SANTA MONICA, CA — Stefanie Schaldenbrand has been elevated from senior producer to head of production at Apache, the color and finishing boutique that specializes in commercials, music videos, episodic television shows and feature films. A Florida transplant, Schaldenbrand joined Apache (www.apache.tv) in 2015 after a career in marketing. She started in a client service role and quickly advanced into production. Since then she’s been instrumental in producing memorable projects at the studio, including a campaign for Burger King and long-form entertainment projects and feature documentaries, such as HBO’s The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart.
In her new position, Schaldenbrand will be the lead contact for artists, assistants and producers, overseeing the creation of budgets and schedules. She will also serve as liaison between clients and Apache’s creative teams, and help cultivate a positive, engaging and balanced work environment at the studio.
“Apache has grown so much since I started here, and yet its spirit has really changed so little,” Schaldenbrand says about the company. “We’re definitely bigger now, with an incredible list of credits and clients, but internally we carry the same motto year after year, which is to work hard and be nice to people. And by ‘people’, we mean not just clients, but each other.”