- NEW YORK
Bicoastal production company Honor Society has partnered with Australian production company The Producers. The relationship enables Honor Society’s directors to tap into the option of shooting remotely in Australia. The connection between the two companies will also allow Honor Society to represent The Producers directors in the U.S., and vice versa. Addressing a shifting production climate in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the alliance will allow both shops to offer solutions for shooting with a focus on safety through adherence to local government and health organization regulations, and limiting international travel and overall crew sizes.
The ability of Honor Society directors to now helm work for U.S. and international clients in Australia looms significant as the response to the pandemic Down Under has been praised globally. In Australia coronavirus case numbers are nearly 200% less than those in the U.S. The alliance between The Honor Society and The Producers addresses the growing need for safe options to shoot live action for international agencies and brands looking to execute creative strategies that eclipse the capabilities available locally.
“We’ve been examining the Australia market for quite some time, and so teaming up with The Producers now is perfect timing. The partnership will allow us to provide safe production solutions for U.S. clients through our roster of talent, directing productions in Australia remotely,” said Megan Kelly, founder and EP of Honor Society.
Tanya Spencer, co-owner of The Producers said, “Our team is thrilled to now have direct representation in the U.S. market and we’re equally delighted to be able to promote the talents of the Honor Society’s fantastic artists.”
The partnership was forged through Honor Society and The Producers’ activities as members of OWNED, an global coalition of women-owned companies operating in the advertising production industry co-founded by Kelly. Through virtual conversations discussing mitigation strategies during COVID-19 hosted by the coalition, the partners aligned on their like-minded approach and shared values. When discussions shifted to look towards how to help each other in their respective local markets, a collaborative partnership was a natural fit.