David Brotsky

Location New York


Film Producer Locations Manager Production Manager
17 Projects

Work History

Location Manager and Scout / UPM / Production Manager / Producer
Various Companies
Apr 1998 - Present
Greater New York City Area
I am a location scout and manager, production manager, and producer. No matter what the task or the project, the bottom line is that I produce timely results. The first film I worked on was a 1930’s period piece directed by Tim Robbins called Cradle Will Rock. With over 80 locations, and days with sometimes 500 to 1500 extras, each having to get through proper hair, makeup, and wardrobe, and working 15-20 hours a day, 5-7 days a week, it proved to be a challenging first experience. The second film I worked on was Woody Allen’s Sweet & Lowdown, another period piece with over 80 locations. Then came two other period pieces (including Cameron Crowe’s Almost Famous). Then many more locations, many more projects, including consulting for commercials, music videos, and special events. The journey never ends and I feel blessed to have worked and collaborated among so many talented and in some cases, legendary, people. Whether hiring me to be a part of your production, or allowing me to use your location for a shoot, you will not be disappointed.
Midsommar - Location Scout
Apr 2019
Location Scouted for Ari Aster's followup to Hereditary
Location Manager & Scout - Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Mar 2019 - Apr 2019
Have been happy to location scout and manage for two recent episodes of Season 6.
Producer - International Austrian Airlines Commercial
Austrian Airlines
Mar 2019
Location Scout - Google Gaming Commercial
Jan 2019 - Feb 2019
Location Scout - Harry Haft (Feature film being directed by Barry Levinson)
BRON Studios
Oct 2018 - Jan 2019
BRON Studios and New Mandate Films have set a February production start on Harry Haft, a fact-based historical drama that Barry Levinson will direct, with Ben Foster set to star as the title character. Justine Juel Gillmer wrote a Black List script based on the Alan Scott Haft novel ‘Harry Haft: Survivor of Auschwitz, Challenger of Rocky Marciano.‘ the film tells the story of a boxer who survived Auschwitz by being forced to fight fellow prisoners in the concentration camps
Producer - Short Film by Carlos Dengler - "Iowa"
Carlos Dengler
Oct 2018 - Nov 2018
Location Scout - “Isn’t it Romantic?” (Feature Film, starring Rebel Wilson)
New Line Cinema
Jun 2018 - Jul 2018
Location Scout - Main Justice
CBS Corporation
Feb 2018 - Mar 2018
Pilot - also from Jerry Bruckheimer Television
NY Unit Location Manager - Blinded by the Light (Feature Film)
Bend It TV
Jan 2018 - Mar 2018
Written and Directed by Gurinder Chadha (Bend it Like Beckham) *Period piece set in 70's and 80's
Location Scout - The Americans
FX Networks
Jan 2018
*Period piece set in 1980's
Location Manager and Scout - Sony PS4 Commercial
Sony Electronics
Dec 2017 - Jan 2018
Location Scout - The Americans
FX Networks
Oct 2017 - Nov 2017
Location Scout and Manager
Volvo Group
Oct 2017
Location Scout
National Football League (NFL)
Oct 2017
Location Scout and Manager
Major League Baseball
Oct 2017
Location Manager and Scout
May 2017 - Jul 2017
Greater New York City Area
Location Scout
FX Networks (Fox)
Dec 2016
Greater New York City Area
Promo for The Americans Season 5 by Monty Media
Location Scout and Manager
LG Electronics
Nov 2016
Greater New York City Area
LG Electronics Commercial, produced by Good Engine Media
Location Manager and Scout
Interactive Brokers
Oct 2016
Greater New York City Area
Commercials for Interactive Brokers by Production Company, We Fly Coach
Location Manager and Scout - Alicia Keys Music Video
Anonymous Content
Oct 2016
It was never released, but below you can watch a poor quality leak that was posted by someone *Period piece set in 50's, 60's, 70's, and 80's
Location Manager and Scout
Oct 2016
Greater New York City Area
Super Mario Run Commercial
Location Scout - The Tap
USA Networks
Sep 2016 - Oct 2016
Location Manager - I, Witness
ABC Television
Aug 2016 - Oct 2016
Location Scout - The Marvelous Mrs. Maizel
Aug 2016
TV Pilot - The Marvelous Mrs. Maizel, written, created by, and directed by Amy Sherman-Palladino (creator of Gilmore Girls) — a 1950's period piece, starring Rachel Brosnahan (House of Cards)
Location Scout - Orange is the New Black
Aug 2016
Location Manager and Scout
m ss ng p eces
Jul 2016
Location Manager and Scout
Verizon Web Documentaries
Location Scout and Consultant
GP Movie Inc
Jul 2016
Going Places - New Feature Film directed by and starring John Turturro, as well as Bobby Cannavale, Susan Sarandon, Christopher Walken, Andrey Tautou, and Sônia Braga.
Location Scout
Jul 2016
Commercials for Microsoft produced by Workhouse Creative
Location Scout and Consultant
Rock Shrimp Productions NY, LLC
May 2016
Beat Bobby Flay TV Show
Location Scout and Consultant
Apr 2016
Samsung Commercials
Location Scout and Consultant
Believe Media
Mar 2016 - Apr 2016
Location Scout and Consultant
COMPLEX (dba Complex Media, Inc.)
Mar 2016
Location Scout and Consultant
Hero Content
Dec 2015 - Jan 2016
Oral B International Campaign, Multiple Commercials
Super Mario Run
Location Scout and Manager
Indiana Production
Dec 2015
Greater New York City Area
McDonald's Campaign
Location Consultant
Nov 2015
Greater New York City Area
Arby's Campaign
Location Manager
Wild Wedding - Baby Mugs Films
Aug 2015 - Nov 2015
Greater New York City Area
Headed a location department responsible for scouting and securing all space needed for an independent feature film entitled Wilde Wedding, starring Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Sir Patrick Stewart, and Minnie Driver. Among the locations we used were several National Historic Landmarks, including a $14 million mansion.


University of Iowa
City University of New York-Hunter College