Kelly Kreiser is a very successful transfer student. After graduating from MxCC in 2008, Kelly continued onto Rhode Island College where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Film Studies in one year. Upon graduation from Rhode Island College, she moved out to Los Angeles and began working as a freelance Production Assistant. She began her career on an independent feature and worked on a few commercials. She finally landed an Office Production Assistant job on a CBS scripted pilot. When that didn’t get picked up, she moved on to reality television where she worked on shows like Undercover Boss, Tabatha’s Salon Takeover, and The Sing-Off.
From there she moved on to Auction Hunters as the key set PA for season three, traveling around the country to Alaska, New Orleans, Washington D.C., and New York. After Auction Hunters, she was hired as an Office PA on HBO’s The Newsroom, and after a season, was promoted to the Co-Executive Producer’s Assistant where she works today.
Where are you living now?
Los Angeles, California.
What was your major?
Where do you work?
HBO’s The Newsroom.
What is your job title and duties?
I am Assistant to the Co-Executive Producer. I answer the phone, keep a call log and manage the day-to-day calendar. During production, I organize episodic binders as well as create location breakdowns of the script and actor availability calendars for my boss. I create SAG contracts for our guest actors and stunt players as well as book travel for the show.
What originally brought you to MxCC?
My mom saw an advertisement in the newspaper for the television production class and suggested I sign up because of my strong interest in television and film.
Did you do an internship at MxCC?
Yes, while at MxCC I participated in an internship at NBC’s Days of Our Lives in Burbank, California. My professors at MxCC were incredibly supportive and helpful with a long distance internship. In particular, Doug & Barbara Rogers were a great help. They recommended living arrangements as well as provided first hand insight into what it would be like in LA as they had both lived and worked there for years.
How did MxCC prepare you for your job now?
MxCC provided me with a strong foundation for my career. They taught me the important basics of television and film.
What was your favorite thing about MxCC?
The professors at MxCC are most memorable and my favorite part about the program. Almost all of them have industry experience which is an incredible asset to the students in their class.