THE DIRECTORS NETWORK (TDN) was founded in 1985 by industry veteran STEVE LEWIS. Steve successfully created the concept of the “Freelance Commercial Director." In 1988, Steve decided to expand the roster and add a group of talented Cinematographers to his organization.
Since 1961, Steve worked his way up the ranks - from film editor to director to producer in commercials, promos, television and feature films. Those experiences culminated into the original marketing concept of TDN.
The marketing concept behind TDN is to be positioned as a pillar to the production community. TDN allows it’s Directors and Cinematographers to be represented to advertising agencies via the existing commercial production company system and then produced by them on a job-by-job basis.
TDN does not market directly to ad agencies and is NOT a production company. As a talent agency, TDN is the perfect marriage of freelance Directors, Director/DPs and Cinematographers with commercial, promo, long form television, feature film production companies and internet content providers.
In 2005 Steve's son, JEFF LEWIS, joined TDN as an agent and partner and is now the sole owner. As a former production manager and producer for commercials and music videos, Jeff is a perfect fit and has taken over the day-to-day operations putting together deals between TDN talent and production companies. Jeff not only brings experience, but also a young, fresh attitude and exuberance to the agency and its future in the commercial, feature and promo world.
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