Meetings, Live Events, and Creative Services.
ESM Productions produces some of the most high-profile, large-scale events across the nation. However, we are also experts in producing intimate events for corporate clients.
ESM Productions is a premier, full-service event production company that specializes in the creative design, planning and execution of high-profile events and broadcast productions. We supply the innovative expertise, resources and state-of-the-art technology to meet a wide variety of production needs and challenges.
EVENT DESIGN & MANAGEMENT
ESM’s professional and dedicated staff provide production management, creative design, labor relations, tour management, budget development, talent acquisition - all of the details that result in a customized, professional and innovative production.
No matter what size the audience is, we help you to convey your message to employees or stakeholders through a dynamic and engaging run of show and content. In addition, we manage all technology, logistics, and production elements, providing a turn-key meeting service.
BROADCAST & LIVE STREAM
ESM is a pioneer in global broadcasts and live streams with large concurrent audiences to television and online hosts.
VIDEO & ANIMATION
We specialize in graphic design, animation, and video editing, ESM’s creative, script-to-screen experts develop custom and elaborate pieces.
Our creative services add to the guest experience and integrate brand standards into your project. We unite the creative and technical elements with a level of expertise that is unmatched by any other company.
We design and develop responsive websites with visually striking layouts and functionality that adapt to any format, including mobile.
ESM develops interactive media helping you to extend your reach to larger audiences and new markets. We assess the best approach for your custom message and then implement the plan.
We create unique experiences and environments to assist brands with consumer engagement and interaction, including design, site selection, and fabrication.
Our OSHA30-certified logistics team manages all labor and ensures safety. We establish labor models and cost estimates, provide on-site labor management, and complete the process with in-house payroll services.
WE HAVE THE KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED TO BRING YOUR VISION TO REALITY
At ESM, we believe in utilizing the skills of each of our talented and diverse team members. We work as a cohesive group, fostering an atmosphere of support and togetherness that contributes to our many successful events.
As Chair and Executive Vice President, Jenny’s job duties include payroll coordinating, crew and talent travel and hospitality, office administration, and human resources. Jenny oversees ESM Productions’ internal payroll department that processes thousands of union and non-union employees yearly across 20 states. Jenny also oversees production costs and has been responsible for six figure savings across many budgets.
Something you might not know about me is… I enjoy exercising and I’m a Temple University Alumna.
An experienced communications, event and production planning professional, Christina has been at ESM Productions since 2006. She began as an intern in college and is now our Vice President. Christina's main focus is client relations, talent retention, talent relations, and community partnerships, but she also oversees production crews, manages small and large scale budgets, manages production schedules and communicates with vendors and talent on a daily basis.
Christina is a graduate of Philadelphia University. She also serves on the University's Board of Trustees and the Alumni Board. She is a member of the School District of Philadelphia’s Office of Career and Technical Education Hospitality Industry Advisory Committee. She is also a member of the Young Professionals Council (YPC) of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, where she serves on the YPC Advisory Board. Christina also serves on the Chamber's Civic Affairs Action Team and the Education & Talent Action Team. Recently, she joined the board of Philly Set Go, Philadelphia's first millennial Political Action Committee. Christina also co-chaired the Volunteer Outreach Committee for the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
Favorite events: The 2008 Phillies World Series Championship Parade & Celebration and the Festival of Families as part of the World Meeting of Families Philadelphia 2015
Craig Mirkin has held technology centric roles in the entertainment industry for nearly 30 years and has been with ESM from day one. He is a skilled engineer with knowledge of technical systems and architectural CAD. Craig is tasked with overseeing site CAD drawings for all events, and managing technical overlays for broadcasts. Throughout his career, he has used these skills to design, plan, and execute the Los Angeles relocation of the Academy Award winning visual effects studio, Digital Domain. Craig collaborated with the Digital Domain executive team to develop the requirements of the new space and worked with the internal stakeholders as well as the external architectural and general contracts to realize the corporate vision. In addition, Craig has extensive experience with visual effects as a contributor to over 60 films.
What are you passionate about? I love playing acoustic guitar and am a collector of fine handcrafted guitars.
Bianca is responsible for show operations and logistics for ESM’s events and live stream projects. She oversees the management of vendors, labor, site builds, security and safety. In 2016, Bianca served as Production and Stage Manager for Tidal productions for artists including T.I., Rick Ross, Usher, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Jhene Aiko and more. Bianca often serves as a liaison for city services including her 2015 role as ESM’s Event Operations Manager for the World Meeting of Families Papal events. She has managed labor crews of over 750 workers, including stagehands, teamsters, carpenters and electricians. Bianca is OSHA 30 certified by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and a certified storm spotter by the National Weather Service. She is an active member of the Young Professionals Council of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia. Bianca has a Bachelors of Science in Marketing.
What are you passionate about? Aquatic vessels and everyday gardening tools
Christine’s focus is on television broadcasts & live steam productions. Christine coordinates the hiring, scheduling, and transportation of entire production crews for our live shows. She manages the media and content deliverables for each event and show. Her priority is creating quality program content in order to enhance the audience experience. She works directly with clients from pre-production to post-production on all of ESM's creative services. Her work includes building video packages for use in-show, non-profit campaigns, and television and internet variety specials. She also prepares scripts and rundowns and directs live, multi-camera productions. Christine has a Bachelor of Arts in Television & Film from DeSales University.
What are you passionate about? Sitcoms and Corgis. I would watch a sitcom starring a corgi.
Valerie manages event and handles the financial closing of all accounts. Each budget is managed in real time before, during, and after the planning and execution of each event. Valerie serves as Production Accountant for the Tidal X series broadcast productions and previously for the World Meeting of Families 2015. She has managed several multi-million dollar budgets simultaneously. Valerie has a Bachelor of Science in Tourism and Hospitality Management from Temple University and is an active member of the Temple University School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Alumni Association.
Something you might not know about me is… I was a Temple cheerleader. I am obsessed with Jeopardy and my dog.
Jade comes to ESM after spending several years on the road as a tour manager, artist day-to-day manager, label representative, and production manager. In addition, Jade’s experience as a practicing paralegal in the contract negotiation field gives her a unique perspective and edge when it comes to production agreements. Jade's duties at ESM include crew scheduling and supervision, as well as broadcast operations support, logistics, and budget management. Jade has been responsible for crews of 50-150, and complex budgets for many live broadcasts and events.
Our Creative Director, Chris, is an Emmy® award-winning producer who develops video content, animations, graphics, web designs and code. He is a producer and leading developer of numerous lifestyle television programs for a diverse national and international audience and clientele list. Chris is an imaginative, creative, and resourceful motion graphic designer with extensive 2D and 3D experience.
Zoey works to develop new partnerships for ESM as well as cultivate strong relationships with existing clients. She ensures that our clients’ needs are met from start to finish and there is a high level of service delivered across all ESM events and projects. Her other job responsibilities include production coordination, creation of rundowns for live concerts and shows, stage management, and logistical management. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Sociology. She is an active member of the Young Professionals Council of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, the Penn Alumni Club of Philadelphia, and the Chair of the Programs Committee for the Art and Change Collective of the Painted Bride Art Center.
Something you might not know about me is… I read a lot. This past year I read over 50 books.
As Production Coordinator, Will's responsibilities include logistical management, city permitting, labor management, site surveying, vendor relations, and budget management. He is part of our on the ground team that ensures that all load ins, load outs, and site logistics run smoothly. Notably, Will acted as a site lead for the World Meeting of Families Papal visit in September 2015, managing vendor logistics and coordinating trucking and labor crews. Will is an active member of the Young Professionals Council of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce as well as a member of the Young Friends of Youth Build Philly Board. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Delaware.
What are you passionate about? People and creating lasting relationships
Dana provides support for our production team with a concentration in site operations. Her responsibilities include food and beverage vendor management, logistical management, city permits, labor management, and site surveying. She is part of our on-the-ground team that ensures that all load ins, load outs, and site logistics run smoothly. Dana is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management. She is ServSafe certified through the National Restaurant Association as well as Responsible Alcohol Management Program certified through the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. Dana is an active member of the Penn State Alumni Association, as well as the Young Professionals Council of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia.
Maria’s roles at ESM are Production Assistant and Assistant to the Executive Producer for Scott Mirkin. Maria performs a variety of task ranging from executive support to assisting Production Managers on coordinating event details. She maintains records, Scott's schedule, and creates various documents relating to Production. Maria has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from McDaniel College.
Favorite quote: "The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra." - Jimmy Johnson
Scott and the team were fantastic, they certainly produced an A+ event. We were all thrilled with the press coverage, which set a very nice tone to the launch of our new building and another chapter for Comcast.
Karen Dougherty BuchholzSVP of Administration, Comcast Corporation
Scott and ESM Productions are outstanding to work with during every event, and will always get the job done. Trust me when I say this: you want them on your team.
Larry ShenkVice President of Public Relations, The Phillies
You created a wonderful atmosphere in the room for this very special event. It was a great success, and we simply could not have done it without you!
Jill MichalFormer President and CEO, United Way of GPSNJ