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Crews Control assist producers in working with over 2000 award-winning video crews, worldwide. Our goal is to make booking a camera crew anywhere in the world so simple that our clients can focus solely on their production. Our team members are some of the most experienced folks in the production industry. This experience ensures that your next location shoot runs smooth as silk…guaranteed!
Andrea Keating introduced the industry to the concept of a freelance film and video staffing company in 1988. And since then, “It’s been an incredible experience made all the better by great clients, fabulously talented crews and the best team on Earth working right along with me.” At Crews Control, Andrea is constantly thinking about how to serve her clients better. That’s her number one objective. As for her other, more whimsical goals, she’d like to invent an everyday product, go to cooking school, and finally learn how to whistle.
Vice President of Production
Valerie’s cool head and ability to put out fires with ease makes her a client favorite. She’s the office IT wizard and our resident trivia champ, which should give you at least a hint as to how darn smart she is. She’d like to make an entry into the Encyclopedia of Life, continue to travel, and maybe even get over her hang-up about the strange texture of popsicle sticks on your tongue.
Laura Chapman is our Operations Manager. She is always on the lookout for new ways to streamline all accounting processes. She has mastered the art of keeping busy and juggling tasks. Between working on her advanced degree, spoiling her three dogs (Max, JoJo and Scooby,) being a sports spectator of her son playing football, basketball, and lacrosse, Laura also finds enough time to catch a game or two of college basketball that her husband officiates. Loving everything and anything Italian and with an Italian heritage, it is no surprise that Laura feels at home anywhere in Italy.
“I have never worked with such a creative and talented team,” says Cricket (which isn’t her given name, by the way). She believes in living life to the fullest, which is a motto she applies day-to-day as she helps video producers get their productions done (with the world’s best crews, of course). She’ll match you with the perfect crew for your project so quickly that you’ll still have time to ask her about her volunteer position as a sports league official.
Ashley may be new to the area but is not new to the production industry. Ashley is an Emmy® award-winning micro-documentary producer, editor, and writer who has a love for stories that make a positive impact. She brings her administrative wizardry, creative eye, deep knowledge of production and odd sense of humor (which fits right in) to Crews Control. Ashley prides herself on her overt friendliness she credits to growing up in the Midwest, her amazing banana bread, and preternatural ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously. Her favorite food is guacamole, is a music, travel, and art nerd, and has a strange fascination with dinosaurs. Ashley looks forward to adding to her production knowledge bank while helping clients and crews make ideas a reality at Crews Control!
Debbie, our new Production Assistant, may be new to the crew, but she is not new to the industry. With a degree in English/Writing and Communications, an advanced degree in Film and Video, as well as professional and independent experience in producing, it’s no wonder Crews Control was quick to snatch her up. By day she is “super girl”–calling crews, confirming shoots, updating profiles, screening applicants–and that’s all without drinking a sip of coffee (she prefers hot chocolate). When not helping to coordinate the inner workings of the production team, she participates in a writing group, choreographs and teaches dance, and bakes decadent desserts. Now if only she could teach us how to rub our stomachs, pat our heads, and hop on one foot.
Carolyn says Crews Control is the best place she’s ever worked. Carolyn handles the management of our accounts payable and receivable with speed and efficiency—and we love her for that, among other things. If you’ve only talked to Carolyn by phone, you may not know how much she loves to experiment with her hair. We’ll need to update this photo every few weeks. Now that her two boys are out in the workforce, married and on their own she takes care of the Crews Control staff by being the office chef, pharmacist and chauffer.
Accounts Payable Manager
As the Crews Control Accounts Payable Manager Candi is responsible for daily management of the invoices for hundreds of shoots. Her extraordinary organizational skills keep the entire process on track. She loves to travel, has driven cross country four times and her favorite vacation was spending time in her mother’s seaside hometown south of London. She loves to write and won a regional DAR writing competition in her younger years and makes a mean cheese soufflé.
Social Media and Marketing Intern
Kim is a proud Seagull of Salisbury University where she studies Communication Arts. With a focus in Journalism and Public Relations, she puts her experience with Twitter and Facebook and her unique writing style to use as our new Social Media and Marketing Intern. In her free time she can be found running- even though she hates it- spending time with her family and dog, and road-tripping around the country with her friends.
Caroline comes to us from Towson University where she studies Electronic Media and Film with a focus in Screenwriting. She plans on going back to obtain a Master’s in Professional Writing. When she’s not writing and/or reading, you’ll probably find her poring over her laptop, sifting through hours of stock footage in search of the perfect clips to edit alongside her favorite music. As our Production Intern, Caroline spends the day contacting crews, writing location-based tips for our blog, and assisting anyone in need of an extra set of hands – all the while absorbing invaluable video production knowledge and pro-tips from our experienced team.