcast and online content

  • Edited video and prepared graphics for televised newscasts

  • Fill-in Supervising producer for the WGN Morning News (5 am hour weekdays, 8 am hour on weekends)

  • Newscast producer for CLTV, a 24-hour cable channel

  • Communicated with reporters on-location to prepare for live shots

MEDIA CONTRACTOR

Chicago Wilderness

  • Managed the environmental alliance’s social media presence, primarily on Facebook and Twitter

  • Engaged both members and non-members through communication tools, e.g. events calendar, events planning, and newsletter outreach

  • Edited conference kick-off videos

EDUCATION

 

MS IN LEADERSHIP FOR CREATIVE ENTERPRISES CANDIDATE

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

The MSLCE program combines business knowledge, strategic skills, and the entrepreneurial mindset necessary to lead successful people, projects, and teams. The business curriculum is focused on the creative sector: entertainment, media, and arts industries.

Relevant Coursework:

  • Leading Creative Teams

  • Revenue Strategies

  • Marketing

  • Pitching & Persuasion

  • Arts, Public Purpose & Policy

  • Organizational Processes

  • Business Models

  • Finance & Accounting

  • Media Markets

  • Culture & Arts Analytics

BA IN JOURNALISM

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO

Minors:

  • Business Administration

  • Environmental Action & Leadership

Involvement:

  • President of the Loyola Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists

  • Student Environmental Alliance

JOHN FELICE ROME CENTER

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO

A semester studying abroad in Rome, Italy.
Coursework:

  • Philosophy

  • Filmmaking

  • Theology

  • Italian literature

LET ME HELP YOU WITH:

WRITING

Clear & concise.
Need I say more?

PRODUCING

On time, on budget & hands on problem solving for live-action or animated content

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Staying calm, cool & collected managing teams from start to finish

VOICE OVER

A smooth and soothing voice ready to narrate and explain, or even help you meditate

 

"We're all different, but there's something kind of fantastic about that, isn't there?"

Fantastic Mr. Fox

 

LET’S CONNECT

Reach out for your writing, producing & voice-over needs.
Or just to say hello!

 

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