Bicoastal integrated production company The Famous Group has selected Hilly Reps to represent its commercial, content and experiential production in the Midwest. 

“Hilly Reps has an incredible track record and is highly respected across our industry,” said David Kwan, managing director, The Famous Group.  “The Midwest is an important region for commercial production with top agencies located there, and we look forward to having them on board to represent us in that area.”

“We’re very excited to team up with The Famous Group,” added Hillary Herbst, Hilly Reps.  “They’ve built a really impressive roster of directors in Giovanni Messner, Brett Fallentine, Kip Hewitt, Adam Patch, Petros Papahadjopoulos, Hemu Karadkar and Jesse Austin, and we’ll leverage that talent to deliver great work for agencies and brands.”

Founded by Herbst in 1981 and now run by her and Sonia Blum, Hilly Reps ( is a full-service TV commercial and content representation company based in Chicago.  Their focus is finding the right solutions for clients, whether it be directors, music, VFX, graphics, editorial or animation.  The pair are a strong fit, with Herbst’s experience in production complemented by Blum’s background as an agency account director and director of business development on the production side.

The Famous Group is an award-winning integrated production company in Culver City, CA and Soho, New York City.  The company handles all aspects of live action, editing, CG/motion graphics, post-production, finishing, experiential and event activations, IA/UX, technology development, projection mapping, and augmented reality under one roof.  The Famous Group has won numerous awards, including an Emmy®, an array of Cannes Lions, AICPs, OneShow Pencils, Clio Awards, Addys, Tellys, Communicators, ICA Awards, FWA and others. For more information, please visit