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Monday, Jan. 6, 2020
Backyard has added director/DP Anthony Furlong to its roster for commercial and branded content representation in the U.S. He brings to the production house diverse expertise as a live-action director, VFX/graphic artist and animation director. Often, two or more of these disciplines are...
Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019
Director Chace Strickland, known for his authentic lifestyle and warm family oriented work, has returned to Backyard Productions for commercial representation in the U.S. The move reunites him with his longtime friends, original founder/managing director Roy Skillicorn, EP Kris Mathur, and...
Thursday, Sep. 12, 2019
Director Jeffrey DeChausse has joined Seed Media Arts, the production company headed by owner/DP Roy Skillicorn.
DeChausse’s clients include Apple, Lexus, Toyota, Maven, Jeep, New Balance, Fidelity, ADT, Intel, ancestry.com, Waterwipes, UBS, First Citizens Bank, Blue Cross, Pabst Blue...
Tuesday, Jun. 11, 2019
Director Greg Popp has joined the roster of Backyard, bringing a body of work which spans such brands as Head and Shoulders, Burger King and Anheuser Busch. His most recent efforts include fare for Atlantic Union Bank, again tapping into his rich vein of ad humor.
Popp and Backyard CMO...
Tuesday, Mar. 26, 2019
Seed Media Arts has added director Erin Sax to its roster for commercials and branded content.
Roy Skillicorn, owner and EP of Seed, described Sax as “‘a rock star’ in more ways than one.” She not only directs documentary-style spots, branded content, and features but also continues as a...
Monday, Nov. 5, 2018
Commercial and feature filmmaker Ashley Avis has joined Backyard’s directorial roster for spot and branded content representation in the U.S. Backyard’s managing director Roy Skillicorn brought Avis over from his ongoing indie shop Seed Media Arts which had previously handled her in the ad...
Monday, Sep. 24, 2018
Director/choreographer Hans Emanuel has rejoined Roy Skillicorn’s Chicago-based production company Seed Media Arts. Emanuel currently splits his time between Barcelona, Spain and Los Angeles. His European work has won him broad acclaim. Having lived in Europe, Mexico and in the U.S. has given...
Friday, Sep. 7, 2018
Roy Skillicorn is back leading Backyard Productions, the company he founded and guided for 20+ years. He recently partnered with Kevin Allodi, president and CEO of Philo Media, which acquired Backyard in 2017. Allodi reached out to Skillicorn knowing that he ran...
Thursday, May. 4, 2017
Director Ashley Avis has joined the roster of Seed, the Chicago-headquartered production house which maintains an office in Los Angeles. Avis has directed for clients such as Coca-Cola, Red Bull, Footlocker, Pfizer, and won the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Award for her auto-fashion fusion spot “Bespoke...
Tuesday, Apr. 21, 2015
Digital Kitchen has appointed Roy Skillicorn as executive producer to launch, lead and build DK Studios, the company’s full-service content production studio.
Skillicorn brings to the table his career of discovering and nurturing the careers of...