Once upon a time, Off The Leash Productions founder Jeremy Handelman decided to write a play. Then he decided to produce the play. Then other people started asking him to produce. And this led to an unexpected but thrilling move into the world of commercial theater producing, where he gets to work both sides of his brain. Now a Tony Award nominated producer, Jeremy has worked on many shows as either the lead producer, executive producer, co-producer, consultant, dramaturge or general manager. Though not tied to one genre, Jeremy is drawn to developing original character-driven work. He loves the creative process and finds as much joy sitting at a table reading with writers, actors and directors as he does sitting in a theater for a full production.
Off The Leash Productions began life as a video production company serving a wide variety of corporate and artistic clients. We produce marketing videos to promote businesses and services in an entertaining and efficient manner. Other production work includes commercials, promos, trailers and public service announcements as well as videography coverage of corporate, charity and social events. Our subsidiary, Wag That Reel, specializes in demo reels for actors, singers, dancers, directors, choreographers, news reporters and other talent. Our theater and video worlds sometimes blend together in the form of promotional videos for shows and we’re available to create video projections for use in theater productions.
Jeremy possesses a unique flair for both the creative and business elements of entertainment, and he loves collaborating with many talented artists. He began his career as a radio news and sports announcer, which you can imagine made great use of his Ivy League degree in biology. He then got an MBA in Marketing before joining CBS. Jeremy spent thirteen years at the network, leaving as VP, Programming of CBS Sports to develop his own creative ambitions.
Jeremy serves on the Board of Directors of Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and The Brown Club of New York and is a graduate of the Commercial Theater Institute’s 14-week advanced program for producers and managers.