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Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022
Director Blaine Hogan is ready to take center stage as he joins the roster at the Chicago and L.A.-based production company, Tessa Films. The former actor-turned-filmmaker earned his chops treading the boards of some of Chicago’s best-known theater companies. Prior to joining Tessa, Hogan was...
Tuesday, Sep. 20, 2022
Director Mercedes Bryce Morgan has joined the directorial roster of the Chicago and L.A.-based Tessa Films. Prior to connecting with Tessa Films for spots, Morgan had been helming independently in the advertising arena with work reflecting a flair for creating characters and building worlds....
Monday, Mar. 8, 2021
Chan C. Smith, a Chicago native who’s taken her skill as a storyteller to such genres as publishing, media and documentary film, is set to make her mark on the advertising scene by signing with Tessa Films. This is the director’s first representation agreement for advertising and branded content...
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020
Director Tyler Davis has come aboard the roster of Tessa Films, marking his first spot representation agreement.
He’s already off to a fast start at his new roost with a long-form spot for Images Med Spa, a Chicago-area chain of medical spas specializing in aesthetic treatments including...
Friday, Jul. 24, 2020
Director Tony Franklin has signed with Chicago and L.A.-based Tessa Films for representation in the Midwest. Franklin came to production after working as an art director for Target, where he landed after studying photography in San Francisco. While at Target he...
Friday, Mar. 6, 2020
Chromista, a commercial production company with bases of operation in New York and L.A., has signed Amsterdam-based agent Bart Hendrikx to handle sales in select territories. Bart Hendrikx Consultancy will rep Chromista in the EMEA (excluding...
Monday, Nov. 12, 2018
Tessa Films has added director Amanda Speva to its directorial roster. She had formerly been with ONE at Optimus where back in 2013 she was included in SHOOT’s New Directors Showcase (as part of the team Mark & Amanda with Mark Pallman).
A native of Chicago, Speva brings a...
Thursday, Mar. 8, 2018
Tessa Films, a production company founded late last year by partners and EPs Lisa Masseur and Reid Brody, has added filmmakers Toben Seymour and Meghann Artes to its roster. Seymour has shot work with Masseur via ONE at Optimus and, before that, at Radar Studios. For Artes, this is her first...
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017
Veteran executive producers Lisa Masseur and Reid Brody have partnered to launch Tessa Films, a production company with bases of operation in Chicago and Los Angeles.
Masseur has been a fixture on the Chicago production scene for years, most recently as the executive producer at ONE...