The BidBlack VENDOR list features Black-owned and operated vendors working in production services. The companies below represent a wide range of expertise from production to creative agencies. BidBlack invites you to utilize this vendor list as a surefire way to support Black creators with intention through opportunity, collaboration, and most importantly, capital. After all, ownership is where it’s at!
If you are a Black-owned organization working in production services, please use the form on our contact page to be listed.
“Where Innovation and Creativity Collide”, 19th and Park is powered purely by Black Girl Magic. Tahira White serves as President and Executive Producer, while Whitney Headen serves as the CEO. Both bring expertise and specialty that allows the company to maintain clientele that include PYER MOSS, Motown Records, ESSENCE Magazine, and Equinox. Much of their work can be found on their Vimeo page, which is linked on their website.
Founded in 2020, Cartwright is a new model marketing agency that is built to navigate and guide brands to build authentic connections with consumers. It is backed by WPP and will work in partnership with global creative network, Grey Group. The agency was founded by highly recognized creative executive Keith Carwright, co-founder of SATURDAY MORNING and former ECD at 72& Sunny and Butler Shine Stern & Partners.
Contrast Eye is a Black and Woman owned production company, with a simple mission: to create relevant and compelling content with the most talented, diverse group of directors representing all walks of life. They challenge the conventional and embrace unique artistic collab- orations with narratives that resonate with cross-cultural audiences. As for our moniker Contrast Eye, it represents The Crux of our Creative Incubation Process. Without Contrast, there can be no coming together, no Confluence of thinking. And the Eye, it is not only a visual tool, but also a metaphorical expression. Think of the eye of the needle. The thread of creative thinking, fashioned from fibers of contrasting ideas and drawn though the eye of the needle where it becomes something new, something unique, inspiring and memorable.
Creative Theory aims to restore the balance by amplifying voices, and telling necessary stories that overturn common narratives. In short, they are boardroom advocates— a voice for the overlooked, from concept to completion. Creative Theory helps brands understand who they are, so they can add to the conversation, not the noise.
Draulhaus is a black owned creative agency that specializes in colorful storytelling. Their company name and essence is deeply rooted in a strong sense of community developed over 15+ years of friendship.
Draulhaus’ approach is motivated by the future of a more inclusive creative landscape. They believe that using their work to place BIPOC talent in positions of creative expression and responsibility is a way to further ensure diverse audiences feel properly represented in the film and advertising space.
As a full service creative agency, they offer integrated advertising campaigns, commercial video production (for TV, digital, and social media), commercial photography, and culturally competent thought leadership. Draulhaus serves a wide range of clients — from notable national brands like Google, Nike SNKRS, Angry Orchard, and Wonolo to community-based non-profits like Intercultural Family Services, Stand For Children, and Coded By Kids.
Eleanor is a progressive, innovative production company that celebrates talent and, true to its name, shines a light on visionary directors.
Founded by veteran Executive Producer Sophie Gold, Eleanor is a diverse collection of thoughtful and collaborative filmmakers. Whether it’s branded content, music videos, commercials, documentaries, shorts, or features, our goal is to generate meaningful, cutting-edge material that speaks to a broad audience.
Baptized in the fires of 2020, Eleanor has risen to become a champion for creative talent and ideas while continually pushing to discover new voices. Our directors bring unique perspectives and unparalleled originality to every story and project we produce.
Holland West Productions is a full-service creative production company, with work ranging from commercials to film and television, to branded content, and more. They are a bi-coastal company, based in both Los Angeles and New York. With over 20 years of industry experience, some of their notable projects include Netflix’s “Strong Black Legends” podcast and the “When We All Vote” political campaign of 2020.
Invisible Collective is equal parts production company and creative studio. The mission of the collective is to partner with advertising and entertainment industry leaders seeking greater access to directors and creatives - including women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
Founded by directors Justin Polk and Mel Jones and Hollywood producer/entrepreneur Stephen 'Dr' Love - the trio has collectively worked with world-class brands and A-list talent including Verizon, Hyundai, Netflix, Paramount Pictures, Whole Foods, Boost Mobile, Procter & Gamble, Lionsgate, and rapper Big Sean. The team’s work has earned multiple accolades including an Emmy, five Cannes Lions (including the Film Grand Prix), and an MTV Video Music Award.
KUAMP pronounced (Key amp) boasts over 18 years of integrated production experience. Our team is made-up of award-winning artists, most notably recognized for creating engaging content for multi-platforms, including television, film, digital, mobile, radio, and out of home. We are a team of storytellers that believe authenticity is king! We are passionate about crafting soulful, cultural narratives that put humans at the center of the story.
We help companies connect with diverse audiences by delivering authentic messages, cultural value, and inspiring content. And more importantly, we know how to create emotional connections that seamlessly tell brand stories AND make a positive impact. KUAMP is a strategically focused creative production studio. Our agile hybrid model provides flexibility whether your brief requires a director to work with your in-house team or a turnkey, full-service solution.We pride ourselves on a hands-on model with minimal silos between idea and execution.
Women and BIPOC-owned, KYLE NYC seeks excellence at all points of production. Having worked with names such as GARNIER, Subway, and GMC, this company seeks to create content that stands out amongst many. For further examples of their work not available on their website, they can be contacted at creative@KYLEnyc.com
PRETTYBIRD is a Black and Woman owned creative think tank that provides clients with distinct visionary work across the ever-evolving entertainment landscape. The shop, perhaps, needs no introduction, having pioneered award-winning creative campaigns with clients like Nike, Beats by Dre, Amazon, and artists like Pharell and Beyonce. They are also well known for having a strong director roster and keeping their pulse on fresh talent, helping develop them into unique and dynamic collaborators for any project. PRETTYBIRD's specializations include branded content, music, live production, and film and television.
Quriosity Productions identifies itself as a company that is prepared with the tools and insights to flow and adapt with an ever-changing industry. “Q” Qadree Holmes leads the charge as founder and executive producer in providing services to clients seeking to create content for advertising and entertainment. Their talent roster ranges from directors to photographers and editors, showcasing versatility in their work and overall value as a production service company.
Red Summer TV offers themselves as a “one-stop shop” for all of your production service needs. They specialize in the area of television and digital programming, with recent works that include collaboration with hit Netflix reality-competition show, Rhythm and Flow, as well as ROCNATION for award-winning production, “Everyone’s Child”. Reels and samples of their work can be found on their website.
Translation and sister company UnitedMasters offer an industry-leading set of capabilities, from brand strategy to talent marketing to creative production. Translation helps ambitious brands reach diverse and passionate audiences, while UnitedMasters creates a unique opportunity for data-backed creativity and exclusive partnerships. Their team is behind some of the most iconic and culturally impactful executions for Beats by Dre, AT&T, McDonald’s, Budweiser, NBA, State Farm, and more.