Geoff McGann’s career began at Wieden+Kennedy where he was one of the initial, principal creative forces behind the Nike “Just Do It” Campaign. After Nike, Geoff transitioned to shooting commercials and longer form film and digital content while also continuing to develop his fine art photography, design and painting exhibitions around the US.
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It’s about the journey and not just the destination. Strategy, objectives and goals drive great creative solutions. Chris has been involved in guiding the success of companies ranging from golf apparel to burgers, toys to laptops, and automotive to real estate in his 25+ year career. As Managing Partner, Executive Producer and a Business Leader, Chris believes in accountability, great creative and results.
With 20 years experience, award-winning producer Frederico Lapenda has built a global career in all areas of the entertainment industry. As a filmmaker, produced over 20 films, and his documentary ”Kidnapping” competed for the Oscar nomination. Lapenda was the founding partner of Mandalay Lone Runner, independent division of Mandalay, a company chaired by Peter Guber, former CEO of Sony Pictures. Mandalay produced Seven years in Tibet, with Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie in Beyond Boarders, Donny Brasco with Johnnie Depp, etc.. Lapenda also produced two video games with XBox, Fight Game Rivals and with Sony Ericsson, Fight Game Heroes.
Hailed by many industry magazines as one of the originators of the style MMA, Lapenda produced over 100 MMA fights in countries like USA, Japan, Russia, Ukraine, Israel, Brazil, etc. His TV show Channel 22 “COMBAT MORTALE has been in the air for more than 3 consecutive years in Los Angeles, achieving ratings of two digits and raising Lapenda as the first producer to telecast on broadcast in the United States MMA. He was the fourth producer of conveying his franchise WVC fights on pay per view in the U.S. Introduced pay-per-view in Brazil in 1997 and in May 2011 produced the first pay-per-view on YouTube. This pay-per-view was televised live from Moscow.
In the world of music Lapenda already produced 10 shows in Brazil and his latest co-production was in the city of Americana in partnership with the Brahma where Lapenda brought country singer Alan Jackson, who sang for an audience of 45 thousand people.
Stephen J. Lattanzi
Massachusetts native and graduate of Choate Rosemary Hall, Stephen studied English, Theatre, and Cinema at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine and internationally in Prague, Budapest, and Vienna.
In the fall of 2010 he began work writing script coverage and developing feature production at Village Roadshow Pictures. Stephen began at McGann+Partners (then McGann+Zhang) at its inception as a Junior Writer/Producer, and within eight months had moved into a Partner Position after, as Geoff McGann puts it, 'he pulled off a few of our near impossible cause-marketing projects.' And he added, 'I've worked with dozens of producers over the past 25 years and when you find one that is as resourceful and driven as Stephen is, you do whatever you can to hold on to them.'
Lattanzi co-wrote, and produced the short-form series ‘Keeping Up With the Downs,’ named Best New Series at the San Francisco New Media Film Festival. His most recent project, 'A Drowning Man' is a short-form narrative he wrote, and directed, and stars Tom Winter and Tiffany Dupont.