Foundation’s new senior producer from New York

NEW TO FOUNDATION CONTENT is senior producer Tamara Bridges Rothschild who just joined Monday, Oct. 8 after a five year stint in New York as a freelance producer.  Rothschild and her husband, Michel Rothschild, moved to Chicago earlier this year when Michel joined Draftfcb as SVP/group CD, director of multicultural.

Most recently, Rothschild worked for the TV network design firm of Trollback + Company (Nickelodeon, Audience Network, Time Warner Cable) producing  the visual elements for the rebranding of four European TV networks, and at Loyalkaspar, for ESPN’s Longhorn Network campaign, work that won 2012 Promax BDA gold and silver awards for art direction and design. 

A Texas native, Rothschild spent 10 years in account management at major Dallas agencies and switched to production, because, she says, “I wanted to collaborate with creatives.”

She cofounded a New York woman’s networking group called FAB, (Film nnd Advertising Broads), that help women further their careers, Rothschild says. “It’s now a huge network of 1,000 women and I’d like to start a Chicago FAB chapter.”

At Foundation, Rothschild works closely with VP/general manager Steve Morrison, senior producer Megan Guerrant and CD Kyle Shoup.

REGIONAL SALES MANAGER Jerry Tohtz has left  Midwest Media Group after 11 years to join Crossroads Systems, an Austin, Texas-based technologies company known for its Strongbox archival plan for the media and entertainment industries.  Tohtz’ hire as regional sales manager marks Crossroads entry in the Chicago region.

Tohtz says a Crossroads’ recruiter found him on LinkedIn and “the offer was too good to say no to.”  He is working out of his Carpenterville home and can be reached at 847/815-7250. 

MORE ON THE MOVE.  After just eight months as Starcom’s EVP/managing director, Dasher Lowe joined Ogilvy Chicago as managing director of its OgilvyOne team, which focuses on business growth via CRM, digital and direct marketing efforts.  Lowe moved over from EVP/MC Starcom MediaVest’s Performance Marketing division.  Earlier he had spent nearly 20 years at Draftfcb. 

*AbelsonTaylor added former Burrell staffers producer Jill Hogan, senior interactive producer, and senior executive producer Justin Mroz as senior EP.

*XA, The Experiential Agency, producers of live events, mobile marketing, promotional tours and guerilla marketing, added event producer Gina Stefani.  Previously she’d been special project manager at Phil Stefani restaurants.

THE MOST WATCHED VIDEO Monday on TheMessagels.com was the “Obama Finds a New Debate Coach,” produced by Northbrook-based Robert Neustadt Productions and director Carey Lundin’s Viva Lundin, producers of all things political, and BulletProof Film.  The 1:55 video features improv  actors Brian Finlay, Padraic Connelly, Jeff Rogers, and Alina Taber.  

New York-based TheMessagels.com receives an average of 600,000 hits daily and boasts being a go-to site for political comedy.

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