charlieuniformtango Celebrates its 25th Anniversary with a Toast to the Company’s Next Generation
DALLAS–(November 2020)–For a quarter of a century, charlieuniformtango’s award-winning work has generated results for regional, national, and international clients. This year’s 25th anniversary celebration marks the beginning of tango’s next generation.
“It was almost exactly a year ago this month that Jack Waldrip and I started planning what the future of our company should look like,” said Lola Lott, charlieuniformtango principal/CEO. “Talent has always kept us a step ahead, and we knew it would take talent to lead the way into our company’s next generation. So, late last year, editors Deedle LaCour and James Rayburn, and Flame Artist Joey Waldrip became partners.
Deedle, James, and Joey will continue with their work responsibilities. Lola Lott has remained principal/CEO and Jack Waldrip will continue as senior editor/co-owner. During the two years remaining of the transitional phase, Lola Lott will retain majority ownership of charlieuniformtango – which will continue as a woman-owned company – and its current team of executive producers, producers and artists will remain in place.
“Deedle, Joey, and James have been with charlieuniformtango almost from the beginning: Deedle for 20 years, Joey for 19, and James for 18. Their exceptional work during what has been a very challenging year for our industry—and our country–proves to me that they’re the perfect leadership team to take tango forward,” Lola said.
Deedle LaCour adds, “Joey, James and I are committed to carrying on the legacy of integrity, excellence, and industry leadership that Lola and Jack have created and fostered. And we’re all looking forward to celebrating charlieuniformtango’s 50th anniversary!”
25 Years of Tango
25 years of Tango Credits:
David Hannah – Lead and Backing Vocals
Jake Kluge – Backing Vocals
Deedle LaCour – Rhythm Guitar – Backing Vocals
Nick Patronella – Piano – Cellos – Shakers
Matt Pittman – Bass
Russell Smith – Lead and Backing Vocals – 12 String Guitar – Tambourine
Chris Walker – Farfisa Organ – Sax
Tony Wann – Drums
Gray Wilcox – Rhythm Guitar – Violins – Backing Vocals
Justin Wilson – Lead and Backing Vocals
Additional Musicians for the Video:
Rodney DeMeglio – Drums
Brandon White – EVH Guitar and Mojo
The song “Walls” written by Tom Petty
Recorded Remotely and at charlieuniformtango Dallas & Austin
Mixed by RS4 at the Audio Alpha Remote Ranch, Farmers Branch, Texas
Video produced and directed by Deedle LaCour
Filmed by Daniel Jarvis and Lan Freedman on location at Arts Mission in Oak Cliff and by Justin Wilson at Tango Austin HQ.
Archival footage from the tango vault.
charlieuniformtango’s 25th Anniversary Montage
charlieuniformtango’s 25th Anniversary Montage credits:
Directed by: Ben Hoffman, Lan Freedman
Edited by: Rodney DeMeglio, Dean Pelton, Justin Wilson
Assistant Editor: Matt Pittman
Audio/Mix: Jake Kluge
Online/VFX: Allen Robbins
Music: “Time to Begin” by Imagine Dragons
Featuring: Eriq Hardiman-Rhone and David Wilgus’ VCR
Produced by: Marlee Cutbirth
Founded in 1995 by Lola Lott, principal/CEO, and Jack Waldrip, senior editor, the company has become an industry leader. charlieuniformtango serves as a single source production solution. The company directs, produces, shoots, edits, scores, mixes, animates, designs, and provides color services, FX, and finishing for commercials, short films, documentaries, music videos, and digital content for clients worldwide. Headquarters in Dallas, Texas with a full-service studio in Austin. charlieuniformtango.com