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The Cavalry Productions is a global boutique that creates astounding
commercial imagery for both broadcast and the digital world.
Our creative direction and talent pool mirror that of a
traditional cavalry – versatile, mobile, and commanding.
The Cavalry Productions is a global boutique that creates astounding commercial imagery for both broadcast and the digital world.
Our creative direction and talent pool mirror that of a traditional cavalry – versatile, mobile, and commanding.
11849 W. Olympic Blvd, Suite 204
Los Angeles, CA 90064
116 West 23rd Street 5th Floor
New York, NY 10011
8 rue du Fg Poissonière
33 (0)6 09 16 65 17
Founder / Executive Producer
Chief Operating Officer
Director of Business Development
Head Of Production
Janell Vircks Representation
Schafler Artists Management
33 (0)1 85 73 27 62
33 (0)6 09 16 65 17
33 (0)6 07 05 89 16
Ross Grogan has been working diligently in production for over 17 years. Early in his career he had the opportunity to develop his professionalism at a multitude of high profile production houses, inlcuding RSA with director Tony Scott.
In 2009 he focused on honing his creative abilities yet still stayed budget conscious as he headed up the west coast production team for a New York based company. During this time, he Line Produced over thirty episodes of original content and managed an additional forty-five projects with such clients as Tylenol, Tiffany and Co., Gifts.com, Depeche Mode, and others.
As 2009 came to a close, Ross was approached by a friend to come on board as Head of Development at Nitrous Visual Effects. Within a short time Ross helped land the #1 new series NCIS: Los Angeles, among other projects. As a founding member of The Cavalry Productions, Ross Grogan brings an extensive grasp of the industry, from development through production to post, remaining fiscally vigilant and dedicated to the quality of a final product.
Ackerman has over 20 years of experience in driving production, post-production and business development efforts in advertising and film. He previously spent 8 years as COO of @Radical Media overseeing extensive business growth through acquisitions and added operations in four countries.
Aric began his career in entertainment and media with Price Waterhouse where he rose to a Principal Consultant advising three of the major Hollywood studios. He was also the founder and CEO of Resolve Market Research, and offered consultancy services and methodologies for the digital media, mobile and technology industries. With headquarters in Hollywood on the Raleigh Studios lot and a satellite office in London - England, the company was sold within 24 months of its founding. Mr. Ackerman currently serves on the Board of the Motion Picture Industry Pension and Health Plans as a Management Director for more than 7 years.
Aric also sits on the Investment/Finance Committee and the Administrative Committee of the Board. The Motion Picture Plans serve over 120,000 lives and have a combined investment portfolio in excess of $7 Billion. Aric previously served on the Supervisory Board of Directors for Raleigh Studios in Budapest, Hungary.
Guy Péchard is a powerful force as a production manager. Sound of Noise, Guy’s first film production, was selected to be in the Cannes Film Festival and won many international awards. Throughout his impressive career Guy has collaborated with notable directors including Ridley Scott, Terry Gilliam, Tarsem, Gregor Nicholas, Anthony Hoffman, Chris Milk, Ralf Schmerberg and Errol Morris, among others.
Guy began his career as a first AD for features, commercials and TV movies directed by Anthony Page, Irwin Kirshner, Cheech and Chong, Jean-Paul Goude, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, and Andrei Konchalovsky. He then moved behind the scenes and became an executive producer for companies such as Frogs, Téléma, Via Productions and Planete.
He founded BLISS, a production company dedicated to creating feature films, documentaries and digital content for clients like Rolex, McDonald’s, SNCF, Bouygues, Johnson & Johnson, AXA, IBM, and more.
Guy also produced hundreds of commercials for @Radical Media in Paris. He became general manager of @Radical Media and helped turn it into the most award-winning production house in France. Today, Guy heads The Cavalry Productions Paris, where he brings his contagious enthusiasm, knowledge and passion to commercial, film and branded content production.
With an impressive ability for nurturing talent, Leticia Gurjao Schroeder brings 10 years of experience in commercial production to her role as Director of Business Development. Prior to joining The Cavalry, Leticia was Director of Development for Green Dot Films.
A native of Brazil, Leticia studied Advertising at Mackenzie University in São Paulo. Soon after graduation she worked in commercial sales at Zeppelin Films. Leticia relocated to Los Angeles in 2008 to earn her Business of the Film Industry Certificate from UCLA.
She went on to produce short films and work with several media companies including Fierce Entertainment and Wondros. Today, Leticia’s extensive knowledge of how to get projects off the ground and running makes her an invaluable asset in any production.
Colleen is a cross-country line producer specializing in live action promo, commercial and digital content. With A76Productions, she produced Citi Winter Olympics, District Perrier and Poo-Pourri.
Previously, she oversaw execution of channel promos, images spots, show opens and reality for VH1 Brand & Creative.
Projects have also included field producing A&E Biography, Survivor: Fiji for CBS and Fight Science for National Geographic. Before working in broadcast production, Colleen was an account manager with DDB Needham Worldwide, McCann Erickson and TBWA Chiat Day advertising working with Clients such as Compaq, Ferrero-Rocher, Seagram’s and Godiva Liqueur.
As the accounting manager of The Cavalry Productions, Chris Grest’s specialties include creating order out of chaos and finding every tax credit known to man. Aside from working on many commercial productions, Chris's experience includes episodic television, feature film, award shows, and promos.
Chris began his career as an aspiring screenwriter before joining the art department on several films, reality TV shows and commercial productions. He found his true niche when he became the junior production accountant and A/P manager of a boutique commercial production company. After three years in that role, Chris went to work on HBO’s “Togetherness” before joining The Cavalry Productions as the accounting manager.