Denis O’Brien is a renowned film producer and founder of Verde Group Films and O’Brien Worldwide, based in New York City. He has produced award-winning films and TV shows, including documentaries, dramas, and comedies. With over 25 years of experience in the entertainment industry, O’Brien is recognized for his creativity, innovation, and expertise in film production.
After studying music at Berklee College of Music, O’Brien began his career as a producer for MSG Networks and Procter & Gamble, where he worked on several iconic commercials for the “NY Mets” “Scope,” and “Nyquil.” He then founded his own production company, O’Brien Worldwide, which produced films and commercials for major brands such as AT&T, McDonald’s, and ABC. In 2010, O’Brien launched Verde Group Films, which focuses on producing socially conscious documentaries, feature films, and TV shows.
Throughout his career, O’Brien has been honored with numerous awards and recognition for his work. He won two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Promotional Announcement for his work on the NY Mets “Cop Campaign” and the “NY Mets Personality Campaign” . He has won numerous Tellys, Addy and Davey Awards. He serves as a mentor for young filmmakers through various programs and organizations.
In addition to his work as a producer, O’Brien is also a dedicated philanthropist and advocate for social justice. He serves on the board of several non-profit organizations, including the Machia Wilderness Camp and has supported various causes such as clean water initiatives and disaster relief efforts.
Overall, Denis O’Brien is a highly respected and accomplished film producer who has made significant contributions to the entertainment industry and beyond. His commitment to producing socially conscious and impactful content, combined with his dedication to philanthropy and social justice, make him a truly inspiring figure in the film world and beyond.
His experience includes executive producing for a diverse range of clients, from Starz! and ESPN to Grey, Universal Records, Ad Council, RAPP, FCB, MSG Networks, The Family Channel, WAM/Encore, MSG/NY Rangers, Kinney Drugs, Rivals.com, and more.
As a professional who’s worked with numerous high-profile individuals, he is very comfortable with celebrities. He’s produced or directed notable figures like Meryl Streep, Nathan Lane, Wayne Gretzky, Sophia Vargara, Priscilla Presley, and many others.
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