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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.
Valerie Stedman Nolan
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 new 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.
Brittany is our first "client" to join our Crews Control team and she brings a vast amount of production experience that brings her clients projects to fruition. Born on Christmas, Brittany loves to dance (yes, we have caught her dancing at her desk) and has a dream of traveling internationally. We hope to help her make that dream come true but until we do Brittany will travel vicariously booking the very best crews around the world.
Alysia puts her Communications Degree from the University of Maryland (Go Terps!) to good use, coordinating communications with our fabulous clients and crews. With her years of working closely with our crews, Alysia has become an expert at matching the best crews for each shoot and has meticulously mastered the Crews Control work flow to ensure a smooth production. With a love for great food (except mangos!) and fine wine, she hopes her extreme attention to detail will someday lead her in her dreams of becoming a Master Sommelier. In her downtime, Alysia continues her dedication to discipline and details as she has a black belt in karate and is an instructor as well.
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 Carolyn is a recent empty nester with her two boys off in college 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
As our Social Media and Marketing intern, Alexa joins us several days a week from the University of Maryland, College Park where she studies Communication. She puts her skills and experience to excellent use with her ever-so creative graphics and color coded spreadsheets. Alexa is not one to turn down a challenge, or a diet coke for that matter. When she is outside the office, she utilizes her creative talents to design and develop her own handmade jewelry, watch every series on her Netflix que, and spend time with her friends and family.