Renowned editorial company Whitehouse Post has solidified its leadership in its Los Angeles office by appointing longtime production head Joanna Manning to the role of Executive Producer.
Manning has spent over 13 years at Whitehouse Post LA, where she steadily moved from assistant to Senior Producer to Head of Production. She brings a wealth of experience to her new position, where she’ll be responsible for keeping editors engaged, connecting with clients, and maintaining interconnectivity with her local team and the teams across all offices.
Looking ahead, the newly minted Whitehouse Post LA EP plans to maintain the company’s legacy and reputation, while keeping the spotlight on its distinguished editorial roster. “I want Whitehouse to continue to be a shop where clients, directors, and all production types are eager to bring their work,” Manning states. “I want to make sure our editors continue to be on everyone’s radar and also help them to make great connections with agencies and production companies. Our editors are our lifeblood; building their reels and careers is of utmost importance to me, and our company.”
During her lengthy tenure at Whitehouse Post, Manning has collaborated with an extensive array of high-profile brands and directors on projects including Apple’s “Your Verse,” directed by Oscar winner Emmanuel “Chivo” Lubezki, the Henry-Alex Rubin-helmed “Create What’s Next” campaign for Adidas, and Prettybird co-founder Paul Hunter’s Kia spots starring Blake Griffin.
According to the EP, the pressure and adventure that lies ahead with each project – no matter the scale – has always been one of the most appealing parts of her job. “I love the projects that use all of your brain-power, all of your resources, and loads of creative thinking and problem-solving,” Manning adds. “For instance, if a job is shooting in a far-off land, editing in multiple offices across The Whitehouse ecosystem, and has an intense deadline, I am in my happy place. My favorite part, regardless, is feeling the energy surrounding a project when everyone on it knows they are working hard to produce something that’s going to be great.”
With the EP appointment, Manning succeeds fellow longtime company mainstay Joni Williamson, who was recently elevated to the national role of Director of New Business Development. Regarding the LA leadership transition, Whitehouse Post Managing Director David Brixton says that the move couldn’t have been more seamless and the successor more ideal. “We are lucky to have Joanna fill the role of Executive Producer. Her wealth of experience and history with the Whitehouse makes her the perfect fit to lead us in Los Angeles.”