Santa Monica, CA, December 1, 2014 — colleen., a modern management company founded by agent, coach and business development consultant Colleen Dolan Vinetz, has signed cinematographer John “Ping” Pingry to the agency’s roster for exclusive commercial representation.
During the past three years, Ping has served as DP on a number of diverse projects, working with such renowned commercial directors as Rob Cohen, Tom Dey (Centrum,) Chace Strickland (Dutch Boy, California Tourism,) Morgan Lawley (American Girl Dolls,) Sam Jones (McDonalds,) Lance Anderson (Salt Sunglasses) and Jim Krantz (Ralph Lauren Fashion Week Video,) among many others.
“We are very excited to be partnering with Ping and to help plan the next phase of his career,” Dolan Vinetz said. “I truly believe that he is positioned to break through to top level commercial work. The look and feel of his work is totally accessible – a beautiful combination of both classic and modern photography. He has a proven background in filmmaking for both features and commercials, and has established incredible relationships throughout the business. His work during the past 15 years has certainly helped position him as a Director of Photography with solid expertise.”
Adds Ping, “I signed with Colleen because I was seeking a smaller, more intimate, agency that had similar sensibilities to mine. She and I had a great connection immediately – we connected on many levels. I wanted a manager who not only represents quality people, but who also really loves what they do. Colleen hit all the marks. She was the ideal choice to help me further expand my blossoming DP career.”
About John Pingry:
A native of the Chicago area, John “Ping” Pingry graduated from the University of Wisconsin, where he majored in business and film. After a short-lived career in banking, Ping worked for four years at a regional Panavision company in their rental department. There, he serviced camera rental equipment to dozens of feature films and commercials shooting in the Chicago region. These included “The Fugitive,” and such famous John Hughes films as “Home Alone,” “Curly Sue” and “Dennis the Menace.”
In 1994, Ping began working as an Assistant Cameraman on a variety of Chicago-based productions, including such motion pictures as “Chain Reaction,” “The Jackal,” “Mercury Rising,” “The Sum of All Fears,” “The Negotiator” and Driven.” Relocating from Chicago to Los Angeles in 2001, Ping next worked as an AC during the first season of the hit CBS TV series “Cold Case,” produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Television.
From 2002 – 2011, Ping was a much in demand AC, working on hundreds of TV commercials for major brands. He worked with dozens of top directors, including Rocky Morton (MJZ,) Ted Pauly (Furlined,) Rick Le Moine and Frank Todaro (Moxie Pictures,) Steve Miller, Peter Darling Miller and Jeff Zwart (Radical Media,) Jake Scott (RSA,) Marcus Nispel (Tool,” and David Kellogg (Anonymous,) to name just a few.
Concurrently, he was also an AC on a number of high profile feature films, including “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” for David Fincher; “Nightmare on Elm Street,” for Sam Bayer,” “The Mechanic,” “When a Stranger Calls” and “The Cape” for Simon West, and “Stone” for John Curran. In addition, Ping was the time lapse DP for the smash hit comedy film “The Hangover,” for director Todd Phillips.
During the past three years, Ping’s demand as a DP has been firmly established with work for advertising campaigns promoting such major brands as McDonalds, Ziplock, Centrum, Dutch Boy Paints, American Girl, and Morning Star Farms.
colleen. was founded in 2012 in Santa Monica, CA, by agent, coach and business development consultant Colleen Dolan Vinetz as a modern management company. Carefully curating a roster of world class artists to represent in the commercial, television, film and entertainment industries, Dolan Vinetz offers her clients a creative and strategic management style combined with a sense of today’s evolving marketplace.
Dolan Vinetz’s expertise across multiple media platforms makes her a unique collaborator and a thought leader. Her hands-on approach includes defining goals; creating an intelligent, intuitive and responsive strategy by which to achieve those goals; identifying and addressing obstacles, undertaking in-depth market research, and a careful analysis of the contemporary business and commerce marketplace. Dolan Vinetz’s goal is to create successful and fulfilling careers on behalf of her clients.
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