NEW YORK CITY — Harbor (https://harborpicturecompany.com) has hired Olivia Burke as talent operations director, a newly-created role. She spent a decade with The Mill and has built a reputation as a skilled, creative talent acquisitions specialist, growing teams in the VFX, design, animation, live-action, editorial and virtual production spaces.
Burke will scout, recruit, mentor and manage talent at all levels, as well as oversee hiring and onboarding in partnership with key internal stakeholders. She will also implement initiatives centered on enhancing company culture and driving creative and career opportunities throughout the organization. Her focus on creative recruitment was born out of her own passion for filmmaking and design, following her graduation with a degree in architecture from USC and time spent studying in Italy, before joining The Mill in Los Angeles. She returned to the East Coast in 2014 to take up a photography residency at The School of Visual Arts, where she completed a project on The Highline entitled Urban Oasis. Most recently, Burke was US talent acquisitions lead for Technicolor’s recruitment team, The Focus, where she represented The Mill and Moving Picture Company. Through her mentorship work, she has provided training workshops for students and developed internship programs.
“My hybrid background in recruitment, architecture and photography gives me a creative eye, which allows me to connect with artists on a unique level,” she says, “and working closely with senior leadership, I can help elevate their most valuable asset – the creators behind the scenes.”