Zoo Content Has Elevated Melody Cade to Partner of Zoo Content's LA Office


Los Angeles, California

Company Hires / Executive News


Melody Cade, Joel Umbaugh

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(LOS ANGELES, Calif.) 9/11/2019 - Zoo Content a boutique agency and production company focused on branded content and creative communication solutions has a new partner. Zoo produces custom projects for Netflix, Dish, JPMorgan Chase, NCAA, Anthem, and Microsoft.

Melody has spent a majority of her career in distribution of film and television and Project Management, working at various studios and vendors. She also created and manages a networking organization for black women in entertainment and media, The LH Group.

Cade, will be leading Zoo’s existing and new production efforts to create branded content with a greater understanding and communication with underrepresented groups. She joins founder of Zoo Content, Joel Umbaugh, who acts as the Executive Producer and Director. Joel started as a filmmaker co-creating a film festival and directing a feature film. He was then ushered into the world of advertising. He created work for clients such as Volkswagen, Purdue University, and later for Angie’s List, and Skype.

Zoo Content's most recent project, Contemporary Woody Guthrie, by Canadian artist Kay the Aquanaut & Maki was produced and directed by Umbaugh. It is a gritty and stunning music video that spans generations with a message on the environment and inequality. Previously this year, Zoo Content took part in the Strong Black Lead campaign for Netflix. In all of it's work and projects Zoo Content remains committed to the idea of inclusion and diversity.