Our clients have big expectations and little time. It’s why our entire team is always at the top of their game. It takes fierce determination and courageous vision to do what we do. We are the creative ninjas and the time saving warriors that are there for our clients, whenever and wherever they need us. All you need to do is make one call and an army of us will be there.
Our goal is to make booking a creative talent 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 and we believe in bringing the best brilliant and creative teams together. Working with the best creative talent globally ensures that your next project will be the one that captures your creative vision.
Andrea Keating introduced the industry to the concept of a freelance film and video creative outsourcing company in 1988. And since then, “Our industry has changed dramatically with dozens of new ways to capture images and create, edit and deliver content. The one thing that hasn’t changed is the desire to work with very best creative team you can for each and every project. We build those teams for our clients every day.” Andrea is constantly thinking about how she can serve her clients better and is a tech junkie, numbers maniac and serial entrepreneur. 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.
Barbara Kittridge led business development for major media agency networks and now pivots to bring her marketing, business development and client management experience to Crews Control. “The opportunity to connect world class creative talent to major corporations and companies is critical to drive the marketing and communication initiatives of our client partners. Crews Control has unmatched expertise on a global basis. Getting the talent right for our client’s creative work is our number one obsession at Crews Control.” Barbara’s dedication to service excellence drives all her relationships and partnerships with both client and production crews alike. She is also an avid world traveler and history buff as well as a proud pup Mum to her rescue dog Bella.
Vice President of Operations
Laura Monaco is our Vice President of Operations and she is always on the lookout for new ways to streamline all Business Services processes. She has mastered the art of BPA’s, MSA’s and VMS’s and streamlining and managing the Accounting Department. When she is not spoiling her three dogs (Max, Gigi and Scooby,) Laura finds time being a sports spectator of her son playing football, basketball, and lacrosse. Loving everything and anything Italian and with an Italian heritage, it is no surprise that Laura feels at home anywhere in Italy.
Vice President of Production
Ashley is an Emmy® award-winning documentary producer, editor, and writer who has a love for stories that make a positive impact. With 2 decades of experience in digital and broadcast production under her belt, she brings her administrative wizardry, creative eye, and deep knowledge of production 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. On occasion, our office meetings turn into an improv comedy session with Ashley around. Ask her about her impressive vinyl collection and adorable dog, BB!
Deb brings over 25 years of production experience to Crews Control. She comes to us from Sirens Media where she managed productions for National Geographic, Investigation Discovery as well as nationally aired concerts and live events. A creative since a young age (she danced regional ballet in high school as well as played the tenor saxophone marching in the Tournament of Roses parade and the Aloha Bowl) Deb spends her free time cooking, traveling, watching movies and creating artwork. A life long dog lover she is hoping to adopt a pug in the very near future, another addition to the Crews Control “bring your dog to work” family!
Debbie, also known as “DEBORAH” by her coworkers for her no nonsense approach to all things crewing and “a-brewing,” brings her creativity, knowledge, breadth, and nearly decade long experience of the industry to the Crews Control team. With a Bachelor’s degree in English/Writing and Communications, and a Master’s Degree in Film and Video, as well as professional and independent experience in producing, nothing seems to surprise her, not even the craziest of requests. On top of that, she’s an award-winning writer, director, and producer of narrative films and is always looking forward to her next trip to the festival circuit. When not thinking or dreaming of filmmaking, she enjoys game nights with her friends/family, dancing like no one’s watching, trips to the beach, pina coladas, and not getting caught in the rain.
Lindsay is our newest Production Manager. She is a proud Temple Alumni with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film Directing. Her knowledge of production comes from her own experience as a Director and Producer, where she loves to lean into the grittiness of independent filmmaking and enjoys taking an idea from script to screen. As a Production Manager, Lindsay looks forward to working with her clients to aid in wherever their imagination may take them. She approaches video production as one big puzzle and is constantly trying to make every piece fit perfectly. After hours, Lindsay enjoys producing and directing her own films, building her skills as a mountain biker, and training to run her first marathon.
Digital and Marketing Content Manager
Kim is Crews Control’s social media butterfly….she writes, she captures, she tweets, she blogs, she posts, and she gets lots of love from our Crews Control followers, fans, viewers and visitors. A proud Seagull of Salisbury University where she studied Communication Arts (with a focus in Journalism and Public Relations) Kim brings her high energy and smooth yoga moves to the Crews Control family. 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.
Monica Lovend is our AP AR Administrator and she is the accounting ninja responsible for processing shoot invoices, collection of our Accounts Receivable and for the Accounts Payable to the wonderful crews we use for your shoots. She enjoys treating us here in the office with her creative paper crafting and baking skills for monthly holidays, our office “fun” days or just because. In addition to that, she enjoys reading, quilting and traveling especially on a cruise ship with her husband. She is also the mother of 2 daughters who in the near future will make Monica and Marc empty-nesters.
Operations & Marketing Coordinator
Allison is our Operations & Marketing Coordinator. A proud Towson graduate, she has dual degrees in Communications and Art and Design. Allison seamlessly juggles supporting our operations and business development teams. She also works closely with our marketing team doing research and building pitch decks as well as fabulously creating our social media images. When not at Crews Control, Allison enjoys spending time with her dogs, Millie & Oakley, and painting in her home art studio. An avid runner, her goal is to run a half marathon in every state….3 down, 47 to go!
Assistant Production Manager
Hannah is our brand new Assistant Production Manager. She is a graduate of The University of Maryland for her bachelor’s degree, and The University of the Arts for her master’s degree, both in Jazz Studies. Hannah has a deep love for storytelling, and has composed for several short films and one feature length film. Hannah is thrilled to be a part of the Crews Control team, and can’t wait to build relationships with clients and crews. Outside of work, Hannah enjoys watching Formula 1, seeing live music, and hanging out with friends.
Assistant Production Manager
Olivia is our newest Assistant Production Manager. After interning with Crews Control in college, Olivia is so excited to be rejoining our production team. A graduate of The University of Maryland with a bachelor’s degree in Film Studies, Olivia loves dissecting films and especially enjoys watching horror films and thrillers. When she’s not at work, you can find her out on the slopes skiing, drawing in her sketchbook, or playing with her new puppy, Mando. She’s a crossword puzzle wizard and consistently does the mini in under 30 seconds, so let her know if you need a hint!