Our Team

  • Jimmy Velarde

    Creator, Producer, Director

    With over thirty-five years of experience in the entertainment industry has earned 28 Emmy nominations, 12 Emmy Awards, Grammy Nomination for his production work at CBS Television Network, and as President of Rampart Latino Records. In 1980, Mr. Velarde’s began his multi-facet career as a freelance photographer for The Los Angeles Daily News in creating […]

  • Larry McLinden

    Co-Creator, Producer

    For most of his career, Larry McLinden has been involved in the financial services industry as an independent consultant specializing in corporate and securities compliance issues. His clients have included law firms, broker-dealers, entrepreneurs and hundreds of start-up and early stage companies involved in numerous industries including aviation, family entertainment, renewable energy, high technology, media […]

  • Vito J. Giambalvo

    Producer, Director

    Vito began working in Hollywood as a Camera Operator on the sitcoms “All in the Family”, “One Day at a Time” “The Jeffersons”, “Newhart”, “Married with Children” and “Murphy Brown” – where he won a co-starring role as Vito the Union Camera Operator. He also wrote an episode of “The Jeffersons” – Chairman of the […]

  • Victor Manuel Field

    Creative Development, Writer and Producer

    Victor Field has had a long association with the Hollywood artistic community. First as a rock music and Las Vegas columnist for the Chicago Tribute, a comedy writer on Rowan and Martin’s Laugh In television show, and then as president of Hispanic Media Inc., The Hispanic branch of the Guber-Peters Entertainment. He is currently on […]

  • Dennis Kirwan

    Advisory Board

    With a background in venture capital, Dennis Kirwan is known as an entrepreneurial executive with an aptitude for new technologies. After much success in developing new business ventures, he accepted a position as Director of International Business Development in 2011 at a start-up internet marketing agency where he played a major role in its accelerated […]

  • Jesse Heller

    Advisory Board

    For over 15 years, Jesse Heller has been a marketing and sales industry leader with a passion for helping businesses grow through online marketing strategies. After being at the top of his sales team, he led a startup internet marketing agency to become an INC 500 business for 4 years in a row. In 2013, […]

  • Michael Welch

    Advisory Board

    Michael Welch is a visionary, networker and entrepreneur at heart who has taken his passion for sales and helping businesses develop by starting a marketing agency in the Greater Los Angeles, California area, Dymic Digital. Michael brings business to a right-brained creative company helping both the company and its clients grow and expand. He has […]

  • Nicholas Hernandez

    Drone Pilot

    Nicholas Hernandez is a professional photographer, videographer, and editor based in the Los Angeles area. Operating under the banner, NickNack Films, Nicholas’s goal is to always deliver high-quality creative work to his clients. Nicholas is also an FAA Certified Part 107 commercial drone pilot, which offers him the ability to incorporate stunning aerial content into […]

  • Michael O’Neill

    Sound Designer/Original Music Composer

    Michael O’Neill is a guitarist, multi instrumentalist, composer, and producer with over three decades of experience at the highest levels of the industry. Michael has released six CD’s as a guitarist/vocalist, his latest being a collaborative effort with vocalist/bassist Amin El, simply titled Amin El & Michael O’Neill “Let It All Go”. Michael has composed […]

  • Veronica Slavin

    Staff Photographer

    With over 35 years of experience as a photographer, Veronica Slavin is uniquely skilled in capturing photos that create the kind of spontaneous images that reflect her clients’ vision. Her first paycheck as a photographer was from Surfer Magazine in the early 1980s. Her ability to adapt and learn while using film, and then transitioning […]

The Creative Team

Creative Drone Concepts, Inc in association with Creative Teamwork Entertainment, Inc are production companies based in Los Angeles providing children and family entertainment. As industry professionals, we bring experience, credits, affiliations, awards, and bankable skills. Our goal is to create, develop and produce quality programming. Together, we are a multi-faceted, one-stop production company that brings together a highly skilled, innovative, and successful team of individuals with several decades of industry experience.

Awards & Memberships

The principals of Creative Drone Concepts Inc, in association with Creative Teamwork Entertainment Inc have earned 12 Emmy Awards, 57th Annual Grammy Awards Nomination, Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema 2022, Australia Film Festival 2022, Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival 2022, China Film Festival 2022, Mexico Film Festival Awards 2022, Bridge Fest 2021, Symbiotic Film Festival 2022, IndieX Film Fest 2021, and
Independent Shorts Festival 2021. Memberships include Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Society of Camera Operators (SOC) and Experimental Aircraft
Association (EAA).

Projects In Development

Creative Drone Concepts, Inc., in association with Creative Teamwork Entertainment, Inc. has developed an original news magazine television show concept called “The Drone Chronicles.” The show will be broadcast on television, over the Internet, and on mobile devices, and will feature breakthrough technology transforming today’s world of drones. The show will also cover real-life stories about drones not seen on regular newscasts or other shows, including pilot profiles, in-depth coverage of drones, hot-topic interviews, and other information related to the commercialization of drones. The production companies have also developed a kids’ version of The Drone Chronicles tentatively entitled, “Kidding Around with Drones.” To date, the production companies have produced three (3) sizzle reels showcasing The Drone Chronicles (English version), Las Cronicas De Los Drones (Spanish version), and Kidding Around with Drones. Other shows currently in development include a competition-based reality television show involving drones that will appeal to a broad audience.