Welcome to the neighborhood Join our crew of exceptional creators what it means to be a Neighborhood Creator You do what you do best, we’ll sweat the details Being a part of the toldright Neighborhood is an opportunity to pursue your passion and work for yourself, without the overhead and insecurity that comes with working independently. Level-up with industry trailblazers Our teams are made up of and supported by video production veterans who bring indispensable expertise to every project. Tell creative & unique stories We’re always trying exciting new ways to tell engaging stories, and we need innovative creators like you to keep pushing the limits. Focus on your passions & personal growth Enjoy the freedom to show off your talent, sharpen your skills with cutting-edge projects, and make new contacts as part of a diverse team. What our collaborators have to say Being a part of toldright’s neighborhood means a great deal—I’m surrounded by talented colleagues and I’m helping big and small companies tell their stories. Freelancing was getting more and more tiresome, with admin and budgeting and coordination - now that I’m in the neighborhood, I’m able to focus on producing, while the toldright team takes care of the rest. When Covid left me out of work, the toldright team reached out and offered me the chance to work on some of the coolest projects. Now, I’m working on virtual events for companies like Dell, Adobe and Twitch! Toldright has allowed me to work on projects for clients I never imagined I would in my career - their team has been such a great support system and have given me the opportunity to create my best work yet. We’ve got your back It’s not easy these days for independent creatives to thrive. We recognize where the industry is failing creators, and as a Neighborhood creator, you can count on toldright for access to flexible and interesting projects that fit your lifestyle, as well as support your professional and personal goals. Be part of a cutting-edge virtual production network As a Neighborhood creator, not only do you get a spot in our exclusive talent network, but you’ll unlock new opportunities and gain the valuable skills needed to navigate the new wave of video production. No matter who (or where) you are Toldright is committed to diversity and opportunity for all. We want creators from diverse backgrounds, all over the world, to be able to take part in groundbreaking projects and use their unique voices to tell exciting stories. Creators in the Neighborhood Production Photography Creative Services Operations Associate Producer Marketing Operations Manager Producer Production Assistant Production Manager Public & Talent Relations Camera Operators Director of Photography Lighting Prompter Audio Professionals Editor Graphic Designer Graphics Operator Legal & Licensing Hair & Makeup Music Composer Set Designer Stunt Person Talent Writer Animal Management Catering Driver IT Support Medical Runner/Utility Security Tech Manager Travel Agent …and more! FEATURED NEIGHBORHOOD CREATORS Kory Kozak Director Kory Kozak Director Kory is a 12-time Emmy Award Winning Producer/Director/Writer/storyteller who has worked with ESPN, the Golf Channel and others. He specializes in creative storytelling and has produced content for toldright clients like OneTeam partners, Xerox and more. Patrick McManus Executive Director Patrick McManus Executive Director As the Emmy Award-winning director of American Ninja Warrior, Patrick knows how to deliver an awe-inspiring production. In the last 30 years, Patrick has become one of the foremost Emmy Award-winning sports directors in the industry. Along with “American Ninja Warrior,” his resume also boasts the Netflix series “Ultimate Beastmaster” and “Hyperdrive,” FOX Sports’s “Thursday Night Football” pregame and halftime shows, ESPN’s SEC Network “Game of the Week,” and is an NBC Sports live event director on their Olympics coverage, most recently at the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea. Jamie Kiley Director Jamie Kiley Director Jamie’s not only is our lead director at toldright, but he also brings a wealth of knowledge and a huge network to the table. He also founded along with two other members of the Neighborhood Blind Squirrel Productions, a full process solution for media, broadcast, streaming and beyond. He is currently a director for a number a tv networks including CBS and NBC, and also works on American Ninja Warrior. TL Fiedler Producer & Director TL Fiedler Producer & Director Starting at ABC Sports in 1994, TL has worked extensively in Sports television for over 25 years at networks like ESPN, CBS Sports, Fox Sports, NBC Sports and numerous production companies. Chantel McCabe On-Air Talent Chantel McCabe On-Air Talent Chantel is a television broadcasting veteran and can be seen on Golf Channel’s live broadcasts of the PGA and LPGA Tours, is a host/reporter for the network’s flagship shows Golf Central and Morning Drive. She has also joined Golf Channel’s coverage of the PGA Tour Champions and Web.com Tour, along with the World Long Drive and NCAA Championships. Julie Schwarz Producer & Writer Julie Schwarz Producer & Writer Julie is a 6-time Emmy Award-winning producer and writer with over 15 years of experience creating feature stories, documentary series, corporate branded content, and live television productions. Various clients include: NBC, HBO, Amazon Prime, NFL Network, Bleacher Report, USTA/ESPN, PepsiCo, Ray-Ban, Xerox, LIXIL, and TFA Group. Rory McManus Motion & Graphics Animator Rory McManus Motion & Graphics Animator Rory is a 2D and 3D character and motion graphics animator who has worked for brands like CDW, Citibank, Dell, DraftKings, TGR Foundation, and more. Andrew Beard Neighborhood Creator Andrew Beard Neighborhood Creator At a young age, I filmed my friends skateboarding and quickly realized this was something I enjoyed and wanted to make a career out of it. I love being able to tell stories through the art of video. When I’m not behind a camera or in-front of a computer editing, I love to travel with my fiancee, Linzy. When we are not traveling, we like to hit up the golf course, go on hikes and attend concerts. We have a Shih Tzu named Teddy and we enjoy spending time with our family and friends. Donny Goertz Neighborhood Creator Donny Goertz Neighborhood Creator I’m a leading producer of linear and digital content with proven success among digital platforms from social media to streaming OTTs. I have a proven ability to connect, implement, and create innovative short/long form content, promotional plans, and strategies for global entertainment brands and talent to deliver compelling content. My extensive background includes establishing relationships with media tastemakers/influencers and corporate sponsors as well as managing marketing partnerships. I am an adaptive content creator who can fully execute any vision to the nth degree from ideation to deployment and beyond, connect the dots, and deliver wins for teams. If you review my profile, you’ll find that my background includes examples of where I’ve used my creative and marketing skills across multiple industries and audiences. Some of my accomplishments include creating exclusive content with the leaders in entertainment and sports, generating press and buzz, collaborating with NBCU Partners from E! to SKY—even partnering externally with Major League Soccer, PR agencies, management companies, and record labels. Proven to successfully manage my own work and success, I’ve also led and supervised others in their professional and personal growth using my natural ability to lead, inspire, and motivate others towards achieving a common goal. If there’s one thing I’ve learned is how to be successful in an ever-changing media landscape partnering with a brand’s vision to deliver positive and impactful results. I’ve obtained in-depth experience in almost all types of digital content including:✓ Creative ideation and consulting✓ Field/post production✓ Paid and organic social media✓ SEO and web engine marketing✓ Social media strategy✓ Public relations✓ Email marketing✓ Brand-building✓ Holistic media & press campaigns✓ And much more I’d like to continue to grow in my career as a content professional who uses compelling creative and relationships to elevate any project for all channels and deliver the best possible outcome. If you’d like to learn more about me, please feel free to connect with me or email me at email@example.com. Chantel McCabe Neighborhood Creator Chantel McCabe Neighborhood Creator Chantel McCabe knows everything broadcast. She’s a highly experienced play-by-play sports broadcaster and TV host, with prior experience in scriptwriting, teleprompting, and highlight editing. Her passion for sports surfaces memorable and heart-warming television experiences. Earning her BA in Sports Journalism at the University of New Hampshire, McCabe worked her way up from local news to sports television. She worked as a sideline reporter for national broadcasts of PGA Tour tournaments, as well as PHL and NHL games, and now hosts on ESPN, SiriusXM, and PGA Tour Live. Thus far, Chantel’s most notable experience in sports broadcasting was covering the Masters. She was the first non-playing female radio broadcaster to host their live radio coverage. She’s worked for numerous news channels, such as NHL Sports, Fox News Carolinas, NH1, and the Golf Channel. Simply put, Chantel flourishes when she’s on live television. With her behind-the-scenes work, she brings fresh and innovative ideas to the forefront with every role. Chris Fernandez Neighborhood Creator Chris Fernandez Neighborhood Creator Chris Fernandez is an editor, storyteller, and surgeon with over 20 years of professional experience in the video editing industry. He specializes in video editing for broadcast and entertainment/sports television, bringing seamless visual experiences to sports videos. Chris earned his Bachelor’s in Television Production at Emerson College, working on professional video editing shortly afterward. His primary focus in sports led him to edit content for the PyeongChang 2018 and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, The NBA Finals, and The Championships Wimbledon, among many others. He has his own video editing company, Fernandez Edit LLC, where he works as a senior editor for numerous broadcast clients. More recently, he was the lead editor for Golf Channel’s PGA Tour. He also worked on the show open for ESPN2’s Sunday Night Baseball, a special called “KayRod Cast”. He thrives in a work environment with like-minded creative thinkers, bringing visions to reality. Fernandez has since earned 16 Emmy nominations in broadcast television. Derek Kuchman Neighborhood Creator Derek Kuchman Neighborhood Creator Derek Kuchman is an editor, producer, and musician. With over 25 years of video editing and broadcast experience, he specializes in high-quality, mobile, social, and internet video. He’s worked as a videographer, technical director, media manager, director, and producer for Golf Channel and ABC media, and NBC morning newscasts. His work ranges from documentaries and talk shows, to tour teases and live tournament coverage. Kuchman earned his BA in Journalism and Mass Communication, with a concentration in Broadcast Production at the University of South Carolina. After a successful run with Golf Channel, he decided to take on freelance work. Nowadays, Derek brings quality video through his video production company, Bayou Life Productions, and his collaborations with toldright. He’s created an optimal video editing system, so he can tell your story on social media through 4K and HD quality. He’s an NBC nominee and an Emmy, NCAA, Golf Channel, and Golf Central award-winner of various shorts and features, such as “Life Without Katie: The Jason Enloe Story”. He’s a songwriter that has written and recorded theme songs for television, enhancing his video editing skills with a focus on audio quality for every session. One of his notable projects, a PGA Championship tease, required editing still images without video footage. It’s safe to say Kuchman is up for any challenge. Dave Targan Neighborhood Creator Dave Targan Neighborhood Creator Producer, director, executive, and storyteller, Dave Targan is a seasoned videographer. Targan specializes in documentaries, field production, and story development. He works with sports film, television, and digital content with a distinct vision to illustrate athletes’ stories. After graduating with a BA in Philosophy at Colgate University, his introduction to film started as a Chairman of Focus Features in 2003. Later, he worked his way up the ladder to Creative Executive at Universal Pictures. Nearly a decade later, he decided to shift his focus to working in sports video. Targan founded Targantuan Filmworks, his very own production company. Targan focuses on content that honors their backgrounds and narrates their journeys, inspiring fans and aspiring athletes alike. Some notable projects include working on QB1’s seasons one and two, a short documentary “Early Innings”, The Short Game, Kirk Cousins Documentary, and his many works with toldright. Targan believes that earning an actor’s trust results in the best possible outcome. Working alongside actors on set, he values the close relationships between cast and crew, allowing for authentic results. Jacob Katz Neighborhood Creator Jacob Katz Neighborhood Creator After being gifted a Flip camera at the age of 11, Jacob has been enamored with storytelling in all forms. He taught himself video production, graphic design, and animation, and ended up teaching a class on video editing in his senior year of high school. While attending Missouri State University in their storied Electronic Arts program, Jacob worked in numerous productions, sometimes on set, sometimes off, and culminated his college experience with a thesis film he co-wrote, directed, edited, co-produced, and also served as lead VFX artist. Jacob hopes to keep learning, creating, and practicing his craft until all barriers between his mind and what he puts into the world are gone. Mandy Cohen Neighborhood Creator Mandy Cohen Neighborhood Creator 8-time Emmy award winning Live TV and Sports Producer. Priorities: storytelling, project management, editorial narrative, talent development and league/client partnerships. Specializing in Content creation from full Live productions to comprehensive post projects. Steve Becker Neighborhood Creator Steve Becker Neighborhood Creator I am senior media executive and consultant with more 30 years in the sports television broadcast industry having worked at Fox Sports, ESPN, Turner Sports & CNN. Most recently, I have been working with Toldright producing TV-quality virtual events through a cloud-based platform for corporate clients like; Citi Private Bank, Tiger Woods Foundation, DraftKings, Xerox, Invesco, CDW, and ComEd to name a few. Previously, I spent extensive time overseeing all budgetary and production aspects of live events, studio shows, and original content of Ultimate Fighting Championship & Premier Boxing Champions at FOX Sports. Over the years, he also worked on such shows as Best Damn Sports Show Period, Listen Up! Charles Barkley with Ernie Johnson & Kenny Smith, ESPN Hollywood, SEC Gridiron Live, and Braves & Hawks Live Pregame & Postgame. An authentic leader and passionate relationship builder, I genuinely value diversity of thought and I’m dedicated to creating working environments built on constant communication, innovative problem solving, and continuously learning. I am a graduate of the University of Michigan. Sarah Chovnick Neighborhood Creator Sarah Chovnick Neighborhood Creator I like to think that I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be, telling the exact stories I’m meant to tell. I grew up as a professional junior Equestrian and competed on the international circuit representing my state, the east coast, and sometimes the United States. I graduated from the University of Alabama with a major in Sports Journalism for Television and Film and a minor in Writing. I’ve been in the industry for almost 15 years now and have yet to meet a sport that I don’t love. I got my start in the Birmingham, AL local news market before moving to The Golf Channel where I dove into short and long form storytelling for nearly a decade. I love true crime documentaries, working on my own novel, and playing with my dog Boo. I’m a fan of any and all sports but mostly, and always, Roll Tide. FEATURED PROJECT Kansas City Royals Kansas City Royals boost fan engagement with cutting-edge content You all absolutely crushed it on this project! EVERY SINGLE PERSON! So seriously from the bottom of my heart thank you so much for all the time and dedication you put into this. I will say that this is only the beginning...more stories will be coming and this is the crew I plan to call on first. Thank you for being professional every step of the way. Your new partner Meet Amanda Amanda Short is head of our talented community, and your go-to when it comes to matching you with the right project. “As Head of the Neighborhood, my priority is to create an inclusive environment where all our talent feels respected and appreciated. By cultivating and growing relationships within our Neighborhood, we learn each person’s strengths. We can match them perfectly with a project that will fit our client’s needs, enabling them to tell their stories creatively and efficiently.” —Amanda Short, Head of the Neighborhood Have a question for Amanda or the team?