Sammy Silver is a multiple Emmy Award Winning- Director/ Creative Director/ EP whose creative spirit has led to more than 16 yrs. of success in the entertainment industry. Known for his collaborative and trailblazing direction, he has a wealth of knowledge earned from groundbreaking projects across multiple platforms in both original content, film, music, live- event & branding. His background includes working with HBO, Disney, ESPN, NBC/Univ, The United Nations, & the Top-10 collectives that have garnered multiple awards & respect from his team.
For the past 10+ years, he's served as Creative Director/Director for ABC/ESPN (Walt Disney Corp) in NY. Accordingly, he’s provided insightful, strategic creative & on-set direction for a wide array of Disney properties. Also, he’s been influential in executive-level pitches as well as the ideation/execution of high-stakes projects.
Earlier on, he found The Electric Elephant, which grew into a highly respected boutique creative agency developing original brand & experiential content. Subsequently, his team collaborated with major studios, networks & agencies meeting the high expectations of coveted clients.
Previously, Sammy was promoted by HBO to serve as EP with their Creative Services: Original Series/Film Div. During his time, he brainstormed, pitched viable ideas for original series, films, & docs direct to show creators. As well, he directed & produced original shoots for HBO’s most celebrated series.
In summary, Sammy is a proven grassroots leader, who’s able to survive, adapt & prosper in pressure cooker situations with studios, networks & agencies. As an out-of-box thinker, he streamlines the 360 multilayered approach as an idea guy who executes, mentors & delivers- playing by the rules while trying new things. Eager to share high creative energy & a wealth of knowledge with multiple platforms, his inspiration and balance with talent, executives & crew, promises to crush expectations & consistently deliver.
Most recently wrapped, Sammy and his amazing team were asked to EP/ Creative Direct this year’s Climate Action Summit at the United Nations. For the first time ever, the UN opened the door to a fully- immersive projection mapping experience -that shined the light on new ways to integrate creativity with the Live Event. From the front page of the New York Times to Architectural Digest, The Electric Elephant in conjunction with its partners contributed creatively to the global awareness of this most important issue. Plus, this year the NBA in conjunction with ESPN CCU, RGA & Friends At Work, Sammy was thrilled to have the opportunity to direct and oversee the opening campaign for this year's NBA Holiday Season with the one and only John Legend. Last but not least, The Electric Elephant Partners are currently in development with a new original series with Executive Producer: Dick Wolf & Patrick Rizzoti. Previous collaborations have included everyone from : Thirty Seconds to Mars (London Philharmonic Orchestra), to Meryl Streep, Oprah Winfrey, Alicia Keys, and many others. Sammy, currently resides in NYC, and can always be found at a new art gallery, snacking on Lobster rolls in Chelsea, or checking out new artists /music in Manhattan, Queens & Brooklyn.
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