Actress-producer Kristen Bell (The right place, Veronique March) today announced the launch of Dunshire Productions, a new Los Angeles-based creative content and production studio on which it has partnered with longtime creative collaborators including director-producer Morgan Sackett (The right place, hacks), director, producer and editor Dean Holland (The right place, The Unicorn), Troy Bailey, founder of Bailey Brand Management, and Benjamin Hart, multidisciplinary designer and creative director.
Dunshire will focus on producing creative advertising content and campaigns for brands, including traditional TV spots and short form digital content, and will also have an entertainment content arm to develop, produce and create various entertainment projects . The company will partner with its sister agency, Brains on Fire, to offer a full suite of services from branding to web, social media, experience and beyond, marketing agency and Bailey’s advertising platform providing direct access to top talent for advertising campaigns. .
Bell and its partners have previously collaborated on campaigns for companies such as Hello Bello, helping this baby-focused brand achieve annual sales of more than $200 million over a three-year period.
“Dunshire Productions is really us selfishly chasing that first day of summer camp, because we all love working with each other. Every time we complete a project together, we want it to continue. We so are we,” the company founders said in a joint statement. “What makes the five of us work so well together is that Kristen is a natural playmaker and Morgan slips in as a stretch 5. Sorry, what? We are NOT going back to the Lakers starting lineup? Got it.
“We’re just going to go back to the Dunshire Productions office and focus on what else we do super well,” they continued, “creating good things people want to watch and doing it with good people only. ( But we still think the Lakers could use us.)”
Bell is an award-winning actress and producer known for her work in films such as Frozen, Frozen 2, bad moms and Forget Sarah Marshalland in series including Veronique March and The right place. She also produced and starred in the new Netflix series, The woman at home opposite the girl at the windowand the Daytime Emmy nominated web series momsplaining for Ellen Tube.
Sackett is a two-time Emmy winner who recently produced the Amy Poehler documentary Lucy and Desi and the hit HBO Max series, hacks. He was also executive producer and director of the series Bell The right place and the hit NBC comedy Parks and recreationamong many other projects.
Holland is an Emmy winner who was part of the production and editing crews for Parks and recreation. Additional credits include Separate together, To like, Office, Surroundings, The right place, Domestical economy and The Unicorn.
Prior to founding Bailey Brand Management, his talent agency specializing in celebrity representation for strategic marketing, advertising and business development partnerships with companies around the world, Bailey served as Vice President of International Celebrity Endorsements at WME.
Designer and Creative Director Hart is also Co-Chair and Creative Lead of Brains on Fire and Moonlights as NYT Bestselling Children’s Book Author, alongside co-author Bell. He has a long history of managing creative campaigns, large-scale organizational development, web development projects, and non-profit and for-profit strategic communications plans, including for brands such as Hello Bello, Warner Bros. , Spindrift, National Breast Cancer Foundation, AIGA and Suite.
Bell is represented by CAA and Schreck Rose Dapello; Sackett by ICM Partners and attorney Jonathan Gardner of Cohen & Gardner; and Holland by UTA and lawyer JR McGinnis of Felker Toczek Suddleson Abramson.