After graduating from University of Illinois at Chicago and a brief stint in the publishing world, René left her hometown of Chicago in pursuit of a career in film and network tv production. She quickly climbed her way up to Production Manager, working and living abroad, making her mark in fifty countries while covering everything from large-scale network tv programs to small-budget international features. Most notably, she worked seven years on ABC’s The Bachelor/ Bachelorette franchise and two seasons of Esquire’s Friday Night Tykes.
Ten globetrotting years later, René found her home in Austin, TX. In early 2016, she joined Texas Crew working directly with clients such as HBO, ESPN, Golf Channel, Showtime, Hulu and NBC, to provide the best filming experience throughout Texas and the world. René will ensure to book the best-fitting crew and gear, while organizing logistical needs to fit every type of budget. Her extensive expertise is in office, stage and field production, including early stages of development, prepping, scouting, permitting, budgeting, scheduling, locations, insurance requirements, transportation, aerial and helicopter needs, domestic and international travel with small and large crews, lighting, casting, assisting talent, management and hiring. This dedication led her to win an Emmy Award for Outstanding Edited Sports Event Coverage for her work on NBC’s Ironman World Championship in May 2018.