Taillight Expands With Commercial Division

taillightTaillight, one of the Southeast’s most successful production companies in entertainment and music television, is expanding its operations with the creation of a new commercial division. Executive Producer Brooke Boling will head the new division, which will represent directors David Jellison, Timothy Kendall (TJK) and Kristin Barlowe.

“Our goal is to produce exceptional work, and we are extremely proud to have joined forces with three of the top directors in the business,” said Tom Forrest, Taillight president. “With the strength of their creative talents, Brooke’s knowledge and ad agency experience, and our strong team of production professionals, we believe Taillight is well-positioned for success in the commercial marketplace.”

With an editorial style and vintage flare, Boling started her career as a photographer, and after graduating from the Portfolio Center in Atlanta, she worked as senior art director for advertising agencies in Atlanta, San Francisco and Nashville. Boling is the former creative director at Warner Bros. Records and in 2005 opened her own boutique agency, Firecracker Studios, which is still going strong today.

Since its founding in 2000, Taillight has produced hundreds of hours of TV programming and live events, countless music videos, and viral Web content for a variety of broadcast networks, record labels and clients. The company’s most recent project was the 2009 CMT Music Awards.

About the Directors
Known primarily for comedy, memorable dialogue and action sports, David Jellison has directed more than 300 commercials since 1999 for such clients as the NFL, PGA, Mercedes, Toyota, Ford, Jaguar, Dell, Subway, Time Warner Cable, EA Sports, Domino’s Pizza and Panasonic.

Timothy Kendall (TJK) has directed hundreds of commercials and independent film projects. He has won several Tellys, an AICP and a Clio for high-profile brands like Ikea, Twix, M&M’s, Kit Kat, Clarks, McDonald’s, Walmart and Sunoco, featuring top NASCAR drivers.

Kristin Barlowe started in commercial work as a model but later moved to agent and scouting work for campaigns from Armani Exchange to Gianfranco Ferre’. She then transitioned into music and fashion photography, and within her first year was shooting album covers. Barlowe directed her first music video in 2004 and then began shooting commercial TV ads in the health care and financial services industries, and for the Tennessee Lottery.


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