DALLAS – Charlieuniformtango (charlieuniformtango.com), the single source production solution, has announced that partners James Rayburn, Deedle LaCour and Joey Waldrip will assume ownership of the company. The business was founded in 1995 by co-owners Lola Lott and Jack Waldrip, and provides a range of services, including directing, producing, shooting, editing, scoring, mixing, animation, design, color, FX and finishing. With locations in Dallas and Austin, their work spans commercials, short films, documentaries, music videos and digital content.
Photo (L-R): Deedle LaCour, James Rayburn and Joey Waldrip
“This transition has been two years in the making,” notes Lola Lott. “November will mark Charlieuniformtango’s 26th anniversary, so now feels like the right time to announce this change. Jack Waldrip and I are delighted to be handing the reins over to Tango family members, James, Deedle and Joey. All are 20-year company veterans, and we know Tango will be in great hands as the company moves into its next generation.”
All three new owners will retain their current work responsibilities, with each the adding ‘owner’ to their title. James Rayburn will serve as CEO. Deedle LaCour is senior editor and Joey Waldrip is /VFX artist. Current Tango co-owner/editor Jack Waldrip will continue to edit for the studio.
“As for me, I’ll be taking a small break, enjoying not having to make plans, except for my ‘walk and talks’ with anyone who wants to join me,” says Lott. “I’ll be focusing on the arts, including Arts Mission Oak Cliff, and of course tennis, tennis, tennis. Then I’ll be ready to embrace a new challenge, whatever that may be. Stay tuned. Although I’ll be gone from Tango, I’ll be watching them like a proud parent, enjoying everything they’ll accomplish.”