- Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017
- LOS ANGELES
DapperTV, the L.A.-based production company founded by executive producer David Lyons and incubated out of Believe Media, gains a new EP and partner in veteran producer Jessica Entner.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Entner came from a strong music background. Having been a Warner Chappell singer/songwriter, she eventually found her career calling in the world of original music composition in the early 2000s; most notably as business development at HUM Music & Sound, which led her to the role of executive producer for The Lodge, where she opened its West Coast operation before becoming head of production at Massive Music.
With an emphasis on developing directors from a range of backgrounds (including photographers, influencers, animators and editors), Entner hopes to bring a fresh eye and an enthusiastic approach to push the boundaries of content creation. “The way brands are being seen and heard has changed drastically over the past five years. Social media, in all its forms, is now an essential component to a successful campaign. Which means the talent to be focusing on should be on par with not just the realm of filmmaking, but also the world of branding and utilizing all the tools that these new avenues have to offer.”
Entner has set her sights on working with young directors who bring hunger and ingenuity to each job, “I understand working with the ‘heavies’ will always be intriguing to a lot of producers and creatives, but there are so many bright newcomers that have already proved themselves to be worthy of collaborating on huge campaigns. I’m hoping we can break the mold and help nurture rising talent who can bring a real voice to the market.”
One such talent is Julian Smith, Entner’s newest signing (along with directorial duo the Wade Brothers). Smith recently collaborated with David & Goliath on a KIA Rio spot, which Enter called “a full-blown meeting of the minds. D&G and KIA had so much faith in Julian and DapperTV to execute this, they allowed him to be the artist he is. Julian composed a music track using all the sounds he could find and record on the actual KIA Rio, which was then choreographed and performed in one take.”
In addition to Smith and the Wade Brothers, DapperTV’s directorial roster includes Emil Kahr, Adam Cameron, John Ryan Johnson, Nick Jones, Shaun Sewter, Tim Dyroff, Ken Lambert, Filippo Rivetti, and Angie Bird.