About Canal Creatures Production

Who We Are

CCP is a Sustainable Production Services Company based in Brooklyn, NY. Physical production is our expertise - we are adept at managing all of your production scheduling and strategy needs from initial concept through final delivery.

At CCP, we recognize that every job is unique and comes with its own specific circumstances and challenges. We employ a flexible, scalable model that allows us to provide you with precisely the resources you need (and only those resources you need) to get the job done efficiently and professionally. We pride ourselves on our ability to work closely with your creative team to find the best ways to facilitate and epand upon your vision, effectively transitioning your project from concept through creation to finished product.

CCP has developed and maintains thousands of industry contacts in dozens of cities - from equipment vendors to freelancers, from Miami to Montreal - if there is a resource you need, changes are we are already in touch with them. While based in New York, CCP has successfully staffed and produced jobs in Canada, California, Georgia, Florida, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee, to name a few. CCP also has experience working locally with travelling crews from other countries, ranging from South Africa to India. We're always up for new challenges and new adventures - and, even if we haven't been there already, chances are we already know some of the locals. We love to see trusted, familiar faces on set, and we'd love to put our network to workto get your job done right.

All the while, CCP strives to maintain its commitment to environmentally sustainable practices. At CCP we focus on changing habits and implementing change that can be sustained from project to project. Some of the green services you will find on a CCP set include use of a 4 bin recycling system, on-set composting, sustainable catering services, and use of reusable water bottles that eliminate significant amounts of plastic waste. This is only the beginning of what can be accomplished, and CCP welcomes the opportunity to work with environmentally minded clients to do more. CCP has, for instance, worked with clients to revise transportation practices to reduce carbon emissions, and CCP maintains partnerships with a number of green vendors that can provide services from green catering to recycling of set construction materials. In many instances, these initiatives can boost cast & crew morale, generate positive press, and save money - we'd love to show you how!

Meet Our Team

Steven Holtzman   IMDB Profile

Steven is a New York based producer whose credits include the Colbert Report's HD show open, the Bollywood sensation BADMAA$H COMPANY and FORGED - the feature film the NY Times called "nasty, brutal and short in all the best ways." Steven is dedicated to producing high-quality work while reducing the carbon footprint of the film industry.

Steven serves as Co-chair of the PGA Green Outreach Committee, East, which collects and shares information about eco-friendly practices and vendors with studio productions. In this role, he liaises between the east and west coast to better understand how vendors, crews, and the studios are going green. In February 2013, New York City's Office of Film, Theater and Broadcasting recognized Steven as an industry star for his work in advancing sustainable film production practices.

Kevin Howard   IMDB Profile

Kevin has several years of experience in production coordination and management, including work on television series including CSI:NY, Flip This House, and Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. He found his true calling as a production accountant on an independent feature film and developed his expertise with the accounting team at RDF Media (now part of Zodiak Entertainment (TV's "Wife Swap")).

Kevin's background in physical production provides him with unusual insight into production spending. Kevin's skills range from general bookkeeping to cost tracking, projection, and budget interpretation on a massive, multi-episode/multi-series scale.