Andrew has co-founded two startup companies in entertainment, both with the unique goal to execute feature films with smart and responsible financing structures. Only one startup, Rediation Pictures, is currently operational and the company has just sold domestic and international distribution rights to TLA Releasing for IN BLOOM.
Andrew started his entertainment career at Aria Talent, the on-camera division of Ford Models. While there he had exclusive opportunities to work hand in hand with some of Chicago’s top talent agents. Their client base constantly appeared on both network and cables shows along with having a strong commercial presence. Andrew continued his career at television development company, Evolution Television, where he assisted both the Head of Television Development and Director of Development. During this time he facilitated all daily scheduling and administrated duties. Additionally, he covered potential properties for first refusal holder, Lionsgate Television. Soon after, he worked directly under two top level talent managers at Evolution Entertainment. Starting at the brink of ‘pilot season’ he was able to adapt to the high paced environment while communicating to both casting directors and clients throughout the day. Some of Evolution’s clients included, Charlie Sheen, Danielle Campbell, and Tom Berenger.
As a producer, Andrew has produced a number of projects which range from commercial spots to feature length films. As the Chief Executive Officer of Rediation Pictures, he provided insight that promoted team strengthening in order to create a highly motivated and productive company. Through their curated slate and client portfolio, they have constructed a clear goal and strategy for the company’s future. Their inaugural film, IN BLOOM, has screened in over 8 festivals including Outfest, the largest LGBT film festival in the world, and Reeling Chicago International Film Festival. The film has received a warm reception from critics and audiences alike, finishing 2nd for the Bill Sherwood award for best first feature at Inside Out festival in Toronto, as well where fettered recently in the Chicago Sun-times article found here. They are also happy to announce that their sales agent, Shoreline Entertainment, has recently reached an agreement on distribution for IN BLOOM. their Domestic Distributor is TLA Releasing, the leading LGBT film distributor in the world.