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Ruby Red is a television and film production company with offices in New Orleans, LA and Los Angeles, CA that specializes in producing entertaining, inspiring and commercially successful projects for multi-platform distribution outlets.

Whether on the West Coast or the Gulf Coast, Ruby Red’s dual locations provide clients with outstanding options for production services. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in the professionalism of the teams that we assemble. Ruby Red is uniquely positioned to deliver the highest quality by providing a “one stop shop” production support services that takes our projects from pre-production, production and post-production, to output and the delivery of the tax credits (for productions services that qualify for state tax credits).

Ruby Red’s principals have over 20 years of experience in the television and film industry, and are skilled in creative and production process. As former senior network executives and producers at BET, NBC, and BBC America/ Discovery, they possess broad understanding of the business, enabling the company to handle the daily operations. Together the principles of Ruby Red, Gina Holland and Jamie Balthazar have developed a wide-range of associations with highly skilled professionals throughout the industry. This, coupled with their expertise, enables them to assemble an astounding list of artists, plus outstanding creative teams, production crews and vendors.

CREDITS
Specials
“Irvin Mayfield’s Road to Carnegie Hall.” Executive Producers, Producer, Writer, Director. April 2010 – present
Documentary that chronicles Grammy Award Winner Irvin Mayfield as he composes an original orchestral score and takes it on tour across the world, ending at Carnegie Hall.

“Heaven Help Us.” Executive Producer, Writer, Director. Pilot. April 2010
A inside look into the operation of the Black Church. TVOne

“Breast Cancer Examined: An African American Perspective.” Executive Producer, Writer, Director. TV special. Oct 2009.
Directed a one-hour documentary about how Breast Cancer is affecting the African American population.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure & TV One cable network.

“Cruisin’ for Love with Kym Whitley.” Executive Producer, Director. Unscripted Television special. May 2008.
Directed a one-hour comedy program about a woman who goes looking for love on a Cruise Ship
Party. Aired on TV One cable network.

“New Orleans My Home, My Life, My Love.” Executive Producer, Director. 1-Hour Documentary. January 2006
Directed a one-hour documentary about the effect of Hurricane Katrina on citizens of New
Orleans. Winner of the 2006 Houston Black Film Festival. Webcast on AOL Black Voices. Aired
on TV One.

Series
“The Funny Spot.” Executive Producer, Writer. Television Series. 8 episodes. November 2008.
Produced 8 episodes of standup comedy show featuring host Tony Rock TVOne.

“Comic View.” Executive Producer. 28 episodes. June 2005 – Dec 2005
Executive produced 28 episodes of the standup comedy program with host Sheryl Underwood.
Oversaw creative, writing, music, graphics and editing of all episodes. BET.

INDEPENDENT CREDITS

“Contradictions of the Heart.”
Producers. Independent Feature Film. 2009
Feature film about a bartender and a party girl, a group of girlfriends out on the town, and four buddies, all headed for the same nightclub whose relationships are changed forever when truths are revealed in “CONTRADICTIONS OF THE HEART.” Starring CLIFTON POWELL, VANESSA WILLIAMS, WENDY RAQUEL ROBINSON, CHRISTOPHER B. DUNCAN, MOLLY CULVER, WILLIAM CHRISTIAN, LISARAYE and MICHAEL DELORENZO with MALCOLM-JAMAL WARNER.

“South of the Border.”
Producers. Independent Feature Film. Comedy/Drama 2009 (In post production)
Feature film about a group of young adults who go to Mexico is search of a friend who
has fallen off the grid.


“America’s Broken Promise.”
Executive Producers, Producer, Writer, Director. 2009
Documentary short which examined why so many African American homeowners had not returned
to New Orleans post-Katrina and how the NAACP’s Legal Defense Fund challenged this display of
systemic discrimination.

“University of New Orleans- 50 Years of Higher Education.” Executive Producer, Director, Writer. August 2008.
Wrote and directed documentary short about the history of the University of New Orleans and its vital relationship to the recovering city of New Orleans.

“Hollywood Hustle.”
Executive Producer, Director. January 2007.
Directed 7 comedic vignettes/webisodes about an actor’s trials and tribulations in Hollywood.

BET CREDITS
Specials
“BET Awards.”
Executive in Charge of Production – Music Special 2001-2004. Hosted by Steve Harvey, Cedric, Monique

“Celebration of Gospel.” Creator, Executive Producer. Music Special: 2000-2005 Host by Steve Harvey. Performances by Gospel Greats and Secular Artists – Albertina Walker, Andre Crouch, The Hawkins, The Clark Sisters, BeBe & CeCe Winans, Kirk Franklin, Shirley Ceasar, Yolanda Adams, Donnie McClurkin, Fred Hammond, Destiny’s Child, Stephanie Mills, and more….

“Comedy Awards.” Creator, Executive Producer. Comedy Special – 2004 Hosted by Steve Harvey. Appearances: the Wayans Family (Damon, Keenen, Marlon, Martin Lawerence, Dave Chappelle, Cedric, Mike Epps, Donald Faison, Jamie Foxx, Marla Gibbs, David Alan Grier, Snoop Dogg, LL Cool J, Paul Mooney, Raven Symone, Chris Rock, Wanda Sykes and more.

“Walk of Fame.”
Executive Producer, Executive In Charge. Music Special 2000-2004. Hosted by Jamie Foxx and Donny Simpson Honoring musical achievements of: Arethea Franklin, Luther Vandross, Stevie Wonder, Smoky Robinson, and Patti LaBelle. Performances by: Eric Clapton, Nora Jones, Chaka Kahn, ……

Series
“College Hill.”
Executive In Charge of Production Reality Series Season #1 2004

“ComicView.”
Co-Creator, Executive Producer Stand Up Comedy Series. Launching Careers of: DL Hughley, Cedric The Entertainer, Somore, Sheryl Underwood, Sherri Sheppard, Rickey Smiley, Bruce Bruce, and more….


“Coming to the Stage.”
Creator, Executive Producer. Comedy Competition Series Seasons: 2003 & 2004
Executive produced. Hosted By Mark Curry and Kim Coles

NBC CREDITS
Specials
“Garth Brooks Special.”
– Production Manager Music Special – NBC Live Music Concert 3 time zones in one night.

“Tribute to Aaron Spelling.”
– Production Manager Variety Show Special – Dick Clark Productions

“The Rose Parade.” – Production/Technical Manager – NBC

“Sienfeld: The Finale.”
– Production/Technical Manager – Warner Bros

“ER Live.”
– Production/Technical Manager 1997 season premiere – Warner Bros.

Series
“Saved By The Bell.” – Production Manager series 1996-2000 Peter Engles Production

“The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” – Production/Technical Manager Late Night Talk Show 1996-2000 – NBC

“Sunset Beach.” – Production/Technical Manager Soap Series 1996 – 2000Aaron Spelling Productions

“Days of Our Lives.” Production/Technical Manager Soap Series 1996 – 2000– NBC

“Access Hollywood.” Production/Technical Manager Syndicated Series 1996 – 2000 – NBC

“The Howie Mandel Show.” Production/Technical Manager Daytime Talk 1998 – 2000– Paramont


ADDITIONAL CREDITS


“The Legacy of Louis Armstrong.”
Writer/Producer. 30-Minute Film. April 2002.
Wrote and co-produced a 30 minute documentary that celebrated the legacy of this great
musician, including the New Orleans airport renaming celebration, school programs conducted in
his honor, the Satchmo Festival and the preservation of his many personal effects by the Louis
Armstrong Educational Foundation at Queens College in New York.

“A Whole Lotta Soul.” Co-creator, Executive Producer. Celebrity Cooking Show Pilot. 1999

“Prince of Egypt.” Executive Producer. Music Special. 1998 (Dreamworks)

“Small Soldiers.” Executive Producer. Commerical/Promo. 1998 (Dreamworks)

“The Wake Up Call.” Writer/ Producer. 7 – Minute Short Film. April 1995.
Wrote and produced a seven minute 16mm film essay on violence in the New Orleans.
Nominated for local CABLE ACE award – 1996.

“Million Man March Documentary.” Cox Cable Louisiana. 1995.
Wrote this one-hour documentary which chronicled the bus ride of New Orleans men to
Washington, D.C. for the Million Man March. Winner of regional CABLE ACE Award – 1996.

“Inauguration ‘94 – Mayor Marc Morial.” New Orleans. 1994.
Wrote opens, wrap-arounds and close for the 90-minute live production of the mayor’s inaugural
ceremony.

“Crossroads ‘94 – The City of New Orleans – Candidate Forums.” New Orleans. 1994.
Wrote and produced roll-in segments for live television debates.

“Dr. Norman Francis – A Tribute.” Xavier University/ New Orleans. 1993.
Researched, field produced and edited a 30-minute documentary reviewing the history of Xavier
University and current president Dr. Norman Francis.

“Cooking In Ohio’s Kitchen.” Creator, Executive Producer. Traveling Cooking Series. 1985-1988

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