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OmarShamoutResumeNov.2012 (15)

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Omar Shamout
3721 Midvale Ave. #18 Los Angeles, CA 90034omarshamout@gmail.com • 310.404.4092 
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
2011 - 2013
 Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
Master's degree candidate, Digital Journalism.Recipient of Director's Scholarship.
Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA
1999 - 2003
BA, Art History and the Visual Arts with an Emphasis in Film and New MediaProduction.President, Student Alumni Relations Committee.Recipient, Oscar Howard Scholarship (1999-2003).
 Annenberg Digital News
Aug. 2011 - Present
Senior Sports Reporter, Staff News Reporter - NeonTommy 
Sports reporter covering MLS, NBA, NCAA football and basketball.Contribute multimedia match reports, features, columns and season previews.Staff news reporter covering a wide range of stories.
 Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA
May 2011 - Present
Writer/Multimedia Contributor 
Write profiles of students, faculty, alumni, academic and extracurricular programsfor 
 Loyola Lawyer 
magazine, published bi-annually.Shoot video for school events, and numerous alumni, faculty and student interviews.Create and edit video and audio sequences for publication on school website andYouTube channel.Publish updates on school YouTube channel, website and blogs.
 Southern California Public Radio (KPCC), Pasadena, CA
May 2012 - Aug. 2012
 Digital Media Intern
Reporter for BlogDowntown and OnCentral news blogs.
Produced a four-minute radio news feature for KPCC’s “Off-Ramp.”
omarshamout@gmail.com • 310.404.4092
 Strange Fruit Media, Los Angeles, CA
Nov. 2010 - Aug. 2011
Assisted writer/producer, Nia Hill, with the research, planning, and outlining of severalhigh-profile film, television, and theater projects.Wrote half-hour, multi-camera sitcom pilot to be produced by Strange Fruit Media.
GeekWeek, Los Angeles, CA
Feb. - Nov. 2010
Soccer reporter for GeekWeek.com, a website dedicated to providing "one-stop shoppingfor the entire multiverse of hard-core fandom."Wrote match reports and editorial articles covering the entire spectrum of internationalsoccer.
 Beachbody (Product Partners, LLC), Santa Monica, CA
Aug. 2009 - Oct. 2010
Wrote numerous in-depth, research articles for the weekly Beachbody and P90Xnewsletters focusing on health and fitness topics. Articles written with a view towardsthe advertisement and marketing of current Beachbody products.The Beachbody and P90X newsletters have an international readership of 1.3 million people.
"First In," BET Network (HQ Pictures & 8th Wonder Entertainment)
October - December 2009 (10 episodes)
Coordinated casting interviews and drafted detailed character bios for network.Researched and gathered cost information from vendors while assisting in creation of  physical production budget.Managed on-set production team of camera and sound crews.Wrote detailed episode notes for story meetings and post-production sessions.Helped to formulate publicity and advertising campaign for the show through brainstorming and presentations.
 HQ Pictures, Los Angeles, CA
Jan. 2007 - Oct. 2009
 Director of Development 
Responsible for finding and acquiring film/TV projects for the entertainment companyfounded by noted actor/model/musician Tyrese Gibson (TRANSFORMERS, 2 FAST 2FURIOUS).Creatively developed all HQ projects in conjunction with writers, producers, directors,agents and managers, including the creation of script notes, cast and director lists.Developed several original feature and reality television treatmentsManaged team of interns responsible for reading and coverage.Collaborated with Mr. Gibson a semi-autobiographical work of non-fiction titled
 How ToGet Out Of Your Own Way
that entered the
 New York Times
Best-Seller List in 2011.
omarshamout@gmail.com • 310.404.4092

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