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About Me

Sophia is a recent graduate from Columbia College Chicago with a BA in Television focused in Directing and Writing. She currently lives in Los Angeles and is working as an assistant to the Youth Department at Bella Agency in downtown Hollywood.

Previously she worked as an executive assistant to Larry Kasanoff of Threshold Entertainment, (producer of Terminator 2, Mortal Kombat and True Lies), shortly after she finished her internship at Bradley Cooper and Todd Phillips’ production company, Joint Effort, as a development intern. There, she focused on script coverage while also answering phones, helping to maintain the office, and run occasional errands.

Spring Semester 20I8 Sophia was selected to be one of the directors for Columbia College’s Live FreqOut Comedy Sketch Show. With this production she directed two live sketches (“Meatball” & “CGI”) as well as two other digital shorts (“History” & “CGI - Single Camera”) which were all multi-camera live studio directing. Sophia also was the assistant director to two other live sketches while also directing the opening credits in a single shot digital short. All aforementioned videos can be found in the portfolio section below.

Summer 2018 Sophia worked with the non for profit Green Star Movement as their Video Production Intern in charge of filming events and projects and creating promotional videos as well as social media. (Promo videos can be found below)

Spring 2017 Sophia was fortunate enough to work with the BBC on several of their smaller projects including ‘Blue Peter’ working as a grip/production assistant. In the Fall of 2017 Sophia also worked with the 2017 Chicago International Film Festival as their Volunteer Coordinator responsible for scheduling, training and recruiting over 150 volunteers during the festival season. Through this experience she was able to gain managerial skills and time management.



Assistant to Youth Department
Bella Agency
June 2019 to Current

Executive Assistant
Threshold Entertainment
Jan 2019 to June 2019

Development Intern
Threshold Entertainment
March 2019 to May 2019

Development Intern
Joint Effort Productions
Jan 2019 to May 2019

Video Production Intern
Green Star Movement
May 2018 to Sept 2018

Freq Out Live
Jan 2018 to May 2018

Volunteer Coordinator
Chicago International Film Fest
August 2017 to Nov 2017

American Representative
Brasov International Film Fest
Sept 2014 to Oct 2014

Production Assistant
BBC ~ Blue Peter
Jan 2017 to May 2017

Production Assistant
On Golden Pond Live
June 2013 to August 2013

Designer & Florist
A New Leaf Chicago
Sept 2016 to Current


B.A. Television
Columbia College Chicago
September 2015 to May 2019

G.E.D. High School Diploma
Sant Bani School
Fall 2012 to Spring 2015

Volunteer Experience

Theater Operations
Chicago International Film Fest    
Sep 2015 to Oct 2015

Pre-Ballet Instructor
Ninth State Movement Complex
Sept 2014 to May 2014

Crafts & Movement
After School Matters
March 2017 to May 2017

Elderly Entertainment
T.R.I.P Senior Center      
Jun 2012 to Sept 2014

Skills & Languages

Script Coverage

Adobe Premier Pro

Final Cut Pro

Studio System

Celtx Screenwriting

Excel, Word


Conversational French


Savanna Smith
Internship Supervisor

Erica Hawkinson
Internship Coordinator, Green Star

Morgan Murphy
Director, Allied Filmworks

Karen Loop
Semester in LA (Columbia College Chicago) Coordinator

Taylor Wisham
Volunteer Manager, CIFF

Maryann Parkhurst
Owner, Kathleen’s Irish Pub



Directed by Sophia Gilberto and Emmy Yanson Single Camera
Multi Cam LIVE Directed Digital Short

Promo Video for Green Star Movement Shot, Edited and Directed by Sophia Gilberto

Live sketch for Columbia College Chicago's Live Sketch Comedy Show, Freq Out directed by Sophia Gilberto
Live sketch for Columbia College Chicago's Live Sketch Comedy Show, Freq Out directed by Sophia Gilberto
Learn more about Columbia College's Freq Out Live sketch comedy show 2018! Sophia Gilberto is one of the featured directors
Promo Video for Green Star Movement Shot, Edited and Directed by Sophia Gilberto


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