We Specialize in Meetings|Live Events|Creative Services|Digital Strategy

Meetings

Live Events

We create experiences

Meetings, Live Events, and Creative Services.
ESM Productions produces some of the most high-profile, large-scale events across the nation. However, we are also experts in producing intimate events for corporate clients.
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We have the knowledge and experience required to bring your vision to reality

What we do

ESM Productions is a premier, full-service event production company that specializes in the creative design, planning and execution of high-profile events and productions. We supply the innovative expertise, resources and state-of-the-art technology to meet a wide variety of production needs and challenges.

Event Design & Management

Our company serves all facets of events, whether large or small. Our full time staff includes skilled producers, coordinators and managers.

Meeting Planning

Complete turn-key management, including budget, creative and technical production design, production scheduling and executing logistics.

Broadcast & Live Stream

ESM is well-versed in producing global broadcasts and live streams with large concurrent audiences to television and online hosts.

Video & Animation

Specializing in graphic design, animation, and video editing, ESM’s creative, script-to-screen experts enable us to develop custom and elaborate pieces.

Creative Services

Offering designs that factor in guest experience, aesthetics, functionality, and creating an overall experience that is unmatched by any other company.

Web Development

Design and development of responsive websites with powerful layout and functionality that can be adapted to any screen size, including mobile devices.

Digital Strategy

Development of interactive media for our clients to extend their reach to larger audiences and new markets. Assess the best approach for your custom message.

Brand Activation

Creating unique experiences to assist brands with consumer engagement and interaction, including design, site selection, route scheduling, and tour execution.

Labor Management

Establising labor models and cost estimates. Providing on-site labor management and payroll services as well as ensuring compliance with OSHA safety regulations.

Our team

At ESM, we believe in utilizing the skills of each of our talented and diverse team members. We work as a cohesive group, fostering an atmosphere of support and togetherness that contributes to our many successful events.
Jenny Woo

Jenny Woo

co-founder & chief administrative officer
As the Chief Administrative Officer, Jenny’s job duties include tour management, in-house payroll, crew and talent travel and hospitality, along with inter-office relations.

Jenny oversees ESM Productions’ internal payroll department that processes and pays nearly 1000 union and non-union employees across 20 states. Jenny also oversees all production costs and has been responsible for six-figure savings across many budgets.

Scott Mirkin

Scott Mirkin

co-founder & executive producer
Scott Mirkin is one of America’s most successful event producers. He has produced some of the most high profile events in the country for political icons such as Barack Obama, religious figures including the Dalai Lama, and titans of entertainment including Jay Z.

In 1996, Scott established ESM Productions, a company specializing in the concept to completion approach to live events, design and new media production. With his years of experience, he quickly developed a strong working knowledge of how to produce large-scale events, and his technical background gained him the respect of several production unions. Since then, Scott has been part of time transcending events such as the 2008 National Governors’ Association Centennial, the 2013 Bell Ringing Ceremony to Commemorate the 1963 March on Washington, and the 2014 Human Rights Week in Birmingham, Alabama in which the Dalai Lama appeared in his historic first visit to the American South. In 2015, Scott will produce Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia as part of the World Meeting of Families. Scott has produced numerous presidential events dating back to 1991, including events with Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama. In addition, Scott produced inaugural events for Pennsylvani Governor Ed Rendell, and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter.

Christina Wong

Christina Wong

Production Manager
An experienced communications, event and production planning professional, Christina has been working at ESM Productions since 2006. She began as an intern in college as a Production Assistant. Upon graduating from Philadelphia University, she became a full-time Production Coordinator.

In her 9th year with ESM, she is now a Production Manager. As Production Manager, Christina oversees production crews, manages small and large scale budgets, creates and manages production schedules and communicates with clients, vendors, and talent on a daily basis.

Christina graduated from Philadelphia University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Merchandising. She also serves on the the Philadelphia University Alumni Board, the School District of Philadelphia’s Office of Career and Technical Education Hospitality Industry Advisory Committee, the Young Professionals Network (YPN) of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce (GPCC), where she serves as Vice Chair to the YPN Advisory Board, and she is on the Board of Trustees for Philadelphia University. Christina also sits on the board of the Diversity and Inclusion Network of the GPCC.

Craig Mirkin

Craig Mirkin

Chief Technical Officer
Craig Mirkin has held technology centric roles in the entertainment industry for 26 years and has been with ESM from day one of the company. He is a skilled engineer with knowledge of technical systems and architectural CAD.

Craig is tasked with overseeing site CAD drawings for all events, and managing the technical overlay for broadcasts, including the Philly 4th of July Jam and the Made In America Festival. Throughout his career, he has used these skills to design, plan and execute the Los Angeles relocation of the Academy Award winning visual effects studio, Digital Domain. Craig collaborated with the Digital Domain executive team to develop the requirements of the new space and worked with internal stakeholders as well as the external architectural and general contracts to realize the corporate vision. Craig has planned, designed and executed the new Digital Domain facility in Vancouver, BC. In addition, Craig has extensive experience with visual effects as a contributor to over 60 films.

Christine Rudloff

Christine Rudloff

Production Coordinator
Christine specializes in coordinating ESM’s media and content driven projects. Her skills focus on video production, creative development, and crew management. She works directly with clients from pre-production to post production on video projects, including non-profit campaign videos, in-show video packages, and hour-long highlight shows.

Throughout her time with ESM, she has coordinated the hiring, scheduling and transportation of entire production broadcast crews on numerous shows. Christine is responsible for preparing scripts and rundowns, and calling shows for live productions. She is an active member of the Young Professionals Network of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. Christine is a graduate of DeSales University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Television & Film.

Chris McDowell

Chris McDowell

Creative Director
Our Creative Director, Chris, is an Emmy® award-winning Producer who develops video content, animations, and web design. He is a producer and leading developer of numerous lifestyle television programs for a diverse national and international audience and clientele list.

He is an imaginative, creative and resourceful motion graphic designer with extensive 2D and 3D experience. He is skilled in many platforms including Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, PhotoShop, Cinema 4D, HTML5, and CSS3. Chris is also a skilled videographer and lighting designer. Chris joined the ESM team in 2013.

Bianca Bethel

Bianca Bethel

Production Coordinator
Bianca joined ESM Productions in 2013. At ESM, her job functions include site operations, labor management, and acting as a liaison for City services. Bianca is the ESM site operations lead for the 2015 World Meeting of Families Papal events.

She has managed labor crews of up to 150 workers, including teamsters, carpenters, electricians, and stagehands. She is certified by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, OSHA 30 and a certified storm spotter by the National Weather Service. She is an active member of the Young Professionals Network of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and the International Special Events Society where she serves on the Special Projects Committee. Bianca is also a graduate of Chestnut Hill College, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing.

Valerie Smith

Valerie Smith

Production Coordinator
Valerie has been an ESM team member since 2013. Her job responsibilities include assisting in the planning, budgeting, developing, and execution of events. On site and office responsibilities include pre-production budget management, onsite support of production leads, and the financial settlement of events.

She has managed several multi-million dollar budgets simultaneously. She is a graduate of Temple University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Tourism and Hospitality Management. She is part of the Temple University School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Alumni Association and an active member of the Young Professionals Network of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.

Zoey Toy

Zoey Toy

Account Executive
Zoey began at ESM Productions in 2013. As Account Executtive, she works to develop new opportunities for ESM as well as cultivate strong relationships with existing clients. She also ensures that all client needs are met and that from start to finish there is a high level of service delivered across all ESM events and projects.

Her other job responsibilities include production coordination, creation of rundowns for live concerts and live shows, front of house management, including seating and security, stage management, and logistical management. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Sociology. She is an active member of the Young Professionals Network of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, the Penn Alumni Club of Philadelphia, and yPenn, the Young Penn Alumni Association.

Will Horrocks

Will Horrocks

Production Assistant
Will joined ESM Productions in 2014. His duties include site operations, labor management, logistical planning, completing city permits, site surveying, and supporting production leads.

Will is an active member of the Young Professionals Network of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce as well as an active participant in many Philadelphia based network-building organizations. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Delaware and studied Political Science at the London School of Economics.

Karen Dougherty Bucholz

Scott and the team were fantastic, they certainly produced an A+ event. We were all thrilled with the press coverage, which set a very nice tone to the launch of our new building and another chapter for Comcast.

Karen Dougherty Buchholz SVP of Administration, Comcast Corporation
Larry Shenk

Scott and ESM Productions are outstanding to work with during every event, and will always get the job done. Trust me when I say this: you want them on your team.

Larry Shenk Vice President of Public Relations, The Phillies
Jill Michal

You created a wonderful atmosphere in the room for this very special event. It was a great success, and we simply could not have done it without you!

Jill Michal Former President and CEO, United Way of GPSNJ

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