I'M JENNIFER

 

I am a Chicago-based actress who has discovered the art in Acting, Writing, Producing & Directing. I just love to bring my energy and passion in all I do, and I yearn to inspire others.

I love collaborating with others.

                    Let's work together!

Co-Star on Better Call Saul Ep 613!

 

ACTING REEL

Media Scenes

 

Voiceovers

ACTING RESUME

SAG-AFTRA Eligible

Height: 5'6 | Hair: Brown |​ Eyes: Hazel | Location:  Chicago, IL

FILM

The Unseen

Keeping Secrets

Direct Son

Pictures Only

The Loss

Three Clicks 

Samson

ABI

Scar Lake

Commencement 

The Nest 

Public Service Announcement

Fitness for Life   

Supporting (W/RJ Mitte)

Lead (W/Harry Lennix & Eric Roberts

Supporting

Supporting

Supporting

Supporting

Supporting

Supporting

Supporting

Lead

Supporting

Domestic Violence Victim 

Running Athlete

Director: Vincent Shade

Director: Vincent Shade

Director: Deadhorse Productions

Director: Charles Honeywood

Director: Vince Shade

Director: Emily Skyles

Director: Austin Heemstra

Director: Timothy Troy

Director: Daryle Moore

Director: Chuck Ash

Directors: Jess Hebda/Jen Karum

Director: Diane Hannas

Director: Charles Corbin

TELEVISION

Better Call Saul Ep. 613

Conrad (Pilot - Series)              

Purity Squad (Pilot)                   

The Exchange (Season 2: Ep: 2 & 5)  

Co-Star

Series Regular

Co-Star 

Recurring

Director: Peter Gould 

Director: Kelli Tidmore/Jennifer Karum

Director: David Miller

Director: Amreta Self

COMMERCIAL + PRINT

Strategy Media

Jel Sert
Wicked Lix

The Onion/Clickhole
Amita Healthcare

Consultant

Mother  

Girlfriend

Student

Pregnant Mother

Lakefront Pictures

Innovative Media 

Digital Alliance Studios

The Onion/Clickhole

Amita Healthcare

THEATRE

Reverb Theatre Festival

The Importance of Being Earnest

Hold for Three

Three One Acts 

PALS Dance Troupe

Commedia Dell 'Arte

Actress for Two One Acts

Circle Child

Soap Box Performance

Once Upon a Mattress

The Sound of Music

The Fiddler on The Roof

The Glass Menagerie

Colleen

Head Maid

Jerry (Mime)

Molly/Lindsay/Laura 

Dancer  

Flaminia 

Lisa/Laura

Dancer/Eye 

Jessica

Chorus/Ensemble

Louisa 

Chorus/Ensemble

Laura

Reverb Fest

Ohio Wesleyan University

OWU Performance Team

Ohio Wesleyan University

Delaware Theatre Troupe

Delaware Theatre Comedy Troupe

OWU Performance Team

Senior Thesis Productions

Soap Box Theatre

New Trier High School

New Trier High School

Glencoe Theater Troupe at Central

New Trier High School

TRAINING

Advanced Acting Study

Advanced Scene Study 

On Camera Scene Study

Self-Tape Audition Workshop

Self-Tape Scene Study

On Camera TV Workshop

B1 - Meisner Technique/Viewpoints

Improv Level A

Scene Study Level IV (Audition Only)

Scene Study Level II

Camera II

The Actors Voice & Dialect

Beginning Scene Study

Intermediate Scene study (2 years)

Vocal Singing Training

Dance (Jazz/Ballet)

Acting Workshop I, II,& III

Advanced Scene Study

Movement for Actors

Chris Holder

Gregory Berger

Kimberly Graham

Amanda Richards

Jamie Castro

Michael McKracken

Eric Gerald

Janna Sobel

Adrianne Cury

Ann Filmer

Rachael Patterson

Elane Denny

Joanne Underwood

Larry Grimm

Roxeanne Miete

Lee O'Rouke

Elane Denny

Elane Denny

Elane Denny

Ivana Chubbuck Studio

The Berg Studios Los Angeles

Ace Studios Los Angeles

Ace Studios Los Angeles

Ace Studios Los Angeles

Vegabond School of the Arts

Black Box Acting

The Second City - Chicago

Acting Studio Chicago

Acting Studio Chicago

Acting Studio Chicago

Ohio Wesleyan University

The Piven Theatre Workshop

The Piven Theatre Workshop

Lehman School of Dance/Music

Lehman School of Dance/Music

Ohio Wesleyan University

Ohio Wesleyan University

Ohio Wesleyan University

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Theatre, Ohio Wesleyan University

Special Skills

Expert Downhill Skier, Singing, Screenwriter, Scriptwriter, Poetry Writer, Basic Martial Arts, Boxing, Barre Method, Long Distance Running, Yoga, Horseback Riding, Charity Board Member, Modern Dance, Expedient Typist (93wpm), ABA Therapist, Leasing Agent, Sales, Stand-In, Co/Op, Harmony, Public Speaking, Improv, Painting, Conversational Spanish, Piano (Play by ear & Sight read), Fundraising, Hosting Events, Concierge, Drivers License, Passport, Traveler, Alto Singer, Men's Sing Voice Capable, Vocal Impersonations, Steve Urkel impersonation, Various Headstands, Dialects: British, Irish, Baby Talk & Talk in Squeal.

 

GALLERY

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CHARACTERS

 

PRODUCTION

 

 

 

Karum (Goodman) is an award winning female writer, producer and director of new media projects and short films. 

In 2020, Jennifer and her business partner opened up a narrative production company Lakefront Pictures (www.lakefrontpictures.com) that elevates unheard voices and tells stories untold. They housed Conrad and The Nest under the company and are now producing demo reel content for actors in which they write, produce and direct professional grade looking scenes with a Red Epic Dragon Cinema series camera, and they have also produced 3 short films since launching their production side of external projects in 2021.

 

in 2019, Jennifer received an award as Top 10 female producers through studio daily out of Los Angeles.

 

Jennifer joined forces with her co-creator of Conrad and became a co-founder of a production company Lakefront Pictures in which their goal is specializing in development, pre-production, production and post in new media and film.

                      Let's work together!

CURRENT WORK

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CONRAD Actress, Writer, Producer

Truth is a prison

Conrad is a unique crime/drama centered around Kate Conrad, (Jennifer A. Goodman), who is a police officer on the autism spectrum. Kate works in a male dominant Police Force, where her father, Michael Conrad (Eric Roberts) serves as Chief of Police. After Kate serves as a resource for a little girl, who is a victim of domestic abuse and rape, Kate receives a promotion to detective. But before the celebration can begin, Kate is faced with the announcement her dad is dead and it being deemed a ‘suicide.’ Stricken by the abrupt loss of her father and role model, Kate is surrounded by doubt that her father's death was in fact, a suicide. Kate won't accept that as truth and will go to all ends to prove otherwise.

But first, Kate becomes engulfed in a crime case involving two immigrant boys, in which evidence to the case peaks her interest, and is disregarded by the rest of the task force. This, and the reason behind Michael's death becomes the centerfold of a twisted journey. Kate finds herself fighting the judicial system in an effort to prove herself, her beliefs and what she knows is right in a world of hatred, and criminal underground. During her investigation, Kate begins to discover some unknown truths about herself and what really happened in her past.

2019, 2020 | Pilot

Directors: Jennifer A. Goodman and Kelli Tidmore

Writers: Jennifer A. Goodman and Ryan Atkins

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THE NEST Actress, Writer, Producer, Director

Rachel is an independent young woman, who is tortured by premonitions that force her to experience the fate of others.

Directors: Jennifer A. Goodman and Jessica Hebda Lawson

Writer: Jennifer A. Goodman

PRODUCTION RESUME

PROJECT

BLACKHATTER

HAPPILY MARRIED WOMAN

PICTURES ONLY

A MONUMENT SHORTS

WOULD YOU HIDE ME?

THE CURSE

HISTORY CHANNEL

RIVIAN CAR

SUMMER ASSOCIATE

THREE CLICKS

CONRAD

CHICAGO MED

WATER RAGE

KILLING ELEANOR

GILLESPIE / FITZGERALD

PIZZA DOJO POP-UP

COM-ED ICE DERBY

HOME DEPOT SPOT

EMPIRE (SEASON 5)

THE NEST

PHIL THE FILM

ALEX & NIKKI

TYPE

SHORT FILM

SHORT FILM

SHORT FILM

SHORT FILM

DOCUMENTARY
FEATURE FILM

TELEVISION

COMMERCIAL

FEATURE FILM

SHORT

TELEVISION

TELEVISION

REENACTMENT

FILM

CAMPAIGN

MEDIA REBOOT

LIVE EVENT

COMMERCIAL

TELEVISION

SHORT FILM

FILM

SHORT FILM

POSITION

PRODUCER & DIRECTOR CONSULT

PRODUCER

PRODUCER/COORDINATOR

PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

PRODUCER

WRITER/PRODUCER

PA

PA

PRODUCER

PRODUCER

CREATOR/SHOWRUNNER

LOCATIONS

CASTING

LOCATION SCOUT

PA

PROPS/PA

PROPS/PA

PROPS

SET PA

WRITER/DIRECTOR

SET PA

PRODUCER/CASTING

PRODUCTION

LAKEFRONT PICTURES

COFFEY HOUSE FILMS

PICTURES ONLY, LLC

LAKEFRONT PICTURES

de LAMONORIDIE

LAKEFRONT PICTURES

PROMETHEUIS MEDIA

DRESS CODE 

CANAL PRODUCTIONS

CORDILLERA FILMS

LAKEFRONT PICTURES

NBC UNIVERSAL

THE WEATHER CHANNEL

PROTÉA / STAGE18

SP MEDIA

PHOTOREBOOT

AMP LIVE / LEO BURNETT

LORI

FOX ENTERTAINMENT

THE NEST SHORT, LLC

MELISSA SESSMAN

SPIRIT FILMS, LLC

YEAR

2021

2021

2021

2021

2021

2021

2020

2020

2020

2019

2016 - 2020

2019

2019

2019

2018

2018

2018

2018

2018

2018

2017

2017

RELATED EXPERIENCE

 
Monument of Shorts "Demo Scenes for Actors" - Lakefront Pictures, LLC

     • Writer for 20+ dramatic and comedic short films

     • Director for 20+ dramatic and comedic short films 

Sample work www.lakefrontpictures.com/demoscenes

 
The Unseen Feature Film - Lakefront Pictures, LLC
Writer/Producer

     • Writer, Producer of the feature film that has a LOI with Glass House Distribution

Conrad, “Pilot” Episode – Lakefront Pictures, LLC
Writer

     • Writer for Conrad, a crime/drama 52 minute pilot focused on a women empowerment

     • Expanded Co-Creator Ryan Atkin’s original idea into a 3 season storyline – Partnered with him as Owners

     • Negotiated A-LIST actors, Harry Lennix, Eric Roberts, and Hisham Tawfiq for Conrad and Eric for Three Clicks

     • Raised 100,000+ in capital for filming ad high production value including high-end locations

     • Created logline, tagline and character descriptions

     • Wrote script for sizzle reel/teaser/trailer for Marketing

     • Bible creation and information layout for the story synopsis

Producer/Coordinating

     • Scouted and negotiated contracts for locations with City of Chicago – i.e, Wacker Drive, & shipping Yard in NYC

     • Coordinated and negotiated contracts for Practical FX including explosion scene at a Chicago Shipping yard

     • Line produced pre-production, production/current post-production including submitting SAG paperwork

     • Hired a primarily women producing team together with experience in production Assist with Call sheets and forms

        putting together agreements

     • Created budget during Development for daily shoot spend and helped produce funding

     • Editing bay offering creative direction

     • Assisted in contract negotiating for production team and compiled documentation

     • Organized events/fundraisers to help execute funds for filming worked collaboratively with a team

     • Thow ran production meetings and ensure pre-shoots are coordinated, props, and Art all set up

     • Developed greater understanding of Production process on all facets, including Camera department

Casting

     • Negotiated A-list talent hiring Eric Roberts, Harry Lennix, Mia Talerico, and Hisham Tawfiq for airfare/hotel

     • Held initial auditions and call back auditions at the SAG office in Chicago, hosting line reads

     • Worked with known Chicago casting agencies & talent agencies (Gray Talent, Stewert & Shirley Hamilton)

     • Submitted paperwork for SAG, got approved, and ensured paperwork filed in Google Drive and organized

     • Hired out of state actors

Location Scout/Manager

     • Location scout for over 20 locations for the pilot, sizzler and teaser including Wacker Drive location

     • Scouted two 1.4M+ home Penthouse location’s for the set of Conrad for the pilot episode

     • Collaborated with owners of restaurants, clubs and negotiated contracts for filming

     • Coordinated locations for fundraisers bringing over 100 guests to location for event

     • Helped with transportation coordinator to get gear, and actors/production to and fro set

     • Continually partner with networks and Women-Owned businesses and The Illinois Film Office

     • Licensed Leasing Agent in the state of Illinois

Marketing
  • Create marketing materials and utilize social media through Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

  • Planned and launched successful seed & spark campaign raising over 13,000 in less than 30 days

  • Spearheaded 2 fundraisers, and all social media outlets, utilizing Indiegogo, Eventbrite raising $15,000K+

  • Increased our social media following for the Conrad, Pilot Series on Facebook 8.5k followers all over the globe – and 76,000 ‘talking in a 9 month period through sharing the page and networking

  • Offered WGN radio spot for 1-hour segment with main cast and crew

  • Facebook recognition receiving a “blue checkmark” through consistent social media networking

  • Collaborate with Social Media Director on ideas in promoting the show and assisting with the weekly newsletter

SKILLS:​ Screenwriter/Scriptwriter, phone calls, presentations to Top Executives & Producers, call sheets, scheduling, hiring crew, crew paperwork, negotiation & clearance for locations, raised 100k+ in capital, arranging travel, releases, wardrobe, props, casting, negotiations with agents, permits, google drive filing, budget management, production insurance arrangements, tax filing & permits. Filming releases, set up press releases, fundraising event planning, concierge and 15 years’ experience in sales and relationship management

 

PRESS

REEL CHICAGO

Goodman, Lawson confront taboos in “The Nest”

Read the article about my directorial debut, THE NEST.

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Blacklist Exposed Podcast with creators Jennifer A. Goodman, Ryan Atkins, actors Eric Roberts, Harry Lennix and Hisham Tawfiq of The Blacklist

Click here

 

BIOGRAPHY

Karum (Goodman) is an award winning female creator who has written, produced and co-directed both new media projects and short films. She has been in musical theatre, stay plays and film since she was a child.

 

In 2016 Jennifer co-created and wrote a new media show, "Conrad," a story on female empowerment in the criminal justice world. She stars in it alongside Harry Lennix (The Blacklist) and Eric Roberts, Hisham Tawfiq, and more. After being cast in what was originally two pages,  Jennifer offered to expand the original story.

 

Jennifer has nany written works under he belt including a short film The Nest which she co-directed and produced, and the short  received 5 awards, won two film festivals and had footage locisened by NBC. 

 

In 2019, Jennifer received an award as Top 10 female producers through studio daily out of Los Angeles.

 

Jennifer joined forces with her co-creator of Conrad and became a co-founder of a production company Lakefront Pictures in which their goal is specializing in development, pre-production, production and post in new media and film.

 

Jennifer is in communication with directors, producers and writers on some of the shows and films seen on tv today. She continues to grow and hone her craft both in front and behind the camera.

 

In the meantime, she's producing a feature The Unseen starring RJ Mitte (Breaking Bad) Enrico Colontoni, (Galaxy Quest) with Director Jeff Hare (Lifetime, Fox) and is in writing changes with a network for her hot new series, Conrad!

The latest works include Jennifer writing and directing a series of short films for Actor Demo scenes and producing a 50s Period Piece on Middle Black America filming early August.

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CONTACT

REPRESENTATION

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