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K ONSTANZE P ELARGUS, B.A.

(HONS)

ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING & PR PROFESSIONAL konstanze@me.com • 310-447-4059

Seeking a position within a marketing & PR department where Areas of Expertise


I can use my outstanding organization and communication • Communicating in multiple languages
• Developing marketing plans & materials
skills as well as my extensive international experience to
• Managing interviews
increase public awareness of motion pictures and TV shows. • Organizing events
• Composing press releases

Experience and Achievements

SELF-EMPLOYED LOS ANGELES, CA / MIAMI, FL / CEBU, PHILIPPINES


INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR 9/2007 - CURRENT
Miller PR, Publicist (10/2009)
• Composed pitch letters to promote Broken Lizard’s comedy tour and Paris Hilton’s new hair styler.
• Communicated with journalists; resulting in morning radio show bookings, newspaper reviews, and event
calendar placements.
Liliana Marín & Associates, Marketing Consultant & Location Scout (2/2009 – 8/2009)
• Created logo with Adobe Illustrator for Liliana Marín & Associates, a TV production company.
• Researched and scouted bars in South Beach to be used as a location to shoot Amorízate, a dating show pilot.
Bigfoot Entertainment, Marketing Consultant & Unit Publicist (10/2008 – 1/2009)
• Produced behind-the-scenes interviews with 20 Hollywood cast & crew for DVD of independent film by arranging
interview schedule, composing questions and booking translator.
• Created high-quality press kit for Bigfoot’s latest film including cast & crew biographies, professional headshots,
synopsis, boilerplate and contact information to be used at production wrap-up press conference in Vietnam.
The Hollywood Reporter, International Advertising Sales Coordinator (9/2007 – 3/2008)
• Obtained new business by preparing proposals with great attention to detail.
• Coordinated ad bookings for ten sales managers located all over the world.

SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT LOS ANGELES, CA


INTERNATIONAL MARKETING & PUBLICITY ASSISTANT 7/2006 – 8/2007
• Assisted VP of Marketing & Publicity by answering and connecting calls as well as making appointments.
• Organized press days by booking hotel rooms for interviews to publicize major motion pictures.
• Prepared sales materials including cast & crew lists, synopses, stills and promotional reels for film markets in
Cannes, Berlin and Los Angeles.
• Arranged and connected phone interviews between talent and international journalists.
• Managed, trained and hired four interns.
• Coordinated travel to international film festivals for high-profile talent such as George Clooney.
• Arranged movie screenings at various screening rooms in Los Angeles to sell films to potential distributors.
• Coordinated promotional items between international distributors and vendors.
• Researched information on international syndication of articles and photos.
• CONTINUED •

K onstanze P elargus konstanze@me.com • 310-447-4059

MPRM PUBLIC RELATIONS LOS ANGELES, CA


PR ASSISTANT 5/2005 – 7/2006
• Composed and edited press releases for distribution to national, regional, online and broadcast media.
• Coordinated media and talent presence at the IFC After Party resulting in extensive press coverage.
• Compiled media lists using Bacon’s Media Map.
• Promoted events, DVDs and TV shows by pitching them successfully to publications.
• Prepared weekly reports and clip books to inform clients of a campaign’s success.

YAHOO! LONDON, UK
MARKETING & PR ASSISTANT 3/2004 – 10/2004
• Organized annual Yahoo! PR conference for 30 international delegates.
• Answered journalist questions regarding Yahoo!’s Content Acquisition Program.
• Created daily and weekly reports on industry news to update senior management.
• Prepared European press coverage reports of financial results for management.

FREUD COMMUNICATIONS / PREMIER PR / LCO LONDON, UK / LOS ANGELES, CA


VARIOUS MARKETING & PR INTERNSHIPS 2/2004 – 5/2005
• Composed press releases and pitch letters.
• Pitched TV show to top daily newspaper in Wales resulting in a feature.
• Assisted in the planning of various events such as a photo-shoot with a well-known British actor for Marie Claire.

Education
LONDON SOUTH BANK UNIVERSITY / UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE LONDON, UK / ALICANTE, SPAIN
B.A. (HONS) MODERN LANGUAGES AND INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS 9/1999 – 7/2003
• Specialized in Marketing and Spanish.
• Graduated with the equivalent of a 3.6 GPA.

Language Skills
• English: Fluent
• German: Fluent
• Spanish: Highly Proficient
• French: Basic

Computer Skills

• Highly proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Photoshop, Illustrator, Lotus Notes, FileMaker Pro, PC,
Mac, Internet.
• Touch-typing speed 60 wpm.

• REFERENCES ON REQUEST •