Andrew Ryback, EVP of Production for Broadcast Management Group, is one of the most experienced Production Managers in the industry. His uncompromising attention to detail and organizational skills can be seen in the superior quality of live and live-to-tape productions he manages and co-produces for BMG, both domestically and internationally.
Andrew’s broad range of experience includes managing events at The Emmys, The Oscars, TIFF, SXSW, Comic-Con, New York Fashion Week, The Sundance Film Festival, not to mention both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. His work takes him everywhere, from sushi restaurants to major league baseball stadiums. There is no type of venue Andrew hasn’t managed successfully.
Andrew’s talent and experience cuts across all production management disciplines. He is responsible for managing all production logistics, including booking crews, renting equipment, securing venues, creating production books, maintaining budgets and obtaining proper permits. He has helped coordinate and manage production logistics for everything from pyrotechnics to giant cakes to high wire structures and 17,000-gallon swimming tanks!
Production management has been a passion of Andrew’s ever since his first “Introduction to Video Production” class in high school. Majoring in Electronic Media in college, he officially began his production career as a newsroom intern at local NBC affiliate, WGAL. There he honed his craft, working alongside award-winning producers and reporters to research, develop, write and edit weekly news segments. It was at WGAL where Andrew produced his first 30-minute live show for the network.
Moving on from WGAL, Andrew was hired as production assistant for Rock Creek Productions, where he further fine-tuned his skills, organizing and managing on-location productions for various government training videos. He was also responsible for coordinating production logistics, which included booking travel and crews, organizing production footage and photos, and editing audio clips.
Ultimately, the culmination of all these experiences and gained skills caught the attention of BMG and have made Andrew Ryback a stand-out member of the BMG team.
Outside of work, Andrew enjoys exercising, reading, binge watching and home improvement projects. He currently lives in northeast Washington D.C. with his wife, Bree, and their daughter, Evie.