Creative studio SPLICE® has brought Executive Producer Dan O’Brien on board to help focus efforts on their continued expansion. The announcement was made today by company Co-Founder Barb Condit. O’Brien comes to SPLICE® after many years in New York, having had extensive experience producing creative content for such television icons as MTV, ESPN, HBO, USA Network, National Geographic, The History Channel, Disney, and A&E. O’Brien has also collaborated with ad agencies including 72andSunny, Ogilvy & Mather, Leo Burnett, and Young & Rubicam, just to name a few.
“We have evolved over the past several years from our roots as a post house to a strong creative studio of designers and storytellers that bring rich viewer experiences across broadcast networks, advertising and entertainment," says Condit. "We continue to have new and unique challenges and opportunities brought to us. Dan brings an expertise and focus to our team to help better foster these opportunities and relationships with our clients.”
SPLICE® Executive Producer Dan O’Brien is an award-winning Producer with wide-ranging experience making commercials, TV shows and films. O’Brien began his career in Minneapolis, as a Producer/Director and Writer, working on projects for major brands including Pfizer, 3M, Intel, and GE Capital. He gained a strong foundation in branding and creative strategy. In 1999, O’Brien moved to New York where he wrote and produced projects for a variety of networks before starting his own production company. O’Brien co-founded Rogue Creative where he helped create network branding spots for MTV, Spike TV and G4, and produced live-action and animated commercials with top agencies. Rogue Creative’s work was honored by AICP, PromaxBDA, and was an honoree at Cannes. After Rogue, O’Brien moved into long-form entertainment, shooting and producing an independent feature documentary, “King George,” which tracks the soccer legend, George Weah’s 2005 bid for the presidency in Liberia, West Africa. During this time he began producing for MTV Development, as well as line producing “Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream” for Disney and the pilot episode of “Celebrity Ghost Stories” for A&E.
In 2009, O’Brien joined Sharp Entertainment where he helped grow a small shop with eight TV series and specials in production to one of the busiest production companies in New York, producing more than 30 series in a single year. As Director of Production, O’Brien helped to oversee all of Sharp’s shows for networks including National Geographic, Discovery, History, and Travel Channel.
“The depth of talent at SPLICE® is amazing and allows us to team up with Directors, networks, and brands on so many levels; from creative strategy all the way through execution. SPLICE® is also recognized for our technological expertise, and we use that as a storytelling device to enhance the user or viewer experience—be it for broadcast, an experience piece, or tablet app,” concludes O’Brien. “We’ve developed a lot of strong creative partnerships. I’m excited to match this talent with projects that come to us, as well as the innovative projects that we’re pitching.”