Employee Spotlight: Ellen Lowrey
“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” Solid advice from new Crowley Webber Ellen Lowrey (originally Milton Berle). She is the newest addition to the Crowley Webb video production team. While she’s been here only a few short months, she is already contributing to our work in a big way. Some projects she’s worked on are the Buffalo Museum of Science’s “Find Why” video, M&T Bank’s “What’s Important” campaign, and ESAB’s Rebel 205 AC/DC product launch. From her role as associate producer on NBC’s Emmy winning The Martha Stewart Show to supervising producer on VH1’s Love and Hip Hop New York: Dirty Little Secrets, this Crowley Webber is one exciting gal. Let’s get acquainted!
What has been your coolest work experience?
I’ve had some diverse work experiences. I’ve produced and directed TV shows that featured all kinds of contributors: celebrities, tattoo artists, comedy writers, ghost hunters, bayou billionaires, hip hop artists, chefs – you name it. But one experience that always tops the list is working on an HGTV house-hunting program that sent me all over the map. As someone with insatiable wanderlust, I was able to check off a lot of places on my bucket list.
What do you like best about video production?
The opportunity to learn something new every day. Working as a producer on so many different TV programs, and now working at CW with different clients, I constantly learn about new subjects, individuals, and skills. Work is never routine.
What’s the last television series you binge-watched?
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
What advice do you have for emerging talent in the field?
Find a mentor. Ask questions and remain fearless. As soon as work becomes routine, you’re not learning anymore. Challenge yourself and never get comfortable in a position. Most important, pay it forward and help the next generation learn.
What would the title of your autobiography be?
To Be Continued…
What makes you a great guest at a cocktail party?
I have great stories from work experiences. For example, think your house is haunted? I can suggest ways to battle that poltergeist. Planning a new tattoo? Let’s determine if realism, neotraditional, Sailor Jerry, etc. is the best style choice. Interested in starring in your own reality TV show? Don’t. I can explain why there are better options.
What do you bring to the Crowley Webb video production team?
As a TV producer in New York City for the past 13 years, I grew into a big-picture leader and storyteller. I know how to sell a message, manage a team of diverse talent, and work under incredible pressure and deadlines. Given that a majority of people consider themselves to be visual learners, I see an opportunity to engage people and get our clients’ messages out there.
What’s the first thing you would do with $1 million?
Buy a house! And despite the lake effect snow, I would love a place with a view of the water. A big reason I decided to return to Buffalo is its resurgence – and my desire to contribute to it. Owning a home is one (small) way I can show my commitment to the Queen City.
Welcome aboard, Ellen!