The Crews Control team assists producers with 2000+ award-winning video crews, worldwide. Our goal is to make booking a camera crew so simple that our clients can focus solely on their production.
Andrea Keating introduced the industry to the concept of a freelance film and video staffing company in 1988. And since then, “It’s been an incredible experience made all the better by great clients, fabulously talented crews and the best team on Earth working right along with me.” At Crews Control, Andrea is constantly thinking about how to serve her clients better. That’s her number one objective. As for her other, more whimsical goals, she’d like to invent an everyday product, go to cooking school, and finally learn how to whistle.
Valerie’s cool head and ability to put out fires with ease makes her a client favorite. She’s the office IT wizard and our resident trivia champ, which should give you at least a hint as to how darn smart she is. She’d like to make an entry into the Encyclopedia of Life, continue to travel, and maybe even get over her hang-up about the strange texture of popsicle sticks on your tongue.
Eliana brings over 20 years of experience in professional services consulting, staffing and outsourcing in the Marketing, Design, Technology and Digital sectors. Eliana is excited to lead a number of strategic initiatives at Crews Control, including our Strategic Accounts Program and Supplier Diversity. Client advocacy and operational excellence are at the core of her approach so she is a perfect fit with the Crews Control team. In her free time, Eliana enjoys traveling, playing in her garden, cooking and dancing. Her three kids and new puppy keep her smiling and on her toes. Her long-term aspirations are to retire where sand and waves are plentiful
Laura Chapman is our Vice-President of Operations and she is always on the lookout for new ways to streamline all Business Services processes. She has mastered the art of BPA’s, MSA’s and VMS’s and streamlining and managing the Accounting Department. When she is not spoiling her three dogs (Max, JoJo and Scooby,) and being a sports spectator of her son playing football, basketball, and lacrosse, Laura also finds enough time to catch a game or two of college basketball that her husband officiates. Loving everything and anything Italian and with an Italian heritage, it is no surprise that Laura feels at home anywhere in Italy.
“I have never worked with such a creative and talented team,” says Cricket (which isn’t her given name, by the way). She believes in living life to the fullest, which is a motto she applies day-to-day as she helps video producers get their productions done (with the world’s best crews, of course). She’ll match you with the perfect crew for your project so quickly that you’ll still have time to ask her about her volunteer position as a sports league official.
Ashley may be new to the area but is not new to the production industry. Ashley is an Emmy® award-winning micro-documentary producer, editor, and writer who has a love for stories that make a positive impact. She brings her administrative wizardry, creative eye, deep knowledge of production and odd sense of humor (which fits right in) to Crews Control. Ashley prides herself on her overt friendliness she credits to growing up in the Midwest, her amazing banana bread, and preternatural ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously. Her favorite food is guacamole, is a music, travel, and art nerd, and has a strange fascination with dinosaurs. Ashley looks forward to adding to her production knowledge bank while helping clients and crews make ideas a reality at Crews Control!
Debbie, our Assistant Production Manager, is a master at multi-tasking. With a degree in English/Writing and Communications, an advanced degree in Film and Video, as well as professional and independent experience in producing, it’s no wonder Crews Control was quick to snatch her up. By day she is “super girl”–calling crews, confirming shoots, updating profiles, screening applicants–and that’s all without drinking a sip of coffee (she prefers hot chocolate). When not helping to coordinate the inner workings of the production team, she participates in a writing group, choreographs and teaches dance, and bakes decadent desserts. Now if only she could teach us how to rub our stomachs, pat our heads, and hop on one foot.
Carolyn says Crews Control is the best place she’s ever worked. Carolyn handles the management of our accounts payable and receivable with speed and efficiency—and we love her for that, among other things. If you’ve only talked to Carolyn by phone, you may not know how much she loves to experiment with her hair. We’ll need to update this photo every few weeks. Now that her two boys are out in the workforce, married and on their own she takes care of the Crews Control staff by being the office chef, pharmacist and chauffer.
As the Crews Control Accounts Payable Manager Candi is responsible for daily management of the invoices for hundreds of shoots. Her extraordinary organizational skills keep the entire process on track. She loves to travel, has driven cross country four times and her favorite vacation was spending time in her mother’s seaside hometown south of London. She loves to write and won a regional DAR writing competition in her younger years and makes a mean cheese soufflé.
Kim is a proud Seagull of Salisbury University where she studies Communication Arts. With a focus in Journalism and Public Relations, she puts her experience with Twitter and Facebook and her unique writing style to use as our new Social Media and Marketing Assistant. In her free time she can be found running- even though she hates it- spending time with her family and dog, and road-tripping around the country with her friends.
Monique joins us as a proud Terp from the University of Maryland where she studies broadcast journalism and theatre. As our ‘go-to’ for confirming shoots, organizing files, and supporting the Crews Control team, she has mastered the art of keeping busy and juggling many tasks. With her superb attention to detail, exceptional organizational skills, and ability to breeze through any challenge, it’s not hard to believe that she was once a Sport ‘Cup’ Stacking champion. When she’s not assisting our production team or studying for exams, Monique enjoys traveling, reading, and taking selfies.
Madison hails from Montgomery College and the University of Maryland. With her love for photography and film, she fits right in at Crews Control. Madison loves food and is chronically clumsy. In her spare time, she likes hiking, watching movies, and puzzles. Madison looks forward to growing her role at Crews Control and is learning something new every day!