Born on the banks of Bayou St. John, Tara Martin has lived and worked in New Orleans her entire life. She graduated from LSU and attended grad school at the University of New Orleans, until a classmate got her a p.a. job on a movie. After several features, Tara realized she was a sprinter, not a long distance runner and focused on shorter format productions. She worked her way up from p.a. to coordinator to production manager and producer, with forays into locations along the way. After more than 20 years in production, Tara has produced commercials of all sizes, documentaries, music videos, still shoots and promos. She is organized, efficient and well connected. She has managed, coordinated and scouted locations throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida and Texas.
- Strong relationships with local crew, unions and vendors
- Attention to detail, especially where budget is concerned
- Skilled in Word, Exel, PointZero, HotBudget, and Showbiz
- Experienced in all aspects of production
- Understanding of the intricate balance between client, agency and production