P.O. BOX 22002, SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO, 87502
PHONE/FAX: (505) 982-9950  CELL: (505) 470-9740
EMAIL: JOHN@JOHNMEADE.NET​

FILM PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE

LOCATION SCOUT-MANAGER / PRODUCTION MANAGER / ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

I have been a location scout-manager, production manager and assistant director for over 25 years with experience in all formats of the film and television business, largely in New Mexico and previously in Los Angeles, 1991 - 1996, and Europe, 1984 - 1986.  I am knowledgeable regarding crew, locations, services and equipment resources in NM and I have worked at some point in almost every department.  I offer extensive location files and great references listed below and I am well networked, resourceful, efficient, organized and personable.  My production experience includes notable TV series and features such as "Breaking Bad", "Longmire", "National Treasure" and "Clockers" and numerous documentries, docu-dramas, industrials, commercials and photo shoots.  See a fuller resume of this experience below and check out my IMDB page at:  www.imdb.com/name/nm0574960

I offer full service Location Scouting and Management including securing Federal, State, County, Native American & Local Film Permits, Highway & Road Permits and Fire Safety Permits.  I also offer Production Coordination and Management Services, primarily on smaller productions and often in addition to providing Location Management Services.


​​LOCATION SCOUT-MANAGER / PRODUCTION MANAGER

LONG FORMATS (selected credits):
FEATURES, TELEVISION, DOCUMENTARY


PATH TO FREEDOM FILMS, "Fantasies of Flying"
(Docu-drama), Location Scout-Manager

A & E TELEVISION, "Longmire"
(Television Series), Location Scout

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS, "Ouija"
(Feature), Location Scout

MONARCH PICTURES, "Bless Me, Ultima"
(Feature - Carl Franklin, director), Location Scout

LIONSGATE FILMS, "Haywire"
(Feature - Steven Soderbergh, director), Location Scout

VINOD CHOPRA PRODUCTIONS, "Broken Horses"
(Indian Feature), Location Scout

WIEDEMAN & BERG FILMPRODUKTION, “Friendship!”
(German Feature), Location Scout-Manager

WALT DISNEY PICTURES, “National Treasure 2”
(Feature - starring Nicholas Cage, Ed Harris, Helen Mirren), Location Scout

SONY / AMC TELEVISION,  “Breaking Bad”
(Television Series), Location Scout-Manager

WARNER BROTHERS TELEVISION, “Sarah Connor Chronicles”
(Television Series), Location Scout

CBS / PARAMOUNT NETWORK TV, “Comanche Moon”
(3-Part Television Feature - starring Sam Elliott, Val Kilmer, Graham Greene), Location Scout

LIONSGATE FILMS, “Trade - Welcome to America”
(Feature - starring Kevin Kline), Location Scout-Manager

MGM, “The Flock”
(Feature - starring Richard Gere), Location Scout

WARNER INDEPENDENT, "Astronaut Farmer"
(Feature - starring Billy Bob Thornton), Location Scout

HISTORY CHANNEL / INDIGO FILMS, “Taming The Wild West”
(Docu-drama / Documentary - Chris Eyre, director), Location Manager / 2nd A.D.

TNT / DREAMWORKS, “Into The West”
(Television Mini-Series - Steven Spielberg, executive producer), Location Scout

M.D.R. / ZOLCER TV, "Route 66"
(German Television Documentary), N.M. Coordinator / Location Scout-Manager

DISCOVERY CHANNEL / D.V.T.V., "Gunfighters of the West"
(Docu-drama Series), Production Manager / Location Scout-Manager

COLUMBIA PICTURES, "Fools Rush In"
(Feature - Andy Tennant, director), N.M. Coordinator

UNIVERSAL PICTURES, "Clockers"
(Feature - Spike Lee, director), N.M. Coordinator / Location Scout-Manager

HARSTAD-LUND PRODUCTIONS, "The Legend of O.B.Taggart"
(Feature - Mickey Rooney, writer & star), Production Manager / Location Scout-Manager

P.B.S. / CLAYPOINT PRODUCTIONS, "Declarations"
(Documentary Series), N.M. Coordinator / Location Scout-Manager

SHEDD PRODUCTIONS, "Dancing in the Sky"
(Imax Documentary - Ben Shedd, director), Production Manager / Location Manager

UNIVERSAL PICTURES, "Leaving Normal"
(Feature - Edward Zwick, director), N.M. Coordinator / Location Manager

SUSO FILM, "Nur Frauen, Kein Leben"
(German Feature - Roland Richter, director), Production Manager / Location Manager

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR


HISTORY CHANNEL / INDIGO FILMS, “Taming The Wild West”
(Docu-drama / Documentary - Chris Eyre, director), 2nd A.D. / Location Manager

M.D.R. / ZOLCER TV, “Route 66”
(German Television Documentary), Assistant Director / N.M. Coordinator

RAT RACE PRODUCTIONS, “Animal Machine”
(Feature – Rebbie Ratner, director / Themba Sibeko, producer), Script Breakdown & Scheduling

UNIVERSAL PICTURES, “Clockers”
(Feature - Spike Lee, director / Jon Kilik, producer), 2nd A.D. / N.M. Coordinator

A.B.C. TELEVISION, "Class of '96"
(Television Pilot - Peter Horton, director / John Romano, producer), Extras Casting & Coordinator

WILDWOOD PRODUCTIONS, “A Thief of Time”
(Feature - Robert Redford, director / Patrick Markey, producer), Casting Coordinator

HEARTLINE FILMS, “Blood Memory”
(Docu-drama - Deborah Dennison, director & producer), Assistant Director

P.B.S. / CLAYPOINT PRODUCTIONS, “Declarations”
(Documentary - Immy Humes, director / Rich O'Regan, producer), Assistant Director
        
SHEDD PRODUCTIONS, “Dancing in the Sky”
(Imax Documentary - Ben Shedd, director / Marian White, producer), Assistant Director / Prod. Mgr.

Z.D.F. / XENON FILM, “Der Flieger”
(German Television Feature - Erwin Keusch, director / Michael Bergman, producer), Assistant Director




D. K. PRODUCTIONS, “Casino Route 66”
(Commercial - Dimitri Sotirakis, director / Kimberlie Chambers, producer), Assistant Director

MANARCHY FILMS, “Jeep”
(Commercial - Dennis Manarchy, director / Kim Bastyr, producer), 2nd A.D.

JOHNSON BURNETT PRODUCTIONS, “Chevy Truck”
(Commercial - Jim Manera, director / Jaki West, producer), 2nd A.D.

CLUBHOUSE PICTURES, “Suntory Brandy”, “Domino's Pizza”, “Ozka”, “Purina Cat Chow”, “Amway”
(Japanese Commercials), Assistant Director / Production Manager

SONY / K.L.S. PRODUCTIONS, “Ottmar Liebert”
(Music Video - Ken Schreiber, director & producer), Assistant Director / Production Manager

BRYN MAWR FILMS, “John Sokoloff”
(Music Video - Erik Osborn, director & producer), Assistant Director / Production Manager

KRT / HOWLIN' PICTURES, “Damn Yankees”
(Music Video - Larry Jordan, director / Allen Kelman, producer), Assistant Director

BARRY DUKOFF PRODUCTIONS, “Bullseye Steak Sauce”, “Doublemint Gum”
(Commercials - Barry Dukoff, director / David Kleinman, producer), 2nd A.D.   
        
GIBSON, LEFEBVRE, GARTNER, “Planters Peanuts”
(Commercial - David Wild, director / Johanna Woollcott, producer), 2nd A.D.

IMAGECRAFT, “Million Dollar Forum”
(Infomercial - Bob Crowther, director / Jack Kerollis, producer), 2nd A.D. 

N.Y.U. FILMPRODUCTION PROGRAM, "Fish Story"
(Short Narrative Film - 10 minutes), Writer, Director, Producer


OTHER PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE
Locations, Production, Assistant Director (additional credits)
Camera, Grip, Electric, Set Construction & Decoration, Special Effects, Craft Service, Catering


LONG FORMATS: FEATURES, TELEVISION, DOCUMENTARY
Universal Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Morgan Creek Productions, Columbia Pictures, B.R.C. Imagination Arts, Bryn Mawr Films, Showscan Film Corp., Bayerischen Rundfunk (Germany)

SHORT FORMATS: COMMERCIALS, INDUSTRIALS, MUSIC VIDEOS, PHOTOGRAPHY
Colibri Films, Crash Films, Propaganda Films, Eggers Films, Michael/Daniel Assoc., Cucoloris Films, Rick Levine Productions, Dektor-Higgins, Crossroads Films, Headquarters, B.F.C.S., Highlight Commercials, Film Realite, Melody Films, Creative Services (Albuquerque), Lerner Films (Albuquerque), Southwest Productions (Albuquerque), Conde Nast (New York), Klaus Kampert Photo Design (Germany), Chris Grout-Smith Photography (England)

WRITER, PRODUCER & DIRECTOR:
"Fish Story", 10 minute dramatic short, 1975, New York, NY

SHORT FORMATS: COMMERCIALS, INDUSTRIALS, MUSIC VIDEOS

Comanche Moon Set on Chama River, Abiquiu, NM - 2006

REFERENCES

Richard Coll, (917) 544-4188 (producer - Hasbro, ABN Amro Bank & Gold Mine Beer commercials)

Lisa Wieneke, (310) 845-5150 (UPM - Jeep, ATT, Hasbro & In Plain Sight commercials)

Carmen Silva, (949) 632-4061  (UPM - numerous commercials & “Taming The Wild West”)

David Manzanares, (505) 470-2495 (location manager - numerous features)

Stewart Lyons, (818) 968-3278 (UPM - “Breaking Bad”)
 
Robb Wilson King, (310) 994-5792 (production designer - “Breaking Bad”)

Craig Coffman, (505) 473-1249 (producer/director - “Gunfighters of the West”)


John Meade is incredible...  if only the location managers and scouts in LA were as buttoned up as he is...  without question one of the finest I have ever worked with.  Every detail was meticulously planned, every sign put up (it was a long day with LOTS of travel and very distant locations).  He is a star and you are very lucky to have him out there.  He is beyond LA speed - world class!
    
Alex Fisch, UPM, Skunk Productions.


I would like to recommend John Meade with my highest compliments.  Any production will benefit immensely from having him on board as a location manager.  I’ve known and worked with John over the last nine years here in New Mexico.  As well as being a wonderful human being with an unfailingly positive attitude, he is focused, untiring and enthusiastic about his job.  He has worked for many years in New Mexico, knows everyone and has developed and maintained impeccable relationships throughout.  As a Producer and Production Manager I am always looking for specific qualities in the team I hire and John naturally and without effort possesses the ones I consider most essential in the world of production: self-direction, global thinking, detail orientation, kindness, grace, intelligence, and commitment.  
    
Lisa Wieneke-Rich, Independent Producer / Production Manager.


John Meade was first hired 20 years ago on a Ford Probe commercial we did outside of Albuquerque.  We scouted for locations in three states where we could run a stagecoach, camera car and the Probe traveling at over 50 mph.  The only place I liked was on Native American land and it was sacred.  The tribal elders had never given permission to allow a commercial shoot prior to our company's request.  And guess who was instrumental in getting that clearance?  It was John.

Throughout the years, John has worked on my bigger stress-infused projects.  We would fly him out to L.A. on jobs we knew that the other producers we were used to hiring couldn't handle.  Whether it was chasing down rollerbladers on the Venice Beach boardwalk, luring uncooperative trained cats onto grocery check-out conveyor belts or entertaining irate and ill-mannered clients, John was always able to handle the toughest situations without fail.  Having him around meant that all of the not-so-fun producer tasks got solved without problems no matter what the circumstances.  He gets a big A+ from Apple Box!
  
Steven Hirohama, Producer / Director, Apple Box Productions.

SHORT FORMATS (selected credits):
COMMERCIALS, INDUSTRIALS, MUSIC VIDEOS, PHOTOGRAPHY

RENEGADE FILMS, "Longmire"
(Television Series Promo), Location Scout-Manager

DIRECTORS FILM COMPANY, "Gold Mine Beer"
(Russian Commercial), Location Scout-Manager / Production Manager

SKUNK, "LG Cellphone"
(Commercial), Location Scout-Manager

GO FILM, "In Plain Sight"
(Television Series Promo), Location Scout-Manager

DIRECTORS FILM COMPANY, “Hasbro Action Man”, "ABN Amro Bank"
(Commercials), Location Scout-Manager

BELIEVE MEDIA, “AT&T”
(Commercial), Location Scout-Manager

SOUTHWEST PRODUCTIONS, N.M. Dept. of Transportation PSA, “Bounty Towels”
(PSA / Commercial), Location Scout-Manager

STINK - LONDON, “Nike”
(Commercial), Location Scout-Manager

WASHINGTON SQUARE FILMS, “Enbrel”
(Infomercial), Prod. Manager / Location Manager

NEW MEXICO FILM OFFICE, Location Files
(Photography), Location Scout

OUTSIDE MAGAZINE, Cover & Lead Article Photo Locations
(Photography), Location Scout

MANARCHY FILMS, “Jeep
(Commercial - Dennis Manarchy, director), Location Scout / 2nd A.D.

LA PAC LONDON / SUSAN R. FELDOTT & CO., "A.X.A."
(French Commercial), Location Scout-Manager

PYTKA, "Youth Smoking Prevention"
(PSA - Joe Pytka, director), Location Scout

MOVIE BOX (France) / SUSAN R. FELDOTT & CO., "Renault Laguna"
(French Commercial - Enda McCallion, director), Location Scout-Manager

LANDS' END, INC., "October Catalog"
(Fashion Photography), Production Coordinator / Location Scout-Manager

DANSKIN, "Spring Catalog"
(Fashion Photography), Production Coordinator / Location Scout-Manager

T MINUS 30 FILMS, "Giant Industries"
(Commercial - Jim Zoolalian, director), Production Manager

COMM.BAT FILMS (Toronto), "Pillsbury Old El Paso"
(Commercial - Derek Vanlint, director), Production Manager / Location Scout-Manager

CLUBHOUSE PICTURES, "Suntory Brandy", "Domino's Pizza", "Ozka", "Purina Cat Chow", "Amway" (Japanese Commercials), Production Manager / Location Manager

APPLE BOX PRODUCTIONS, "Crystal Geyser", "Ford Probe"
(Commercials - Steven Hirohama, director), Production Manager

SHASHO JONES, "Carol Reed", "Silk Collection"
(Fashion Photography), Production Coordinator / Location Scout-Manager

BRYN MAWR FILMS, "John Sokoloff"
(Music Video - Erik Osborn, director), Producer

CRASH FILMS, "Los Angeles Times", "Redding Medical Center"
(Commercials), Production Manager / Location Manager

SONY / K.L.S. PRODUCTIONS, "Ottmar Liebert"
(Music Video), Production Manager / Location Scout-Manager    
                
BARKING WEASEL PRODUCTIONS, "Toyota Supra"
(Commercial - Jim Edwards, director), Production Manager 

LONG FORMATS: FEATURES, TELEVISION, DOCUMENTARY

JOHN PAULDING MEADE