Brian O'Rourke

With over 25 years of experience at advertising agencies, Brian O'Rourke has produced thousands of commercials. As the Executive Director of Production for the global brand specialists TBWA\Chiat\Day & Media Arts Lab, he is currently at the forefront of blending short-form with long-form content, bringing to life a number of award-winning branded entertainment platforms via TV shows and second screen. Ultimately, he creates multiplatform experiences that build emotional connections with audiences, endearing them to a message or brand. Companies that have sought his expertise include Apple, Nissan, Gatorade, Adidas, Pepsi, Visa, Sony and many others.

O’Rourke’s production roots run even deeper than his ad tenure, including prior work at television stations and production companies. In addition, upon graduating with a double major in Television Production/English from Loyola Marymount University, he actually toiled as a Television Academy Foundation intern many moons ago. Through it all he has cultivated specialized storytelling abilities, whether delivering a narrative in 30 seconds or 90 minutes.

With over 25 years of experience at advertising agencies, Brian O'Rourke has produced thousands of commercials. As the Executive Director of Production for the global brand specialists TBWA\Chiat\Day & Media Arts Lab, he is currently at the forefront of blending short-form with long-form content, bringing to life a number of award-winning branded entertainment platforms via TV shows and second screen. Ultimately, he creates multiplatform experiences that build emotional connections with audiences, endearing them to a message or brand. Companies that have sought his expertise include Apple, Nissan, Gatorade, Adidas, Pepsi, Visa, Sony and many others.

O’Rourke’s production roots run even deeper than his ad tenure, including prior work at television stations and production companies. In addition, upon graduating with a double major in Television Production/English from Loyola Marymount University, he actually toiled as a Television Academy Foundation intern many moons ago. Through it all he has cultivated specialized storytelling abilities, whether delivering a narrative in 30 seconds or 90 minutes.

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Television Academy commercial nominee reception
Television Academy commercial nominee reception
Television Academy commercial nominee reception
Television Academy commercial nominee reception
Television Academy commercial nominee reception
Television Academy commercial nominee reception
Television Academy commercial nominee reception
Daryll Merchant, Brian O'Rourke, Frank Scherma and Dan Bootzin at the Commercials Nominee Reception at the Montage Beverly Hills.
Television Academy governors Brian O'Rourke and Rick Fishbein at the Commercials Nominee Reception at the Montage Beverly Hills.
Frank Scherma and Brian O'Rourke at the Commercials Nominee Reception at the Montage Beverly Hills.
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TV Academy Governor Brian O'Rourke and Television Academy Governor Ann Leslie Uzdavinis seen at the Television Academy commercial nominee reception at the Montage Beverly Hills on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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TV Academy Governor Brian O'Rourke and Television Academy Governor Ann Leslie Uzdavinis seen at the Television Academy commercial nominee reception at the Montage Beverly Hills on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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TV Academy Governor Brian O'Rourke and Television Academy Governor Ann Leslie Uzdavinis seen at the Television Academy commercial nominee reception at the Montage Beverly Hills on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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TV Academy Governor Brian O'Rourke, Television Academy Governor Ann Leslie Uzdavinis, nominee Ashlye Vaughan, and nominee Diego de la Maza seen at the Television Academy commercial nominee reception at the Montage Beverly Hills on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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TV Academy Governor Brian O'Rourke, Television Academy Governor Ann Leslie Uzdavinis, nominee Ashlye Vaughan, nominee Diego de la Maza, and nominee Rocky Morton seen at the Television Academy commercial nominee reception at the Montage Beverly Hills on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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TV Academy Governor Brian O'Rourke, Television Academy Governor Ann Leslie Uzdavinis, and nominee John McKelvey seen at the Television Academy commercial nominee reception at the Montage Beverly Hills on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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Carolyn Pedrossian, TV Academy Governor Brian O'Rourke, and Amy Grgich seen at the Television Academy commercial nominee reception at the Montage Beverly Hills on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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Daryll Merchant, Brian O'Rourke, Frank Scherma and Dan Bootzin at the Commercials Nominee Reception at the Montage Beverly Hills.
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Daryll Merchant, Brian O'Rourke, Frank Scherma and Dan Bootzin at the Commercials Nominee Reception at the Montage Beverly Hills.

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Television Academy governors Brian O'Rourke and Rick Fishbein at the Commercials Nominee Reception at the Montage Beverly Hills.
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Television Academy governors Brian O'Rourke and Rick Fishbein at the Commercials Nominee Reception at the Montage Beverly Hills.

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Frank Scherma and Brian O'Rourke at the Commercials Nominee Reception at the Montage Beverly Hills.
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Frank Scherma and Brian O'Rourke at the Commercials Nominee Reception at the Montage Beverly Hills.

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