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working philosophy

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EDUCATION

2013-2015

2006-2010

Columbia College Chicago

MFA Cinema Arts + Science

The University of Akron

BA Mass Media Communication

NETWORK/STREAMING PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE

2020-2022

Production Coordinator

Mythic Quest

AppleTV+, Lionsgate, UBISOFT

Television Series

Damage Control

eko

Interactive Series

Kidding

Showtime

Television Series

Run Sweetheart Run

Amazon, Blumhouse

Feature Film

2018-2019

Assistant Production Coordinator

Movie Magic Budgeting

Movie Magic Scheduling

Scenechronize

SmartStart / Hours+

SmartPO / DPO

Shot Lister

AVID

Premiere

Photoshop

Illustrator

Google Suite

Microsoft Office Suite

iWorks
OmniFocus

Zoom Video Conferencing

FAMILIAR SOFTWARE

Asset Inventory

Accounting

Budgeting

Call Sheets

Calendar Management

Cast Lists

Check Requests

Clearances

Contracts

Crew Lists

Deck & Presentation Building

Editing

Expense Reporting

Insurance Claims, COIs

Meeting & Event Organization

Memo Writing

Office Management

New Hire Paperwork

Prep Schedules

Press Kits

Production Reports

Purchase Orders

Safety Communications & Reporting

Scheduling

Wrap Gifts & Parties

FAMILIAR PROCESSES

All Rise

OWN, Warner Bros. Television

Television Series

Super Pumped

Showtime

Television Series

The Idol

HBO

Television Series

Pam & Tommy

Hulu, Annapurna

Limited Series

Mr. Corman

Apple TV+, A24

Television Series

INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE

2021-2022

Producer

2018-2022

Producer & Director

Steal, Kill, & Destroy

Short Film // Post-Production

Tomboy

Short Film // Festival Circuit

Inspired

Docuseries // Post-Production

Alone Together

Short Film // Festival Circuit

WORKING PHILOSOPHY

I believe in creating collaborative work environments founded on the tenets of safety, kindness, and efficiency.

 

I strive to build teams that work together, take care of each other, and are effective in their roles. Asking questions is never frowned upon but best efforts are expected.

As a team member, I take care to prioritize the tasks and responsibilities on my plate. I put my best into my work, I value organization, I work to be prepared for the future by anticipating needs, and I commit myself to continuous improvement.

"I have 3 words for you if you are considering hiring Katie Sponseller: Hire Her Now... In short: If you don't hire Katie, your competition will.  

And she will make them more successful."

 

Dr. Phil Hoffman

Assistant Dean of Media and General Manager, Ball State Public Media at Ball State University

"Always responsible and self-motivated I witnessed Katie turn obstacles and setbacks into learning experiences and applied what she learned into creative problem-solving opportunities.

 

Due to her hard work and interpersonal relationship ability, Katie formed strong creative teams that led to the successful completion of all of her projects. Organized, sensible, and mature, she is creative and intelligent and able to accomplish any challenge coming her way."

Wenhwa Ts'ao

Award-Winning Filmmaker & Professor

"I found her to be consistent, timely, and had a noticeable enthusiasm and positive attitude. Very quickly, I pegged her for the type of person who doesn’t desire anything less than an 'A.'"

Craig Toussant

Videographer / Editor, Impact Communications

in other's words...

REEL EQUITY: GENDER BIAS IN PAY ON FILM AND TELEVISION CREWS

The crafts of Script Supervisors, Production Coordinators, and Art Department Coordinators earn hundreds or thousands less per week than comparable male-dominated crafts.

The "script girls" and secretaries of an earlier era have become media professionals essential to the success of film and television productions. But as this study commissioned by IATSE Local 871 shows, job segregation, gender bias, and gender stereotypes continue to impact the work environment and earnings of these traditionally female-dominated crafts.

For more information, visit: https://www.ialocal871.org/Reel-Equity

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