Zealot Networks, the “digital-first” media company started by Maker Studios founder Danny Zappin, announced it has acquired Lord Danger, a commercial and music video production company that also manages seven directors.
Founded in 2011 by producers Maxwell Riesberg and Josh Shadid, the Los Angeles-based Lord Danger has produced everything from music videos for J. Cole, Steve Aoki and Major Lazer to digital and broadcast spots for Sol Republic headphones, as well as waterproofing brand Liquipel. Its roster of directors includes Lawrence Lamont (J.Cole’s “G.O.M.D.”), Dan Packer (Steve Aoki’s “Born to Get Wild,” featuring will.i.am.) and Mike Harris (Flosstradamu’s “Mosh Pit”).
“I love the incredibly, high-concept work they’re creating for artists, labels and brands,” said Zappin, president and CEO of Zealot Networks, in a statement. “Their revolutionary approach to storytelling combined with their roster of up-and-coming directors puts Zealot in a unique position of offering partners dynamic, leading-edge content.”
Lord Danger joins other recent Zealot acquisitions including Threshold Interactive, Neighbor Agency and Idea Farmer, further extending the company’s digital content creation, marketing and talent management capabilities.
Image: screengrab from Steve Aoki video “Born to Get Wild.”