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Tica Productions is a production company piloted by a passion for original, compelling and memorable movies that provoke audience demand. We believe it is the role of Producers to create conditions in which a screenwriter, director and a film's team can enact cinematic artistry.
Well-versed in all aspects of crafting entertainment media, we guide select projects from genesis through to distribution. Our interests vary from film projects founded on independent financing to larger projects and/or collaborations that require the participation of other production companies and/or studios.
Derek Classen is an award-winning movie producer and partner at Tica Productions. Formerly, Derek worked in the action sports industry in event production, marketing, brand management, apparel design & production, and creative asset production. Derek is a former Goaltender in the ECHL, AHL, and served as the EBUG for the LA Kings (NHL). Derek is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University (LMU) where he studied film and business. Derek was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, and is a resident of Los Angeles and Costa Rica.
Summer Joy “SJ” Main-Muñoz worked in production for over 20 years before transitioning to professional directing. In addition to the role of Producer, she has served as Director of Development, Production Supervisor, Post Supervisor, and more. As a professional drama director, Main Muñoz has worked for studios and networks including FX, Netflix, Disney, ABC, NBC, CBS, and more. She holds a BA from UCLA’s TFT, an MFA in Film Directing from Columbia University and a PhD from EGS of Switzerland. SJ is Costa Rican-American.
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