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July23, 2013/For Immediate Release

Media Contact: Lauren Whitaker, 336-734-2891, whitakerl@uncsa.edu


(Winston-Salem) Jennifer Haire, a 2002 graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) School of Filmmaking, has been elected to her second three-year term on the Board of Delegates for the Producers Guild of America (PGA). She represents the production coordinator category on the PGA’s AP Council. She was also re-elected to the PGA National Board of Directors through 2016.

Haire, who lives in Los Angeles, worked in Charlotte this past spring as production coordinator for CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR, a feature film starring Dermot Mulroney, Paul Sorvino, Nick Jonas, and Isabel Lucas. She has frequently returned to campus as an alumna member of the Board of Trustees, and is a leader of the L.A.-centered UNCSA Alumni West chapter.

“It is nice to see Jennifer being recognized in the industry for her solid body of work and her leadership skills,” said Film Dean Susan Ruskin.

Haire earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in the producing discipline from the Film School. Since graduating, she has worked continuously in scripted and reality television, feature feature films, and shorter formats such as commercials and music videos, with professional filmmaking experience spanning from line producer to production coordinator.  She served as unit production manager on independent features such as FALCON SONG, MARCUS, MONTCLAIR, YEARDLEY as well as the short film THE SHIMMERING and the television pilot SCHITT’S CREEK with Eugene Levy; all of which were collaborations with UNCSA alumni.  This past fall, Haire was the Production Supervisor for A MANY SPLINTERED THING starring Chris Evans.  As a production coordinator, she was a part of the independent feature films DON JON helmed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, BOTTOMS UP, HEAVY PETTING and THE STONING OF SORAYA M., filmed in the Middle East.  Her television experience includes seven seasons of TNT’s The Closer; the Travel Channel’s World Poker Tour “Hollywood Home Games”; ABC’S The Bachelor; along with various pilots for Lifetime, TBS, TNT and FX.   In 2001, Haire had the opportunity to work as the second assistant director on the 2004 Academy Award-winning short film TWO SOLDIERS, a UNCSA School of Film professional collaboration. 

Jennifer Haire

She has been an instructor for and assisted in the development and advancement of PA Bootcamp, which trains production assistants for the film and television industry.   She became an IATSE Union member in 2005 and is a member of Local 871 and 161.  Haire served on the board of directors for Local 871 in Los Angeles, and as the chair of its events committee.  Through the Producers Guild, she is co-chair of the FilmUSA committee (Filmusa.org) and was directly involved in the creation of a new sponsored event, “On the Ground With,” which debuted at the 2011 Produced By Conference. 

The Producers Guild of America is the nonprofit trade group that represents, protects and promotes the interests of all members of the producing team in film, television and new media. The PGA has over 5,000 members who work together to protect and improve their careers, the industry and community by facilitating members health benefits, encouraging enforcement of workplace labor laws, the creation of fair and impartial standards for the awarding of producing credits, as well as other education and advocacy efforts. The PGA hosts important industry events including the annual PGA Awards and the Produced By Conference.

As America’s first state-supported arts school, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts is a unique stand-alone public university of arts conservatories. With a high school component, UNCSA is a degree-granting institution that trains young people of talent in music, dance, drama, filmmaking, and design and production. Established by the N.C. General Assembly in 1963, the School of the Arts opened in Winston-Salem (“The City of Arts and Innovation”) in 1965 and became part of the University of North Carolina system in 1972. For more information, visit www.uncsa.edu.