Rubin Mendoza
Producer, Executive Producer and Line Producer
(562) 761-1980

Over twenty years experience as a Producer, Executive Producer and Line Producer, successfully managing production budgets, schedules, crews, equipment, talent and locations. Expertise includes overseeing the writing of relevant creative concepts and ideas from inception, through approval. Once approved, supervising the execution of day-to-day production operations and requirements, including all creative, production and clientele needs. Upon completion of filming, responsibilities can transfer to the overseeing of any post-production requirements, as needed.

During the ongoing production process, regularly update clients, executives, Director and production team, in order to maintain communication of all creative and budgetary agendas as required by any particular project.

Adept at leading crews, both large and small, while cultivating high-moral and motivation. Able to sustain a high degree of professionalism with high-profile celebrities, world-class creative talent and executives and clients of any level.

Able to multi-task numerous of the aforementioned projects at once, while simultaneously maintaining an extremely calm under pressure demeanor. Responsible for the timely and fiscally prudent delivery of a completed product, that goes well beyond client expectations.

Professional Experience

Experience includes working in capacity of freelance producer on well over 350 productions. National commercials include spots for Apple (September 2015 Keynote Speech videos), Nike, AMEX, Miller Lite, Coca Cola, Mountain Dew, Taco Bell (2016 Super Bowl spot), McDonald’s, AT&T, Verizon, Chevrolet Camaro and Suburban, Subaru, Panasonic, Best Buy Stores, Clinique Make-Up, Beauty Blender, etc. Producer credits also include some of the most iconic music videos of the past twenty years. Artists produced for include Michael Jackson, U2, Jennifer Lopez, Will Smith, Pharrell, Celine Dion, Janet Jackson, Jaime Foxx, Stevie Wonder, Lenny Kravitz, etc. Additionally, Rubin has produced multiple Public Service Announcements, Infomercials, Sizzle Reels, multi-camera live concert shoots, and two feature films.

Production companies served include, HSI Productions, Stun Creative, Media Monks, Play Creative, Untitled TV, A Good Egg, Overbrook Entertainment, Cortez Brothers, Mrs. K Films, Nepotism Films, Pictures In A Row, Propaganda Films, Oil Factory Films, etc.
Additional work includes serving as Senior In-House Producer for Legend VR, an industry leader in the rapidly emerging virtual reality technologies field, as well as an Activation Event Producer for Media Monks (Los Angeles & Sao Paulo) with Nike and Wieden+Kennedy. Experienced producing photo shoots, in addition to film and video, motion shoots.

Executive Producer & Founding Partner at commercial and music video production house, RAW Entertainment (2001-2004), on over 100 filmed projects. Annual billings at RAW regularly exceeded thirty-five million dollars. Responsibilities as EP included the recruitment of new talent (Directors), supervising the creation of written concepts, as well as the budgeting and supervision of individual projects, while regularly interfacing with clients, talent, directors and freelance production teams.

In addition to working throughout the United States, Rubin has also produced numerous projects in Canada, Mexico, The Caribbean, as well as throughout Europe and Asia.

Comfortable working within all budget ranges and schedules, as well as jobs ranging from the most technically complex to the most simple. Rubin is at ease when as working along-side celebrities of all levels. In addition to his vast list of music video talent, additional celebrities worked with as Producer, include, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Salma Hayek, Jim Carey, Chris Tucker, Marlon Brando, James Gandolfini, Tom Selleck, etc. Produced projects for high-profile directors such as The Cronenweths, Brett Ratner (Rush Hour), The Hughes Brothers (Book Of Eli), Robert Rodriguez (From Dusk Till Dawn), Steve Oedekerk (Jimmy Neutron), Paris Barclay (former DGA President), Hype Williams, Paul Hunter, etc.

Has also served as Freelance Agency Producer at Ink By Stun (Ad Agency), on several projects.

Not only does Rubin approach every project with a vast amount of experience and knowledge, but also with and abundance of common sense, and a great amount professional and personal integrity.

Education, Training, Selected Knowledge and Awards

Attended CSULB (1987-89), majoring in Communications, with emphasis in Electronic Media Production. Also attended various professional level film extension courses at UCLA.

Well versed in the use of film-related software, including Movie Magic Scheduling and Budgeting, AICP based budget templates (Hot Budget, Point Zero, etc.), Word, Excel, plus basic working knowledge of Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, Power Point, Pages, etc. Comfortable with approving and when necessary, revising business contracts.
Fluent in speaking Spanish, plus a high-degree of understanding when reading and writing Spanish.

Awards include a MTV Video Of The Year Award (Moonman) for best music video, multiple MVPA awards, a Grammy Award nomination, a Clio Award for Best Public Service Announcement and numerous other nominations.
Guest Speaker to advanced film production classes at Vanguard University from 2010 through 2012.

Currently works as a freelance producer. Rubin is also simultaneously developing several TV shows and film projects. He is happily married to a supportive wife, with his two pre-teen sons being his ultimate production. In addition to spending time with his family, Rubin regularly practices his life-long passion of the Martial Arts, loves trail-running and meditates daily at the first sign of sunlight...

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