ABOUT ME

 
Professional ​
info​​

An MFA graduate of UCLA’s prestigious Producer’s Program, Alexandra Creswick was most recently Vice President of Development and Production for Paradox Studios.  While there she oversaw the company’s entire development slate, consisting of both film and TV projects, and was responsible for sourcing new material and talent, overseeing projects in all states of production, and evaluating preexisting IP for adaptation from sister company AMBI Films’ extensive library. While at Paradox she was an Associate Producer on Mark Steven Johnson’s Finding Steve McQueen, and worked on Black Butterfly and Trading Paint.

 

Previously, she worked as Director of Development for BiFrost Pictures and John Ptak at Arsenal film as Creative Director, learning the intricacies of the foreign financing market and liaising closely with Untitled Entertainment. While with BiFrost, she worked as the development executive on several projects including Paul Bettany’s directorial debut Shelter, starring Jennifer Connelly and Anthony Mackie, and Don Cheadle’s Miles Ahead, on which she served as an Associate Producer.

 

She has produced numerous short films and the hit webseries School of Thrones and Muzzled the Musical. Her latest short film Emit, starring Heroes alum Jack Coleman, has been well received at many film festivals, including SciFi London, NBCU’s Diversity Showcase, Fantasia International Film Festival, and aired on PBS as part of their 2014 Shorts Showcase. She is currently in post-production on her first indie feature The Blackout, written and directed by Daniela de Carlo and starring an incredible, diverse cast of up-and-coming talent.

 

Alex is currently an independent development consultant and producer working on a home invasion horror film and a period piece about the real life story of two men who used their friendship with boxing legend Muhammad Ali to steal $22 million from Wells Fargo, which remains one of the biggest sports scandals in history.  She also produces high quality branded content for the web, most recently working on a joint venture with Magic: The Gathering and Legendary Digital Network that culminated in a 30 minute cross-promotional video, A Magic Moment with Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Skills

Coverage (Film & TV)

Script Notes

Script Development

Script Formatting​

Independent Producing

Digital Influencers and landscape

Social Media Savvy

Popculture junkie

Comic Books

Premiere

Final Cut

Languages

Conversational French

   -written

   -spoken

English

Dothraki

Work​
Experience​
Freelance Producer and Development Executive         2018 +

Currently a freelance branded content and web producer, in addition to acting as a development-executive-for-hire. Clients include Legendary Digital Network, Geek & Sundry, several established writers in the film and television landscape, and independent producers such as Bronwyn Cornelius. One of a handful of people working as a Sensitivity Reader, checking almost-locked scripts and projects for unconscious bias and problematic content.

Lecturer, UCLA                                                                   2017 +

Teaches Producing I: Film and Television Development for the Department of Theatre, Film and Television for UCLA's summer session.

VP of Development and Production, Paradox Studios  2017 - 2018

Notable projects include: Finding Steve McQueen, Trading Paint, Black Butterfly

  • Led development on all film and television projects with budgets ranging from $1M to $20 million

  • Served as primary point of contact for writers, agents and management teams; gave notes on behalf of company on

    current project; participated in negotiations for deal points/contracts for cast, writers agreements, and various projects

  • Took pitch meetings, general producer meetings, creative writer meetings, director meetings and reviewed scripts to

    source and evaluate potential projects

  • Represented company to outside partners including producing partners, financiers, agents, and managers

  • Researched changes in TV/Film landscape keeping management up to date on new trends and talent

  • Created and curated various creative lists for projects in all aspects of production; maintained and advanced active slate

    of projects in various states of development and pre-production

  • Lead and guided a team of interns and dedicated script readers to facilitate evaluating submissions

  • Responsible for various production-related tasks during all aspects of principle photography and post, through delivery.

    BiFrost Pictures, Director of Development August 2013 – August 2016Notable projects: Miles Ahead; Shelter; We’ll Never Have Paris; The World Made Straight

  • Led development on all film and television projects with budgets ranging from $2.8M to $25 million as part of a 3 person

    producing team under Daniel Wagner, CEO

  • Represented company to outside partners including producing partners, financiers, agents, and managers

  • Researched changes in TV/Film landscape

  • Created and curated various creative lists for projects in all aspects of production; maintaining the day-to-day running of

    the office.
     

Director of Development, BiFrost Pictures                  2013 –2016

Notable projects: Miles Ahead; Shelter; We’ll Never Have Paris; The World Made Straight

  • Led development on all film and television projects with budgets ranging from $2.8M to $25 million as part of a 3 person

    producing team under Daniel Wagner, CEO

  • Represented company to outside partners including producing partners, financiers, agents, and managers

  • Researched changes in TV/Film landscape

  • Created and curated various creative lists for projects in all aspects of production; maintaining the day-to-day running of

    the office.

 

Director of Submissions, Fortitude International        2014

Part of the startup team at Fortitude while also working full time at BiFrost.

  • Created and managed information systems in an entertainment start up environment including designing submissions system for incoming film projects of $10-$30 million. 

  • Sourced and coordinated all incoming/outgoing script and film package submissions

  • Performed general problem solving and tech support until support staff was hired.

Creative Director, Arsenal Films                                    2009 - 2013

 

Notable projects: The Way Back, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

  • Partnered with Untitled management to evaluate scripts and provide coverage for the International market

  • Provided market knowledge of television landscape to Untitled and Arsenal management

  • Liaised with producers, representatives, financiers regarding on going film and TV projects  

  • Worked closely with Untitled Entertainment during this time as a Digital Archivist.

Education
UCLA, MFA Film & Television Production

 

Graduate of the Producer's Program. Former TA. Current visiting Professor.

 

Wake Forest University, BA Communication

 

With a concentration in Critical Film Theory.

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