We Speak NYC – Shola’s Voice

We Speak NYC is the city’s free English Language Learning program, created and managed by the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs in conjunction with CUNY. Our founder, Marc Lesser, was invited to direct his second We Speak episode, a TV series devoted to educating immigrants in New York about their rights. This episode, entitled Shola’s Voice, tells the story of an immigrant working at a local TV station, who finds her voice in the midst of the upcoming New York City elections. We shot the episode over the course of three weeks, building out sets for the TV station and apartments, as well as shooting exteriors in the streets of New York. It was a fantastic experience, allowing for creative collaboration across all departments with the common goal of making something that would both educate and entertain New Yorkers.

It was an incredible honor to find out that Shola’s Voice had been nominated for five Emmy awards, including Best Director, Best Cinematography, and Best Long-Form Broadcast. At the ceremony, the cast and crew reunited in our finest suits and gowns and toasted to our collective accomplishments. It was a night we won’t soon forget!

EpisodicApril 07, 2020


Who doesn’t love a glass of wine after a long day? Or two, or three? We jumped at the opportunity to produce this incredible series by SevenFiftyDaily, which features the nation’s top sommeliers putting their skills to the test by blind tasting wines from all over the world. We can’t deny that we tried coming to our own conclusions, but quickly realized that it’s best to leave that to the real professionals.

Over a dozen sommeliers participated in the series, which we produced, shot, and edited. Viewers can follow along with the experts as they detail the wine’s look, smell, and taste, then come to a conclusion of their own to see if they got it right. Try it out for yourself on Daily.SevenFifty.com or visit SevenFifty on YouTube.

EpisodicApril 08, 2020

The Dilemma

You know a project is going to be a hit when the entire crew has to muffle their own laughter during takes. This Scary Mommy original series is easily one of the funniest projects we’ve had the pleasure of producing. Pairing two participants together, we prompt them to discuss their views of various topics, from drinking to movies to cursing in front of kids.

And if you thought the discussions were funny, just wait til you see the challenges we’ve got planned for our participants. (You’d be surprised how many people don’t know how to open a bottle of wine!) Check out all the episodes on ScaryMommy.com.

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