- LOS ANGELES
Accomplice Media, under the aegis of founder/executive producer Jeff Snyder, has brought director/writer Zach Braff and exec producer Chris Karabas into the company fold. Karabas most recently served as head of the production company Revival, which he co-founded with Braff.
Currently directing a feature for MGM starring Morgan Freeman and Florence Pugh, Braff will be available for advertising projects via Accomplice beginning in December according to Karabas.
Earlier this month, Braff was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series on the strength of the “Biscuits” episode of Ted Lasso (Apple TV+). That same episode back in March garnered Braff his first career DGA Award nomination.
Braff has earned wide acclaim for his work on both sides of the camera. After starring for nine seasons in the ABC comedy Scrubs, he made his directorial debut in 2004 with the independent drama Garden State¸ which won critical praise and became a surprise box office hit. He has since directed the feature Going In Style and numerous television projects, as well as advertising work for Hidden Valley Ranch, Adobe and other brands.
Meanwhile EP Karabas will work to extend Accomplice’s talent base and relationships with agencies and brands. The 10-year-old company has enjoyed success in automotive and comedy advertising, with the former including work for Ram Trucks, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Jeep, Alfa Romeo, Fiat and Chevrolet. Karabas will seek to broaden the roster and scope of work.
“Chris has a stellar reputation among agencies nationwide and many of the industry’s top directors,” said Snyder. “I look forward to working with him in growing the company and creating new opportunities for our directors.” Accomplice’s directorial roster includes Braff, Igor Borghi, Finback, Leo Hoorn, Sam Jones, Lino Russel and Damien Toogood.
Karabas said he was drawn to Accomplice’s strong national presence, the logistical support it offers, and the reputation and resourcefulness of Snyder.
Prior to launching Revival, Karabas was part of the global leadership team at The Ridley Scott Creative Group. He also led the independent rep firm House of Representatives. Karabas repped directors including Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Woody Allen, The Russo Brothers and Braff.