Veteran executive producer Alex Katz (World of Dance, The Biggest Loser) is set to lead newly established No Other Way Productions along with longtime collaborator and postproduction producer Mandy Novak (Making It, World of Dance).
With over 600 combined hours of programming, Katz and Novak will focus on providing unique post and editorial services to meet the needs of networks, streaming services and cable channels. They will also have a separate production arm focusing on development and production of original content for scripted, unscripted and digital projects.
In its 14,000-square-foot facility, located in the heart of the San Fernando Valley, No Other Way Productions is currently housing season three of NBC’s Jennifer Lopez-fronted World of Dance and the upcoming second season of Making It, with Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman.
Since inception, in addition to World of Dance and Making It, the facility has also onlined and color corrected Kevin Hart: What the Fit for YouTube, American Grit and Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell & Back for FOX, Candy Crush for CBS, Black Card Revoked for BET, as well as Better Late than Never and Running Wild with Bear Grylls for NBC.
The facility provides access to 22 full offline edit suites with Avid systems, 17 producers’ stations, one Petabyte of media storage, one DaVinci Resolve color-grading suite with full 4K capability and color-calibrated monitors, as well as an online room for finishing and show delivery all within a secure Cisco network. No Other Way Productions also offers media archiving and has a fiber Internet connection for file delivery.
Katz is a television producer who has been under an overall development and production deal with NBC Productions for the past five years. He previously served as executive producer for NBC’s World of Dance, Better Late Than Never and The Biggest Loser. Prior to his deal with NBC, Katz worked as both an editor and a producer for numerous shows on NBC, FOX and ABC.
Novak has served as supervising post producer for several series, including Making It, Better Late Than Never, World of Dance, Deal or No Deal, Running Wild with Bear Grylls, Food Fighters, American Dream Builders and Fear Factor. Novak spent six years as the executive producer at graphics design studio Fish Eggs, where she produced more than 200 graphics packages and won multiple Promax Broadcast Design Awards.
No Other Way Productions is represented by Abrams Artists Agency.