Two-time Emmy award winner Jason Lazarus Auerbach has had an extremely varied career over the past 20+ years. He is a very effective problem solver who is sought after by major studios to help in the development of television/film properties and the technical pipelines behind them. All of this has led him to where he is now, producing numerous television and film projects of his own.
During his time at NBCUniversal Jason oversaw the development and implementation of the system to transfer English language shows to multiple languages for their networks around the world. Jason not only developed workflow pipeline to overdub hours of content a day, but also spent five years overseeing the process.
At FOX Studios, Jason spent two years developing and implementing the first virtual product integration department, which set precedent for the major studios. Building a pipeline to quickly and effectively place product digitally in to film and television properties.
As well as being an amazing technical asset to the companies he has excelled on the creative side of the business as well. Jason has been a key player in the creative development of numerous television projects, developing shows for companies such as NBCUniversal, Relativity, Go Go Luckey Entertainment, Asylum Entertainment, Cineflix, Original Media, and TwoFour America.
Jason has also produced, shot, and edited hundreds of hours of television content for major production facilities and networks. Some of these networks include NBC, FOX, Spike, Esquire, A&E, E!, Discovery, TLC, and MTV. He has also produced numerous hours of television through his own company Lazarus Films.
Most recently Jason has been Producing/Directing several documentaries and television shows around the world interfacing with institutions such as the United Nations, the U.S. State Department, Resolve Marine Group, the Philippines Government, the United States Military, The Standard Club Europe Ltd., and Sanofi Pasteur.
Currently his companies Lazarus Films and Blue Ninja Productions are in development and production on multiple television projects. Lazarus Films is also partnering with Angry Monkey Entertainment to form a music video production company and to assist with their upcoming feature film productions in China.
Established Producer and Director of live action and animation, Scott Duthie is devoted to staying on the forefront of the technological revolution in the production of film, television and theatrical distribution; pioneering the first Retro-Integration Technology Division for 20th Century Fox and launching digital product placement on the hit Fox Network Reality series, Temptation Island.
Duthie began his career as a marketing technical consultant and creative director in Seattle, Washington, supervising projects for many Fortune 500 Companies including Microsoft, Nintendo, Boeing, Purina, Hallmark and United Parcel Service.
An alumnus of the American Film Institute with a postgraduate degree in Motion Picture Production Design, Duthie has been a key member of creative teams for several popular Emmy Award-winning shows, such as Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Tracey Takes On, The Rockford Files and The Magnificent Seven. His film and television credits encompass a wide range of studio productions including: Bedazzled, Dante’s Peak, Cruel Intentions, The Patriot, Timecop, Touched By An Angel, Leave It To Beaver, Martial Law, The Hand That Rocks The Cradle, Heat Vision And Jack, Sleepless In Seattle and Spider-man.
He has also lent his expertise to music videos for: Britney Spears, The Backstreet Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Donnas, Mel C, Joe Cocker, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Smashmouth, Tal Bachman, REM, Citizen King, Five For Fighting, Kayla Adams, Brooks & Dunn, Toni Braxton, Ben Moody, Anastacia and Kelly Clarkson. Duthie’s commercial clients have included: Chrystler Jeep, Nikon, Reebok, Subaru, Pontiac, and Verizon.
Across Duthie’s distinguished career he has worked along side some of the industries most notable directors including: Leonard Nimoy, Harold Ramis, Christopher Cain, John Landis, Ben Stiller, Roger Donaldson, Mc G, Joss Whedon, Sam Raimi, and Mike Nichols.
Notable actors he has worked with include: Jon Voight, Robert Downey Jr., Terence Stamp, Jack Black, Julianne Moore, Tom Hanks, Ben Kingsley, Greg Kinnear, John Goodman, Annette Bening, Val Kilmer, Jane Lynch, Owen Wilson, James Franco, Toby Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst, Brendan Fraser, Elizabeth Hurley, James Garner, Pierce Brosnan, Linda Hamilton, Reese Witherspoon, Lauren Bacall, Ryan Phillippe, Charlton Heston, Drew Barrymore, Tracey Ullman, Maria Bello, Forest Whitaker, Michelle Williams, Bryan Cranston, Meg Ryan, F. Murray Abraham, Ian McKellen, Rutger Hauer, Heather Graham, Dean Cain, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair, Tara Reid, Jon Favreau, Michael McKean, William Shatner, Ben Stiller, Bill Pullman, Chris O’Donnell, Lolita Davidovich, Cheech Marin, Michael Madsen, Tony Danza, William Katt, Gary Busey, Ice T, Ron Perlman, Christine Taylor, Natasha Henstridge, Charles Durning, Nia Peeples, Tom Berenger, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Jeff Bridges.
Scott Duthie theatrically distributed and supervised all marketing and promotion for the comedy feature film, Baby On Board, starring Heather Graham, Jerry O’ Connell, John Corbett and Lara Flynn Boyle. This was the first E-Cinema Digital Distributed Feature Film with a marketing target reaching 75 million gross impressions and launching DVD sales to rank in the top 50 rentals for 68 straight days. The film also featured publicity on Howard Stern, The Bonnie Hunt Show, Access Hollywood, a 20 market Satellite Media Tour and 4 National Radio Media Tours, as well as thousands of print and internet publications.
Duthie also theatrically distributed the festival-winning documentary, Hot Flash Havoc, into over 100 markets nationwide and a media campaign reaching over 100 million gross impressions as well as coordinating all DVD and Blu-Ray fulfillments.
Scott Duthie and veteran producing partner Christopher Cain (Young Guns) teamed up for the controversial feature film, September Dawn, starring Academy Award winner Jon Voight, Terence Stamp and Lolita Davidovich. The film exposed one of the darkest moments in Mormon history, the Mountain Meadows massacre of 1857, in which 137 pioneers from Arkansas were killed in Utah by a raiding party whose ties to the LDS Church are still in dispute. Independently released on over 1,200 screens, September Dawn received critical acclaim worldwide and repeated news coverage from CNN, CNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, BBC, FOX, Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, Larry King, The New Yorker, USA Today, and The New York Times.
Recently, Duthie teamed again with Cain for the sequel to the hit movie Pure Country, Pure Country 2: The Gift, featuring George Strait and introducing Katrina Elam. Distributed by Warner Bros Studios, Pure Country 2 sold a record 50,000 units the first day of Walmart’s exclusive DVD release. Duthie and Cain also produced and directed the award-winning feature, Deep In The Heart, starring Val Kilmer, Jon Gries, and DB Sweeney, which independently released into 63 domestic markets.
A member of the Director’s Guild of America, Duthie is directing and producing the feature film, FireDog, starring Lauren Bacall, Tom Arnold, Dean Cain, Tom Berenger, Michael Madsen, Nia Peeples, William Katt and Beverly D’Angelo. The recipient of three Gold Remi Awards, Duthie most recently coordinated production services and directed action for the mega-hit, Britney Spears Live: The Femme Fatale Tour, and is currently directing and producing the reality show Music City Motel in Nashville, Tennessee.
Rudy has worked in the television and film industry for over twenty-five years spanning the production world with various shows and feature length documentaries. He is an active member of the Producers Guild of America as well as the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Rudy has executive produced numerous documentaries and television series such as the Emmy winning American Beer Blogger, Saving Heroes for Discovery’s American Heroes Channel, Rising Tides about the global rising sea levels, Remember Us about Hungary’s hidden children of the Holocaust and Six Hours, which followed a news team through Typhoon Yolanda.
Prior to forming Blue Ninja Productions with Jason Lazarus Auerbach, Rudy worked for fifteen years with NBCUniversal on The Cosby Show as well as Nightly News with Tom Brokaw as a Camera Operator, Field Producer and 2nd Unit Director. He was there for various large, Earth changing events such as the collapse of the Berlin Wall, the Great Midwest Floods and the Oklahoma City Bombing.
An award winning documentary filmmaker with 20 years of experience in the TV industry Michele Loschiavo began her career studying at the Philadelphia University of the Arts. Soon after, she earned a position at QVC as a producer. While there she and a co-worker produced and directed a short film, documenting the program that helps raise money for women’s cancer "Cure by the Shore". After leaving QVC she began working as a freelance producer for various production companies in Philadelphia. She spent two years as co-executive producer of "Spice up my Kitchen" and "Save my Bath" which were seen on HGTV. She then went on to executive produce DIY’s "Kitchen Impossible" for 5 seasons. Her executive producing experience also includes, "Staten Island Cakes" WeTV and "Tanked" for Animal Plant.
Her narrative film credits include two short films that she made with her twin sister Jennifer Watson, "Change" and "My Own Confession." But it is her documentary experience that brings her the most reward. Some of those documentaries in which she directed, edited and produced include "3:15", "Race to the Bottom of the Earth" seen on the National Geographic Channel, and a short documentary on homeless kids in America "Can You See Me Now". She just recently completed her fifth documentary covering the subject of global effects of sea level rise called "Rising Tides".
Whether the focus is on a marathon runner, a trek across Antarctica, the struggles of homeless youth, or the environment they all tell the story of the will and power of the human spirit. She is starting the most important documentary yet in her career based on the postpartum disorder. Michele continues to pursue all areas of production in an effort to grow in the field that she loves, and hopes to continue the journey as a cinematic storyteller.