Project Manager
Line Producer / Production Manager

I am Phil Smoot.

In addition to some 80 feature length motion pictures (from North Carolina to Los Angeles), I have worked on several thousand projects such as short films, documentaries, commercials, television productions, and training/industrial videos throughout the United States.

In addition to being a Project Manager, Line Producer, and Production Manager, I have Photographed (both moving image and stills) and sometimes Directed many of the projects.

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PHIL SMOOT

LINE PRODUCER / PRODUCTION MANAGER (UPM)

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*The Line Producer is the individual who has the primary responsibility for the logistics of the production, from pre-production through completion of production; all Department Heads report to the Line Producer.

**A UPM (Unit Production Manager) is responsible for managing the production and regulating the costs of delivering the project on budget to the end of principal photography. The UPM will create a working budget, thereby charting a recommended budgetary course. The UPM is responsible for the detailed planning and execution of the costs (primarily for physical production). The UPM often negotiates deals (for location, equipment, services, etc.) and hires much of the crew.

FEATURE FILMS:

  • “THE DISAPPOINTMENTS ROOM” - PRODUCTION CONSULTANT
    Producers include: Pat Peach, Tony Grazio Stars: Kate Beckinsale Director: D.J. Caruso
  • “THE TAKING OF DEBORAH LOGAN” - UPM
    Bad Hat Harry Prod. & Casadelic Pictures Producer: Bryan Singer Stars: Jill Larson, Anne Ramsay, Michelle Ang Exec Producers include: Alex Cutler, Rene Besson, Jeff Rice Director: Adam Robitel
  • “TUSK” - PRODUCTION CONSULTANT
    Producers include: David Greathouse Stars: Justin Long, Michael Parks, Johnny Depp Director: Kevin Smith
  • “UNA VIDA: A FABLE OF MUSIC & THE MIND” - LINE PRODUCER / UNIT PRODUCTION MANAGER
    Una Vida Productions Stars: Joaquim de Almeida, Aunjanue Ellis, Ruth Negga Producers: Brent Caballero, Richie Adams, Nicolas Bazan Director: Richie Adams
  • “NEVERMORE” - LINE PRODUCER
    Atlantic & Pacific Pictures and Café Oscuro Films Stars: Lance Henriksen, Jason Cook, Valerie Azlynn Exec Producer: Liliana Kligman Prod: Al Dickerson/Dean Jones/Starr Jones Director: Dean Jones
  • “SCORNED” - LINE PRODUCER / UNIT PRODUCTION MANAGER
    Scorned Productions LLC & Horsehead Pictures Stars: Annalynne McCord, Billy Zane, Viva Bianca Producers: Charles Ison, Martin Sprock Director: Mark Jones
  • “ELEPHANT SIGHS” - UNIT PRODUCTION MANAGER
    New Garden Media LLC and Elephant Sighs LLC Stars: Ed Asner, John Cariani, Jack Kehler, Mark Fite Producer: David Wells Director: Ed Simpson
  • “SEX SELLS: THE GREAT NUDIE DOUGHNUT SHOP WAR” - PRODUCER
    Blindside Illumintions, LLC Stars: Shane Callahan, Carrie Anne Hunt, John Rushton Exec Producer: Mark Bell Director: Sherwood Jones
  • “THE 5TH QUARTER” - LINE PRODUCER / UNIT PRODUCTION MANAGER
    Fifth Quarter LLC, Stars: Aidan Quinn, Andie MacDowell, Ryan Merriman Producer: Rick Bieber, Al Cohen, Robert McCreary
  • “WARBIRDS” - PRODUCER / LINE PRODUCER
    Warbirds LLC & NSP Productions; SyFy Channel Stars: Brian Kraus, Jamie Elle Mann, Tohoru Masamune Producer: William R. Greenblatt Director: Kevin Gendreau
  • “EYEBORGS” - PRODUCTION CONSULTANT
    Producers: Richard Clabaugh, John Rushton
  • “THE KEY MAN” - PRODUCTION CONSULTANT
    Producers: Brian Udovich, Felipe Marino, Joe Neurauter
  • “HOME OF THE GIANTS” - PRODUCTION CONSULTANT
    Producers: William R. Greenblatt, Charles Grimes
  • “THE GRAVEDANCERS” - LINE PRODUCER
    Foxglove Productions LLC & Code Entertainment; Lionsgate Stars: Clare Kramer, Dominic Purcell, Tcheky Karyo Producers: Bart Rosenblatt, Bill McCutchen
  • “NATIONAL LAMPOON’S PUCKED” - PRODUCER / UNIT PRODUCTION MANAGER
    TTWF, LLC Dir: Arthur Hiller Stars: Jon Bon Jovi, Estella Warren, Cary Elwes, Nora Dunn Producers: Matty Simmons, W.R. Greenblatt
  • “CLOVER BEND” - LINE PRODUCER / UNIT PRODUCTION MANAGER
    Clover Bend Prods., Ltd., Symphony Pictures Dir: Michael Vickerman Prod: William R. Greenblatt Stars: Robert Urich, David Keith, Barry Corbin, Erin Gray
  • “SEDUCED BY A THIEF” (aka “NIGHT CLASS”) - LINE PRODUCER / UNIT PRODUCTION MANAGER
    Night Class Prods. Ltd, Symphony Pictures; WIN, Lifetime Dir: Sheldon Wilson Prod: William R. Greenblatt Stars: Sean Young, Ron Perlman, Edward Albert, John Saxon
  • “BRIAR PATCH” aka “PLAIN DIRTY” - UNIT PRODUCTION MANAGER
    BP Pictures LLC, Lifetime Producer: Sam Froelich Stars: Henry Thomas, Dominique Swain, Karen Allen
  • “MORNING” - LINE PRODUCER
    Morning, LLC Dir: Amy Mann Prod: Sam Froelich Stars: Annabeth Gish, Tess Harper, Pat Hingle
  • “ABOVE SUSPICION” - LINE PRODUCER / UNIT PRODUCTION MANAGER
    Upright Films, LLC, Symphony Pictures, USA Network Dir: Stephen La Rocque Prod: W. R. Greenblatt Stars: Scott Bakula, Annabella Sciorra, Ed Asner, George Dzundza
  • “DYING ON THE EDGE” aka “HEARSAY” - LINE PRODUCER
    Symphony Pictures Producer: William R. Greenblatt stars: John Heard, Joe Bologna, Jasmine Guy, Dalton Smoot
  • "DOOMSDAY MAN" - LINE PRODUCER / UNIT PRODUCTION MANAGER
    Doomsday Prods, LLC/Symphony Pictures Exec. Prod: Sam Froelich Prod/Director: Wm. R. Greenblatt Stars: Esai Morales, Yancy Butler, James Marshall
  • "LAST LIVES" - UNIT PRODUCTION MANAGER
    C.E.G. Prods/Promark Ent. Group Producer: Steve Beswick Director: Worth Keeter Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Judge Reinhold, Jennifer Rubin
  • "A HOLIDAY JOURNEY" aka “HOME OF ANGELS” - LINE PRODUCER / UNIT PRODUCTION MANAGER
    Cloverlay Prods. Exec. Prod: Nicholas Depace Dir: Nick Stagliano stars: Abe Vigoda, Sherman Hemsley, Joe Frazier
  • "HELLRAISER III: HELL ON EARTH" - UNIT PRODUCTION MANAGER
    Nostradamus Pictures/TransAtlantic Pictures; Dimension Producer.: Lawrence Mortorff Director: Anthony Hickox Stars: Terry Farrell, Doug Bradley, Paula Marshall
  • "CHILDREN OF THE CORN II: THE FINAL SACRIFICE" - UNIT PRODUCTION MANAGER
    Corn Cobb Productions/TransAtlantic Pictures; Dimension Exec. Prod.: Lawrence Mortorff Prod.: Scott Stone Dir: David Price Stars: Terence Knox, Rosalind Allen
  • "THE BONEYARD" - ASSOCIATE PRODUCER / UNIT PRODUCTION MANAGER
    Backbone Productions/Backwood Films Prod: Richard Brophy Director: James Cummins Stars: Ed Nelson, Norman Fell, Phyllis Diller
  • "ESCAPE" - UNIT PRODUCTION MANAGER
    Brinson-Richards Productions Exec Prod: William Grefe Director: Richard Styles Stars: Kin Schriner, Judson Scott, Kim Richards
  • "THE GALUCCI BROTHERS" - UNIT PRODUCTION MANAGER (USA Locations only)
    Magder Entertainment Prod: Zale Magder Dir. Murray Magder Stars: Frank Sivero, Richard Forongy, Tony Siricco
  • "ALIEN OUTLAW" - WRITER / DIRECTOR / PRODUCER Triad Motion Pictures/Alpine Prods. Stars: Lash La Rue, Sunset Carson, Wild Bill Cody, Kari Anderson Direct-to-Video feature
  • "THE DARK POWER" - WRITER / DIRECTOR / PRODUCER
    Triad Motion Pictures./New Vision Prods. Stars: Lash La Rue, Anna Lane Tatum, Mary Dalton, Paul Holman Direct-to-Video feature
  • "GETTING IT ON" - ASSOCIATE PRODUCER / ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Seventh Avenue Films/Comworld Pictures Releasing Producer/Director: William S. Olsen
  • "AXE" - PRODUCTION MANAGER
    Frederick Productions Prod/Dir.: Frederick R. Friedel Prod: J.G. Patterson Stars: Jack Canon, Ray Green, Leslie Lee

OTHER FEATURES

Worked on some 80 Motion Pictures (List available on request) including Universal Pictures/ABC-TV movie (Asimov’s) PROBE, HBO's FLORIDA STRAITS, USA Network's THE LOOKALIKE,” as well as six (6) 3-D motion pictures. Crew positions include 2nd Unit Photographer, 2nd Unit Director, Camera Operator, Assistant Camera, and Script Supervisor.

Have budget/co-budget/advise/assist in planning pictures THE JUNGLE BOOK (live action 1994), DOROTHY DAY, THE CRUCIBLE, THE GRAVE, ANGEL IV, UNDER SURVEILLANCE, TARA, others.

SHORT FILMS & VIDEO
PRODUCER/ DIRECTOR/ PHOTOGRAPHER/ EDITOR

Over 200 short films and half-hour productions ranging from sporting events to documentary to educational docudrama. Winner of CINE GOLDEN EAGLE as Director of Photography for "HEAVY LOAD," half-hour drama. Paul Green Award as Producer/Director for “FIRST TO FIGHT: North Carolina in the American Revolution” educational documentary, plus Reality Shows.

VIDEOGRAPHER

Hundreds of Corporate & Training Video Productions. Clients include The Gefen Company, Replica, Kantziper Production, Last Chance Productions, R.J. Reynolds, nearly all of the major furniture manufacturers, most other industries incld. real estate, retailers, factories, schools, sports, sales. Also act as PRODUCER for other corporate & educational productions. Tellys, other awards.

COMMERCIALS
PRODUCER/ DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Over 3,000 commercials through advertising agencies, production companies and television stations (all formats film & tape). Often DIRECTED and EDITED. Regional campaigns include: BISCUITVILLE, NEESE'S SAUSAGE, ROSES DEPARTMENT STORES, HIGHLAND OUTFITTERS, LUCKSTONE, WATER COUNTRY USA, FORUM VI, PIEDMOND FEDERAL S&L. Several Addy and other awards.

PRODUCTION MANAGER
National spots for: KOOL AID, MILLER LITE, MR. GOODWRENCH, UNIDEN, REVCO DRUGSTORES, MOTZUMO GOLF CLUBS (Japan), LA-Z-BOY, others. Regional spots include: PEPSI, BUICK ROADMASTER, BRADLEES, THE SAN DIEGO ZOO, others. Clio, other Awards. Other assignments include clients such as NHK (Japan) (HDTV) Glass special, still photo shoots, Playboy Playmate-of-the-Year video, Investigation Discovery (IDTV).

TELEVISION
DIRECTED, PHOTOGRAPHED, and EDITED feature segments for syndicated television programs (including Saturday morning children's show, SCRUNCH). Over the years have provided footage for "ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT," "20/20," "TODAY," "LIFESTYLES OF THE RICH AND FAMOUS," "HAVEN," “BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION, "AMERICA'S MOST WANTED," "RICHARD SIMMONS' FAT-FREE AMERICA," "FOX AFTER BREAKFAST," "NBC SPORTS" CNN, QVC, SHOWTIME, DISCOVERY HEALTH NETWORK, FOX SPORTS, REAL TV, COURT TV, “BEYOND CHANCE,” “INSIDE EDITION,” “DATELINE NBC,” DISCOVERY CHANNEL, on-line computer services, CD-ROM & other interactive footage, DVD & laserdisc presentations. Also worked for NBC Network Affiliate WXII-TV in Winston-Salem, NC (3 years) and ABC Network Affiliate WGHP (now a Fox Affiliate) in High Point, NC (1 ½ years)

OTHER PRODUCTION

Supervised in the selection of architects and original planning for the construction of the site and production complex for The North Carolina School of the Arts - School of Filmmaking in Winston-Salem, NC. Also in charge of researching, procuring, budgeting for original equipment setup for the Filmmaking School Program.

Authored professional contracts approved by legal departments of production companies (which were often adopted by others).

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT GREENSBORO. Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA), 1985.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL. (Double Major) Bachelor's Degree in Radio-TV-Motion Pictures (RTVMP) and Drama, 1973.

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