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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...
Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020
AICP Midwest Virtual 2020 AICP Awards Show Benefits Food Banks, Celebrates Lauded Work Over The Years
The Midwest advertising, production and post community gathered on Thursday (11/19) to celebrate the 2020 AICP Awards. Of course, the get-together was virtual--held via Zoom. But in the undaunted spirit of the holidays, the show must go on and it did as it has in years past on the week before...
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...
Wednesday, May. 20, 2020
When will what passes for “normal” return? When will agencies be able to mount more traditional shoots? How does one make up for the missing synergy of the edit suite? And who’s missing lunch?
These were some of the questions kicked around by the six Chicago agency executives from the...
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...
Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2014
Lisa Masseur has been promoted to executive producer/managing director and Sarah Wien to executive producer of ONE at Optimus, the live-action production arm of leading production/post house Optimus.
Before joining ONE as executive producer in the...