DENNY TEDESCO
818-448-4436 ⦁ dennyted@mac.com

Career Profile
Dynamic professional with the ability to envision the genesis of a creative idea and manage conceptual projects successfully from beginning to end. Resourceful and innovative, producing inspiring works with few resources, and budgets both large and small. Proven ability to fully produce and market award-winning projects including the music documentary, “The Wrecking Crew.” Driven by new challenges and the desire to excel in all endeavors.

 

"Denny Tedesco has given us an amazing look at a musical moment in history that everyone who loves Rock and Roll should see."

-Christopher Guest

“…The Wrecking Crew is in the league of the best documentaries ever made.”

~Vintage Guitar


“Their story has taken decades to reach the screen. IT HAS BEEN WORTH THE WAIT. An invaluable record of a kind of rock golden age.”

– Kenneth Turan, LA Times

Areas of Strength
Film Production          Project Management          Client Relations

Marketing          Interviewing          Vendor Management

Team Leadership          Communication          Problem Solving


Professional Highlights

“The Wrecking Crew” Documentary  1996 to 2015
Producer/Director    
Orchestrated production of this award-winning documentary telling the story of 1960’s greatest musicians and artists. Oversaw all aspects of production including developing effective marketing strategies. The film has been recognized as number 45 in Top Grossing Theatrical Music Documentaries of all time; a top documentary on Netflix; winner of UK Music Award for Best Music Documentary (2015); winner of a dozen awards at 2008 film festivals, and winner of more than a dozen audience awards; 
listed as number 20 in top 50 of all time music Documentaries.

Key Contributions:
Overcame funding issues by raising necessary funds through creative fundraising initiatives including partnering with the International Documentary Association for $480,000 in sponsorship funds; cultivated sponsorship relationships with local charities and organizations that fit the film’s demographic; and coordinated the third most successful Kickstarter campaign

for documentaries raising $312,000.
 

CD Promo    1995 to 2010
Music Producer/Co-Owner
Established a music company specializing in marketing music CDs for promotional gifts for businesses. Secured music selections for clients including licensing of tracks from labels, artists, and publishers. Provided options for the niche market of companies interested in small orders for events, sales promotions, and gifts for clients.

Key Contributions:
Drove revenue for clients including Kodak Film, Westwood Marquis, Acura of Pasadena, Hilton Hotels,

USA Today, Interim Healthcare, Hyatt Hotels, and KLON Jazz Station.

Lunch Box Entertainment    1990 to Present
Freelance Producer
Seamlessly coordinate a wide variety of projects for advertising agencies and production companies including creating shooting budgets for commercials, videos, and other short form content, as well as hiring the necessary talent to ensure successful project completion.


Key Projects/Clients:

 

Good Great Grand

Produced Branded Custom Content

for clients; BET, Crest, MTV, & Covergirl.


Game Show Network (TV & Games)

Producer/Director producing more than 24 comedy-driven promos for shows including Lingo, Cram, Press Your Luck,

Newlywed Game, and Greed (Promax Silver winner).

Pulp Comics (Comedy Central) 

Producer of the short films related to the series for comedians including Dana Gould, Scott Thompson, Bobcat Goldthwaite, Margret Cho, Julia Sweeney, and David Alan Grier. Directors included; Peyton Reed, Bobcat Goldthwaite, & Alan Cohn

Comedy Central- Thanksgiving Giveaway
Promos
Talent included: Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Dave Kochner, Andy Samberg, Scott Adsit,
Comedy Central’s Laughs for Life Telethon x 2, Comedy Central’s Holiday Parade From Hell, Pilgrims VS Turkey,
Directors: Jay Lehrfeld, Michael Blum, Steve Purcell

God Only Knows Video (BBC)

Served as a producer of the music video for the charity single created to raise money for Children In Need.  Producing the lynchpin of the project, filming the composer and Beach Boy, Brian Wilson, leveraging the relationship forged with Wilson during

“The Wrecking Crew.”

Elton John Video, “I Want Love” starring Robert Downey, Jr. 

Producer of the music video, successfully completing the project under very tight deadlines for Director Sam Taylor-Wood.

72nd Academy Awards Opening with Billy Crystal Film Montage

Brought in as an outside producer for Dakota Films to budget and oversee production; nominated for an Emmy Award.

Time Life Infomercial Producer
Produced Music Infomercials for SLP Productions- LA, Detroit, Nashville, NY
Steve Purcell- Director
Infomercial talent included: Mike Love, Mickey Dolenz, Brett Michaels, Air Supply, Jerry Butler, David Cassidy

Manhattan Transfer, Frankie Avalon, Billy D. Williams, America, Debbie Boone, Smoky Robinson,

TV Land’s Top Ten Series- Field producer/director Telly award
Executive Producer- Robert Small

Robert Small Entertainment
 

Soulmate-Short-

Producer
Directed by Dana Gould- Staring Dave Koechner and Paul Greenberg

Workout Videos including: Jillian Michaels,  Amy Dixon, Sugar Ray Leonard/Laila Ali, Richard Simmons
Directed by Steve Purcell
Tudor Productions- Marty Tudor EP

Static- Set Decorator
Director- Mark Romanek

Additional experience includes IMAX FILMS; Grip/Electrical/Stage Owner for “Metropolis Studios;”

Education and Training
Bachelor of Arts in Communication & Media Studies
Loyola Marymount University

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