Republic Elevates Executive Producer Hwang to Partner in Republic Productions Studio
Republic announces the addition of Brian Hwang as an equity partner in their production division, Republic Productions. Hwang will continue his role as Executive Producer, and utilize his new position as partner to streamline decision-making as he leads the growth of the studio’s director roster, technical offerings and client base.
“Four years ago, we brought Brian on with the precise directive of building a production department from the ground up. That is exactly what he has done and we couldn’t be more impressed by his success in such a short period of time,” says Chris Gipson, founding partner of Republic Productions (2019), and its parent company, Republic (2013), alongside founding partners Carrie Callaway and Keith James. “Brian’s addition as an equity partner to the production arm is well deserved and an obvious next step. We know he will continue to work hard and strive to exceed our expectations.”
A seasoned veteran, Hwang combines a deep understanding of all aspects of the production pipeline and the ability to build strong relationships between clients, agencies and directors – a creative collaborator who levels up all of his department’s projects. He brings over two decades of production, post-production and agency experience to his new ownership role, having spent ten of those years at global advertising powerhouse McCann New York. After moving to Texas in 2016 and growing roots in the Dallas ad community, Brian was added to the team in early 2019, to help Republic launch their production arm under the name Threaded Pictures (the division was later consolidated under the Republic banner in January of last year as Republic Productions.)
“I couldn’t be more proud of the production shop that the Republic partners and I have developed in just four short years,“ explains Hwang. “I credit their support and leadership for allowing me to execute our shared vision of a diverse and talented roster of directors capable of working on projects of all shapes and sizes, both in the US and internationally.” Republic Production’s roster consists of directors Josh Blaylock, TG Herrington, April Kirby, Amos David McKay, Chad Ostrom, Ben Tedesco and Taylor Washington. Of his new elevated role, Hwang adds, “I’m driven now more than ever to work on our next phase to take Republic Productions to another level.”
In addition to his current role as partner and Executive Producer, Hwang also serves as President of AICP Southwest and the Southwest Regional Director for the AICP National board, titles which he has held since late 2018 and keep him current with industry issues and challenges. During the pandemic lockdown and subsequent easing of restrictions, Hwang’s coordination with state and local governments helped the area’s commercial production move forward and rebound quickly. Recently, he chaired the first in-person AICP Awards Tour Dallas Show in three years at the Perot Museum last November, and continues to use his leadership position to strengthen the production industry in the Southwest region.
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