Chris Abitbol

Creative Director / Producer

Level
Mid Level
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects credited in

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    Account Manager
    Creative Director / Producer
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    Producer / Production Manager / Production Assistant
    Creative Director / Producer

About me

Hi! I'm Chris. I am a social, approachable and professional person driven by an innate passion and unquenchable thirst for popular culture.  My understanding of trends in music, fashion and the arts, coupled with my hands-on approach to content-creation, has led to a decade-long career in (primarily) the UK music and Film and Television industries.  

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Skills

  • Production
  • Talent Management
  • Analysing Trends
  • Fluent French
  • Video
  • Creative Thinking
  • Social Media
  • Writing
  • Script Development
  • Video Scriptwriting

Work history

Currently

Director of Special Projects

Believe Media

Mar 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Believe Media are a well-established commercial production company in the US and UK. They approached me earlier in the year as they were looking for a new rep specialising in all content other than traditional advertising; including direct-to-client, branded content, music content, and any other opportunities within the industry less conventional. I believe that the industry is rapidly evolving, in the sense that there are all manners of ways brands can speak to consumers other than putting an ad on television - and I want to be at the forefront of that.

Currently

Creative Director / Agent / EP

BRUCE

Nov 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Bruce is my own visual agency and production company which I set up after leaving my previous position at Wanda Productions. My main goal starting BRUCE was, and continues to be, promoting young, unique artists of different disciplines, as well as a different approach to contemporary content creation for record labels, artists, advertising agencies and brands.   We strive to work with the most exciting artists, brands and on the best projects - and we have been creating exceptional content since we launched. I act as creative director of the company, but the daily ins-and-outs are managed by my business partner and staff. I'm at a point where I have the time and the desire to work for another company full-time.

Currently

Producer

Various

Jan 2010
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I have continuously throughout my career worked as a freelance producer for all different kinds of content; whether I had a full-time position or not, I have always strived to use my downtime to continually push myself as a creative producer. This has made it possible for me to produce everything from videogame trailers, content, documentary, and (of course) music videos, and continue to work with some of the world's best directors, photographers, artists, and more.

2017

Head of Music, Fashion and Content

Wander Productions

Feb 2016 - May 2017
  • Paris, France
  • Full Time
  • During my time at Wanda, I was responsible for representing the company's film directors for music, fashion and special content projects in Europe, the UK, and the US.  Wanda is one of Paris’ longest standing production companies, with years of heritage and recognition behind them. When they opened their London office, I was employed in both cities. As part of this role, I was also responsible for commissioning special events in Paris for different clients, including Universal Paris, Ed Banger, Premiere Heure, and more.

2014

Music Video Rep

OB Management

Jan 2011 - Jul 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • I was headhunted by OB Management to join their growing company into the music video production powerhouse it is today. I was one of three reps at the time, representing hundreds of film directors across the UK, Europe and the US for music video content. I was responsible for conceiving and pitching scripts to clients at various record companies, managing the talent, and overseeing production when a job was awarded. This position helped give me the foundation to all my business to date, and cemented client relationships which I continue to support to this day.

Education

2009

Master's in Producing Film and TV

Royal Holloway

Jan 2008 - Apr 2009
  • London, United Kingdom
  • I was fortunate enough to be accepted on Royal Holloway's selective MA focusing on film and television production. This course saw me studying and working alongside many recognised professionals in the industry, and gave me many of the practical skills in order to begin producing content very quickly thereafter.

2007

BA Joint Honours Film and Business Studies

Kingston University

Sep 2004 - Sep 2007
  • London, United Kingdom
  • I moved to the UK to begin a course at Kingston University in Film and Business Studies - and I'm still here!

2004

30 points International Baccalaureate

Centre International de Valbonne

Sep 2000 - May 2004
  • France
  • I moved back to France from New York City to undertake an International Baccalaureate degree at CIV, a very highly-regarded international boarding school.