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CHRISTA SCHROTT

5070 Kester Avenue - Unit # 1


Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Phone (818) 501-1033
csd33d3c@westpost.net
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Excellent at letter composition, prioritization and meeting deadlines. Exception
al phone manner, superb memory, extremely resourceful, assertive and very discre
et. Great troubleshooter. Type 65 wpm PC and Mac: MS Word, Outlook, QuickBooks,
Excel,10-key, Amtel, and Internet savvy.
EMPLOYMENT
First Artists Management 9/03-Present
VP, Accounting $82,500/Year
Solely responsible for all financial matters at top Composer agency (i.e., invoi
ce, collect and disburse all funds on behalf of 4 agents and approximately 100 c
lients). Managing four accounts (General and Trust Accounts) where vendor paymen
ts are cut once a week and client checks are cut and distributed daily. Responsi
ble for reconciling all four accounts monthly (the Client Trust Accounts average
between $1,000,000 to $2,500,000 a month). Prepare monthly commission reports a
s well as quarterly and annual profit & loss reports. Manage all client files fr
om W-9 and I-9 forms to their film and television contracts.
Sabron/Sandy DeCrescent & Peter Rotter 11/02-9/03
Assistant to Music Contractor $55,000/Year
Was the sole employee to the music industry's top music contractors. Followed st
rict union guidelines in filing all AFM (American Federation of Musicians) contr
acts to all major Film & Television orchestral Scoring sessions. Prepare all bud
gets, call in musicians doubling instrumentation, book the Scoring stage, secure
all equipment rentals (i.e. Celeste, pipe organs, out of the ordinary instrumen
ts), prepare Contractor with a spreadsheet with all musicians names, ample W-4's
and W-9's to be filled out and turned in at every Scoring session.
Wind Dancer Production Group 1/01-8/02
Office Manager/Executive Assistant to VP of Business Affairs $50,000/Year
Processed all check requests (writer's payments, per diem and all vendors), cred
it card reconciliation and payroll (Paychex). Maintained financial files and per
sonnel files (i.e., contracts, attendance, vacation and sick time). Researched v
endor selection and handled purchasing of all equipment and office supplies. Res
ponsible for having custom built furniture made for the Los Angeles office (from
taking the measurements to overseeing the installation) and moved three off-sit
e storage units into one large unit within walking distance from the office. In
charge of troubleshooting all telephone and computer/server issues. Hired and tr
ained all temporary employees. For the Executive VP: rolled calls, handled trave
l arrangements and maintained busy calendar.
David Newman ("Serenity", "Ice Age", "War of the Roses, "Hoffa", "Anastasia")
Executive Assistant to Composer 6/00-1/01 (Full time)
1/01-Present (Saturd
ays/$40/Hour)
Assist Composer with all administrative duties at home recording studio. Restruc
tured and maintain new filing systems which range from business contracts to per
sonal household files. Answer heavy phones and interact with agents, attorneys,
music contractors, and studio executives. Manage Composer's calendar, type corre
spondence, faxes and assist with travel arrangements, bank deposits, credit card
reconciliation and accounts payable/receivable.
Blue Focus Management 1/00-5/00
VP, Operations $75,000/Year
Assisted in locating the office space for this newly merged Composer agency. Coo
rdinated all aspects of establishing new bank accounts, payroll, accounts payabl
e/receivable and health care and pension plans while maintaining business as usu
al with invoicing, collecting and distributing all client funds.
Vangelos Management 2/95-1/00
VP, Operations $65,000/Year
Maintained a smooth running operation on a daily basis for this Composer agency.
Duties included accounts payable/receivable, payroll (ADP), drafting all deal m
emos, contract administration (follow-up with attorneys, clients and producers),
invoicing studios and production companies for client earnings, and disbursemen
t of client funds. Administered the health care plan and other employee benefits
. In charge of hiring and training the administrative staff. Supervised all othe
r office procedures including; ordering office supplies, purchasing and maintena
nce of all office equipment, and advertising in the major trade publications. Di
rected all aspects of office relocation and securing necessary licenses (i.e., t
alent agency license, business license, etc.). Vangelos Management merged with K
raft-Engel in February 2000 to form Blue Focus Management.
Marks & Vangelos Management 7/94-2/95
Executive Assistant $35,000/Year
Started as Executive Assistant to the president. Responsibilities included rolli
ng calls, music submissions, heavy correspondence, travel arrangements and maint
aining president's busy calendar. After less than a year of employment, was prom
oted to Vice President of Operations.
ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers) 3/91-6/94
Executive Assistant $30,000/Year
Assisted the Executive Vice President & Director of Membership, Todd Brabec, wit
h highly confidential writer and publisher issues. Assembled weekly charts regar
ding Top 100 singles from Billboard and monthly charts concerning all new ASCAP
signings. In charge of purchasing all office supplies, training
all new administrative employees and reconciling all executive expense reports.
Assisted in processing new writer and publisher applications, arranged travel fo
r East and West Coast executives, and assisted
Mr. Brabec with his book, Music, Money & Success.

EDUCATION
San Diego State University
Major: Theater Arts
References available upon request.

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