Mary Crosse

Mary Crosse

Founder/Executive Producer at Derby
New York, United States

About me

Executive producer with entrepreneurial spirit offering seventeen years’ experience in production management and advertising business development. Talented in leading teams, developing business strategies, bidding jobs and maximizing revenue, coordinating compelling strategic pitches and bringing life to ideas of creative directors. Recognized for creating strong team relationships that tie creative, management and clients together, resulting in inclusive, cooperative environments that drive company goals. Counted on to achieve the ‘impossible’ and resolve challenging production situations. Able to develop and implement strong processes and sensible workflows that streamline operations, improve quality of products, and bring focus to clients’ unique needs. Known for maintaining strong client relationships and providing excellent service and care to all projects.

Speaking experience includes: SXSW Film (2011 and 2016), ad:tech NY (2011), Social Media Week (2012, 2017) Internet Week (2012), Creative Week (2010 and 2012), New Media Film Festival (2011), and more.

Published in: Good Magazine, The Drum

  • English - Pro
  • Afar - Native


Founder/Executive Producer
New York, United States
2015 - Present (4 years)
Derby is a creative collective and full-service production company that represents modern storytellers and directing talent.
- The Bozzwicks
- Catherine Orchard
- John Poliquin
- Josh Hayward
- Lucas Borras
- Nickolas Duarte
- Roberto Serrini
On My Block Films
United States
2012 - Present (7 years)
On My Block Films is a non-profit I co-founded in 2012 with Ryan O'Hara Theisen with the mission to create stronger neighborhoods through the creative and collaborative process of filmmaking. We believe knowing your neighbors is the biggest step you can take to improving your community overall, and we couldn't think of a better way to get to know strangers than on a film set.

We challenge you to meet your neighbors, and make a short 1-3 minute film together, shot entirely on the block that you live on, and using only your real neighbors as cast and crew.

Register your block here:

Reach out about volunteer requests or hosting On My Block Films in your city.
Executive Producer
Big Block
United States
2013 - 2015 (2 years)
Executive Producer, Content
New York, United States
2011 - 2013 (2 years)
Executive Producer
Lucky Branded Entertainment
United States
2010 - 2011 (1 year)
New Business Director
San Francisco, United States
2008 - 2010 (2 years)
Director of Project Management
New York, United States
2005 - 2008 (3 years)
Senior Project Manager
Havas Global
New York, United States
2003 - 2005 (2 years)
Production Coordinator
New York, United States
2000 - 2003 (3 years)

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