Big Block announced that it has promoted three of its New York staff members to executive producer – head of production Corwin Carroll as well as film, television and theater producers Scott Prisand and Tom Pellegrini, who currently lead Big Block Entertainment Group.
“This is the beginning of a broader initiative to bring the exponential force of our producers, directors, artists and proprietary technology to branded content for agencies, networks and brands,” said Scott Benson, president of Big Block. “In the coming months we will be rolling out a unified brand identity for Big Block, as well as a slate of feature films under our own digital distribution banner.”
Carroll is experienced in all aspects of production, from live action, visual effects and postproduction to coding, making him ideally suited for technically challenging projects. Carroll, who has been a freelance and agency producer, got his start when he was recruited by Ogilvy where he held multiple roles over the course of five years.
At Big Block Live Carroll has worked on such campaigns as Sam Adams “The New Guy,” Save The Children “The Most Important Sexy Video” and Greenpeace “#Clickclean.” He was also producer on the HBO movie “East of Main Street,” directed by Jonathan Yi. Carroll’s most recent project for Big Block is an interactive campaign for Nissan called “Meet the Machines” by digital agency Critical Mass.
At Big Block Entertainment Group, Prisand and Pellegrini have teamed with YouTube directing duo The Fine Brothers (Kids React) on an unnamed teen comedy film and are also working on the feature film Ride, starring Luke Wilson and Helen Hunt.
Prisand, a 17-time Tony Award nominee, has among his Broadway credits “Rock of Ages,” “Legally Blonde,” “Bombay Dreams” and “BKLYN the Musical.” He also served as producer on the feature films Rock of Ages, Jiro Dreams of Sushi and Hesher. Pellegrini was producer on the feature films Jiro Dreams of Sushi, Sympathy for Delicious, Hesher and Barry Munday.