Len Epand is among the leading creative producers of political, issue advocacy, and corporate communications advertising.
Epand's television and radio ads have made him the go-to director and producer for several top consultants and advertising agencies. His work has been integrally involved in innumerable winning federal, state and local elections, issue campaigns, and influential corporate or industry image campaigns. These range from Michael Bloomberg's 2001, 2005, and 2009 campaigns for Mayor of New York City, Dan Malloy's election win as Governor of Connecticut, and Senator Mary Landrieu's win in Louisiana, to successful national campaigns for StudentsFirst, the Association of American Railroads, Broadband for America, and the US Telecom Association. His work was recognized as critical to the popular vote success of Vice-President Al Gore's 2000 Presidential bid.
Epand is the bestselling author ("Making it With Music," HarperCollins) and "LA Times" and "Rolling Stone" journalist-turned-filmmaker who earned a Grammy nomination for Best Long Form Program, and two NAACP Image Award Nominations for directing and producing.
Harnessing 21 years of experience creating entertainment TV programs, music videos and commercials, Len brings to politics and issue advertising a unique flair for contemporary approaches that comprise today's most effective advertising.
Mike Hansen, Director of Production, joined Epandmedia shortly after graduating from Alfred University’s renowned Fine Arts program. He started as an intern in early 2005 during the 2005 Bloomberg mayoral campaign.
Hansen is experienced in both video and radio production -- coordinating line producers and crews, as well as managing post-production and helping voice casting and music search for the company. Additionally, Mike is a skilled Photoshop artist, ProTools mixer, and Final Cut Pro editor, filling in on those roles as needed.
From 2005 to present, Mike has served in the thick of every campaign Epandmedia has been involved in, from the 2009 Bloomberg For Mayor and 2008 Obama for President campaigns and numerous congressional, senatorial and gubernatorial campaigns, to corporate advocacy campaigns.