© 2019  Nancy Van Iderstine

     

NANCY VAN IDERSTINE

WRITING RÉSUMÉ

PRIMARY FILM INDUSTRY CLIENTS

    •    20TH CENTURY FOX & FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT

  •    BUENA VISTA HOME ENTERTAINMENT    

 •    WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT    •    DREAMWORKS STUDIOS     

•    MGM STUDIOS

 

FILM & TELEVISION

Drawings – Short film                                  Dixie Venus -- Short film  

                        Cat Logic – 1/2-hour animation pilot          Averyville – one-hour TV pilot                 

                         Love Connection – Reality TV Show           Broads With Blazers – 1/2-hour cable series                                                                                                                          

 

BOOKS

                                Author: “Twentieth Century Fox: The First 75 Years” – Twentieth Century Fox

                                Contributor: “No Kidding: Women Writers On Bypassing Parenthood” – Seal Press

                                Contributor: “The Total Cat Manual” – Weldon Owen Publishing

                                Editor: “State of Mind” Sci-fi/thriller novel by Sven Davison – Bedouin Press

                                Author: “Vegan & Gluten-free Recipes To Live For” – Self-published

                                Researcher: “MGM: When The Lion Roars” by Peter Hay – Turner Publishing

 

 

COPYWRITING/EDITING

FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT – As a freelancer with Fox since 2000, I've created digital copy (iTunes, Amazon, Google, etc.),  headlines & taglines, Blu-ray/DVD packaging, booklets, print ads, TV & radio spots, online, mobile, scripts for trade show presentations and letters to fans from celebrities, producers & other VIPs, point-of-purchase, banners, billboards, greeting cards and other collateral for  hundreds of films/TV shows for this $1 billion-a-year industry.

Film title list includes: Booksmart, Bohemian Rhapsody, If Beale Street Could Talk, Destroyer, The Kid Who Would Be King, Love, Simon, The Post, The Mountain Between Us, The Shape of Water, Goodbye Christopher Robin, The Greatest Showman, Step, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Hidden Figures, The Revenant,  Gone Girl, Birdman, The Fault In Our Stars, 12 Years A Slave, True Story, Poltergeist, Star Wars franchise, the Alien franchise, Agent 47, Paper Towns, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Mirror Mirror, Desert Dancer, We Bought A Zoo, The Sound Of My Voice, Avatar, Crazy Heart, Rio, There Be Dragons, Diary of a Wimpy Kid franchise, the Alvin and the Chipmunks franchise, Gulliver’s Travels, Rio, Unstoppable, Black Swan, 127 Hours, Percy Jackson and the Olympians franchise, the Night at the Museum franchise, X-Men franchise, Water For Elephants, Ice Age franchise, Juno, Predators, Slumdog Millionaire, Little Miss Sunshine, Sideways, hundreds of studio classics and catalog titles, including extensive DreamWorks & MGM titles.
 

TV shows include: The Orville, This is Us, Wayward Pines, Empire, The X-Files, Archer, Maron,  Glee, The Killing, Witches of East End, Those Who Kill, How I Met Your Mother, Sleepy Hollow, New Girl, Transporter, 24, Sons of Anarchy, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,  Modern Family, Raising Hope, White Collar, Prison Break, Stargate Atlantis, Arrested Development and Futurama, among others.

 

Publications: My ads have appeared in Rolling Stone, Premiere, Entertainment Weekly, The Hollywood Reporter, Vibe, Vanity Fair, Vogue, People, The New York Times, New York Post, US Weekly, Maxim, Wired, Star, Spin, The WSJ, The Washington Post, Cosmo, GQ, Esquire, The Smithsonian, TV Guide, Parents, Parade & many more.

BUENA VISTA HOME ENTERTAINMENT – As a staff writer for a year prior to working with Fox, I created copy for packaging, consumer and trade ads, radio spots and other collateral, namely for Toy Story 2, Dinosaurs, 101 Dalmatians (2000 remake), Fantasia 2000, and others.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment -- packaging, including booklets for Blazing Saddles 40th Anniversary Blu-ray set, and the Friday the 13th Anthology.

JOURNALISM/COLUMNS

                              • San Fernando Valley Pet Examiner for Examiner.com: 2010 – 2015

                              • The Scratching Post Online Newsletter for Stray Cat Alliance: 2011 – 2014

                           

EDITING/PROOFREADING

Chicago Manual of Style, AP Stylebook, MLA, APA.

 

STAGE/LIVE PERFORMANCE

   "Larry's Story" – produced at 26 venues for Homeward LA, a program to benefit Midnight Mission in Downtown L.A.

    “7 Years I Could Have Spent In Vermont” – produced for the stage by HBO

    “Simple Air,” “Fixing Randy, ““Dating Sucks” – Produced by Neo Ensemble Theatre

 

OTHER INDUSTRIES:

 

  • Real Estate/Property Management

  • Health & Beauty

  • Home Décor

  • MedicaL (Including Holistic)

  • Travel

  • Education

  • Retirement Homes

  • Non-profits

  • Manufacturing

  • Human Resources

  • Auto

  • And more!

TECHNICAL SKILLS – Google Docs, Microsoft Suites (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Keynote, WordPress, BOX, some Adobe Suites, including some Photoshop, iMovie, Audacity, GarageBand, some Pro Tools.

KEY SKILLS:

Social Media, including life tweets

• E-commerce

• UX verbiage creator

• Sales decks

• Promo videos

• E-commerce

• Headlines/taglines

• Brochures

ATTRIBUTES:

• Work extremely well under pressure

• Social media savvy

• Multitasker

• Results-oriented self-starter

• Leader/manager

• Detail oriented

• Flexible

• Finesse in working with celebrities & other high-profile clients

• Able to manage metadata (digital and otherwise) on a large scale