Name Karika "KJ" Austin
About My Name is Karika Austin, also known as KJ; born in sunny Fox Hills, California; graduated high school receiving MVP awards in both basketball and track. I later went on to receive my B.A. in Communications and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA). Went on tour, across the United States for over a year for a well-respected private production company. I then went to work for a record label where I became an A&R Manager working with talented artists nationwide.

My Air Talent career began while working for a local Marketing company where I had the opportunity to write and perform copy for Radio, TV and Film. My passion as a Voice-over Talent was born. Since then, I have wrote and performed copy and PSA's that has been featured on DVD's, Radio and TV .

My background includes a successful tenure with Warner Bros. where I worked with both studio and audio equipment and heavily with the Creative Development Department in my role leading the department. While my promotions and production background are extensive my greatest love is Voice-Over's and writing.

I am quick witted and can think well on my feet. With my outgoing personality, my clear speaking voice, and my ability to thrive under pressure, I am prepared to put my expertise and background to work. I look forward to the opportunity to share my experience, talents and passion for continued Voice-Over work and On-Air Talent roles.
Website URL www.Karikaaustin.com
Category Voice Over Talents - Voiceover
Nationality African American
Contact Details
Email Karika(at)karikaaustin.com
Cell Phone No. 562-260-3856
Telephone 562-260-3856
Air Check
Photo
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[Location]
City / Town B.H./L.A.
Street Address
Province / State Beverly Hills/CA
Country United States
[Availability & Optional Preferences]
Zip / Post Code 90211
Available to Start 2020-Aug-04
Location Preference California; however, able to perform for V.O globally.
[Education & Experience]
Positions Interested In? Morning Show, Midday,
Highest Education MBA
Education Summary VOICE-OVER:
- Lori Tritel Buzzys Recording Studio, Private Coaching, Los Angeles, CA

ACTING:
-Ivan S. Markota, Jeff Rebens, Jeff Sable (Van Mar Academy of Motion Picture & TV Acting),
- Lisa Dalton (Michael Checkov technique)

IMPROVISATION:
- Long Beach City College under direction of Greg Mortensen
- Biola University - Improvisation Troupe under Todd Lewis

FORMAL EDUCATION:
- MBA from Webster University, El Segundo, California in 2010
- Bachelor of Arts, Communications at Biola University, La Mirada, California
Work Experience DIGITAL MEDIA/ FILM

Soul Plane DVD - Voice Narration - MGM Home Ent.
Save Our Future - Voice Narration - ASD Digital Media Academy
High School High - Student Kim Sighs - TriStar Pict.

INDUSTRIAL
How To Break Into TV/Acting - Voice Narration/Casting Director - W.R.E.N./ Melrose Production

RADIO/TELEVISION
Wrote On-Air content and PSAs for various prominent state-wide radio stations (from San Francisco to San Diego) including, but not limited to, The Beat Radio; FM; Power 106 FM; Star 94.1 FM; Wild 94.9 FM, etc. Wrote copy and content for ticket-giveaways and sponsored events.

Kids Killing Kids - Featured Bit Keesha - FOX Special
ER TV Show - Featured Bit - Mother - NBC Mothers Day Special

CHARACTER VOICES
Intelligent College-aged Girl Child (4-5 years old) Curly- Three Stooges Girl Next Door Mom
Valley Girl Teacher Business/Career woman Shy Teenager

PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE
KREATIVE MIND ENTERTAINMENT, Beverly Hills, CA 2009 - Present
Consultant Client Branding and Creative Strategist/Assistant Director

Manage marketing, communications and global brand recognition strategies engage customers, growing business.
Stream-line business ideas and solutions that build strong brands, engage customers and grow business.
1st AD/ Camera Operator for Indian Motorcycle video.
Oversight of content development, budgeting, and production management.
Assistant to Director on multiple ASD Digital Media Academy projects and United Nations global events.
Developed multi-media programs, script development, pre-and post-production, news gathering, EPKs, etc.
Managed major Artist gaining International exposure; Co-wrote and procured a $3.6 Million start up grant.

SAVE OUR FUTURE, Los Angeles, CA 2010 2013
Program Director

Directed the start-up and implementation of the educational and multi-media program.
Created and delivered PSAs.
Worked with studios, talent, radio stations; recorded with Green Screen & On-Air digital equipment.
Developed, trained and managed 7-22 staffed employees and eighty-six students.
Managed all fiscal transactions of the school, and budgets for state and federal grants and safety procedures.

Warner Bros/GDMX, Los Angeles, CA 2000 2009
Graphics Coordinator, DVD Menus/Programming Dept.

Led a high performing Menu/Graphics Department with emphasis on tracking daily global assets for Warner Bros., HBO.
Oversaw day-to-day maintenance and coordination of 2,000+ pieces of creative per year, including inspecting
artwork and layouts, motion, audio, digital files and meta-data.
Coordinated approval of 2,000+ project titles and interactive games including the top-grossing six Harry Potter projects.
Supervised team of 22 creative-types from a variety of disciplines.

THE GARY GROUP, Santa Monica, CA 1999 2000
Accounts Supervisor, Client Services

Managed client accounts with top-level record labels, music artists, retailers and trade publications.
Collaborated with executives on The Billboard Music Awards and The CMA Awards advertising campaign projects, resulting in record-breaking 5.9M viewers.
Coordinated talent for special events and music video shoots.
Experience Years 7-10 Yr
Salary Range Negotiable
Additional Notes
   SPECIAL SKILLS
Television & Radio; Broadcasting & Production; Soundtrack Recordings; Basic dialects; Animation
Creative Writing; Writing Copy; Motocross Racing; Horseback Riding; am Athlete - Various Team Sports; Hundreds of Business presentations; Computers

ADDITIONAL TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE
MS Office; Outlook; Photoshop Experience; iMovie;
Final Cut Pro; Internet; Voice-Over Experience;
FCC Guidelines; P&P; MOTIV Audio; Stage Lighting;
Drone; Boom Microphones; ProAim Gold 33ft Jib;
Final Draft

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