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Droga5 Promotes Jesse Brihn & Bryan Litman to Co-Heads of Broadcast Production

Droga5 New York, 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Jesse and Bryan were most recently executive producers at the agency

Droga5 Promotes Jesse Brihn & Bryan Litman to Co-Heads of Broadcast Production

Droga5 New York has announced the promotion of Executive Producers Jesse Brihn and Bryan Litman to the joint role of Co-Heads of Broadcast Production, reporting to Chief Creation Officer Sally-Ann Dale.

Brihn joined Droga5 in February 2015 and has led campaigns for clients such as Google, Johnsonville, Air Wick and Hennessy, including the most recent Hennessy V.S.O.P film, “Harmony. Mastered from Chaos.” He joined Droga5 from Wieden+Kennedy New York, where he ran production on the Nike Jordan brand account. Prior to W+K, he spent six years at BBDO New York, where he produced large-scale transmedia productions for clients including Starbucks, Save the Children and AT&T, as well as campaign work for FedEx, the American Red Cross and HBO, among others. He started his career in San Francisco, working on short films before joining Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, then moving to TBWA\Chiat\Day and later Cutwater, where he worked on Ray-Ban, adidas, Motorola and Jeep.

Litman joined Droga5 in October 2015 and has been leading the charge on the Chase and Pizza Hut accounts since arriving at the agency. Prior to joining Droga5, he worked at a number of New York agencies, producing integrated campaigns for clients such as Verizon, Comcast and the New York Lottery. This followed a six-year stint at Leo Burnett Chicago, where he launched the “Mayhem” campaign for Allstate and worked on accounts including Travelocity, Sprint and Hallmark. A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he studied film, Litman cut his teeth in commercial production as a producer/editor for six years with Bob Giraldi at Giraldi Suarez Productions.

Droga5’s Chief Creative Officer, Ted Royer, commented, "We are at our best when we recognise unmatched passion and talent, then elevate that talent to new heights. Bryan and Jesse have shown they have the drive, talent and desire to bring our film output to new heights. I couldn't be more excited."

“Together, Jesse and Bryan make a very strong and dynamic team. We have a great Broadcast Production crew that is constantly pushing the boundaries of film craft, but what Jesse and Bryan bring to the department is the kind of progressive thinking and energy that goes beyond film,” said Sally-Ann Dale, Droga5’s Chief Creation Officer.

“It's an amazing opportunity. At no other time in the history of this industry have unique production methodologies been as creatively relevant to the work we do. If you are pushing the boundaries of how you tell a story, the process itself can be a creative incubator. I don't think there is an agency that understands that—and encourages it—more than Droga5,” said Litman. 

Brihn commented, "Truly great creative is a product of its idea, execution and context. Droga5 has pioneered this since its inception, and Bryan and I are extremely proud to be leading a team of brilliant creators as we develop new approaches and opportunities to advance the work."