Dallas-based production company Directorz and sister-company Lucky Twenty One kick off the new year with the addition of EP Scott Ballew and the launch of an office in Venice, Calif. Ballew has produced and production managed for Bandito Brothers and Imaginary Forces working on commercials and long format projects including spots for Hot Wheels, Apple, BMW, Toyota, Ford, the feature film Greenberg and the documentary films Baja Social Club and Waiting for Lighting.
“Having Los Angeles as our second production home, we always knew that a permanent presence was intrinsically linked to finding the right executive producer,” partner Tammie Kleinmann said. “Once we connected with Scott, whose approach and vision is a natural fit, the office just came together beautifully.”
“As the client demand for West Coast based work flourished, it was a natural step to make Los Angeles our second home,” EP/partner John Gilliland added. “Scott’s multifaceted production experience and ongoing connection to local crews offer a huge ongoing resource to clients. We’re excited to welcome him to the company.”
He began his career as a production coordinator for @radical media and cut his teeth at HBO working on Entourage. Resourcefulness and trust are hallmarks of Ballew’s productions, and he has earned deep respect from crew and clients alike. He was initially connected to Directorz through a mutual agency contact.
“What started as a simple meet-and-greet stretched on for hours and then days, as we connected on so many levels,” Ballew said. “Warmth and kinship are a deep part of the Texas production style and Los Angeles is the undisputed production center. From those early conversations soon emerged the desire to unite both at our Venice office and to build a second home for the company and its clients.”