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Principal • 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 2007 Glenn formed 99 Tigers with fellow Crossroads alumni David Seeley. In addition to broadcast branding and promotion, Lazzaro directs music videos, documentaries, and commercials. He’s also returned to his first love by doing high-end freelance editing projects for select clients. See Glenn’s work>>
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 co-founding 99 Tigers in 2009. Prior to his career in television, David was a music critic and a writer for Playboy, Cosmo and Seventeen. See David’s work>>
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. She has served 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.
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 won Promax Gold Awards for his live-action direction and editing of TV sports promotion, and delivered breakthrough creative for TBS, FOX, SundanceTV, MSG Networks and more.See Brett’s work>>
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. See Todd’s work>>
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. See Jeff’s work>>
Andrew Jive is a director, stop-motion animator, and Vine artist based in Brooklyn. As an early adopter of Vine, Andrew created animations that grabbed the attention of major brands and agencies. This led to numerous micro-content social media campaigns for Samsung, Chrysler, Chevrolet, AT&T, Lowe’s, American Express, Home Depot, FedEx, DIRECTV, Epix, Bud Light and illy Coffee. Andrew has also directed projects for improv actors with the Upright Citizens Brigade and at the Peoples Improv Theater in New York. He directed the web series “Ground Control,” a finalist at the 2013 NYTVF Comedy Central Short Pilot Competition. See Andrew’s work>>
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. See Azin’s work>>
Anna Winters keeps the Tigers plugged into all things social & digital. A master of multitasking, she also works in visual effects for film and performs as a music artist known as Anna Currence, with two albums available on iTunes and Amazon. Before joining the Tigers, Anna worked on the production teams of “The Amazing Race” and “Undercover Boss.” Her favorite job ever? Working at a snow-cone stand. Why? Free snow-cones, duh. Anna enjoys sunset walks on her treadmill and hanging with her awesome pug, Fattie Maddie.
Mandy heads up marketing and client outreach for 99 Tigers. It’s a true Tiger reunion: Mandy served as producer and post supervisor at Crossroads Television, where she worked with our creative team before the launch of 99 Tigers. Prior to that, Mandy was on the development team at Jersey Shore Films. She began her career working in public relations for Miramax. Mandy lives and breathes TV. In college, she did an independent study on the history of television and technology, and never looked back. Today her passion for TV is shared by her two young daughters, Mabel and Lucinda. Future Tigers? We hope!
Writer • Producer • Editor
Elizabeth Massip spent several years at Bravo as a writer/producer and editor, winning multiple Promax awards for her network promo campaigns. She’s also directed or edited numerous short films and TV pilots. A native northern Californian who moved south on Highway 1 for film school, she originally intended to be a large-feline veterinarian. So it’s fitting that she ultimately became a preditor…and now a Tiger. Her love of animals didn’t go away when she changed majors. While working on Tiger projects, she also looks after 2 goats, a mini pig, and an ever-expanding farm. See Elizabeth’s work>>
JB Carlin has directed hundreds of music videos, promos and commercials for clients like TNT, TBS, Comcast, the US Navy, Chevy, Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge, Lincoln, Cingular Wireless and many more. His “frozen moments” campaign for TNT made a big splash at PromaxBDA, helping define the network’s grip on drama. JB brings his cinematic lens to all levels of network branding and branded content. He’s great with talent, having directed Alfred Molina, Ving Rhames, Kyra Sedgwick, Simon Baker, Cindy Crawford, Kid Rock, Sheryl Crow, Eminem, Jason Lee, Andy Dick, George Lopez and many more. JB lives in Los Angeles with his wife Laura and their two children. See JB’s work>>