Graduating with a degree in Radio & Television Broadcasting from the University of Central Florida, Jennifer’s first job out of college was in the video tape library for Nickelodeon which was, at that time, on the lot at Universal Orlando Resort. Soon after she began working in the Studio Operations department where she recruited, scheduled and managed the freelance and staff technical positions, and was responsible for the supervision of Media Services; video libraries, personnel and budget. She worked as a liaison with the corporate IT department to merge the existing local scheduling database into a corporate-wide database. After Nickelodeon Studios closed the majority of their studio production in 2001, Jennifer worked for a local broadcast equipment rental facility, Charter Broadcast, as the Account Services Manager overseeing accounts receivable and managing credit approvals for new clients. Charter closed their doors in 2004, and she then spent the next ten years as Broadcast Technology & Services Manager for the Orlando Magic. There she managed the day-to-day operations of Amway Center/Orlando Magic Broadcasting Technology and Services Department and successfully established and enhanced connections with national and local TV partners, contract equipment vendors and the City of Orlando arena management. She was also a member of the Amway Center development team providing broadcast staffing and operations consultation during the construction of what is regarded as the most technologically advanced professional sports arena in North America.
In her current position Jennifer manages scheduling for the Production Group backlot, sound stages and stage support space and services. She hires and schedules out of house and internal production services and crews and coordinates contracts and vendor relations. She consults and advises on technical services and manages calendars, facility usage and purchasing for productions.
Jennifer enjoys volunteering with Girl Scouts and she and her husband spend their free time watching their two daughters participate in softball and lacrosse.
Contact Jennifer Lenhart-Belawski: Jennifer.Belawski@universalorlando.com