The award-winning team of Atlantic Coast Productions is a group of people who are together because they want to work together. And that really is the root of the successful productions we make. Dave Pashuck and Jake Glassey Jr. came up through the ranks of the TV production by doing everything during an era when a 50 hour week was a slow week because there were so many events going on in the Atlantic City - Philadelphia area. There were no crews of 10 people. There were crews of one and it had to get on the air. Dave came from a news background, shooting for the CBS and ABC affiliates in Philly and the NBC affiliate in Atlantic City. He eventually started his production company to meet the demand for freelance crews for CNN, Entertainment Tonight and ESPN. Jake was a production manager for a cable station and produced his own TV shows. One of those shows was Backstage Pass with David Spatz , a celebrity interview program that eventually got syndicated in over 80 markets around the country. David Spatz was the entertainment reporter for Atlantic City during the casino boom and his award-winning journalism was carried in over 20 newspapers around the country. The three always found themselves at the same events, same productions and developed a respect for each other's talents. A friendship bonded in the work and Atlantic Coast Productions formed from that friendship in 1993. ACP developed relationships with many talented and creative people that eventually became clients, team members or partners, all of which are considered ACP family. ACP began to take off.
The team provided the video production for the marketing of Monica Seles-Martina Navratilova tennis match, named sports marketing event of the year in 1995 by Brandweek Magazine.
They produced live and taped video promotions for some of the world's largest boxing promotions like Evander Holyfield vs. George Foreman, all three Holyfield-Riddick Bowe bouts, Lewis vs. Tyson, Trinidad vs. De La Hoya, Trinidad vs. Hopkins and Gatti vs. Mayweather.
Dave and Jake energized the fans of the Philadelphia Flyers and Philadelphia 76ers with ground breaking arena video presentations as well as creating branding and sales commercials for both teams from 1996-2006. During this time, they brought Tom Morgenweck into the ACP fold (young, new blood!) and he brought a great new eye to the camera that captured even more 76ers action than ever before. Their work with the 76ers earned 3 Emmy nominations and an Emmy win in 2003. During the opening of Game 3 of the 2001 NBA Finals, Bob Costas called their video work "The best presentation in the NBA."
They have produced numerous television programs for championship boxing, basketball, hockey and casino entertainment. Dave was the sole production unit that traveled with NBA all-star Allen Iverson's Reebok Tour of China. His work became a documentary produced for the NBA and Reebok. ACP's original casino entertainment program Curtain Call with David Spatz won a Mid-Atlantic Region Emmy for best interview program in 2007. Since then the show has expanded in the radio world with a two-hour live show hosted by Spatz, Jake and Tom. For three seasons, ACP was the production and post-production unit for Maple Leaf America, a traveling road show of human-interest stories about ice hockey throughout the United States for The Toronto Maple Leafs Network. Tom logged tens of thousands of miles for the show, discovering little nooks and crannies of hockey and America he had no idea even existed. This experience led ACP to produce a 30 minute documentary on ice hockey in Ireland for Comcast Sportsnet New England in 2010.
Recently, Dave and Jake have been focusing on developing and producing videos for the web for Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa. The project has been so successful that other casinos, Harrah's and the Tropicana Casino & Resort are following suit and using their production experience and ability to develop similar web based videos to promote their properties.
In 2012, ACP made headlines in the South Jersey area with their four-part reality series Curtain Call - The Boogie Nights Edition and with the production of Operation Hat Trick, a 30 minute TV program about the Hurricane Sandy Relief hockey game at Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall featuring the biggest stars of the NHL. That show aired nationally in Canada on Rogers Sports Net and on the NBC affiliate in South Jersey.