The Schuman Company - Executive Assistant
January 2022 - Present
A boutique literary management firms representing TV writers, directors and playwrights.
Schedule client meetings, manage company calendar and field calls. Send and log client submissions, track client payments and commissions.
Provide feedback on client scripts and submitted material
The Professional Pen Fall - Script Consultant
2021 – Spring 2022
The first black-owned Script Consultant Agency in the entertainment business.
Provide constructive, actionable and encouraging feedback to emerging screenwriters
Produce detailed development notes on screenplays as well as formatting, proofreading and logline review services
The Coppage Company - Executive Assistant
Summer 2021 – Winter 2022
A literary agency and management company representing writers, animation creators and voice over artists.
Provide constructive feedback to clients with scripts in various stages of development Field calls, queries, manage scheduling as well as incoming and outgoing submissions. Help hone, edit and sell represented material to studios and producers
2020 - Present
The #1 female lifestyle brand delivering the latest trends in entertainment, beauty, fitness and fashion
Current contributor to the POPSUGAR voices program
Fall 2020 - Summer 2021
A production company founded by Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill.
Complete script and manuscript coverage to help determine if projects align with the mandate of the company and/or have market appeal.
Epicenter is a literary management and production company with an emphasis on character-driven material
Responsible for evaluating potential clients for representation by the company. This included reading scripts, watching films, director reels, or other various forms of creative content to decide if these various screenwriters or directors aligned with the mandate of the company and/or had market appeal.
Super Deluxe, Time Warner Inc.
Super Deluxe is a premium, multi-platform entertainment company
TV Development Intern
Completed script coverage and gave feedback on current development projects
Used Studio System to conduct avail checks for directors for upcoming TV projects
Covered front desk and greeted guests
An American studio founded in 2007 by producer and film executive Nina Jacobson
Completed script and manuscript coverage
Pitched submissions to supervisors for development
(Formerly Crossfader Magazine)
2016 - Present
A literary management and production company with an emphasis on character-driven material
Current op-ed contributor
Wrote weekly for television section
Transparent and Orange is the New Black reviews featured on Crossfader Facebook page
Chapman University Summer Film Academy
Accepted 2014 into prestigious Summer Film Academy, a two-week intensive program focused on visual storytelling
- Active member of Panther Studios, a Chapman University club dedicated to making web series
The Collegiate Film Guild System
Member of this student led program that creates professional opportunities for young filmmakers
Chapman University|Dodge College of Film and Media Arts
2015 - 2019
B.A. in Screenwriting
University of Limerick, Ireland
International Study Abroad Program, emphasis English
Proficient at coverage driven material
- Eye for character driven material
Committed to doing what’s needed and to get the work done
Organizes tasks and projects well
"I believe April will achieve great things in her career and would recommend her for any role in that pursuit..." May 10, 2019
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