Our Company

Background

Breeze Productions was founded in 1986 as an event and video production company serving the San Francisco Bay Area.

We have now expanded our client base, capabilities, and resources to include productions worldwide (including resources in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, London, and Sydney) international events (including multi-city and live-broadcasts), and the best talent and expertise in the industry.

Breeze Productions has been designed to handle projects both large and small, from those requiring only one or two experts (i.e., writings services for marketing materials) to large events or broadcasts which may require dozens of professionals.

Whether you need a full turn-key solution from initial concept all the way through finished product, or a collaboration between in-house and freelance services, Breeze Productions brings together the creative team and production crews that are best for each project, ensuring both creativity and quality for maximum impact.

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The Players

Bree Renz, President and Executive Producer
Bree Renz is one of the leading corporate producers in Silicon Valley whose brand defining events include Apple’s Low Cost Macintosh Launch and Oracle’s groundbreaking Vision event. Her events have supported the successful launches of over 100 products, dozens of companies and several new markets. They have successfully positioned CEOs, CTOs and product managers as leaders in their industries.

Ms. Renz’s 30-year career began with documentary filmmaking in Colorado. For 10 years, she worked as cinematographer, editor, and producer for education and government agencies. A 1982 move to Chicago also marked a move from documentary to corporate work. As a freelance producer, she specialized in development, design and production of multimedia shows.

In 1986, Ms. Renz moved to Silicon Valley where she founded Breeze Productions, a corporation specializing in content-rich multimedia events, video production and media campaigns. Her events have garnered widespread attention in local media. Network and Cable news programs often air her videos in their technology segments. Her ad campaigns for Ikonic and CrossWorlds have generated widespread attention in national print and broadcast media. Her clients include Apple, Ariba, Arzoon, A&R Partners, Burson-Marsteller, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Immersion, SeeCommerce and Tivre.

Her still photography have earned her The Prix de Paris and exhibitions in New York and Paris, her documentaries have garnered a Cine Golden Eagle and Aspen International Film Festival award, and her corporate work has garnered numerous awards.

While Ms. Renz continues to produce corporate events and video for Fortune 500 and emerging companies, she is also working on a documentary on The Life and Work of Omawalle Satterwhite.


Mark Alexander, VP and Technical Writer
Mark Alexander began his career teaching English at California State University, Sacramento. He has also taught legal writing to paralegals and executive-level writing workshops to California law enforcement at Command College. After working as a freeleance writer for various magazines, a columnist for the computer monthly Micro-Times, and an editor for Prentice-Hall, Mr. Alexander began writing for Breeze Productions. He writes video scripts, broadcast commercials, marketing collateral, sales guides, manuals, web sites, success stories, technical white papers, and product demonstrations. If it can be written, he can write it. See examples of his work.

The A-List

Breeze Productions brings together a stunning lineup of talent. Here are some examples:

Susan Davis, Art Director/ Designer
Susan Davis is one of the areas top designers in print, multi-media, video and film. Susan spent several years as the Visual Effects Supervisor at LucasFilm on "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles" for which she received two Emmy nominations.She was also the head of the Art Department at Industrial Light and Magic. Her corporate work includes branding, advertising, tradeshow or set design, websites, collateral, and annual reports.
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Pam Rorke Levy, Creative Director
Pam Rorke Levy has over 20 years experience producing, writing, and directing a wide range of nationally broadcast television shows, including "Next Step," a prime-time technology series airing on The Discovery Channel, several documentaries for PBS, and many nationally-syndicated specials. Her work has received awards from the New York Film Festival, the American Film Institute, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Ms. Levy also produced and wrote New Year's Live!, a top-rated live syndicated program in which simultaneous events were staged and televised from seven cities. Her event credits include live televising of the Bay Area Music Awards, the San Francisco Marathon, the America's Cup Race, and the Easter Seals Telethon.

Tyler Johnson, Creative Director
Tyler Johnson has been a writer, director, and creative director for corporations, education, and television since 1982. His work has received many awards including a Peabody, eight Emmy Awards, and the Gabriel Award. While producer of Evening Magazine, it was the number one rated local show in the San Francisco Bay Area. He also created and directed "Howcome", a news feature program that was a ratings leader for ten years. His original special, "Huck Finn in the 20th Century", was the top-rated local TV special for the year.

Bill Groshelle, Director
Bill Groshelle is a skilled live-action director, who is also an accomplished designer and art director. He has directed many of the original MTV spots which helped create the unique identity of the network. His work ranges from spot work for Young and Rubicam and McCann Erickson to CD-ROM projects for the 3DO Company to special effects on such feature films as "Top Gun". His recent work for Toshiba Computers and the Coca-Cola Company combined live-action, graphics, and effects with cutting edge digital compositing. Mr. Groshelle's work has earned him many industry honors, including an Emmy and several Gold and Silver Awards from the Broadcast Design Association for his MTV work. His work for Lincoln Mercury was selected as a Clio finalist, and he has received numerous ADDYs, Tellys, and a Monitor Award for Best Director.

Kelli Richards, Producer, Business Development
Kelli Richards is a pioneer in the convergence of entertainment and technology, and especially in the online music arena. She specializes in harnessing the power of the Internet and e-commerce opportunities to create world class marketing campaigns and facilitate strategic partnerships. She also produces unique projects for A-List celebrities and musicians, for established corporations, and for numerous startups. Additionally, Kelli coordinates brand extension opportunities that generate additional revenue streams and promotional opportunities for name artists via emerging technologies. And she is a well-known producer of various film/TV/music projects and a variety of events including Geekapalooza, MB-5, Webnoize Conference, Tribute to Paul McCartney CD, California Music Awards, Pollstar Awards, Webby Awards.
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David Elliott, Technical Producer
David Elliott has provided technical production services for major events and broadcasts for 23 years. He has an in-depth familiarity with all aspects of presentation technology, from audio and lighting systems, to projection facilities, video systems, and computer presentation systems. Mr. Elliott has staged over a thousand corporate events and produced 5000 hours of live television. He has been the technical producer for numerous events for Apple Computer, including the Apple Europe Meeting in Geneva, and MacWorld in Boston, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. His other corporate clients include ABC, CBS, NBC, and IBM.
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