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EXECUTIVE TEAM

 

Tammy Cruz

 

 

 

Founder & Executive Producer

Antonio Piedra

 

Herb Brooks

 

 

VP of Advertising

 

Craig Jericho  joined Talia Media Group in May 2009 as Director of Business Development & Business Affairs and Deputy Chief Operating Officer. Craig was appointed Chief Operating Officer in June 2011.

 

Prior to this Craig held the position of Director of Commercial and Business Affairs at Chaos Network having been Director of Business Affairs at Chaos Studios.

 

Craig’s career in the broadcast industry started at MTV Networks as a Producer in March 1993 where he subsequently moved to the UK to oversee production of MGH International's production division and subsequent merger with GTV Productions (UK).

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With many accolades and awards to his repertoire. Craig has collected 4 Addy Awards and 3 Emmy's for his contributions to excellence in the industry through his compelling and commercial projects.

 

Prior to this Craig spent 5 years in the advertising industry in Chicago, 4 in San Fransisco and 2 years in both Atlanta and New York.

 

 

 

Minh Collins began his filmmaking career in 1997 on the independent feature film “Sparkler.” This positive experience prompted him to switch careers from the medical field to the entertainment industry. Never regretting the transition, he has created a list of notable projects on his resume.

 

 

In 2011 Minh directed the feature film “Hit List,” a dark-romantic comedy starring Joey Lawrence, Shirly Brener, Andrea Evans, Chris Owen, Curtis Armstrong, and Laura Wiggins which is currently being distributed internationally.  Minh also directed two television pilots: “Bottom Feeders,” and “Venice Beach Sushi” in 2009.   “Bottom Feeders” went on to win the Aloha Accolade Award for Excellence in Filmmaking during the 2009 Honolulu International Film Festival.

 

 

Minh directed the romantic comedy short “Gratuity” which made huge splash in several festivals in Los Angeles. He worked as a Recreation Producer on “Dark Art of Interrogation” and “Heroes under Fire” for the History Channel.  In 2007, Minh served as line producer on “Man of a Thousand Faces,” a biography feature documentary film about the international mega star James Hong.

 

 

Minh is CEO and Head of Production at OIC Productions, LLC. He is currently attached to direct two full-length feature film “Wrath” & “Undercut”.  Mr. Collins is also in development of other notable films such as “Rene Felton’s Life Story” and “Mind’s Eye”.   In 2014, Minh produced several high-end commercials for products such as Budweiser, Chevy, Doritos and Li Ning.  

Since 2011, Herb Brooks has been the a guiding force for the Talia Media Group which has led to exponential growth. Having served as Executive Director of the Production for the Red Mantis Entertainment Group in Hong Kong, Herb has brought his knowledge and expertise in the Asian market.

 

Having spent almost a decade abroad, this Washington D.C. native embarked to Singapore and Hong Kong where he became one of the highest profile non-Asian executives in Southeast Asia. Herb brings his valuable international distribution relationships in Asia to the Talia  Media Group.

 

Herb recently finalized a multi-program and multiplatform deal that will guarantee access to potentially almost half a billion viewers.  In October 2016, the first of many programs aimed towards Europe and Asia will be launched.  Herb was appointed Chief Operating Officer in November 2013.

 

Prior to this Herb held the position of Executive in Charge of Production at Talia Media Group. 

 

 

 

VP of Entertainment Marketing and Sponsorship for Talia Media Group, Cindy Kimbrough contributes significantly to the production process, as she is responsible for sponsorships, branding and marketing. 

 

Broadcast radio is where Cindy laid the foundation for achieving her goals in broadcasting. Then moving to Los Angeles to focus on the entertainment marketing where she specialized in promotion and product placement - creating and negotiating brand integration and placement relationships between corporate brands and productions.  In 2016, Cindy became Vice President of one of the most well-known and respected entertainment marketing agencies in the business, overseeing both the film and television departments.   As a liaison with film studios, television networks, producers and independent film producers, she built sponsorship relationships with blue chip clients such as GM, Heineken, Samsung, Chanel, Capital On and Boost Mobile.  

 

As a sponsor and product placement expert, Cindy is dedicated to finding the most natural and seamless product placement integrations along with the best sponsorship tie-ins without compromising client’s or production’s creative message. To that end, she has created a business system well-suited to the task. Her client base remains happy and loyal.

 

 

        Cindy Kimbrough

 

VP of Entertainment Marketing and Sponsorship

 

 

Chief Operation Officer

 

 

        Antonio Piedra

 

VP in Charge of Production

 

In 2014, Antonio Piedra, a multi-award winning producer and director who spent nearly two decades working on critically acclaimed films and commercial video productions joined the Talia Media Group team as Executive in Charge of Production. 

 

Antonio has received numerous accolades for his work including an EMMY nomination, three Telly Awards, a National Recognition Award for Best Public Service Announcement and nominations for Best Music Video from BET.   

 

Antonio has produced and directed over 100 direct response commercials, corporate videos, commercials, music videos and movies with some of the entertainment industry’s best and brightest.  His work has brought a best music video nomination on BET, a National Distinction Award for Best PSA and one of the top cult movies of the last 20 years.

 

Prior to this Antonio two years in advertising in New York, 2 years in Los Angeles and 8 years in Miami where he held the position of Creative Director and Executive Producer at Chaos Studios. 

 

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