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Left/Right creates television and film projects that illuminate the drama and comedy of real life.

We tell stories that are both honest and surprising, revealing and entertaining, dramatic and cinematic. We do so by blending the conventions of documentary filmmaking with the look and feel of scripted television. In short: You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll watch.

Company co-founders Banks Tarver and Ken Druckerman first joined forces as showrunners over a decade ago. Hundreds of hours of television later, the partners can point with pride to a diverse client base across an extraordinarily eclectic mix of genres ranging from hard-hitting documentaries to side-splitting comedies, covering topics from sex to secret societies to science fiction to school segregation. This range of experience gives meaning to the company name: our shows span the creative spectrum from left…to right.

Past and present productions range from the Emmy Award-winning television adaptation of the popular public radio show This American Life (Showtime)…to the skewering scripted comedy Odd Mom Out (Bravo)…to The Circus (Showtime), a weekly documentary series that pulls back the curtain on American politics…to multiple episodes of the acclaimed PBS investigative series Frontline…to James Cameron’s Story Of Science Fiction (AMC), which examines and celebrates the most dominant storytelling genre in the world today. Our shows have been nominated for over 15 Emmy Awards and have won multiple awards, including the Emmy for Best Nonfiction Series. 

Ken and Banks are hands-on executives who are intimately involved in the development and execution of each and every project. The partners have also been able to attract and retain some of the best and brightest producers, directors, cinematographers, and editors in the business—and these relationships have been instrumental in the company’s success.

At the core of the Left/Right “brand” is the fusion of authenticity and superior production values: we focus on finding the ways and means to make shows feel real and look great, regardless of the genre that we are working in. And while the format and the backdrop may change, our emphasis stays the same: we focus on telling great stories.

Left/Right is a part of Red Arrow Studios, and is represented by WME Entertainment.

Our People

After graduating from college at Harvard and law school at Berkeley, Banks returned to his home state of Texas to work as a civil rights attorney. Several years later, hoping to add to his already staggering student loan debt, Banks returned to school to attend Stanford’s nonfiction filmmaking program. While there, he directed several music videos that appeared on MTV and the award-winning documentary Watch Me Jumpstart, about the legendary, down-in-the-basement rock band Guided By Voices.

In 1997, Banks joined the senior staff of MTV’s News and Documentaries Department, where he developed and supervised the hit documentary series True Life. In addition to supervising the first several seasons, Banks also produced and directed many of the most popular and highest-rated True Life episodes in the history of the series, including Pro Wrestler, Porn Star, and Summer Share on the Jersey Shore. Banks also created and produced the pioneering two-hour special First Year, and supervised and produced many of MTV’s pro-social documentaries, including Candidate (about two young candidates for Congress) and Aftermath of Terror (about the role one New Jersey city played in the 9/11 attack). 

Banks is often referred to as the “good cop” at Left/Right, famous for his ability to reach consensus and to calm the nerves of jittery staffers and clients. This cool demeanor also allows him to play hilarious pranks on unsuspecting staff members, who can never seem to tell when he’s just messing with them.

Ken graduated from film school at NYU and began his career as a cinematographer, focusing primarily on documentaries. Along the way, he was afforded the opportunity to collaborate with and learn from many of the best and the brightest storytellers in nonfiction.

When the reality television craze took hold, Ken allowed himself to be sucked into the vortex. He parlayed his experience as a cameraman into new opportunities as a producer and director on shows of all shapes and sizes for networks such as A&E and Discovery. At the same time, he launched a production company that created documentaries, commercials, and promotional films. His ability to alternate between gritty documentary projects and glossier commercial work and to merge such disparate job descriptions and styles has proven to be invaluable in his work as an executive producer.

But fate—and a mafia princess—would soon bring Ken together with his partner Banks Tarver. They first joined forces as showrunners on the hit series Growing Up Gotti for A&E. The premiere episode received one of the highest ratings in the network’s history, and was chosen as one of the 10 best shows of the year by The New York Times—the only unscripted series to make the list. Following this successful collaboration, Ken and Banks decided to get out of the free-lance game and to formalize their partnership by creating Left/Right. Remarkably, that all happened nearly 15 years (and 15 pounds) ago.

Ken enjoys identifying and hiring smart people and taking credit for their great work. He also likes to write in the third person, on the off chance that it will disguise the fact that he is writing this very blurb himself.

Kevin Vargas is the Chief Operating Officer of Left/Right, and as such he oversees all operations, production, and business affairs at the company.  He has been instrumental in creating and refining the company’s operations and financial architecture as well as being responsible for its ongoing accounting, finance, and business affairs. Kevin has been with Left/Right since its inception, and has had an active hand in producing every one of its shows.  His sound judgement and business acumen have been essential to the company’s success.

During his career Kevin has produced well over 1,000 episodes of television across all genres, including award winning nonfiction series (This American Life, The Circus, Frontline), scripted series (Odd Mom Out), reality series, daily “strip” shows, games shows, travel shows, commercials, and documentary films.

Anneka Jones began her career at MTV, where she worked as a producer for the network’s News & Docs division for nearly eight years. She was particularly involved in the network’s more serious documentary fare, and worked on documentaries about drug addiction, racism, and other tough subjects. She joined Left/Right at its inception because her experiences and tastes are as varied as the projects we produce. 

Anneka is that rare mix of both development executive and showrunner: she can come up with a great idea and see it all the way through production and post. Since its inception, she’s had a hand in virtually every pilot or series that we’ve produced, and she continues to play an active role in all ongoing series production. Anneka is also responsible for all below-the-line staffing for our series and pilots, and she relies upon her extensive database of freelance crew whenever we staff up for a new project.

Mike Mezaros has been an integral part of the Left/Right team since our first series, overseeing all aspects of post production. Mike has played a key role in the design and management of our extensive post-production facilities, and in building the workflows and teams that keep those facilities humming. From the edit bay to color correction to audio mix, Mike and his department help elevate our programming both technically and creatively.  

Mike is also a valued writer and producer at the company, having served on feature documentaries about figures as varied as EinsteinLincolnJefferson, and Jesus. As a Co-Executive Producer of  Brad Meltzer's Lost History for H2, and America's 9/11 Flag: Rise from the Ashes for History, Mike was also a vital member of the team that helped recover the long-lost Ground Zero Flag—raised by firefighters on 9/11, then missing for years—and helped return it to New York City while documenting the historic moment. That experience led to his work on the film 15 Septembers Later, which marked the fifteenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and featured interviews with George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and Donald Rumsfeld, amongst many others. 

A lifelong science fiction fan, physical restraints would have been necessary to keep Mike from becoming involved with his latest project: James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction, for AMC. Fortunately, it didn't come to that.

Since joining the Left/Right team over eight years ago, Mary has worked on some of the most prestigious projects in the office, from co-directing the feature documentary Trumped, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, to executive producing the Showtime series The Circus, to writing, producing, and directing five films for Frontline including The Middle School Moment and The Education of Omarina, both of which received Emmy nominations. She also crafted the documentary Women of Honor featuring Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, and a Discovery special about Sex in America, among many others. Mary has also had a hand in development and reality projects that run the gamut from fashion makeovers to car restorations to internet dating shows. In addition to her producing and writing skills, Mary often plays a key role in helping to set the look and visual style on our productions. 

Before Left/Right, Mary lent her talents to projects ranging from History’s highly-rated miniseries America: The Story of Us to the PBS series History Detectives and multiple episodes of NOVA. She produced and reported several segments for public radio’s award-winning series This American Life, and her short film Missed Connections premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. 

Mary is a Wesleyan graduate and a lifelong New Yorker. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband (whom she met at Left/Right!) and her delightful son (who is still learning his left from his right).

Pete began his career at Court TV, where he developed true crime series and specials including The Investigators and Murder by the Book, and played an integral role during the rebrand of the network to truTV, where he helped launch its first slate of series, including All Worked UpBlack Gold, and Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura. He then spent four years as head of development for IMG Productions, the production division of the global sports, fashion, and media company IMG.  At IMG Productions, Pete spearheaded the creation of the entertainment department and developed and produced formats, reality projects, sports documentaries, and live events for a wide range of networks including Animal Planet, Bravo, CBS Sports Network, E!, Food Network, Fox Sports, HLN, Spike, Showtime, and others.  He was creator and executive producer of The Everything Bracket on CBS Sports Network and Golf Treasures on the Back9Network, and produced live shows such as Food Network's Thanksgiving Live! He also served as a consultant on TV and digital projects across the other IMG divisions, including Fashion, Models, Clients & Broadcasting, and Action Sports. 

Pete was born in the Bronx and raised in Pleasantville, New York—an incongruity that has given his friends years of ball-breaking pleasure.  As VP of Unscripted Development, Pete is responsible for covering network needs, creating and developing new show concepts, and crafting a killer fantasy football game.

Matthew oversees business and legal affairs at Left/Right. Following law school in Los Angeles, he began his career on the Left coast, but is happy to be back on the Right coast where he belongs. His experience includes positions within the business and/or legal affairs groups at NBC Universal (30 RockLaw & Order, The Biggest LoserTop ChefSaturday Night Live, The Tonight Show), Walt Disney Studios (John CarterHannah Montana), Disney Consumer Products (too many apps and books to mention), and Viacom Media Networks (Eye CandyBroke A$ GameshowMTV News). In these various roles, Matthew has focused on development and production of scripted and unscripted television, live action motion pictures and documentaries, digital productions, and print publications. His range of experience across multiple genres makes him a perfect fit for the creative melting pot at Left/Right.

Matthew loves his quaint North Jersey town, New York sports, and his wife, son, and daughter (but most definitely not in that order).

Frank Koughan was lured from his quiet home in Querétaro, Mexico to join the Left/Right team when the company was producing a true crime series called Rich & Reckless. But cadavers and cold-blooded killers could only hold his attention for so long, and he soon turned his attention towards the comparatively placid field of historical documentaries. However, his first two highly-rated History Channel specials also dealt with the deceased: Stealing Lincoln's Body and The Real Face of Jesus. His follow-up film, about Thomas Jefferson, also begins with the founding father on his deathbed. It was around this time that Frank decided to turn his attention back to current events. 

Frank now heads up the documentary unit at Left/Right that is responsible for multiple episodes of the acclaimed PBS series Frontline. Over the last several years, Frank has produced or supervised nearly a dozen Frontline projects, ranging from an exploration of the high school dropout crisis in America (Dropout Nation) to the tragic school shootings in Newtown, CT (Raising Adam Lanza) to a troubling case involving the suicide of a police officer’s girlfriend (A Death In St. Augustine), among many others. Frank’s enviable skills as a writer, researcher, and interviewer have been essential to the growth of the company’s long-form and feature documentary work, and we are proud to have him on our team.

Prior to his work with Left/Right, Frank produced documentaries for Bill Moyers and Dan Rather Reports, and spent eight years working on the legendary CBS News series 60 Minutes. He has won two Emmy Awards, a Columbia DuPont Award, a George Polk Award, and a Loeb Award. The fact that only the last award came with any sort of cash prize (two grand, split three ways) was a major factor in his relocation to Mexico.

Michael LaHaie is that rare producer, director, and editor who has somehow managed to straddle the worlds of narrative and documentary, comedy and drama, production and post. 

As an editor, Michael collaborated on George Ratliff’s acclaimed documentary Hell House, which premiered at the Toronto Film festival and has become something of a cult classic. He also worked with Chris Eigeman on his feature debut Turn the River, starring Famke Janssen and Rip Torn (nominated for an Indie Spirit Award in 2009). He teamed up with George Ratliff for a second time on the feature Salvation Boulevard, which starred Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris, and Pierce Brosnan and premiered at the Sundance film festival. Michael's television credits also run the scripted-to-unscripted gamut, from multiple seasons of Bravo's landmark reality series Queer Eye For The Straight Guy to the acclaimed Adult Swim scripted comedy Delocated. At Left/Right, Michael has worked on many different productions, most notably serving as Co-Executive Producer and showrunner on seasons one and two of our beloved series Small Town Security

Michael's background as an editor, his ability to layer stories with unexpected moments and surprises, and his singular focus on understanding and empathizing with protagonists and antagonists alike are the key elements that bind his work together. He also suffers from an acute addiction to fine dining and live music, which requires constant income to support the habit.

John Marks was first exposed to "the media" while working as a local news reporter on stories about cops, courts, and kids who built monuments out of toothpicks. His education went global in 1990 when John opened the Berlin bureau for U.S. News & World Report, shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall.  By the turn of the millennium, John was producing news stories at the legendary CBS News magazine show 60 Minutes, where he worked with veteran correspondent Morley Safer on stories about the murder of Dutch artist Theo Van Gogh, the Dracula tourism industry in Romania, nation-building in Bosnia, and many others. 

Marks’ eclectic credits as a print and television journalist suggested that he would be a good fit for the team at Left/Right, but his weirdly varied experience as an author basically sealed the deal: John has written three works of fiction (including The Wall, a New York Times Notable book), a nonfiction book about evangelical Christianity, and a rabidly perverse vampire novel called Fangland, which was optioned for the movies by legendary horror director John Carpenter. 

At Left/Right, John has amalgamated his researching, writing, and producing skills into a triple-threat of creative firepower. In only his first couple of years on the Left/Right team, he has produced series and specials about Jesus Christ, the biological origins of evil, the secrets of secret societies, the history of the mob, and life in the Ku Klux Klan.

After studying film at the University of Chicago and Temple University, and having made a handful of short festival films, Bourne got his start in documentary television as an editor, cutting shows for Nat Geo, TLC, and Discovery. But it was on A&E’s critically acclaimed real-life cop show The First 48 that Bourne made his mark, moving up from editor to showrunner in only three years. With a laser-like focus on sculpting stories for emotion and drama, Bourne helped shape the program into one of the most watched real-life investigation series on television, supervising more than a hundred episodes and developing the spin-off series After the First 48

After joining the team at Left/Right in 2012, Bourne was able to merge his filmmaking and directing skills with his prowess in the edit room in genres outside of true crime. He has applied his multi-pronged storytelling chops across a variety of projects in varying genres, ranging from the raucous nightlife series 3AM (Showtime) to the amateur archaeology series Search for the Lost Giants (History) to the docu-drama historical hybrid Roanoke: Search for the Lost Colony (History). 

In 2016, Bourne turned his focus to the political world as one of the showrunners on the weekly fast-turnaround series The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth (Showtime), where he helped figure out a way to make a polished weekly series on a frighteningly fast editorial schedule.

A recent transplant from Brooklyn to Montclair, NJ, Bourne is adjusting to suburban life. When not engaging in ill-fated DIY projects around the house, you might find him concocting dramatic games of hide and seek with his two daughters.

Erudite. Charming. Witty. 

While these are not necessarily the attributes that come to mind when thinking of either him or his work, Jeff Cooperman remains optimistic that, given time, they may be.  

It’s not for lack of trying. He’s worked in the ever-increasing share of the Venn diagram that exists where comedy and news overlap. From the NewsHour to TV Nation, from Dateline NBC to The Colbert Report, he’s either the funniest guy in the room—or the straightest.  

At Left/Right, he’s brought his particular sensibility and skills to such award-worthy projects as National Geographic’s Generation X, and the upcoming AMC series, James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction.

Over the last 15+ years, Geoff has cut everything from news and documentaries, to comedies and drama, to competition and [pause] let’s call it…unscripted. He has been a major creative contributor and editor for some of cable television's stand-out and highest-rated series, including LA Ink (TLC), America Revealed (PBS), and Amish Mafia (Discovery), and he also worked on two award-winning feature documentaries, Note By Note: The Making of Steinway L1037 and Brick By Brick, a documentary that chronicles segregation in the Yonkers public school system.

For Left/Right, Geoff has applied his talents to many of our biggest and best shows across a wide range of genres—from Mob Wives (VH1) to Jesus: The Lost 40 Days and Roanoke: Search for the Lost Colony (History) to The Circus (Showtime), and many others. More recently, Geoff has served as Co-Executive Producer and Supervising Editor on Pivot’s critically acclaimed Human Resources and on AMC's travel docu-series Ride with Norman Reedus

When he’s not in a dark room attempting to answer questions like “how many frames is considered a beat?” [read: 12], Geoff is at home with his wife and three young boys. Most likely, there’s a glass of Bulleit nearby.

Jeremy is a gifted cameraman and still photographer who has been with the company since its inception. He frequently serves as the Director of Photography on various Left/Right productions, and is an essential member of our creative team. In addition to his contributions on set, Jeremy serves as a technical advisor across all Left/Right pilots and series, and oversees the team responsible for the company’s substantial camera and lighting department. Jeremy is talented, tireless, and highly organized...three virtues that are all too uncommon in unscripted production.

Although he’s originally from Santa Cruz, Matthew never learned how to surf. He was too busy in high school making shlocky horror movies and producing the hit fanzine Splat Magazine that won him interviews with directors such as Sam Raimi and Peter Jackson. That early passion for film evolved into a varied career as screenwriter, producer, and editor. His thriller scripts for Shadowland (based on the Peter Straub novel) and Lifeless were both optioned, and his recent comedy pilot Ninja Wives is currently making the rounds. 

Matthew has also traveled the world to feed his passion for producing documentaries, whether they are about the ragpickers of Nepal or the treasure hunters of Northern England. And as an editor for over twenty years, he’s cut everything from the Emmy-nominated Star Wars Legacy Revealed to Nightline to Dancing With The Stars

Matthew has worked at Left/Right for over seven years, serving in various roles on a wide range of series. He was an editor on multiple seasons of Mob Wives, a Producer/Editor on a pilot with the Sklar Brothers, and recently served as Supervising Story Producer on Uncorked, a series about wine sommeliers. That last gig was one of the most fulfilling of his career, though it has left him with an unaffordable passion for Chateauneuf-du-Pape.

Marlon has worked in television since he was old enough to assemble a sequence. He began as a producer, exploring exotic locales ranging from inside a flight simulator to the deck of an Army Ranger Black Hawk to under the hood of the monster truck known as Bigfoot. Before long however, Marlon realized that his true calling was not in the field but in the bay: alone in a dark room, basking in the flickering blue light of a computer screen as he quietly drowns in raw footage. 

Marlon has shaped the editorial direction for highly rated and long-running series and specials. His work has appeared on networks including AMC, PBS, Showtime, Discovery, History Nat Geo, and many others. He prides himself on finding the last hope in tragedy, and by sneaking wide shots into comedies. For Left/Right, Marlon has added his vision and late night delirium to such varied projects as Small Town SecurityDonny!, and 15 Septembers Later, among many other varied titles. 

An amateur home chef, Marlon is as comfortable with culinary mis en place as he is with editorial mis en scene. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley, where he majored in a field once referred to as Mass Communication.

Clint got his start as a filmmaker at Harvard, where he was mentored by visionaries such as Ross McElwee and Hal Hartley. He went on to study at UCLA's School of Theater, Film, and Television before going into TV development. 

During his time at Left/Right, Clint has developed projects for a number of networks, including The Murder of Laci Peterson for A&E, Generation X for NatGeo, TruInside for truTV, and Uncorked for Esquire. More recently, he has spearheaded Left/Right's digital development efforts, which has sent him down some very strange YouTube rabbit holes. 

Having grown up in Montana, Clint can appreciate the finer things in life—including rugged pick-up trucks, sub-zero temperatures, and neighbor-to-pine tree ratios of 1 to 1,000.

Olivia first joined Left/Right as a Casting Producer, and has become a key member of our development team. Through her casting outreach, Olivia seeks out interesting characters and finds ways to capture and convey their personalities and points of view. On top of her development duties, Olivia also helps to cast the many series, specials, and pilots in production at Left/Right. 

Prior to joining the company, Olivia worked in production at NBCUniversal, in development at Columbia Pictures, and on a variety of independent films. She is a proud Dartmouth graduate, a green belt in karate, and a Hanson fan club member (for life)!

After graduating from New York University, Stephanie began her career as an assistant in the editorial department of The New York Times Magazine. One of the perks of the job was getting to edit the “Letters to the Editor” column, which involved talking to some of the magazine’s most zealous readers. She left The Grey Lady to pursue her silver screen dreams. After a brief and wondrous stint sorting mail for William Morris Endeavor, she found herself at Left/Right. 

Today, as the company’s Development Producer, Stephanie’s duties include but [unfortunately] are not limited to tracking the dozens of projects Left/Right currently has in development, along with seemingly endless time spent researching, lending a hand on productions, writing treatments, and providing companionship at lunchtime.

Before entering the television business, Linda studied psychology and communications at George Washington University. Her innate curiosity and fascination with human nature made casting and development a natural fit. At Left/Right, Linda seeks out new characters, conducts interviews, writes pitches, and brainstorms on new show concepts. In addition to working in development on new projects, Linda has also helped to cast a variety of real people for existing Left/Right series and specials, from real estate buyers in Caribbean Life to mobster look-alikes on Inside the American Mob

Linda is also a Long Island native, an amateur vegetarian chef, and a proud research fanatic. She's been known to Google anything and everything that piques her interest. When she’s not at work, she’s most likely thinking about food. When she’s at work, she’s also usually thinking about food.

I’m not sure why they hired me
But I’ve been here for years
Started out in PHOTOGRAPHY
Then LIVED MY BEST LIFE with OPRAH
Lived in RUN’S HOUSE for several years
Tried to APPRENTICE for DONALD, then MARTHA
Somewhere in-between I WANTED TO BE A HILTON
Got CUT by TOMMY HILFIGER
Tried to keep up with KIMORA in the FAB LANE
Drove a CAB full of CASH and nabbed an Emmy
Didn’t really WANT TO WORK FOR DIDDY…but did anyways
SCORED THE DEAL and worked on THE FASHION SHOW
Then got serious on 15 SEPTEMBERS LATER and AMERICA’S 9/11 FLAG
Not going to be WOMAN OF THE YEAR
But know a thing about BIBLE RULES and BRAD MELTZER
Eventually I will look for a new LIFE—be it in HAWAIIMEXICO, the CARIBBEAN, or on an ISLAND elsewhere.

Ryoji Yamada is one of Left/Right’s veteran Line Producers and has been with the company since late 2010, when Mob Wives, a series about the lives of women who were [allegedly] married to the mob. 

While his first years at Left/Right were consumed by Mob Wives, Reunion Shows, and multiple spin-offs featuring the legendary Big Ang, more recently Ryoji has managed a wide range of projects from Joe Mande’s Award-Winning Comedy Special for Netflix to Ride with Norman Reedus and James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction for AMC. Most recently, Ryoji has taken on the hit HGTV franchises Hawaii LifeIsland LifeCaribbean Life, and Mexico Life—which are filmed all over the world. 

Ryoji is equally serious about television production and Texas Hold-Em poker. You up for a game?

Weirdly, McKenna Dabbs loves solving logistical problems for creative people. As a Line Producer at Left/Right, she oversees development projects across the a wide range of projects sometimes numbering into the dozens. 

Long ago in a land far away, McKenna received a BFA in Theatre Directing / Performance at Catawba College in North Carolina. She was fortunate to have worked as a professional stage director after college, but after realizing that her theatre career required a life that took her a bit too close to the poverty line, she made the transition into television. Several years of hustle later, McKenna was given her first Line Producing opportunity: Oprah Winfrey's Belief. Shortly thereafter, McKenna hopped over to Left/Right, where she supervised Seasons 1 and 2 of the Showtime’s The Circus

McKenna is originally from Nashville, and Dolly Parton is her Dalai Lama.

As the newest member of the business and legal affairs team at Left/Right, Alex works closely with Matthew Frank, VP of Business & Legal affairs. Raised in Miami, FL, he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and worked in NYC before heading to law school in D.C.  Alex returned to “The City” afterwards to begin his legal career as an associate at a large multinational law firm. In pursuit of more meaningful work (and shorter contracts to proofread), he transitioned to an entertainment law boutique and represented clients in the creative community, including actors, writers, directors, social media influencers and producers in film, television, theater and new media. Like all self-respecting millennials, he also spent some time at a startup as in-house counsel. 

Despite being a lawyer, Alex is also an athlete, musician, gamer and media buff—proudly a “jack of all trades” and admittedly a "master of none.” He is happy to try and explain why anyone would willingly leave Miami for the Northeast; just don’t ask between November and March.

Sue Naples Scotti was born and raised in New Jersey, but it was while studying abroad in Sydney, Australia that she first developed a passion for broadcasting and decided to pursue a career in television. Sue worked a variety of jobs in both the field and post, but her knack for staying cool under fire—and juggling a hundred different problems at once—made her ideally suited to the job of Post Production Supervisor.

Today, as Director of Post Production at Left/Right, Sue not only oversees individual series and specials but helps manage an entire team of Post Production Supervisors, Assistant Editors, Online Editors, and more.

In her [increasingly rare] free time, Sue enjoys gardening, puzzles, and tackling DIY home renovation projects. She also takes pleasure in annoying her husband by offering QC notes as they watch TV together.

Lucas Mumford's calm presence and incredible attention to detail help keep our busy post production department running smoothly. Lucas helps organize and schedule our editorial and finishing work, and oversees material deliveries to networks—encompassing a broad and ever-changing variety of series, specials, and pilots. 

Lucas previously served as Post Production Coordinator and Supervisor. Prior to that, he served as the company's Office Manager, in which position he famously instituted Left/Right's weekly social gathering, known as "fun day."

Drew Mintz has been with Left/Right since 2009. Starting as a Production Assistant, Drew quickly focussed in on post production and worked as a Post Production Coordinator and Post Production Supervisor before becoming an Assistant Online Editor. In that role, Drew has become the Swiss Army Knife of our post production process—touching and visually improving nearly all of Left/Right's shows. 

Outside of work, Drew also lives the [not so] secret second-life of a Brooklyn musician, playing frequent gigs with his alt-country band GunFight!

Rose began working at Left/Right in 2011 as a Rights & Clearances Assistant, and rose (pun intended) through the ranks to Supervisor in the years that followed. She is our point person for network deliverables and clearance procedures. Managing a growing department that deals with a seemingly endless to-do list, Rose sees herself as a centrifuge of production: her job is to facilitate open communication between various departments in order to ensure that everyone is talking and all is in order. 

Rose was born and raised on the south shore of Long Island, and presently resides (along with her cats Gizmo and Gato) in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. She is also the captain of Left/Right’s volleyball and softball teams, and as such has been crowned as our social coordinator or, as she prefers, Centrifuge Of After-Work Activities.

Frank manages daily operations relating to the company’s substantial camera, lighting, and grip equipment packages. He is literally mission control, making sure that all Left/Right’s far-flung production teams around the world have the tools they need to make their vision a reality. Frank brings years of experience in various fields of production to his job, having worked as a production coordinator and manager as well as an associate producer in unscripted and documentary television. His experience in production allows him to anticipate the needs of his crews, no matter whether the issue is sand in the lens, a long-distance video transmission, or a long-lost memory for how to work 

When not tinkering with gear (which he finds difficult to do), you’re likely to find Frank pet-sitting for a crew member on a long shoot.

Adam began working at Left/Right in 2014 as a technical assistant, and now manages all aspects of the company’s substantial IT and editorial infrastructure. Prior to joining the Left/Right team, he studied International Relations at Appalachian State University and filmmaking at The London Film School. Adam brings a deep enthusiasm for film, television, technology, and engineering to his role as the company’s in-house technical guru. 

Two fun facts about Adam are he used to do medical experiments for cash, and he can do really convincing dog, turkey, and goat calls (to be clear, all three are very different).

After two and a half years in the commercial real estate industry, Savannah took a leap of faith to pursue her dream of working in television, even if it meant suffering through Ken’s bad jokes and Kevin’s endless spreadsheets. She hasn’t looked back since the moment she traded in her Ann Taylor blazer in exchange for a hoodie. 

Despite her southern California roots, Savannah prefers the seasons of the east coast.  She moved to New York shortly after graduating from Brown in 2014. She's known to begin sentences with “That reminds me of this line from 30 Rock” and makes her bed every morning with obsessive precision.

Charlotte is the assistant to Co-President Banks Tarver. She graduated from Princeton University with an AB in English, and minors in Film and Screenwriting. Having been involved with video production since her freshman year in high school, Charlotte worked with many filmmaking clubs on campus, and spent a summer in Kenya completing a documentary filmmaking course. For her thesis, she wrote a feature-length screenplay and produced a short film. While in college, Charlotte interned with several film and television companies, most recently with Talos Films. 

Charlotte hails from Northern Jersey and has a small Bichon named Bella. Charlotte has been known to let her voice slip into over 15 different accents. But not on command (thanks for asking).

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