Jen began her film career 20 years ago upon graduating from NYU film school. After receiving her degree, she relocated to the West Coast and quickly found work as an Associate Producer on the CBS hit television series, “The Nanny,” starring Fran Drescher. After a successful run of six seasons the show wrapped and Jen turned attention to her passion: music and music video production. Jen founded Speedway Films in 1999 with her brother, director Adam Rothlein. Speedway developed an extensive client list working with record labels such as Warner Bros, Columbia, Capital, Island Def Jam, Dreamworks, and many others. In 2011, Jen began producing in Nashville for country artists and quickly won a CMT award for Blake Shelton’s Music Video “Kiss My Country Ass”. In 2018 TTP produced Blake Shelton's “I'll Name the Dogs” video which took the top prize of Video of the Year as well as Male Video of the Year at the CMT Awards. As a producer, Jen has been nominated for multiple ACM’s for Chris Stapleton, Tim McGraw, Dierks Bentley, Chris Young and Kane Brown. She won CMA Video of the Year for Chris Stapleton “Fire Away”, along with multiple other CMA wins over the past 6 years. Jen and TTP have worked with artists and athletes in all genres of music and sports. Producing multi-cam live and pre-taped tv specials for artists such as the most recent, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Sheryl Crow, Brad Paisley, Mickey Guyton, Eric Church and Kane Brown. Music videos for Dolly Parton, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris, Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton, Sam Hunt, Luke Bryan, Dustin Lynch and many others. Additional credits also include working with Hank Williams Jr., Lady A, Florida Georgia Line, Slayer, Pink, Gwen Stefani, John Mayer, My Chemical Romance, Eminem, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dog, Korn, Jimmy Eat World, Jane’s Addiction, and many, many more.
On the sports side Jen and TTP have recently had the pleasure of working with NFL hall of fame kicker Adam Vinatieri, MLB hall of fame member Albert Pujols, MLB Pitcher Adam Wainwright, Professional Soccer champions, Kelley O’Hara, Ashlyn Harris, Ali Krieger and Tim Howard. In addition the list includes Professional Softball players Jennie Finch, Amanda Lorenz and Jessica Mendoza softball player turned sportscaster — All inspiring people with inspiring stories, and the journey continues — Stay tuned for the launch of VERSUS to see, hear and learn from all these pros!!
Jen remains passionate about production and is excited by all the new opportunities she and the Tiny Terror team are embarking on. The TTP team and Jen Ansell are invigorated by the ever-changing nature of this industry, and we are always looking for a fresh approach to help artist, athletes, advertisers, tv and record labels bring the visual world to fans and viewers in new and innovative ways! Keep watching!!