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Billie P

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Last Login 5/18/2016
Location West Hollywood, CA
Education Some College
Status Inactive
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Summary of Experience
Billie was born in Santa Barbara, California on Australia Day (or better known as Superbowl Sunday in America), 1986. Growing up amongst her parents’ clothing and textile companies and her father's love for spec house construction between Baja, Indonesia and Southern California, she learned from their entrepreneurial and sustainable habits. With the support of her extended family in Los Angeles, at the age of 10, Proffitt became involved in the entertainment industry doing print and commercial work. She attended Villanova Preparatory School but upon deciding against playing collegiate soccer or volleyball she focused more on the work force while obtaining her diploma. Billie dabbled in college studies, at 18 became the GM’s assistant at one of Hollywood’s biggest nightclubs; achieved her diploma in professional acting at The Meisner Center in the Magnolia Arts District and eventually worked in production and acting in both the American and Australian entertainment industries. She has always made it a priority to build a colorful working CV.

At 22, she joined the in-house PR, marketing and sales teams at Montblanc’s West Coast flagship store on Rodeo Drive, moved for a brief moment into music at Organica Music Group and then joined a start up on Abbot Kinney Boulevard called Amalgamates Solutions Research – a joint venture brought from Raglan, New Zealand which studies ocean currents before building artificial, offshore submerged reefs. To keep things interesting she then moved into the mining industry – focused mainly on the financial side, for an Australian company which had holdings across Australia as well as Canada, China, Mongolia, Namibia, Tanzania and The UK. After a few years (and a very bad gut illness brought on by parasites), she gave into her creative desires once again by restructuring her lifestyle and focusing on getting her writing published across the international art world in magazines and galleries, often working directly with the artists themselves and alongside a handful of authors on their books.

A strikingly competent individual with a youthful enthusiasm for whatever endeavor she chooses, Billie prides herself on her adaptability, keen skills in picking up new procedures, abilities to remain comfortable in social relations that bring out the best in collaborations, and enjoys the challenge of “fish-out-of-water” situations. She is supportive and firm in the tasks at hand and takes her responsibilities seriously, while keeping a light-hearted and humorous outlook in her everyday attitude.
Art, Design, Fashion, Finance, Health and Travel.
Animals; Architecture; Art; Books; Design; The Environment - including beach recreation, camping, living off-the-grid, offshore yacht racing/sailing, SCUBA diving, surfing, sustainability, (yes, cliché as it sounds, she lives in LA and drives a Prius); Fashion; Health - including the food dilemma, group fitness and other elements of a holistic existence; Human Psychology - including desires, empathy, habits, influence, motivations and relation to others; Reading - including various topics that provide any opportunity to learn; Travel - especially regarding countries where she has spent a lot of her life in: America, Australia, Indonesia, Germany, Mexico, New Zealand and The UK.
Santa Monica City College Aug 2008 – May 2009
Liberal Arts Studies, N/A

In recognizing she would have to take mandatory classes she had no interest in, on top of her fears of accumulating massive debt amongst the flawed American education systems, Proffitt quickly aborted her endeavor to obtain a Bachelors Degree of Art.

The Sanford Meisner Center Sep 2006 – Jun 2008
Professional Acting, Diploma of Professional Acting

Proffitt openly states that taking these courses under the direction of Martin Barter changed her person, her receptivity to empathy, her outlook – and therefore her life, for the better.

Villanova Preparatory School Aug 2001 – May 2004
Expedited Common Knowledge, High School Diploma

Although Proffitt despised high school, she excelled in it. Class president for three years, captain of the girl’s volleyball and soccer teams and strong grades – it would appear she would be happy with these achievements. However instead, she found it’s frivolous and outdated competitions to be a waste of energy eventually, which lead to her “taking a year off” between reapplying at universities.

Honors and Awards
State Championship Athlete - Girls Volleyball Nov 2003

State Championship Athlete - Girls Soccer Feb 2003

State Championship Athlete - Girls Volleyball Nov 2002

State Championship Athlete - Girls Soccer Feb 2002

State Championship Athlete - Girls Volleyball Nov 2001

Association Memberships
Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists Jun 2006

Projects by Industry

As the child of two Los Angeles entrepreneurs who own a clothing business with the tagline "Wearable Art", it's no wonder that craft has been a part of Billie's life from the beginning. Visits to her parents' office in Indonesia's village of Pekalongan - the ancient batik capital of the world - since the age of 13, her infused lessons of artisans across the board have brought a well-versed understanding of multiple "art languages" (including architecture, photography, painting, sculpture, styling and textiles) that are clearly heard in the writer's voice. She is often sought out by galleries and artists alike for her insightful and readable material for critiques, show essays and talks, which have employed her in Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Miami, Santa Barbara, Singapore and Sydney.


Since being involved with production for over half her life, Billie's natural ability to take on a scope of roles on TV and film sets varies in description. A handful of producers employ her to write show synopses, content for web their designers and script edits.

Projects by Asset Type

Published in Vault - New Art & Culture Magazine, "Of Helmut & Henriette" was enthusiastically embraced by the Australian art world for the author's exposé of a highly recognized face whom few people knew anything about, even quite particularly, her name. As a post WWII refugee turned Melbourne transplant, Newton himself is an infamous Australian, but the little recognized Allias was warmly received for her participation in photography's history through Billie's article.

Projects By Expertise

When 20th Century Fox Studios (US) bought the rights to a successful Channel 7 (AU) show called RAKE, Billie wrote an article uncovering the man the show is based on. Not long after, "Oh, For The Love of Charlie! - When Law Marries Art, For Better or For Worse" was written, Barrister Charles Waterstreet made more headlines when one of his clients won The Archibald Prize for painting his portrait as that year's contest submission.

Projects by Company Size
Medium Business

Nanda/Hobbs Contemporary began as an art gallery dealing with the equity of artistic pieces acquired for Superfund management - or what Americans would reference as their 401K's, IRA's and Social Security all wrapped in a bundle. Since it's outlying model's success, the company has spread to open offices in London's Mayfair and Singapore's Sembawang, (better known at the Black-and-White District). Billie has worked in each of their offices with their Director, Mr. Ralph Hobbs, to create exhibition literature supporting better understanding and therefore sales of the works Nanda/Hobbs represents.


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