About Us

In 2001, Howie Zales (a camera operator), set about starting a new kind of company – one that would redefine the role of crewing - and opened HJZ Productions.

HJZ Productions is a full-service, one-stop shop for all your television production crewing needs. Our worldwide client pool, our employees technical expertise, and over 20 years experience makes us a leader in the crewing industry. In today’s world “real time” is critical. Our web-based scheduling program makes it simple to communicate with crews and contact our employees with ease and speed. We’ve got all the tools you need to meet your business needs and are always right there in your pocket when you need us.

Our client base includes some of the most recognized names in the world:Showtime, Dome, NHL, MLS, NBA, NFL, NBC Sports, to name a few. We’ve also been behind some of the world’s highest-profile events, ranging from the 2014 Super Bowl to the New York City Marathon. Our “real-time” business approach along with decades of experience allows us to reach the broadest group of employees quickly. We are the go-to company for delivering reputable crew on short notice.

Most important of all, we are passionate about what we do. We take pride in our client services.

Howie Zales

  • WWE - Backstage Camera Operator
  • NBC Sports - HH Camera    
  • Summer Olympics Gymnastics and Swimming
  • Winter Olymics - Figure Skating
  • Notre Dame Football
  • Triple Crown Horse Races
  • Gymnastics
  • Sunday Night Football
  • NFL Network - HH Camera
  • MLB
  • NBA
  • NHL


HJZ Production can provide IATSE union crews for all different types of television productions. We have a data base that consists of the most highly trained and well respected technicians in the business. We can also provide crews for ENG and studio shoots.

Union affiliates

  • IATSE 100 New York- New Jersey - Connecticut
  • IATSE 795 San Diego - Los Angeles
  • IATSE 745 Minnesota
  • IATSE 796 Texas
  • IATSE 748 Arizona
  • IATSE 762 Chicago
  • IBEW 1228 New England
  • Theatrical Teamsters 817