What if COVID gets in the way of your production? What is your plan B (C&D)?
What if the photographer tests positive the day before or the morning of the shoot? How do we recover/proceed?
We have brought together established photographers, a photo agent, a producer, people from the client side, and an insurance broker, all to help you better consider how to plan ahead. We all hope that everyone stays safe, but there is always the possibility of Covid hitting a key player in the middle of production - what's your plan?
APA BIZ TALK: THE TOUGH CONVERSATION
Moderated by APA Atlanta Board Member, Darcie Adler, The Spin Style
Gaytana Carrino - Brand Executive Producer APR Consulting, based in Chicago, IL https://www.aprco.com/gaytana-carrino
Gaytana has over 20 years experience in the photography industry. Her dedication to the production process from bid to wrap, along with her attention to detail delivered high profile campaigns on schedule and on budget which made her a much sought after producer by photographers worldwide. At APR, Gaytana leads the Still Image Practice. She works across clients to oversee globally integrated campaigns to provide transparency, best practices and identify efficiencies thru the entire production process.
John Cogan - Photo Rep and Producer, GOODNOISE, based in Charleston SC http://goodnoisephoto.com/
John worked on countless terrible but very expensive ads, episodic television shows, music videos and film productions in NYC during the 90s. He fell into the photo world during his escape from the film business and was fortunate to immediately work with incredibly talented creative people on numerous campaigns and editorial assignments. John has been an art buyer/producer, producer, consultant & agent working with agencies/clients/ photographers big and small. John is currently the owner/executive producer of GOODNOISE, a boutique agency & production company representing a small but kick-ass roster of photographers/directors.
Cindy Dababneh - Client - McDonald's Production Manager, Chicago, IL https://www.linkedin.com/in/cindydababneh/
Experienced Executive Producer/Studio Production Manager for McDonald's Corporation. Manage and oversee all production bids for McDonald's internal production studio as well as external production bids for external agency partners. Manage relationships with McDonald's advertising agencies as well as marketing partners to ensure production bids and logistics align within brand budget and scope of work. Experience in resourcing photographers, motion directors, food stylists and all production related resources for advertising projects. 10+ years of Production Experience in television, food photography, table top motion, live action, social media, and video production. In addition to producing and art buying, also manage the McDonald's Production Studio in LA and Photo Studio in Chicago.
Luigi Menduni - Photo Rep with Bernstein & Andriulli, based in New York, NY https://www.ba-reps.com/
With a passion for the arts, Luigi started his career working in editorial magazines at Conde Nast & Hearst. After 10 years working for some of the top fashion and home interior titles, Luigi decided to take his next step and pursue a career in artist representation. Combining his love for photography along with his editor's eye, he works with his artists to reach new clients and create interesting cutting-edge campaigns.
Luigi mainly focuses on lifestyle/beauty/fashion photographers and is honored to work with the team at B&A; a multidisciplinary agency that works with photographers/directors, CGI artists, illustrators, and muralist.
Art Streiber - Photographer based in Los Angeles, CA http://www.artstreiber.com
Art Streiber is a Los Angeles-based freelance photographer specializing in portrait, reportage, entertainment, and advertising photography. For the last decade, Streiber’s imagery has been selected to appear in American Photography and Communication Arts Photography Annual. Streiber was introduced to photography in middle school by his grandfather, an avid amateur with his own darkroom. Streiber has a BA in Communications from Stanford University. He is inspired by the great portrait, fashion and documentary photographers of the mid 20th Century.
Melanie Acevedo - Photographer based in New York, NY http://www.melanieacevedo.com
Melanie Acevedo is a New York based Advertising and Lifestyle photographer who has spent the last 25+ years travelling the globe doing what she loves most, taking pictures. After spending the 1st half of her career concentrating on Editorial and Catalogue work, she made the transition into advertising as well. Her work includes People, Places and Things. When asked what she likes doing the most she says “ All of it! I’m just so lucky to be doing what I love!”
Clients include-DOVE, Delta Airlines, Tropicana, Starbucks, Own TV, Nikon, Amazon, Target, and Samsung, to name a few
Liz Von Hoene - Photographer based in Atlanta http://www.lizvonhoene.com/
Liz is an award winning fashion and advertising photographer and director known for creating immaculate concept driven images that strike just the right balance between stylishness and "whimsy". Whether she is shooting fashion, beauty, or lifestyle, Liz gives even the most familiar, everyday scene a fantastical twist that transports it from the realm of the ordinary into the extraordinary. Essential to her success is creating an open, inviting and positive work atmosphere. Amazing crew and a vibrant playlist! Liz treats her shoots in the same manner as hosting a dinner party at her home - always fun, enthusiastic, and festive.
Ed Gillman - APA Insurance Services https://www.apainsuranceservices.com/
APA Insurance Services (AIS) offers excellent equipment, liability and rental coverage.
APA membership can easily pay for itself.