Moving Planet Productions is an Award-Winning full service Production Company based in Washington, DC and Specializing in Documentaries, Video Production for Cable & Broadcast Television, Corporate Video & Commercial Advertising.

Clients include National Geographic, Discovery Channel, Viacom, CBS, ABC, NBC, CNN, PBS, Nova, Front Line, ESPN, History Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Discovery HD, Military Channel, Americas Most Wanted, Monumental Sports and Entertainment.

Corporate clients include Disney, Sony, Dreamworks, Microsoft, Nike, Ford, Johnson & Johnson, Volkswagen North America, Delta Airlines, Home Depot, NASCAR, Coke, Amtrak, Hilton, Virgin and AOL.

International Clients include CBC, CTV, BBC, RAI, TASS, GLOBO, SKY, SVT, Antena 3, NRK, RTE, SAT 1, ARD, ZDF, Canal +, TF 1, RTL, 7 Network Australia, Australian Broadcast Corporation, TVNZ, Embassies of Canada, Poland, Uzbekistan and more.

Whether you are a Network, Production Manager, Producer or Business, large or small, Moving Planet Productions can scale the right resources to meet the needs of your video, film or television production throughout the United States or where ever your needs might be on our Moving Planet.

Duane Empey

Duane began his career in Los Angeles as a field producer for NBC Radio covering numerous high profile stories and events including the trial of John Delorean, the 1984 Summer Olympic Games, and the beginning of the AIDS epidemic in San Francisco. He switched to television and honed his craft as a news editor working for KNBC, CNBC, CBS Newspath, CNN, Reuters Television, and APTN. In 1992, Duane struck out on his own as a cameraman with early assignments covering the America’s Cup race, Richard Branson’s quest to become the first man to fly around the world in a balloon, World Cup Soccer, and the Summer and Winter Olympic Games.

As Duane’s reputation as an award-winning videographer grew, his assignments took him beyond Southern California, where he traveled throughout much of the US, Canada and abroad. Some of his most challenging and exciting work included trips to Afghanistan, Angola, Rwanda, Myanmar, Morocco and the North Pole. Duane has filmed in more 30 countries and won numerous awards including an Emmy, a Golden Cine Eagle, several Telly Awards and a Gold Award from the Houston International Film Festival for cinematography.

In 2002, Duane moved from Los Angeles to Washington, DC. In addition to his broadcast and corporate clients, Duane has worked with non-profit organizations including the United Nations, the Global Fund, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Center for Missing and Exploited Children. He has filmed many world leaders including four US Presidents, former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, and Liberian President Ellen Sirleaf Johnson.

Lori Butterfield

Lori is a seasoned production and development executive who has produced long-form, short form and ‘live’ television programs. As an Emmy award-winning producer, director and writer, she has traveled to 50 countries on six continents bringing engaging, dramatic subjects to life. Her work has taken her from the rainforests of Rwanda to the Australian Outback, the Arabian Gulf to the North Pole. In recent years, her expertise has expanded into digital and multi-media platforms serving a broad range of corporate, nonprofit, government and foundation clients.

Under her leadership and creative direction, Lori has produced projects for the MacArthur Foundation, PEW Foundation, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Gates Foundation, the Global Network, World Health Organization, Ad Council, AOL, United Health and many others. Her online clients have included CuriosityStream, WebMD, Upworthy and Lori also wrote, produced and directed the independent documentary, “Lipstick and Liquor” about the rise of women who abuse alcohol and the stigma that causes many to refuse to seek treatment.

Lori spent a combined decade working at National Geographic and Discovery Networks producing and overseeing more than 150 hours of television. Lori began her television career in Atlanta, in the fast-paced news operations of CNN and Headline News. She worked in Sydney, Australia at the Seven Network, and in New York City, where she helped launch King World’s nationally syndicated magazine program, American Journal. Her numerous awards include a National Emmy, a Conservation Legacy Award at the International Wildlife Film Festival, a Golden Cine Award, two Gold Awards at the Houston International Film Festival and a Silver Telly Award.