CHICAGO—Award-winning comedy director
Ron Lazzeretti has joined STORY for exclusive, national representation. A
native Chicagoan, Lazzeretti has broad experience as a commercial director and
agency creative director with credits including Chevy, Coors Light, KFC, A&W
Root Beer and Taco Bell. A true multi-talent, he has also enjoyed success as an
independent filmmaker, writer, producer and musician.
“Ron in a phenomenal talent
with incredible energy and a genius for comedy,” said STORY Executive Producer
Mark Androw. “He’s been doing great work for years, and we’re thrilled to bring
him to STORY.”
Ron Lazzeretti
Lazzeretti also leads Hog Butcher, a creative services
company made up of comedy writers and improv artists from Chicago’s potent
comedy scene.
Lazzeretti got his start as a director while working as a
creative at Chicago agency Eisaman, Johns & Laws. He went onto co-found the
production company Two Olives and also directed through Chicago-based Spoke
Along the way, Lazzeretti developed a nuanced touch for
comedy and a masterful command for directing talent, including pros, non-pros,
celebrities and kids. Outside advertising, Lazzeretti is co-creator and
director of the popular web series The
Graveyard Show.
It stars David Pasquesi and Christian Stolte as a custodian
and security guard who share revelations, epiphanies and confessions “while the
rest of the world sleeps.” The Chicago Tribune called it “an existential gem.”
“I like it for its simplicity,” he said. “I’m a huge fan of simplicity. Whether
it’s a fifiteen second commercial or longform video,  I love a story that’s simply told.”

Lazzeretti wrote and directed Something Better Somewhere Else¸ an independent film that the late
critic Roger Ebert called “delightful.” He also wrote and produced The Merry Gentleman, starring Michael
Keaton and Kelly MacDonald, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and
earned rave review from the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times and other
In discussing his move to STORY, Lazzeretti said that it
provides him a platform to broaden the scope of his commercial work. “Mark
Androw is a smart executive producer who gets what I do and appreciates what I
bring to the process,” he observed. “He knows the business, has enjoyed a lot
of success and does it the right way. I’m glad to have this opportunity.”
STORY is represented on the East Coast by Ilene Silberman (212)
794-9030; in the Midwest by Amy McIntyre (312) 550-2554, in the Southeast by
Miller + Associates, (954) 563-6004;and  in the Southwest by Gossip!, (214) 288-2813.
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