Line Producer – UPM

Los Angeles , California






Personal Bio
In his three decade career, David Japka has created over 300 titles of long and short programming: documentaries, industrials, digital/branded content and a dozen feature films. His work has aired on SyFy, Lifetime and Hallmark channels as well as Indie features released in theaters and on Netflix. Corporate clients include: IBM, GE, Prudential, Johnson and Johnson, Lockheed, AT&T, Abbott Labs and the Dept of Labor. He’s a member of The Directors Guild (DGA) as an Assistant Director (AD) and Unit Production Manager (UPM).

Currently in his role as a Line Producer and Producer Manager he offers key skills in logistics, legal, insurance, budgeting, scheduling, production accounting, payroll, union signatory interface, negotiation with vendors, set/location operations, establishing recording workflow and delivery to editorial. He has also supervised production wrap by reconciling budgets, creating cost reports and project binders.

Mr. Japka has numerous accolades for his work, including awards from the Chicago Film Festival, Houston Film Festival and New York Film Festival. He has also received a Summit Award, a Telly Award, Brandon Hall of Fame Award, and a New Media InVision Award. AV Multimedia Magazine named Mr. Japka one of the "Top 100 Producers of the Year 2000."  

A graduate of Temple University's Film Program, Mr. Japka also studied in Rome, Italy at prestigious Tyler School of Art. While not at work, he’s an avid photographer and volunteers to help non-profits meet their media needs. More information can by found on his IMDb and LinkedIn profiles.

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