(Sherman Oaks, California--August 24, 2015) Marketing agency The Refinery AV
is pleased to welcome Josh Olson as SVP of Theatrical/Creative Director. Olson, who brings more than a decade of experience in entertainment marketing, will work closely with The Refinery AV Partner/Creative Director Brett Winn on company growth initiatives and creative strategies for feature film, television, multimedia and gaming clients.
Josh Olson as SVP of Theatrical/Creative Director.
“Josh is brutally honest, hard-working and creative to his core,” remarks Winn. “Having known him since our days at Trailer Park, I knew he would be ideal in helping to guide and challenge our ever-growing creative team to go beyond what our clients expect – and have fun in the process.”
“The Refinery name itself speaks to the unique blend of specialties, experiences and perspectives it represents,” adds Olson. “By its very definition, it’s truly a company that’s devoted to creating something unique and original by combining the perfect elements of the creative process.”
Olson’s passion for scriptwriting, film marketing and producing is evident in the award-winning work he has created in partnership with some of the world’s top entertainment brands, including Sony, Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox, Screen Gems, EA, THQ and Square Enix, to name a few.
Along the way, he has collected numerous Key Art and Golden Trailer Awards for his work for “Evil Dead,” “The Vow,” “Resident Evil,” “Safe Haven,” “House at the End of the Street,” and “Black Dynamite,” among many other film and gaming properties.
Olson’s unusual creative journey began in accounting at Aspect Ratio. It wasn’t long until a producer identified his untapped talent as a copywriter. Olson eventually moved over to Trailer Park, where he took on a three-way role by adding producing to the mix. He went on to parlay his talents by launching his own boutique shop Killer Kreative, where his title of “Kreative Director” was synonymous with producing, directing and writing. Most recently, Olson worked as Senior Producer at mOcean and SVP of Theatrical/Creative Director at Seismic Productions.
“The Refinery is exactly what both Brett and I always envisioned a marketing agency to be,” concludes Olson. “I’ve been fortunate enough to be surrounded by some of the industry’s brightest and most talented people, and what Brett has created here is nothing short of remarkable. The ‘creative-comes-first’ philosophy he has instilled in this company allows us to be creative without constraints.”
About The Refinery AV:
The Refinery AV is a marketing agency with a focus on the entertainment industry. Clients include Sony Pictures Entertainment, 20th Century Fox, Walt Disney Studios, Warner Bros., Universal, Screen Gems, Fox Broadcasting, CBS, ABC, and The Weinstein Company.