our team

The Vortex Studios' team in Los Angeles and Traverse City has over 20 years of content production and marketing experience to bring to your next campaign. We have worked with a myriad of media companies and brands, all while delivering engaging content.

office locations

With production resources and brand services in both Los Angeles and Traverse City we can provide a unique set of benefits for our clients.
Los Angeles, CA
Traverse City, MI

James Deutch

Founder & CEO

Founder James Deutch has served as a Production Executive for Hearst Entertainment (Vice President), Nederlander Company (Executive Vice President), AwesomenessTV (Creative Director) and Zodiak Media (Development Executive) as well as an Executive Producer of programming for NBC, Bravo, CNBC, E Network & Bloomberg TV.

He has produced programming in association with corporate partners including: General Motors, Home Depot, SC Johnson, Macy’s, Ethan Allen, H&M, Saks Fifth Avenue, Express and Johnson & Johnson.


Deutch is a graduate of Georgetown University and a member of the Television Academy, the Producers Guild of America and an Advisory Board Member of the Georgetown Entertainment and Media Alliance.

Jen Casey

Head of Sales

Jen is a veteran in the Broadcast Television and Digital Sales Industry. She spent the last 19 years of her career in New York, Chicago and Traverse City working with major advertising agencies and local businesses to develop strategic marketing and advertising plans.


She has held positions at ESPN, ABC, Clear Channel and Sinclair. Over the course of her career, she has executed successful brand campaigns with leading brands including Cadillac, McDonald's, Diageo, Mazda, Washington Wines, Shedd Aquarium and Horseshoe Casino.


Jen Casey

Head of Sales