Jennifer Oswald is the Vice President of Stage & Backlot Operations. With more than 20 years of production experience, Jennifer leads the team responsible for providing best-in-class support and customer service for every production that films on the Lot. From the initial inquiry and location scout through physical shooting and final billing, her team supports productions every step of the way.
Jennifer began her career at the Universal Studios Lot in 1996, starting out as a Tour Guide with the Universal Studios Hollywood theme park. She was promoted a number of times within the tour group, including Tour Operations, Tram Tour Supervisor and the Tram Tour Assistant Manager. In 2000, Jennifer transferred to the Lot's Production Services team. In 2016, after years as a Production Services Representative and Manager of Feature Production Services, Jennifer assumed the role of Director of Stage & Backlot Operations.
In 2018, Jennifer joined the NBCU/Snap joint venture making original short-form digital content as Executive in Charge of Production. In 2020, she headed back to Studio Operations to oversee the Centrally Managed Crews initiative. In addition, she centralized the company's stage bookings for all content divisions worldwide. Through the years, she's developed relationships and collected information on approximately 1,500 stages around the globe and has implemented strategies to assist our content creators with finding suitable shooting space. Jennifer's career has come full circle and she is excited to continue to be a part of the growth within West Coast Studio Operations.
Jennifer resides in Los Angeles with her husband Jarrod and is an avid world traveler. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Liberal Studies from the University of Southern California.