As executive producer, director and writer, Dale Stelly of Stelly Entertainment has worked with top names in the Industry. Stars like Vida Guerra, Larry H. Jacobs, Tiny "Deebo" Lister and John Amos (James from TVs hit show Good Times) to name a few. Whether in music video, commercial, television and/or film, Dale has numerous credits to his name including, The Sweep, Single Black Female, Unemployed, Chain'd, JC In The Hood, Dead Body, Welfare to Millionaire, Choices II, Short Fuse, BlackLove, Tha Crib, Sweet Potato Pie, Voodoo Tailz and Aces.
A Los Angeles native, Dale attended California State University Dominguez Hills and studied mass communications, he has always been comfortable behind the camera, working in all aspects of film and video production. It all began in 1995 when Dale accepted an unrecognized crew position on a music video for Outburst Records, produced by Pop Art Film Factory featuring westcoast Rap duo B.G. Knockout and Dresta. He was the first on the set and the last to leave. The entry position wouldn’t seem like much to the outside world, but for Dale, it was the best place to start for a young aspiring Director.
Thereafter, he made himself available to various Directors. When they needed extra talent, cars and locations, Dale was the first to run out and make it possible. Over the next several months, the Producers/Directors saw that Dale was one who could produce at a moments notice and in no time, Dale was promoted. While attending Cal State Dominguez Hills, he worked his way up from a Production Assistant. He was then moved up to 2nd Assistant Director and later, to 1st Assistant Director. Dale had mainly focused on directing music videos at the early point in his career, but as of now and certainly not surprising, Dale has added numerous commercials, TV pilots and feature films to his directing,producing and writing credits.
Dale also obtained a demanding job at Eastman Kodak’s post production facility; Cinesite Digital Studios located in Hollywood, CA.,employed from 1995-2003 where he started as a production assistant and ended his last job position as a Digital Scanning and Recording Operator. At Cinesite Digital Studios, Dale learned all aspects of pre-production, production and post-production on the expense of the multi-billion Hollywood studio system.
After many successful freelance music video shoots with positions ranging from Production Assistant to Assistant Director and still working a fulltime nightshift at Cinesite Digital Studios. Dale decided it was time to branch out on his own. He then formed Stelly Entertainment in 1998 on a part-time basis. In mid-2003 Dale was given the golden opportunity to run his production company fulltime and to this present date of 2008, Dale has relocated his production company to the heart of Hollywood, CA. running his company full steam ahead.
William Stelly Jr is a Producer at Stelly Entertainment, where he provides production services to clients to ensure a successful project. His duties include Cinematography, Editing, Event Coordinating, Graphic Designing, and Social Media Management. He is also a Media Manager and Event Coordinator for the City of Los Angeles.
William has been working in the Entertainment Industry over two decades and has participated in numerous productions for Disney Channel, Paramount Studios, Stelly Entertainment, City of Los Angeles, The Taste of Soul, and many more. His primary interest is the integration of production, with the emerging social media platforms. William is a contributing member of the social media community and has developed several projects. Current projects under development are Urban Idol T.V. and Vanity Ville T.V.. William also produces events for youth giving them a platform to perform at community events to help maximize their exposure.
Prior to Stelly Entertainment, William was acting, producing parodies, and producing a news channel at St. Bernard High School for students to watch before class. William continued his education with Otis College of Art & Design where he majored in Digital media.
Daniel Mason is the President of 44 Dawgs LLC and is a graduate of Ithaca College (NY), where he earned a B.S. degree from the Roy H. Park School of Communications in the field of Television & Radio Production in 1998. Raised in South Los Angeles, Daniel first attended the prestigious Harvard-Westlake Preparatory School in North Hollywood, CA where he first began his more than 8 year study of new media and visual arts.
While at Harvard-Westlake he helped create a permanent film/video arts curriculum which still exists for the benefit of students to this day. While in High School and in College, Daniel excelled on the field as a fullback (#44) and received various awards off of the field for his work in promoting media literacy among youth through multi-media.
Upon graduation, Daniel went on to work at various high end post production facilities in Los Angeles where he applied his training as an editor and learned the fundamentals of operating an independent post production facility.
In March of 1999 he set about realizing his dream and decided to create 44 Dawgs, a film and video production and post production company whose mission is to provide high end services to clients who are currently under served by Hollywood.
Today, 44 Dawgs remains a pillar within the community, producing and editing a wide variety of films, music videos, commercials, documentaries, corporate videos and lifestyle oriented programs. Daniel is a highly skilled, Avid certified editor as well as a producer whose work has received numerous accolades including official selection by the Cannes film festival and technical awards from the likes of George Lucas.
Daniel prides himself upon his personal work ethic, attention to detail and fulfilling the needs of his clients. As president of 44 Dawgs, LLC, Daniel Mason maintains a shared commitment to the artistry and fundamentals of production and post production.