Seattle branded content studio Workhouse Creative has hired Kesshann Cortez as its executive producer. Cortez comes to Workhouse from Plus Productions, under Crispin Porter + Bogusky, where he served as managing director and executive producer.
Cortez has an impressive track record for helping agencies set up and develop their own internal production companies. Before Plus, Cortez founded the production company Paperboy Films, which was acquired by Trailer Park (Engine Group) in 2014 and rebranded to Paperboy Content to serve as its in-house production arm. Most recently, Cortez produced the entire NBA2K17 campaign along with the “Players vs Haters” Kobe Bryant tribute and has worked on projects with brands such as Mini Cooper, Burger King, Domino’s Pizza, Infinity, and Hotels.com.
“Kesshann approaches conversations with an unmatched positivity and empathy,” said Keith Rivers, founder and director of Workhouse Creative. “As a creative service company, he’s exactly the type of person we want to represent our growing roster of directors, brand, and agency partners.”
The Workhouse roster of directors includes Rivers, Anderson Wright, Bob Rice, Matty Brown and Fernando Lazzari, among others. The studio works with top brands, including Microsoft, Ford, McDonald’s, Intel, Mazda and Google.
“Workhouse Creative is and has been on the forefront of working with both agencies and directly with brands since day one,” said Cortez. “Joining this company has been a no-brainer and I’m thrilled to bring my experience and hustle to what they have created.”