ALMA MATER is a Los Angeles-based visual studio dedicated to a tradition of beautifully executed and thoughtfully considered design, live action, and animation. As alumni of Imaginary Forces, Brian Mah, James Anderson and Ben Apley have worked closely together for years, developing a mutual trust and a shared design sensibility. The three principals run ALMA MATER under a common commitment: Pursue new opportunities with creative enthusiasm and a high level of technical execution across all media disciplines and platforms.
Big Foote Music + Sound was formed as an independent creative studio of musicians, composers, trained ears and sonic samurais. Their passion is to make brands and ideas sound spectacular, regardless of the medium. Creating original music, curation & sound design for tv, radio, film.
Director/DP Elma Garcia is a pioneering commercial director who honors the tradition of craftsmanship and classic storytelling. She has worked as both director and cinematographer for the past eighteen years and her mastery of these complementary talents allows her to create authentic, beautiful, and cohesive narratives reflecting the spirit of the human condition.
Hooligan is a creative post-production boutique that specializes in artistic offline editing and visual effects. They launched in 2011, rallying some of the industry’s top commercial and filmmaking talent under one roof. From Madison Avenue to Park City, their award-winning team has propelled an array of creative projects. Built around exceptional creative and experience, Hooligan’s manifesto is based on clean, old-fashioned loyalty.
Mindcastle is an Emmy Award winning directing and creative duo based in Seattle. Casey Warren and Danielle Krieger focus on creating films, branded content and social strategy across multiple platforms. Their thoughtful approach to storytelling is what has built successful relationships with a wide variety of awesome companies. You can find their work on projects for HBO, Showtime, Canon, ESPN, Patrón, NY Rangers, Elle Magazine, Microsoft, Chevrolet, Nike, UFC, Major League Baseball, ARRI & Brooks Running.
Plein Soleil is the U.S. twin sister of High Noon Production, a Paris based company, co-founded in September 2014 by Verenne Ferrari and Patricia Hermentier. Both Ferrari and Hermentier are experienced executive producers in France and the U.S. Plein Soleil is a production company specializing in commercial and branded content for beauty, fashion and luxury brands. The drive to create High Noon/Plein Soleil came mainly from their desire to be part of the growing digital sector and an interest in the constantly evolving media environment.
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Carolyn Chen and Pam Tarr are rewriting the rules for how everyone from big companies to small nonprofits and independent businesses go about telling their stories. Production For The People is a consortium of agile content creators with years in high-end advertising and storytelling who believe that creative ingenuity can be fueled by lower budgets and a simplified process. That’s the proposition Production for the People offers: in an era when almost anyone can call themselves a content creator, it takes skill, experience and deep connections to be able to create content that connects.
tinygiant is a Brooklyn-based commercial production company that takes pride in being able to produce anything tiny and/or giant, taking the best of old school expectations and new school ideas.
The company was founded by Veronica Diaferia and born from a belief that great content can be made with a curated roster of directors, good taste, dedicated teams, and technical knowledge.
They are flexible, highly adaptive, and willing to go the distance to make unparalleled creative work.
yU+co is a Hollywood-based innovation agency crafting dynamic digital content. Founded by creative director, Garson Yu, they are a collective of designers, animators, producers, writers, filmmakers and programmers using their storytelling and technology expertise to create impactful, award-winning work and event experiences.
roxanneandco. represents creative talent. We believe in the power of storytelling to affect change; and helping clients produce thought provoking, socially relevant work that can generate or join conversations that matter. Our team follows the guiding tenets of our namesake and founder, Roxanne Artesona: stay tenacious, integrity rules, be open minded, and always believe in your talent. A woman and minority-owned company, we seek opportunities for all.
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A lifelong New Yorker, Roxanne grew up in the Bronx attending The High School of Performing Arts and was a scholarship recipient at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. After graduating from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and Gallatin School of Individualized Study, she translated her passion for the arts into an aptitude for recognizing and championing creative talent. She sincerely believes in everyone she represents with a personal investment in their success. Roxanne is proud to be a MAIP Coach for the 2017 summer program.
Jeff’s skills in communications and creative thinking are rooted in his education in medicine. Sharp, analytical processes define an approach that aims to connect people, fostering opportunities and creating new relationships. Jeff has been a partner at roxanneandco. for over 15 years, bringing his expertise to bear on biz-dev and marketing campaigns, always seeking the impact worthy of his clients’ work.
Originally from West Texas, Michelle attributes the desert landscape with encouraging her creative side at an early age. Getting her start in design she followed inspiration to the bright lights of Hollywood and film production. There she discovered a passion for finding and nurturing creative talent before finishing a degree in History of Art at Yale University. Michelle has brought her analytical skills, love of developing opportunities and advocating for creatives to the Chelsea art world, publishing, and music production.