Hayden5 Produces CROWN Day PSA Celebrating Black Hair

by / August 4, 2021 /

Production company Hayden5 recently teamed up with Phenomenal, a female-driven media brand and creative agency dedicated to underrepresented communities, to create and finance “Own Your Crown.”  The PSA is a poetic tribute to the legacy, rituals, and strength of Black women and their hair.

Directed by JJ Anderson, “Own Your Crown” (:60) portrays Black hair as a representation of intergenerational po[Read More]

Locals Only: Q&A WITH ERIC ROJAS ON LAUNCHING SIX+ONE STUDIOS

by / August 2, 2021 /

Minority-owned independent creative agency Six+One has just launched a full-service production arm, Six+One Studios, with the aim of helping brands achieve the holy trinity of speed, high quality and cost-efficiency in their content production. It has already signed eight well-known photographers and filmmakers to exclusive deals, has full-service locations in Los Angeles, New York and North Carolina and has created exclusive content for the likes of[Read More]

Hayden5 & The Innocence Project Partner On “Happiest Moments” PSA

by / August 2, 2021 /

Production company Hayden5 recently produced a PSA for The Innocence Project, a nonprofit legal organization with a mission to free the innocent and prevent wrongful convictions through criminal justice reform. Titled “Happiest Moments,” the spot just launched via online and social channels and marks the organization’s first-ever PSA.

Directed by Ariel Ellis, the PSA focuses on the experiences of three Innocence Project clients: Rosa Jimenez, fr[Read More]

Julia Price Baron Joins Elmwood as Creative Director of Writing

by / June 30, 2021 /

Veteran writer, producer and copywriter, Julia Price Baron is taking her story-telling talents to global brand design consultancy Elmwood, joining the agency as Creative Director of Writing. She most recently worked at Food Network and Discovery+ as a freelance Promotions Writer/Producer.

“Julia is a key hire for us and enables Elmwood to build out our brand storytelling capability with an exemplary writer whose skills extend across chann[Read More]

Rakish Signs Production Duo TWIN for U.S. Representation

by / June 29, 2021 /

Production boutique Rakish has signed creative duo TWIN for U.S. representation. Comprised of brothers Jonathan and Josh Baker, the technically adept directorial team is known for bringing to life ideas that are wildly imaginative yet rooted in real-world emotion.

“Rakish aligns with everything we love about commercial production,” comments Josh. “They put the creative first, have a strong level of experience, and carry a hunger to create nice [Read More]

Hayden5 Welcomes Ben Nelson As Director of Cloud Cuts™ and Live Operations & Melissa Balan As Director of Post Production

by / June 28, 2021 /

Full-service production & post company Hayden5 welcomes Ben Nelson as Director of Cloud Cuts™ and Live Operations and Melissa Balan as Director of Post Production. Balan will work out of Hayden5's recently launched Los Angeles outpost, with Nelson joining the company's NYC headquarters. Bringing a combined 18 years of industry experience, they will work closely with Co-Founders Todd Wiseman Jr and Milos Silber to enhance Hayden5's post-production off[Read More]

Behind the Scenes of Chicago: America’s Hidden War, With Executive Producer and Six+One Founder, Eric Rojas.

by / June 10, 2021 /

Chicago: America’s Hidden War is a revealing documentary from CineLife Entertainment® that dives into the history of Chicago’s street violence and its effect on the community. The 120 minute film--directed and produced by Dimas and Tiffany Salaberrios’ (whose previous credits include the critically acclaimed Emanuel, which tells the true story of the 2015 shooting at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, Sout[Read More]