To whom it may concern, Jim and Kelly Watt asked if I would share a few words about their work.

First, I have known and worked with this gifted and remarkable duo for over 20 years. Without hesitation or hyperbole, I can say they are one of the best production teams in the country, bar none.

Second, there is a Peabody Award that hangs behind me, in large part because of the extraordinary work of Jim and Kelly. The story was an unprecedented, inside look at the horrors of anorexia, brilliantly captured in picture and sound by the Watts. It was the first of many memorable collaborations.

Third, Jim and Kelly never rest on their laurels. They are a pro’s pro: always prepared with the latest technology and keyed into the editorial needs of each story. I’m not sure when they sleep as they will go until the work is finished.

Simply, there aren’t enough superlatives to throw their way. Jim and Kelly come with my highest recommendation.

Alan B. Goldberg,
60 Minutes, CBS News

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

I have been working with Jim and Kelly Watt for more than two decades working for ABC News and CNBC.

They are more than a great a crew – – they are producers, directors and editors. Their technical skill and editorial smarts have made every shoot a success and a pleasure. They can be trusted to work on their own – – anything you need done will be produced as if you were on location yourself.

Count on them anytime, anywhere, for anything.

Steven Schnee,
North South Media

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

(In a letter referring to a North Pole shoot)… “The footage is more than impressive – but your stuff has always been. That spooky shot of the ship in the distant haze moving silently through the frozen seascape… the whole works logged now for posterity when we get it put together in a 20/20 feature that will be remembered more even than the South Pole piece.

Hugh Downs,
Broadcaster, Television Host, News Anchor, TV Producer, Author, Game Show Host, Music Composer,
ABC 20/20

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

I have had the pleasure of working with Jim and Kelly Watt for an international production client and a multi-million dollar non-profit client. I trust them to always give me their best, and most importantly, exactly what I need. They are fast, intelligent, and creative. I can’t say enough about them. Thanks for always bringing your A game!

Amy Green Thrasher,
Producer, Director, Writer,
Thrasher Worldwide Communications, Inc.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Jim and Kelly Watt are not only talented, hard working, creative and imaginative they are incredibly pleasant and a joy to work with. Whenever they’re available for our needs in the Pacific North West they’re our go to crew.

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Jim and Kelly many times with 20/20 and the footage always looks great and correspondents, producers, and our subjects all leave with nothing but compliments for Jim and Kelly.

Brooke Stangeland,
Editorial Producer,
ABC 20/20

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

I have been associated with Jim and Kelly for nearly 20 years. I would like to extend a recommendation to anyone looking for a team of truly professionals. Jim and Kelly Watt are a class act.

Whenever I have needed promotion video I need only make one call and they go into action. They can script it for you, film it and produce it. This is so important for me to have a team doing what they do best, so that I can do what I do best, selling boats. I have found them to be totally a seamless production company. I have had them produce numerous video productions from our promo video to seeing them in action of producing a series of TV shows and video production of numerous topics.

I have also been with numerous video crews producing other TV shows and Jim and Kelly are second to none of them. I highly recommend them to anyone looking to produce video for web video, promo video and I would welcome any calls as to their work skills, quality, integrity and innovation. I might add that they both enjoy their work and it shows in the final product. I look forward to any questions.

LaMoyne Hyde,
Hyde Drift Boats

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

In my 15 years at ABC News, working with Jim and Kelly, I will simply say, THEY ARE THE BEST!

I have known Jim since his days at NBC News. He is the most professional, creative, diligent, hard working, technically astute cameraman I have ever had the pleasure of working with.

He and Kelly are great producers. They understand both the editorial and technical aspects of a story. Their equipment is state-of -the-art. They are fierce competitors. They will not get beaten on any assignment.

At any price, you can do no better than Jim and Kelly Watt.

Tim Tison,
Network News Producer,
Former Los Angeles Deputy Bureau Chief,
ABC News

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The best in the business, A classic team of pros!

John Nance,
ABC Analyst, Professional Speaker, Author & Consultant,
John Nance & Associates

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

You really have a knack for lighting places well and getting great shots. I appreciate your talents.

Shelly Heesacker,
Harpo Productions

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Thank you! It looked GREAT! I feel an Emmy.

Steve McIntire,
Production Executive and Operations Producer ABC News,
Good Morning America

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Thanks for the continued high quality productions and the TV show on ESPN.

Joseph Car, MD,

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

I am so impressed with this series (“Discoveries”), I absolutely love it. I’ve watched Alabama and Alaska and the places you chose to film are really interesting, like the Coon Cemetary and the Hot springs in Alaska. After watching these States I actually feel as if I went there, these are not like other travel films I have seen, they are so unique, the photography and color and narration all bring to my living room the viseral feeling of the real spirit of the State.

You guys are so talented and gifted in what you chose to shot and the places you chose to go. thank you so very much for such an exciting adventure. All schools should really show these films they are so educational and fun.

Cyrina Baldwin

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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