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11849 W. Olympic Blvd, Suite 204

Los Angeles, CA 90064



146 West 29th Street, Suite 8W

New York, NY 10001



8 rue du Fg Poissonière

75010 PARIS

33 (0)6 09 16 65 17

The Cavalry Team

Founder / Executive Producer

Executive Producer

Chief Operating Officer

Accounting Manager

Business Development

Sales Team

West Coast Representation

Lauren Schuchman


Mid West Representation

Richard Miller & Chloé Miller

Miller + Miller



East Coast Representation

Sharon Lew

Lew & Co.



Xavier-David Benkemoun

33 (0)6 07 05 89 16

Ross Grogan

Ross Grogan has been working diligently in production for over 17 years. Early in his career he had the opportunity to develop his professionalism at a multitude of high profile production houses, inlcuding RSA with director Tony Scott.

In 2009 he focused on honing his creative abilities yet still stayed budget conscious as he headed up the west coast production team for a New York based company. During this time, he Line Produced over thirty episodes of original content and managed an additional forty-five projects with such clients as Tylenol, Tiffany and Co., Gifts.com, Depeche Mode, and others.

As 2009 came to a close, Ross was approached by a friend to come on board as Head of Development at Nitrous Visual Effects. Within a short time Ross helped land the #1 new series NCIS: Los Angeles, among other projects. As a founding member of The Cavalry Productions, Ross Grogan brings an extensive grasp of the industry, from development through production to post, remaining fiscally vigilant and dedicated to the quality of a final product.

Tanya Cohen

After a successful run developing and producing feature films and TV, Tanya landed in London as a talent agent at the William Morris Agency. After 5 years of working with some of the most prolific talent in the industry and countless adventures traveling the world, she came back home and landed in advertising.

Initially working in sales and marketing, she then joined award winning VFX Studio Digital Domain to launch Mothership, a content studio representing tech savvy talent, resulting in many bold and innovative projects across platforms. Her collaboration with director Vance Malone, led them to an exciting partnership with The Cavalry.

Her experience as a creative producer, business development + sales exec and talent manager gives her distinct perspective across the entertainment and adverting landscape.

Aric Ackerman

Ackerman has over 20 years of experience in driving production, post-production and business development efforts in advertising and film. He previously spent 8 years as COO of @Radical Media overseeing extensive business growth through acquisitions and added operations in four countries.

Aric began his career in entertainment and media with Price Waterhouse where he rose to a Principal Consultant advising three of the major Hollywood studios. He was also the founder and CEO of Resolve Market Research, and offered consultancy services and methodologies for the digital media, mobile and technology industries. With headquarters in Hollywood on the Raleigh Studios lot and a satellite office in London - England, the company was sold within 24 months of its founding. Mr. Ackerman currently serves on the Board of the Motion Picture Industry Pension and Health Plans as a Management Director for more than 7 years.

Aric also sits on the Investment/Finance Committee and the Administrative Committee of the Board. The Motion Picture Plans serve over 120,000 lives and have a combined investment portfolio in excess of $7 Billion. Aric previously served on the Supervisory Board of Directors for Raleigh Studios in Budapest, Hungary.

Guy Péchard

Guy Péchard is a powerful force as a production manager. Sound of Noise, Guy’s first film production, was selected to be in the Cannes Film Festival and won many international awards. Throughout his impressive career Guy has collaborated with notable directors including Ridley Scott, Terry Gilliam, Tarsem, Gregor Nicholas, Anthony Hoffman, Chris Milk, Ralf Schmerberg and Errol Morris, among others.

Guy began his career as a first AD for features, commercials and TV movies directed by Anthony Page, Irwin Kirshner, Cheech and Chong, Jean-Paul Goude, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, and Andrei Konchalovsky. He then moved behind the scenes and became an executive producer for companies such as Frogs, Téléma, Via Productions and Planete.

He founded BLISS, a production company dedicated to creating feature films, documentaries and digital content for clients like Rolex, McDonald’s, SNCF, Bouygues, Johnson & Johnson, AXA, IBM, and more.

Guy also produced hundreds of commercials for @Radical Media in Paris. He became general manager of @Radical Media and helped turn it into the most award-winning production house in France. Today, Guy heads The Cavalry Productions Paris, where he brings his contagious enthusiasm, knowledge and passion to commercial, film and branded content production.

Chris Grest

As the accounting manager of The Cavalry Productions, Chris Grest’s specialties include creating order out of chaos and finding every tax credit known to man. Aside from working on many commercial productions, Chris's experience includes episodic television, feature film, award shows, and promos.

Chris began his career as an aspiring screenwriter before joining the art department on several films, reality TV shows and commercial productions. He found his true niche when he became the junior production accountant and A/P manager of a boutique commercial production company. After three years in that role, Chris went to work on HBO’s “Togetherness” before joining The Cavalry Productions as the accounting manager.

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