Media is a strong creative force dedicated to producing and distributing
media that both enlightens and entertains. The company is currently
focused on unscripted television series and DVDs.
Nestled away in the San Fernando Valley, we consider ourselves a safe-haven
from what is often considered a "cut-throat" industry… We are attracted
to those, like ourselves, who are trying to make a positive difference
through films, videos, music, and the written word.
Unlike the machine factory of Hollywood, we create media with soul
- that means putting our passion, integrity, and personal touch into
every project we take on and every business partner we deal with.
Think of us as the Jerry McGuire of the media world with the
business savvy to back it up... and forgive the pun but yes, "You
had us at hello".
Most of our projects are funny with a quirky off-beat sensibility,
but they usually have one or more of the following components - spirituality,
education, strong story, life lessons, the uncovering of some kind
of hidden truth, challenging society's norms, and of course, just
plain old good PR.
Founded in 1992 by Evan Aaronson, the company got its name from the
tried and true "Hello" phone greeting. Originally operating out of
an apartment in West Los Angeles, Mr. Aaronson saved costs by using
one phone line for both his business and personal life. This way,
when he answered the phone, "Hello", it could work for either one.
The formula worked and since then, the company has gone on to give
its signature to DVDs (Warner Brother Records - The Used and Less
Than Jake), music videos (Kottonmouth Kings - Capitol Records), television
pilots, and two feature length films. Along the way, it has forged
many partnerships with high profile entertainment companies. In the
last year, Hello Media entered into the distribution business, and
it helped create the new home video line for the publishing giant,
Chicken Soup for the Soul.
Marrying strong brand names with independent films to
create a financial win/win for both parties is just one example of
how the company has tried to operate ahead of the curve.