Olga Arana

Last updated on 08/25/17

I am a versatile independent producer based in Los Angeles who loves stories that help important missions to change the world. I have produced features films, state-of-the-art destination films, animation brands and documentaries for major cable networks. In addition I run Eclipse Clearance Inc. We… Read more

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Pictures

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Videos

Un tesoro especial - El mundo de Ania y Kin
Bea y la danza del sol - El mundo de Ania y Kin
We Fight to Be Free ~ Official Trailer
El Mundo de Ania y Kin T1-E1 - Un Tesoro Especial
How The Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer - Official Trailer
Viva la Causa

Credits and Employment History

Producer - El Mundo de Ania y Kin

4Kids/ Discovery Kids

5/2009 - until now

Developed and produced a new green transmedia-animated brand based on the work of ANIA Organization, renowned education/environmental non profit organization. Second season currently in development with Discovery Kids Latin America.

Rights & Clearances - This Time Next Year

ITV Productions

5/2017 - 6/2017

Extensive clearance and background checks for 150 participants.

Story Producer - Birth Of Booze

National Geographic

7/2016 - 8/2016

Coordinate and manage still photo journalistic shoot about the Birth of Booze in the Andes of Peru. Provided research, clearance and production management services.

Rights & Clearances - Sea Folk

Digital Kitchen

9/2015 - 5/2016

Clearance services for travel reality show. 8 episodes. Services include extensive outreach to negotiate agreement terms to establish ownership and licensing in collaboration with legal departments. Research and acquire images from traditional and non-traditional vendors. Create detailed clearance excel grids after final cuts watch down to ensure all releases and content requiring licensing is accounted for, including appearances, locations, materials, logos and trade-out agreements.

Rights & Clearances - Good Spirits

Digital Kitchen

9/2015 - 5/2016

Clearance services for travel reality show. 10 Episodes. Services include extensive outreach to negotiate agreement terms to establish ownership and licensing in collaboration with legal departments. Research and acquire images from traditional and non-traditional vendors. Create detailed clearance excel grids after final cuts watch down to ensure all releases and content requiring licensing is accounted for, including appearances, locations, materials, logos and trade-out agreements.

Rights & Clearances - Local Eyes

Digital Kitchen

9/2015 - 5/2016

Clearance supervisor in reality travel show. 5 Episodes. Services include extensive outreach to negotiate agreement terms to establish ownership and licensing in collaboration with legal departments. Research and acquire images from traditional and non-traditional vendors. Create detailed clearance excel grids after final cuts watch down to ensure all releases and content requiring licensing is accounted for, including appearances, locations, materials, logos and trade-out agreements.

Rights & Clearances - Swamp People

Original Media/ History Channel

8/2012 - 4/2015

Research and clearance services for 20 episodes ready for network deliverables. Season 4,5 and 6. Services include extensive outreach to negotiate agreement terms to establish ownership and licensing in collaboration with legal departments. Research and acquire images from traditional and non-traditional vendors. Create detailed clearance excel grids after final cuts watch down to ensure all releases and content requiring licensing is accounted for, including appearances, locations, materials, logos and trade-out agreements.

Clearance Coordinator - Tattoo Rescue

Original Media/Spike

2/2013 - 8/2013

Clear 10 episodes plus all deliverables grids for network. Services include extensive outreach to negotiate agreement terms to establish ownership and licensing in collaboration with legal departments. Research and acquire images from traditional and non-traditional vendors. Create detailed clearance excel grids after final cuts watch down to ensure all releases and content requiring licensing is accounted for, including appearances, locations, materials, logos and trade-out agreements.

Associate Producer - Making Stuff Safer

WGBH/NOVA

7/2013 - 8/2013

Associate Producer for shoot in Norther California. Episode about automated self-driving cars. Shoot followed the first fully automated car created by Stanford University engineering students.

Clearance Coordinator - Hollywood Unzipped

Original Media/Oxygen

2/2012 - 9/2012

Clear 8 episodes for reality show for Oxygen. Services include extensive outreach to negotiate agreement terms to establish ownership and licensing in collaboration with legal departments. Research and acquire images from traditional and non-traditional vendors. Create detailed clearance excel grids after final cuts watch down to ensure all releases and content requiring licensing is accounted for, including appearances, locations, materials, logos and trade-out agreements.

Clearance Coordinator - The Rachel Zoe Project

Original Media

8/2011 - 10/2011

Clear 8 episode for Rachel Zoe Project, including all clearance grids. Services include extensive outreach to negotiate agreement terms to establish ownership and licensing in collaboration with legal departments. Research and acquire images from traditional and non-traditional vendors. Create detailed clearance excel grids after final cuts watch down to ensure all releases and content requiring licensing is accounted for, including appearances, locations, materials, logos and trade-out agreements.

Production Manager - Enter The Wolf

Original Media

5/2011 - 5/2011

Production manager for pilot for Sci Fi Channel

Associate Producer - Flair 360

Original Media

7/2009 - 7/2009

Associate Producer for reality pilot for HGTV.

Producer/Partner - Esika-Jadiss/Coca-Cola Olympic Beat

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9/2009 - 3/2013

Commercial and still photo producer for different Latin American brands shooting in Los Angeles. Brands include Esika, Cyzone and L'bel.

Supervising Producer - Viva La Causa

Bill Brummell Productions/ Southern Poverty Law Center

1/2008 - 8/2008

Served as Supervising Producer for Viva La Causa (2008), earned Academy of Motion Pictures Short List (2009) in the Short Documentary Category. Based on the 1960’s Cesar Chavez Great Strike in California and produced for Southern Poverty Law Center. Program continues to be distributed to all public schools in the nation.Assembled A-list team including Academy Award-winning Director Alonso Mayo and award-winning production designer Jack Taylor.

Production Manager - Jack Hunter

ACI/Iguana Productions

8/2008 - 10/2008

Production Manager for international production shooting in Peru. Budget $1million. Hired international and local crew.

Post Production Supervisor - Collector's Cafe

Public Media LLC

3/2007 - 5/2007

Associate Producer and Post Supervisor for PBS's inspired show.

Co-producer - We Fight to be Free

Greystone Films

1/2006 - 12/2006

Co-producer and post production supervisor of multimillion digital cinema destination film on the life of George Washington. Film produced with the highest D-Cinema standards. Budget $6million, all union shows and included an A-list talent including director Kees Van Oostrum (ASC President), Jack Taylor (Art Director of Million Dollar Baby), and Trevor Jones (Composer of Last of the Mohicans), among others.

Post Production Supervisor - Fields of Freedom

Greystone Films

5/2005 - 12/2005

Also served as Associate Producer for multimillion film about the battle of Gettysburg. Film produced with the highest D-Cinema standards. Budget $3 million, all union shows and included an A-list talent including director Kees Van Oostrum (ASC President), and Trevor Jones (Composer of Last of the Mohicans), among others.

Producer - How the Garcia Girls Spent their Summer

Maya Releasing

9/2003 - 2/2005

Producer of successful US Latino feature film. Official Sundance Selection 2005, Winner New Horizon Award San Sebastian Film Festival 2005. Oversaw all aspects of production, such as script revisions, locking cast negotiation with major agencies and unions, budgeting and scheduling, physical production and managing financing for the low budget film. Cast included award winner America Ferrera (Golden Globe Winner), Elizabeth Pena, and Stephen Bauer.

Associate Producer - Biography of Shania Twain

Greystone Television

1/2005 - 5/2005

Associate Producer in charge of all physical production, post production and all deliverables. Successfully came under budget in all shows making a profit for the production company. Responsibilities included overseeing production budgets and schedules, postproduction and deliverables to the networks.

Producer - Biography of Mario Vargas Llosa

Polo de Imagem/ Canal +

2001 - 2004

Developed and produced in coproduction with Polo de Imagen, Brazil. Distributed by Canal + Spain/ A&E Latin America.

Associate Producer - Kitchen Gadgets of the Future

Greystone Television

1/2005 - 5/2005

Associate Producer in charge of all physical production, post production and all deliverables. Responsibilities included overseeing production budgets and schedules, postproduction and deliverables to the networks.

Associate Producer - Biography of Condalezza Rice

Greystone Television

8/2004 - 12/2004

Associate Producer in charge of all physical production, post production and all deliverables. Responsibilities included overseeing production budgets and schedules, postproduction and deliverables to the networks.

Associate Producer - Biography of David Ben Gurion

Greystone Television

9/2004 - 12/2004

Associate Producer in charge of all physical production, post production and all deliverables. Responsibilities included overseeing production budgets and schedules, postproduction and deliverables to the networks.

Associate Producer - Biography of Silvio Berlusconi

Greystone Television

8/2004 - 12/2004

Associate Producer in charge of all physical production, post production and all deliverables. Responsibilities included overseeing production budgets and schedules, postproduction and deliverables to the networks.

Associate Producer - Biography of Rembrandt

Greystone Television

8/2004 - 12/2004

Associate Producer in charge of all physical production, post production and all deliverables. Responsibilities included overseeing production budgets and schedules, postproduction and deliverables to the networks.

Associate Producer - Countdown to Armageddon

Greystone Television

8/2004 - 12/2004

Associate Producer in charge of all physical production, post production and all deliverables. Responsibilities included overseeing production budgets and schedules, postproduction and deliverables to the networks.

Associate Producer - Biography of Stanford White

Greystone Television

8/2004 - 12/2004

Associate Producer in charge of all physical production, post production and all deliverables. Responsibilities included overseeing production budgets and schedules, postproduction and deliverables to the networks.

Production Coordinator - Cayo

Producciones ParaActuar

2004 - 2004

Production Coordinator. Film production in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Clearance Coordinator - Mostly True Stories

Burrud Productions

2003 - 2003

Research and Clearance Coordinator

Producer/Director - Saving the White Winged Guam

Antena 3, Peru

2000 - 2000

Developed, produced and directed 30 min documentary.

Associate Producer - Megadiversity

Conservation International

1997 - 1997

Worldwide conservation PR Campaign.

Producer/Director - Ice Feast: Qoyllur Ritti

Antena 3, Peru

1997 - 1999

Developed, produced and directed a 30 min documentary.

Industry Qualifications

* Skilled and transmedia producer with great contacts in Los Angeles and Latin America in production and post production.

* Production experience in Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, Florida, Puerto Rico,and Latin America.

* Post Production and music experience in NY & London. Experience negotiating with all Unions.

* Produced animation brand in Peru and Brazil, overseeing development and writing in Los Angeles, animation studio en Brazil, post production sound and music in Peru.

Industry Awards

Martin Ritt Fellowship Award 2002, AFI Festival Short Films 2002, Nomination Sundance Film Festival 2005, San Sebastian Premio Horizontes 2005, 2009 Academy of Motion Pictures Short List.

Education

*MFA, Producing, American Film Institute,Los Angeles

*MA Film and Video, American University/ FAMU,Washington DC/Prague

*BA, Visual Media, American University, Washington DC

Technical Equipment

EP,Movie Magic Budgeting

Movie Magic Scheduling

Photoshop, PC and MAC Platforms. DI and D-Cinema Supervision.

Other Skills/Additional Information

Fluent Spanish and English.

Well connected in the Los Angeles, Latin American Community.