Freelance Friday: Celebrates Jamie Appelbaum

In an effort to promote the website FreelanceArtProducer.com, we have started Freelance Friday.  The purpose is to promote the freelancers on the site so as to gain more attention for them and the others trying to get hired.  So, from now on, when a freelancer on the site provides us with a blog post, we will promote it on a Friday. 

Today, we are featuring Jamie Appelbaum, one of the kindest, most fair, and caring art producers.  Her understanding of the business paves the way for her to make connections with photographers and their crew that lead to powerful creative partnerships.  And because of that, it is not unusual at all for Jamie to end a shoot having made a new friend.  And, those friendships last for years.

To learn more about Jamie, be sure to read on.  And,  if you think  her post is interesting or the site is helpful, please do share it and let your art producer friends know about this new resource.  And, if you do share it, let us know that you have done so.  We have a little something for you to say thank you.

Where are you searching for photography or other content needs nowadays?
I look on Instagram quite a bit for unexpected types of imagery.  I still look at agent websites, then the individual photographer’s sites and then curated sites like jenren.   One thing usually leads to another and I find content in unexpected places.

What are you known for in the art buying/producing world?
Probably automotive, but that seems like such a long time ago to me.  I’ve done so much travel with talent in the past few years; producing large international jobs primarily.  I’d really like to be known for being fair and keeping my calm during the process, but that’s another conversation.

Do you have a motto?
Be fair.

How about a favorite place to produce a shoot?
It used to be California.  The variety of options for beach, mountains, desert and gorgeous light are endless.  But, it has become so challenging with all the talent hassles that producing in New York has become much more reasonable.  For me,  its more about the crew, then geography.  With the right combination, you can make magic.

If you decided not to art produce any longer, what would you choose to do?
I would be an advocate for children with special needs so that they could get the services they deserve in school to be successful.

How do you describe your job to your mom or someone else not in the industry?
HA!  My grandmother never understood what I did.  I basically tell people I’m a producer. I  just am not one for TV commercials.

What are some surprising facts about you that you would like to share?
I’m not that surprising : )

What is the last piece of creative that caught your attention?
I love the spots for the Cosmopolitan Hotels.

What do you love about your job?
The people you meet, the friends you make, the memories you get to share with them.

What is your favorite way to spend a Sunday?
Summers at the beach, winters in the house by the fire, spring and fall outside with the dog and the man.

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