Award winning commercials director Ian Pons Jewell and Zico Judge have unveiled details of their new production company.
Ian Pons Jewell has been directing under his Prodco banner for some time but now, along with and Executive Producer Zico Judge, the pair have launched Prodco as a new global production company with offices in Los Angeles and London.
Ian Pons Jewell has picked up a number of accolades, including a DGA nomination, multiple UKMVA wins, and was voted number 1 director globally 2 years in a row by Televisual Magazine. The company is co-founded by Zico Judge who has received multiple awards at Cannes Lions, UKMVA, Ciclope, The One Club, and D&AD, and also served as executive producer for a short film in competition and part of the official selection at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. They are joined by partner Jon Adams, a long-time producer for IPJ. Adams has received multiple awards at the Cannes Lions, D&AD, British Arrows, and Ciclope and assumes the roles of ProdCo’s Partner and Global Executive Producer.
Emma Wilcockson, previously an Executive Producer at MJZ US, assumes the role of Managing Director and Executive Producer for ProdCo US. Former Executive Producer at Rattling Stick, Katie Keith, takes the role of Managing Director and Executive Producer of ProdCo UK. Toby Tobin, previously the Head of Sales at MJZ, takes charge of ProdCo’s New Business division. Tobin will also spearhead the company’s sales efforts across all markets outside of the US, establishing ProdCo’s presence on a global scale. Experienced producer, Sam Levene, has taken on the role of Head of Production at ProdCo UK.
Ian Pons Jewell, Director and ProdCo Co-founder, says: “The energies, the skill level, the shared vision of our directors and team, it’s magical. A production company isn’t the culture, it’s a platform for culture driven by the directors’ work. That’s why our name is what it is.”
With this new venture, ProdCo sets out to bring fresh talent and new faces to the industry. Forming the roster of directors are Aisultan Seit, Alan Masferrer, Art Practice, Diana Kunst, Ian Pons Jewell, Jaa Phiratee, Jara Moravec, Karim Huu Do, Lana Senaoui, Leigh Powis, Mackenzie Sheppard, Mau Morgó, Nick Roney, Onda, Rick Darge, Thomas Ormonde, and Yukihiro Shoda.
Zico Judge, ProdCo Co-founder says: “ProdCo is here to help, support and encourage a positive community of filmmaking. We are all about the work so we will continue to let the work do the talking.”
ProdCo is represented in the US by Red Rep covering the West Coast, David & Sam handling the Midwest, and Reprizent on the East Coast.
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