With twenty-plus years working in brand advertising, network promotions, documentary film and all primary streams of media production, Katherine has established herself within this dynamic and ever-changing creative industry. In 2015 she was honored with her second Emmy Award for her role as Executive Producer of the globally broadcast anthem spot "I Believe" apart of ESPN's campaign for FIFA World Cup 2014 Brazil. Her first Emmy was also earned wearing the EP hat on the mega-kid's network Nickelodeon for The Kids' Choice Awards featuring Will Smith. A promotional campaign Katherine enjoyed producing for six consecutive years at the height of the show's viewership. As they say, "It's just nice to be nominated." Which Kennedy has been fortunate enough to experience numerous times in her career.
Katherine's track record for high-profile, smooth productions, award winning projects and repeat clients is the result of her absolute commitment to each endeavor she embarks on. It's fair to say that one production leads to a long- standing relationship with her clients.
Working alongside acclaimed directors, photographers, recording artists, and top tier ad agencies and prod. co's, has allowed Kennedy to put her experience into action. For most of the 90’s her focus was on ad campaigns for major domestic and international brands. These multi-location, often multi-continent, productions included Siemens Global, ADM, AT&T, GM, Coca Cola, and other Fortune 500 companies. From 2000 to present she’s continued with commercial broadcast and print production, while broadening her client base to include television networks, internet and new media formats. Clients such as ESPN, NBC Sports, NBA Ent, RedBull MediaHouse, with numerous years producing On-Air Feature Promotional Campaigns for Nickelodeon Movies, Universal, Paramount, DreamWorks, and Sony Picture; to list some of the high profile clients that compose her resume.
In the fall of 2005, Christopher founded the New England Film Academy, a non-profit, that would offer summer camp programs to children ages 8-17, focusing on those less fortunate through scholarships and outreach, introducing them to the world of filmmaking. While running the Academy from 2005-2015, he also produced reality show pilots, industrial spots and also worked as a script consultant on numerous feature scripts in the New England indie world.
After returning to Southern California in 2015, he formed Catapult Entertainment Group, a management/production company, with producing partner/director, Kevin Goetz. In addition to managing a handful of writer/director clients and developing their projects, they have several other IP’s, including books, life rights, features and television pilots that are in various stages of development. Both Immaculate, with Brian O’Malley (The Lodgers) directing and S21, are set for production in 2019/2020. Catapult’s first production, A Violent Separation, starring Brenton Thwaites, Claire Holt, Alycia Debnam-Carey and Ted Levine, is set for release in 2019.
This partnership with Kevin led to an introduction into the commercial world and the recent formation of Slingshot, working alongside veteran Executive Producer, Katherine Kennedy.
Kevin and Michael Goetz have been directing television commercials and music videos for over 20 years, helming projects for Nissan, Honda, Disney, HBO, State Farm, McDonald’s and BMW to name a few.
The Brothers were nominated for a Primetime Emmy for their opening design and direction of the Wonderful World of Disney for ABC and two of their commercials have been placed in the permanent collection in the Museum of Modern Art. They have had a music video win “Fuse’s Best Rock Video of the Year” and two more of their spots have been shortlisted at Cannes. Most recently, their Call of Duty: Black Ops spot was shortlisted for an AICP Award. Michael earned a masters degree in film while attending USC’s school of Cinema while Kevin graduated from the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.