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99 Tigers is a creative services agency serving America’s leading TV networks and entertainment brands. Based in New York and LA, we deliver strategic creative from concept to production to post. We brand and promote with a focus on live-action campaigns and kick-ass sales videos. Recent clients include Bravo, Oxygen, Microsoft, truTV, MSG Networks, CBS, TeenNick, MLB Network and Univision.
Got a brand? Let’s make it roar.
Co-Founder • Creative Director
Glenn Lazzaro has directed award-winning campaigns for America’s highest-rated television networks. He began his career as a groundbreaking editor at National Video, and is widely recognized as the creator of the “MTV editorial style.” He later launched his own production company, Division 6, before joining Crossroads Television.
In addition to broadcast branding and promotion, Lazzaro directs music videos, documentaries, and commercials.
David Seeley has helped launch, name, promote, market and design scores of TV networks. He began his television career as longtime head writer and editorial director at Lee Hunt Associates. In 2001 he launched a creative consulting company, David Seeley Creative, then joined Crossroads Television in 2006 as creative director before launching 99 Tigers in 2009. Prior to his career in television, David was a music critic and a writer for Playboy, Cosmo and Seventeen.
Molly Christie Benson has rocked the worlds of film, TV and commercial production since launching her career at the Telluride Film Festival. As a line producer, she’s delivered countless high-profile commercials and music videos. In the world of independent motion pictures, Molly is co-owner of 8750 Films. She has produced the movies It’s a Disaster, starring David Cross, Julia Stiles and America Ferrara; Tuna, starring Louis CK, David Krumholtz and Nick Offerman; and How Did it Feel? starring Blair Underwood. At 99 Tigers, she has overseen major campaigns for networks including Bravo, Oxygen, CMT, MSG and truTV. Molly lives in Venice Beach with her production designer husband and their dog, Kirby. Amazingly, she found time to serve on the board of the East Asian Art Council at LACMA.
Joan Sullivan helps the Tigers earn their stripes by overseeing all our production and client-serving efforts. She’s been the consulting head of production and CFO/COO for numerous boutique production companies, and has overseen projects for large networks and for commercial clients such as Coca-Cola, Kraft and Hallmark. Prior to working in production, Joan lived in Telluride, Colorado, where she owned and operated a renowned restaurant. She has a degree in economics from the University of Michigan and studied at the London School of Economics. Joan lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband and three children; in her rare moments of down time, she dreams about powder skiing.
Diana Lochridge recently joined 99 Tigers after a successful run as VP of creative services at truTV. She’ll be heading up a new 99 Tigers division, 98 Monkeys, leveraging her unique blend of comedic and dramatic broadcast advertising and promotion. While at truTV, Di played a key role in one of television’s most celebrated recent rebrands. Previously, Di worked at VH1, HBO, Charlie Company and Crossroads Television. Di’s an animal activist who loves spending time on her farm in Litchfield County, Ct., with her dog, Zadie.
Brett Karley began making videos when his father brought home a hi-8 camcorder. He later studied engineering in college, managed the German techno-pop band Porsches on the Autobahn, wrote and directed a one-man musical performance for a national German tour, and served as producer and post supervisor at Crossroads Television. At 99 Tigers he’s specialized in sports shoots, creative location shooting and killer sales & marketing videos.
Todd Berger hails from New Orleans and has been making movies since age 11 (Dick Tracy vs. Dr. Bubbles, in which he also starred). His first feature, The Scenesters, played over 30 film festivals in 2010 and won Most Interesting Film at the Slamdance Film Festival. His feature-length documentary Don’t Eat The Baby: Adventures at post-Katrina Mardi Gras played on the final night of the 2007 New Orleans Film Festival. His most recent film, It’s A Disaster, had its world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival and will be released later this year. Todd works as a screenwriter and actor in Los Angeles, with scripts currently in development at MGM, DreamWorks Animation, Sony Pictures, Jim Henson Productions, and The Disney Channel. He prefers waffles over pancakes.
Jeff Grace is a director, actor and comedian who recently made IndieWire’s list of “25 Best Breakthrough Performances of 2013.“ As a commercial director, Jeff has directed or written campaigns for Lays, Chef’s Feed, Sierra Mist and Google. Jeff has also acted in commercial campaigns for brands including Heineken, Sony, Chevy, Intel, Nokia and Hallmark. Jeff’s film and comedy career started on the stages of Second City and ImprovOlympic and in making viral videos with his comedy group, The Vacationeers. He produced/starred in The Scenesters (Winner 2010 Slamdance “Rosebud Award”) and It’s A Disaster (with David Cross and Julia Stiles) which hit the #1 spot on both iTunes and Netflix on its 2013 release. As an actor, Jeff has starred in such shows as Mad Men, Castle and How I Met Your Mother. As a comedian, he just shot his first hour-long stand-up comedy special for Hulu, to be released in late 2014. Jeff will make his writer/director feature film debut with Folk Hero & Funny Guy (starring Alex Karpovsky, Liza Oppenheimer and Melanie Lynskey) shooting in late 2014.
Founder • Art Director • Designer, Little Tiger
Azin Shamma is an award-winning creative director whose art direction and design have helped fuel HBO, ABC, NBC, MTV, Bravo, A&E, CNN, BBC America and other leading networks. Little Tiger, a division of 99 Tigers, is Azin’s New York-based creative services studio and post production company. Little Tiger specializes in broadcast motion graphics design; outdoor advertising and print campaigns; product packaging and branding; and mixed-media web identities. Azin infuses her work with influences from pop culture, music, emotions, the intellect, the natural world, “and all of life’s beauty.” We think that’s beautiful.