CREATIVE EXECUTIVE FOR SMITH GLOBAL MEDIA.
Ms. Vandivier graduated from Adams State University in southern Colorado with a BA in English/Mass Communication. After receiving her degree, she relocated to Los Angeles to pursue a successful career in the entertainment industry. Her first industry break was becoming the Executive Assistant for Smith Global Media, where she supported the company’s CEO, Head of Business and Legal Affairs, and the Head of Acquisitions. Ms. Vandivier devoted herself to learning the intricacies of the film distribution world and was taken under the wing of each SGM Executive in order to help advance her knowledge and understanding of creating and distributing inspired content for the global market. She was quickly promoted to a Creative Executive where her skills are being used in areas such as contract negotiations, project intake and assessment, creative asset design, and marketing.
Ms. Vandivier aspires to generate content that will inspire conversation and highlight important social issues happening within our society today. Originally inspired to assist other during her directorial debut on A Meal Out of Reach, a documentary that highlighted the food insecurity issues taking place within the San Luis Valley, located in southern Colorado; Ms. Vandivier had the opportunity to meet individuals who were combating the issue of food insecurity within the region, as well as those who were suffering from the problem first hand.
This documentary eventually led to the opening of a food bank on the Adams State University campus where students, faculty, and staff could go if they did not have access to enough food to live a healthy and active lifestyle. Following the success of her first documentary, Ms. Vandivier realized the true power of film as a medium and saw the potential that film and television had to not only inspire viewers of all ages, but act as a catalyst for change within communities, both large and small. She has since devoted herself to volunteering at food banks in North Hollywood, where she hopes to have a positive impact on the community around her. She is currently working on two films within the Smith Global Media slate that she will be receiving credits as a Producer.
In her free time, Ms. Vandivier enjoys spending time at southern California’s beloved coastal beaches, screening and analyzing films, and traveling abroad. She also loves spending time with family and friends.