Ferguson and Tauscher are aligning their LA-based production company Splendid & Co, with BODEGA and the combined entity will carry the BODEGA brand.
“I’m thrilled about the future of this partnership. Our growing roster of directors will be seriously poised for bigger and better opportunities”, says Ferguson. Adds Tauscher, “When we saw the talent at Bodega, combining forces just made sense. BODEGA’s all in one offering is the future of our industry and now that they’ve expanded to Los Angeles, I’m incredibly excited to be a part of it."
The combined roster of talent will include Sophia Banks, Lesley Chilcott, Lindsay Daniels, Haley Geffen, Debra Granik, Mark Littman, Ben Orisich, Kevin Osgood, Adam Reid, and Mark Rosenberg as well as the entire BODEGA Animation roster.
BODEGA was founded in 2009. EP/Partner Clint Goldman joined in 2011 when BODEGA acquired Goldman’s San Francisco based commercial production company. In 2017, BODEGA Animation was launched under the leadership of EP Bill Hewes.
BODEGA’s integrated production approach has led to the creation of award winning commercials, brand content, show opens, network promos, films and digital media for all viewing platforms.
“This is the right time, right place, and Erin and Taylor are the right, experienced partners for us to take the next step with”, says EP/Partner Clint Goldman. “We provide extraordinary creative, production and post services, while offering our artists a home where their vision will be fully supported by our team.”
Tauscher got her start at MTV News and Specials in New York City, and her passion for news led to an associate producer job at NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. She relocated to Los Angeles to pursue a freelance production career. She has traveled the world producing campaigns for Nike, Coca-Cola, Adidas, Merrill Lynch and Ford and is a member of the Television Academy of Arts & Sciences, and Women in Film.
After graduating from USC, Ferguson moved to Boston and discovered a thriving advertising industry and a newfound love of production. She returned to Los Angeles and spent several years in television working on sitcoms for Carsey-Warner and NBC before she joined Kinka Usher as Executive Producer at the inception of House of Usher Films. Tauscher and Ferguson founded Splendid & Co. in 2002.
Current BODEGA projects include Theraflu and USAA campaigns for Saatchi NY, a content series for WIRED/Condé Nast, an AI project for Microsoft, a global integrated campaign for Bumble Bee Tuna for Y&R, animated/VR spots for Prudential, and an animated web series for The Player’s Tribune.