In 1968, Ridley Scott and Tony Scott created a film and television advertising commercials Production Company in the United Kingdom where they, and other directors, could create ground breaking commercials.
Ridley and Tony expanded the company in 1986, by opening an office in New York. This is when RSA USA Inc. was established. Several years later, RSA moved its U.S. headquarters to Los Angeles to be at the centre of the commercials production community.
RSA Films, with offices in London, New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong is one of the leading commercial production companies in the world. With a current roster of over thirty directors, RSA Films has established a reputation for excellence and innovation that is revered throughout the industry.
Among the prestigious awards RSA Films has garnered, is the Emmy Award for Best Commercial Nike Move and the announcement in TV Guide that Ridley Scott’s 1984 Apple Computer spot was voted the Best Commercial of All-Time.
A family owned company, RSA Films works closely with its sister motion picture and television production company Scott Free, also owned and operated by the Scott family.
This relationship aims to further enhance the directors careers by providing directing opportunities and working with the directors to further develop on-screen projects.
In Los Angeles 1988, two young directors combined their talents and ambitions to form the foundation that is now recognized worldwide as Black Dog Films. The directors were Jake Scott and Marcus Nispel and the company Black Dog / Portfolio, (abbreviated in more recent times to Black Dog Films).
In 1997 Black Dog opened its doors in London and with UK talent it quickly followed the path of its older sister producing award winning videos for artists, receiving a much coveted Gold pencil at D&AD awards in 2000, the first for a music video.