Spotlight on "Haute Dog"
A dog-grooming competition series for HBO Max
In the age of social distancing, TV production seemed nearly impossible. It took the care and foresight of Jax Media to build an industry leading production that also prioritized the health and safety of the crew.
After extensive planning and research, Jax Media and HBO felt confident moving forward with the production of Haute Dog. This shoot was one of first to resume production during the industry-wide shutdowns of 2020.
Michael Miller, co-executive producer and executive in charge of production, worked to prepare the show’s safety measures. He built an extensive safety plan along with Mark Weissman, executive VP of production at HBO Max, and Brett Boydstun, senior VP of production of HBO Max.
Their foresight and meticulous planning was instrumental for a successful shoot.
Under Michael’s direction, the production followed all union social distancing protocols. Our studio facility gave Michael the needed physical space to help meet safety protocols. Because of this, the production did not have a single positive test result by the end of the four week shoot.
I want to give Michael Miller a special thank you for his leadership. It was greatly appreciated.
I also want to thank the executive producers at Jax Media: Tony Hernandez, Séamus Murphy-Mitchell, Brooke Posch, Nicolle Yaron, Jess Rona and showrunner Abi McCarthy.
It was certainly a pleasure having Jax Media and HBO here at Arroyo West Studios. I look forward to having them back in the near future.
Director of Sales Marketing/ Studio Manager
Arroyo West Studios