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Montana Bent

BBC Studio Audience Team

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About Me

A hugely passionate Media Enthusiast with numerous experiences in Journalism and Production and with a keen interest in TV, Film, Factual, Reality and Entertainement.
Being a social media maven, with a strong news sense and an extremely hard working attitude, I provide a team player approach to any working environment. I am an eager individual open to a variety of experiences in Production and most of all with a vibrant personality and positive proactive attitude to learn, grow and succeed.

www.montana-bent.com | @montanabent.tv

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Work History

Production- U18's Children's Welfare Team

BBC Radio 1's Biggest Weekend

May 2018 - May 2018

A part of the U18's Children Welfare Team for the BBC working alongside the production of the event in Swansea.

Production Runner

TwoFour Productions- ITV's This Time Next Year

May 2018 - May 2018

Studio and Gallery Runner with Chaperone duties on a 3-day production at BBC Elstree Studios hosted by Presenter Davina Mccall.

Junior Account Executive

Taylormade PR

Jan 2018 - Mar 2018

Internship at Luxury Lifestyle and Media PR agency based in Mayfair, working with clients such as Bacardi, Sisters Grim and Flexiski.

Roaming Photographer

Magic Memories, The Shard, London Bridge

Sep 2017 - Dec 2017

As a photographer on the 68th floor, I approach and photograph visitors inviting them to buy the photos and sell them package deals to accompany their experience of ‘The View from The Shard’.

BBC Studio Audience Team Steward

BBC London

Sep 2017 - Present

A member of the Studio Audience Team working on shows at a variety of venues including Elstree Studios, Old and New Broadcasting House and the Television Centre White City. - Strictly Come Dancing - Pointless - U2 at the BBC - Little Big Shots - Peaky Blinders Red Carpet Screening - Five Gold Rings

Casting Researcher

Channel 4, Come Dine With Me

Jun 2017 - Jun 2017

Casting Researcher placement where I had responsibilities interviewing potential applicants over the phone and researching businesses around cities for casting.

Business Support Assistant, Front of House

University of West London

Sep 2016 - May 2017

Providing day-to-day administrative support and front of house services across UWLSU reception sites. I also played an active role in the Office & People team and participated in key union activities.

Talent Assistant

Crown Talent Management

Aug 2016 - Aug 2016

A TV agency for current television presenters, where I assisted with online research into up and coming pro-grams ideal for their clients and current agencies that may be interested in Crown’s talents. I also answered direct phone calls from clients and made direct contact with other agencies via email.

Assistant Stylist

Schwarzkopf Live Lookbook H2

Jul 2016 - Jul 2016

Assistant stylist for online video filming and a commercial shoot.

Journalism Intern

Phoenix Magazine

Jul 2016 - Aug 2016

Journalism Intern for seven weeks at Phoenix where I assisted the senior members of the editorial team with researching for features, products and events and also writing articles, transcribing interviews and being in charge of other general office admin such as emailing PR companies and answering and conducting phone calls. I also assisted on a fashion shoot with singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor and a campaign for Garrard Jewellers.

Fashion Intern

ITV This Morning

Jun 2016 - Jul 2016

Fashion Intern for a month with the duties of general upkeep of the fashion cupboard, organising rails for show days, press returns and store returns and assisting with the preparation for live shows of the fashion item on This Morning each week. I also assisted a fashion stylist with preparation and on a shoot in Brighton with Gok Wan.

Runner

Premier League Productions, IMG Media

Sep 2015 - May 2016

Paid Runner for Premier League Productions providing support to Match Day Live filming alongside part time extra work on their live show ‘Kick Off’ every Saturday morning.

Work experience

Women and Home Magazine, IPC

Aug 2015 - Sep 2015

Shadowing opportunity at IPC, publishers of a great many monthly and weekly magazines based on South Bank where I also assisted on a music video shoot in West London.

Media Buyer Assistant

Acumen Media Independent Agency

Jul 2015 - Aug 2015

At Acumen I was an assistant to a Media Buyer of advertising space in TV, print, radio and on-line.

Full Bar and Waiting experience

The Bell Inn

May 2014 - Sep 2015

Front Of House for 70 cover Gastro-pub. The Bell Inn, Tanworth In Arden, Warwickshire. Leading an 8-man team, delivering high quality food offer.

Gap Student & Assistant House Mother

Bromsgrove International School Bangkok, Thailand

Sep 2013 - May 2014

Assistant House Mother to 60 International Boarding girls from the ages of 7-18. Event organiser for Boarding Activities. Responsible for launching the first web-based Boarding School Newsletter. Teaching Assistant to various classes, including English, Maths and Physical Education. Sports coaching for Netball and Swimming of all ages. Out of school English Tutoring to Taiwanese Families. (Aug 2013-June 2014) During my time here I also travelled around most of South East Asia.

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