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The Production Manager's Secret

Providing A-List Crews On-Location Since 1997

Quality in the Field

As a booking agency that has been in business for over two decades, we have developed a strict vetting process for crew members. It may be that because we came from Los Angeles production and we hold our crews to high standards and expectations. The quality of the crew member's work and their level of professionalism in the field, is far more important to us than a meaningless number of crews we have on a roster. This includes not only ensuring they have a solid decade of professional network level of experience, but that they are knowledgeable and work as a team.

Effective Communication

Communication is essential in our industry. Nothing is standard. We make sure we are clear on the needs of your production shoot, by asking the right questions to get you the best crew with the correct format. We strive to match the show’s concept and style to the DP/Camera Op. We take time for you and your project by selecting the crew and negotiating their rates within your budget. Even then, you still make the final decision and determine if you feel they are the right choice for your project.

Support

When using a crewing agency, you have a no-extra-cost to you, intermediary to assist you along the way with rate negotiations and specific equipment requests. We have connections with crews across the US and all over the world. From one-person shoots to full-scale productions requiring producers, make-up artists, grips and PA's. With budgets shrinking, there isn't always a need to travel a full crew, we likely have a team nearby. You can potentially save thousands of dollars by utilizing our expertise and services.

What Our Clients Say

Many of our clients have worked with us since 1997. We are proud to say our business growth has been through referrals, not marketing.
Producer

Producer

Freelance

"I have used them on every show I have done. The lighting looks like a theatrical movie, the sound is flawless and crisp, the camera work is on point, and the gear always looks new and right out of the box."

Producer

Producer

Corporate Production Company

"Their expertise coupled with their collaborative and innovative spirit made The Crew Company the go-to experts for our most significant projects. Detail oriented and organized...The Crew Company is both dependable and reliable."

Production Executive

Production Executive

Production Company

"These crews represent my company to the industry and I take that very seriously...Crew Company crews don't let me down...I consider The Crew Company an invaluable partner and key to my success."

Senior Producer / Director

Senior Producer / Director

Production Company

"Very professional and creative crews. Sensitive to the subject matter and environment, polite, respectful and very open to creative collaboration"

Writer / Producer

Writer / Producer

Corporate Production Company

"I have directed or supervised crews in numerous locations throughout the US and overseas. In so many situations I got what I needed and received nothing but good feedback from subjects."

Meet Your Team

The Crew Company Founders
Katy Henthorne

Katy Henthorne

President & Co-Founder

Originally from upstate New York, Katy graduated from Emerson College with a Bachelor's in Science ('93). Her television career began at Paramount Pictures in Hollywood at the NBC sit-com: "The Mommies" before transitioning to daily syndication for a long stint on "Hard Copy," working her way up to produce for the widely recognized segment, Caught on Tape. Later, she went on to produce for syndicated studio talk-shows ("The Leeza Show") before returning to field production, producing several docu-series for the Discovery Channel, TLC, Warner Brothers, etc.. As a former producer in documentary and daily syndicated television, she has a solid understanding of the field requirements for creative production. Katy is the proud Mom of two daughters, both attending Arizona State University. She and husband David have a sweet dog and cat who keep the "empty nest" full.

David Henthorne

David Henthorne

Vice-President & Co-Founder

Originally from La Crosse, Wisconsin, David graduated from The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University with a Bachelor's in Arts ('89) and soon moved to Los Angeles where he began his television career. He had a long run at Paramount Pictures with "The Arsenio Hall Show" and "Hard Copy." Before landing on the back-lot, he got his start with short stints on live-to-air award shows (The Grammy Awards, The Soul Train Awards, etc.), Later, moved on to documentary series for The Discovery Channel, TLC, HGTV, and A&E. David was a Production Manager in the entertainment industry for over 10 years before co-founding The Crew Company. He knows that this type of camera crew booking service takes a large amount of stress off production – the crew search, negotiation, and vetting process. David is a proud parent of two daughters, both attending his alma-mater, ASU. Go Devils!

Notes from the Field

Thoughts, Tech and The Industry

Defining Your Crew

In the eyes of the IRS your crew member might not be considered an independent contractor (IC), but rather your employee.