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Roy Rede is a production designer for television, feature films and live theater. He was raised in Morris County, New Jersey, attended James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia and resides in Los Angeles, California. Rede was nominated for an Emmy Award for his design of the opening of Super Bowl XXXVI.
Before working as a production designer, Rede worked as a songwriter and record producer. While signed to Kyle Baxter Utley's Flip It Records he produced eclectic tracks featuring Dolly Parton, Nanci Griffith and Carly Simon. The 1996 remix collaboration of his song "Relax" with DJ Junior Vasquez was the first dance single for Hungarian actress Zsa Zsa Gabor. Rede produced artist Nanci Griffith's controversial Baroque version of her country hit "Gulf Coast Highway" using a full choir and orchestral string ensemble.
In the 1990s Rede designed several national TV commercials including spots for McDonald's, Dr Pepper, Verizon Wireless, and Budweiser Beer. He designed several music videos including Luther Vandross' "Power of Love", Barry White's "Put Me in Your Mix" and Chris Rock's "Champagne". In 1994 Rede moved into episodic television designing HBO's cult TV series Mr. Show, Tenacious D and Comedy Central's Strip Mall. Rede also designed network image campaigns for the Fox Television Network and Warner Bros' "the WB".
In 2000 he partnered with producer David Meiselman, forming production company Meiselman-Rede Media Group (MRMG). Rede and Meiselman signed MRMG to a five-picture deal with distributor CinemaPop, where Rede went on to write and produce the animated series "Paris Falls" and the feature film "El Matadero".
Rede jumped into the reality TV wave in 2005, designing unscripted series including NBC's Treasure Hunters, Oxygen's Bad Girls Club, A&E's Billy the Exterminator, VH1's Celebrity Fit Club, Bravo's Tabatha's Salon Takeover and Rocco's Dinner Party. In 2014 Rede was cast as the restaurant designer for CNBC's series Restaurant Startup.
Rede is represented by Lynne Richardson at NY Office. He resides in Los Angeles.
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