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JAMES CHERRY

43 SEGSBURY GROVE, HARMANSWATER, BRACKNELL, BERKSHIRE RG12 9JL


JAMES@RETAILMONKEY.CO.UK TEL: 07735295399



Enthusiastic first-class honours graduate with aspirations to develop a successful media-based
career, harbouring experience in production, exhibition, marketing, and journalism.

July 2013 Present ODEON Cinemas, Marketing & Events Manager

Focussed primarily on film promotion, POS, and marketing techniques.
Liaising with distributors and production company representatives to develop site-
specific marketing strategies.
Attracting alternate revenue streams via corporate screen hire, establishing client
relationships, chasing leads, and delivering high-quality, professional events.
Essential in developing business strategy and delivering or exceeding key performance
indicators, such as attendance, retail revenue, and market share.
Recruitment and training experience.

Oct 2013 Present The London Film Review, Co-Editor

Co-editor and regular contributor to up-and-coming London-based film and television
website.
Writer of many articles ranging from news items and box office analysis, through to
opinion-based pieces such as film reviews and the future of the cinema exhibition
industry.

April 2014 Present ScreenRobot.com, Podcast Contributor

Regular guest contributor, offering opinions on the latest film releases and news items.

March 2013 July 2013 Brunswick Studios, Internship

Short-term role assisting in the rebrand of London-based film production company
Brunswick Studios.
Contributed ideas to the rejuvenated house style and corporate imagery of the company,
developing graphics, logos, and web pages.
Highly involved in marketing Brunswicks new green screen studio space, and improved
production services, generating leads and following up on client interest.

Sep 2012 Dec 2012 Cereal Killers Documentary, Internship

Assistant editor on independent documentary feature Cereal Killers, directed by
Yolanda Barker.
Performed many important post-production tasks; including fine cutting, re-cutting,
sound mixing, end credits, and basic 2D animation.
Editor of Cereal Killers promotional trailer.

JAMES CHERRY
JAMES@RETAILMONKEY.CO.UK
TEL: 07735295399



EDUCATION

2008 2011 BA (Hons) Film Studies & Entertainment Technology
University of Portsmouth

Academic and practical disciplines, including film history, video production,
scriptwriting, and graphic design. Additional units in 2D animation, website design, and
student enterprise.
Authored projects based around film marketing strategies.
Substantial experience with video editing and graphic design software, camera and
sound equipment.
Independent research and textual analysis of a variety of influential films.
Final year dissertation focussing on the role of the editor in relation to auteur theory.
Collaboration with fellow students on a variety of film projects, taking up voluntary
roles as team leader and head of post-production.
Elected course representative for Film Studies, and Combined Honours.
Graduated with first class honours.


OTHER EXPERIENCE

In addition to the above listed, I also have vast customer and client-based experience from part-
time sales jobs, and have also developed coaching and mentoring skills in a role at summer
childrens activity club KOOSA Kids.


HOBBIES AND INTERESTS

I am a regular cinema visitor, both mainstream and independent, and have a passion for
documentary films and serial dramas. I also have interest in popular and local musicians, music
festivals, and playing recreational sport. In addition, I also enjoy blogging and reading online
articles on a variety of subjects.


REFERENCES

Mrs. Fiona Day
General Manager
ODEON Bracknell
Tel: 01344 868856
Mr. John Caro
Personal Tutor & Dissertation Supervisor
University of Portsmouth
Tel: 02392 845628