Abby Berendt Lavoi
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Abby Berendt Lavoi is an award-winning Director, Producer, Writer, mother, cancer survivor, and joyful ball of sarcasm. She is currently Showrunner, and Executive Producer of My Amazing Cheap Date: New Orleans, and Fantasy Homes: New Orleans. She has received honors and awards from the New York Television Festival, the Telly Awards, New Orleans Film Festival, PromaxBDA, Broadcast Education Association, 48 Hour Film Festival, Colorado State Alumni Association, Oxford Film Festival, and the Seattle International Film Festival, among many others. She is a member of Free the Bid / Free the Work, Women in Film & Television (WiFT) and Cinefemme. She has worked with various media companies, which have spanned the industries of TV, Film, Internet, Publishing, Radio, and Music. Her television & staff credits include MTV, MTV2, mtvU, TV Land, Nick@Nite, and Current TV. Since 2008, she has successfully run Lavoi Creative, LLC (TeamJADED Productions), a full service creative agency and production studio. She has created video work for Google, YouTube (Corporate) Pandora Internet Radio, Netflix, Autodesk, Squarespace, MindBodyGreen, Vox, MindBodyGreen, Bank of America, SFMOMA, YouTube, TuneIn Radio, Discovery Channel, Google Play, COMPLEX, Marriott, Mastercard, as well as many other companies and various political campaigns. She created and produced the web series "It’s a Rough Life", which was a finalist for the 2014 New York Television Festival’s History Unscripted Development Pipeline.