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Paul Mavis

Paul graduated from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University where he majored in Production for the Electronic Media.

Upon graduation Paul was accepted into Procter & Gamble’s production training program and assigned to the daytime serial Guiding Light were he coordinated the preparation of the production unit, all off-set logistics, locations, budgets, day-to-day production decisions, and 150 cast and crew members for over 500 episodes. His other duties included preparing script breakdowns and preliminary shooting schedules, and managing the production office. Paul has been a member of the Director’s Guild of America for 20 years.

Three years later, Paul joined the advertising agency, Geer Dubois, as assistant producer, and was soon running the production department as their youngest VP. While at GDB, Paul began producing commercials all over the world for such clients as: Jaguar Cars, BASF, IBM, the World Gold Council and Brown & Williamson Tobacco.

Encouraged by his client at Brown & Williamson, Paul moved with them to a larger agency, Campbell-Mithun-Esty, as VP Director of Broadcast Production in 1991. Along with his other duties, he was often “loaned out” to Tokyu Agency International (in Japan) to produce Brown & Williamson’s Asian market campaigns.

From 1986 to 1994 Paul produced over 200 commercials averaging 108 days a year on the road.

In early 1994, Paul became a consulting producer and co-founded Madison Advertising Management. Ten years later, he launched Mavis & Co.

In 2012 Paul joined Talent Partners as Managing Director and served there until September 2013 when he joined Murphy Cobb Associates as President of the Americas. In March of 2013 Paul became CEO of the Publicis Groupe-owned production agency, Prodigious.

Paul is now back at Mavis & Co.

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We have produced or overseen productions in: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Columbia, Czech Republic, England, Hungary, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Spain and Uruguay.

As a result, we have established a global network of affiliates with whom we frequently exchange ideas and share best practices.

In a 2002 Cannes Festival Special Edition, Campaign Magazine named Paul Mavis a “legend of commercial production.”

In 2006, Paul developed the curriculum for the largest public training event in the commercial production industry in affiliation with Boards Magazine.