A New Full Service Creative Production Agency


NEW YORK, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Tribune Creative Group, the creative division of Tribune Broadcasting, has partnered with Turbo Dog Productions, a division of Warshaw Blumenthal to expand its advertising service offerings. Through the Tribune partnership, Turbo Dog Productions has expanded into a full service production company able to provide clients with every level of the creative production process, from the storyboard stage through post production, including VFX, Sound Studios, Motion Capture, 2D and 3D to full up high definition film and video shoots for animatics, cinematics, gaming or testing.

Turbo Dog Productions will now be housed in Tribune Broadcasting’s newly renovated 10,000 square foot creative space in Manhattan, and equipped with the highest quality state of the art technology including:

— Motion Capture technology featuring hands and markerless facial performance capture

— A virtual camera system

— Full CGI and VFX systems for post-production

— A state-of-the-art sound and mixing studio

— Multiple green screens

In addition to Turbo Dog’s hardware advantage, Turbo Dog has a staff of award-winning artists, editors, sound engineers, 3D animators, visual effects artists and directors with backgrounds in film, animation, video games, movies and commercial production, as well as the most sophisticated testing techniques.

“Tribune has always been a champion of the creative process and has built an award-wining in-house creative team. This partnership is a natural progression of the expansion of Tribune’s creative footprint, and will allow us to multiply our reach and service capabilities,” said John Zeigler, VP/Creative, Tribune Broadcasting.

“Turbo Dog Production’s partnership with Tribune Creative Group will ensure we remain significantly ahead of our competition and further our ability to provide both our domestic and overseas clients with the highest quality of content over the full spectrum of visual creative materials. Along with this dramatic advance in size, scope and sophistication, Turbo Dog remains totally focused on obtaining and providing our clients with the best talent that the industry has to offer,” said Andrew Kessler, CEO Warshaw Blumenthal and Turbo Dog Productions.

Since the partnership began in March, Turbo Dog Productions has worked with clients including McCann-Erickson, IPG, Deutsch, WPP, General Mills, BBDO, Omnicom, Con Agra, Clorox, Wells Fargo, DDB and Publicis.

About Warshaw Blumenthal: Warshaw Blumenthal has been a leader for over 30 years creating visual materials for advertising, commercial production, films, video games, events and interactive. Our impressive client roster includes major advertising agencies such as BBDO, Grey, McCann-Erickson, Saatchi & Saatchi, DDB, McGarry Bowen, Droga 5, Mother Publicis, Deutsch, TWBA/Chiat/Day, JWT, Draft/FBC, Arnold, Crispin Porter & Bogusky among others. Our client roster also includes brands such as Coca-Cola, Pepsi, McDonalds, Anheiser-Busch, Target, Absolut, General Mills, Pfizer, GM, J&J, Apple and Samsung.

ABOUT TRIBUNE COMPANY TRIBUNE is one of the country’s leading multimedia companies, operating businesses in publishing, digital and broadcasting. In publishing, Tribune’s leading daily newspapers include the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, Sun Sentinel (South Florida), Orlando Sentinel, Hartford Courant, The Morning Call and Daily Press. The company’s broadcasting group operates 23 television stations, WGN America on national cable, the national multicast network Antenna TV and Chicago’s WGN-AM. Popular news and information websites complement Tribune’s print and broadcast properties and extend the company’s nationwide audience.