June, 2017

We welcome director CAMILA ZAPIOLA to our roster. A multi-hyphenate talent, her directorial work has earned her awards ranging from a Clio to a Bronze Lion; her writing has appeared in the anthology “New Literature of the Hispanic Language”; and she has both tread the boards as an actress on Broadway as well as directed…

March, 2017

It’s not every day we get to fill a tank full of peanuts and invite former Chicago Bears cornerback Charles “Peanut” Tillman to jump in, but we definitely enjoy it when we do. This spot from our director Raúl B Fernández let us all play around with everybody’s favorite legume, and sneak some comedy and…

January, 2017

We wrapped out the end of last year and the beginning of this one with a collection of cars and tabletop work… Our crews and directors dove into sheet metal and breakfast foods, and also dipped into TV promos for the great folks at NBC. Watch the top-rated reality television series “The Riveras” and you’ll…

November, 2016

We’re in a flood of new productions this season, and our teams are shooting nationwide. You might have spotted us behind the cameras filming a promo for a national TV network; coaxing family pets to look even cuter than usual; adding some warmth and humanity to a hospital setting; or getting behind the wheels (literally)…

October, 2016

We welcome director VICKY TORRES to our roster this month. A former agency Creative Director, she’s known for living and breathing advertising on either side of the camera. A popular judge for ad festivals, she has a specialty in tabletop and food photography, a passion for directing actors (especially in comedy spots), and a love…

July, 2016

As a company, our specialty (and passion) is physical production… Our crews and directors have been hard at work on the ground in Los Angeles, Mexico City, Buenos Aires and Havana over the last few months. But, our in-house Storytelling Department also works on behind-the-scenes strategy, too. We’re a go-to resource when clients need a…

April, 2016

After several years of behind-the-scenes work, The Cortez Brothers is proud to announce the launch of Shoot Cuba USA. We’re pleased to be able to offer our clients the same broadcast production workflow they’re used to in the United States, on the ground in Cuba. You can visit ShootCuba.com for more information, or listen to…

January, 2016

We made it through a winter filled with lots of productions and lots of new ad agency relationships. We hit the road to chase football stadium glory; teamed with a very smart shop here in Los Angeles to get their feature film fun on camera; got to play with both cars and puppies in the…

November, 2015

A busy, whirlwind fall season for us — we’ve been filming in Latin America for a large (and fun) LA-based ad agency; in the West for a NY-based agency and their massive and hugely popular sports-world client; and in the Pacific Northwest for some real people-style confessionals. On the creative side, and continuing our long…

September, 2015

Half the fun of our work is talent-spotting great directors… If you look closely at the opening titles of CBS’ ‘Late Show with Stephen Colbert’, you’ll see the brilliant creative skills of our director Fernando Livschitz.