PRODUCTION

Karum (Goodman) is an award winning female creator who has written, produced and co-directed both new media projects and short films. 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. Her business partner Ryan Atkins created an original two page script for Conrad that Jennifer auditioned for and was cast in entitled, "Veronica." Jennifer offered to expand his original story, change the name to what it has become today, including adding 3 seasons of a bible and much more story to share. Jennifer also wrote a short film on premonitions; The Nest which she co-directed and produced and the short film received 5 awards and has won two film festivals. Jennifer is the founder of Lakefront Pictures, a production company in Chicago. 

Let's work together. 

CURRENT WORK

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CONRAD

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

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

MONUMENT OF SHORTS

7-11 JFG EVENT

HISTORY CHANNEL

STRATEGY MEDIA

RIVIAN CAR

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

SOCIAL MEDIA

TELEVISION

CORPORATE

COMMERCIAL

SHORT

NEW MEDIA/

TELEVISION

NBC

REENACTMENT

FEATURE FILM

CAMPAIGN

MEDIA REBOOT

LIVE EVENT

COMMERCIAL

FOX TELEVISION

SHORT FILM

SHORT FILM

SHORT FILM

POSITION

PRODUCER & DIRECTOR CONSULT

PRODUCER AND COORDINATOR

PRODUCER AND COORDINATOR

WRITER/DIRECTOR

ASSISTANT COORDINATOR

ASSISTANT COORDINATOR

AV WRITER/PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

PRODUCER

CREATOR/PRODUCER/CASTING

PROD COORD, LOCATIONS

LOCATIONS

CASTING

LOCATION SCOUT

PA

PROPS/PA

PROPS/PA

PROPS

SET PA

WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER

SET PA

PRODUCER AND CASTING

PRODUCTION

LAKEFRONT PICTURES

COFFEY HOUSE FILMS

PICTURES ONLY, LLC

LAKEFRONT PICTURES

MAGIC BULLET MEDIA

PROMETHEUS 

LAKEFRONT PICTURES

DRESS CODE

CORDILLERA FILMS

LAKEFRONT PICTURES

 

NBC UNIVERSAL

THE WEATHER CHANNEL

PROTÉA / STAGE18

SP MEDIA

PHOTOREBOOT

AMP LIVE / LEO BURNETT

HOME DEPOT

FOX ENTERTAINMENT

THE NEST SHORT, LLC

MELISSA SESSMAN

SPIRIT FILMS, LLC

YEAR

2021

2021

2021

2021

2021

2020

2020

2019

2016 - 2020

 

2019

2019

2019

2018

2018

2018

2018

2018

2018

2017

2017

2017

RELATED EXPERIENCE

 
Monument of Short Scenes, “Demo Scenes for Actors” Lakefront Pictures, LLC 
Writer

     • Writer for 20+ dramatic and comedic short films

     • Director for 20+ dramatic and comedic short films 

 

Sample work www.lakefrontpictures.com/demoscenes

 
Conrad, “Pilot” Episode – Conrad Series, 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 10.5k followers all over the globe – and 76,000 

  • 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 and Harry Lennix and Hisham Tawfiq of The Blacklist

Click here

Contact:​

AGENTS:

Ambassador Talent 

(312) 641-3491

ambassador-talent@att.net

180 North Michigan Ave

Suite 533

Chicago, IL 60601

Babes'n'Beaus

(630) 455-1154

don@babesnbeauschicago.com

WORK WITH ME

I love collaborating with other filmmakers and creatives. If you're interested in working together, drop me a line!

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