Nashville-based creative duo Gabriel Vasquez and Roman White have signed with UTA. On the heels of the signing, the duo has also launched their new banner, Rove Productions.
An accomplished director, White has worked with some of the biggest names in entertainment including Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Justin Bieber, Kelly Clarkson, Colbie Caillat, Josh Groban, Reba, and Shakira. Also an animator and FX artist, White has earned numerous Emmy Awards, plus multiple Director of the Year nods, and he’s been recognized by MTV, ACM, CMA and CMT for his work. His video for Taylor Swift’s “You Belong With Me” is the only country video to ever win an MTV VMA, and his video for Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats” was named by CMT as the top video of the decade. In 2016, White wrote and directed his first film, Summer Forever (Relativity and Disney) and has been directing commercials and films ever since.
Founder and President of Vazquez Entertainment, Vasquez has spent the last 20 years developing and managing the careers of award-winning, accomplished artists and speakers. Through his company, he has produced over 4,000 events. Over his career, Vasquez has held multiple roles at major labels and management companies including 3rd Wave Records, EMI/Sparrow Records, Myrrh Records, Creative Trust, Creative Trust Workshop, and Word Entertainment/Warner Brothers. He has worked on the creation and launch of many artist projects, including Amy Grant, Steven Curtis Chapman, Newsboys, and Jaci Velasquez, among many others. In 2016, he executive produced his first film, Wildflower, under the Vasquez Productions banner.
Rove Productions’ debut film, A Week Away, will be released globally on Netflix March 26. Vasquez is the co-creator and producer of the faith-based musical, while White co-produces and directs. Filmed in Nashville, A Week Away is the fish-out-of-water story of a troubled teen who ultimately finds love and belonging at the place he least expects, a Christian summer camp.
“We are thrilled to be able to join forces and combine our 20+ years of experiences and talents under one umbrella,” says Vasquez. “A Week Away is just the beginning of the type of films we see the Rove umbrella creating, combining our love of music and story in compelling new ways.”
Says White, “We bring years of both creating and curating artists, music, music videos, games, SFX, and live events to the table. Film is now the next natural progression for both of us. We are excited to be based in Nashville and thrilled to be represented by Heartland and the extraordinary UTA team. We have multiple new projects in several stages of development and pre-preproduction and look forward to this next season for Rove.”
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