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Eric Nichols
President & CEO

The son of an LAPD motor officer, Eric grew up in California. When his father started his own film permit agency, Eric couldn’t pass up the opportunity to help build something from the ground up. He began his career at PPS in 1988 delivering permits, gathering community signatures, and posting “No Parking” signs. Realizing the strong potential for growth, Eric bought PPS In 1994. He has since expanded the company both in size and in scope of services, growing PPS into the full-service agency it is today. Eric credits the success of PPS to its hard-working people and a can-do attitude. His vision for PPS is one of continued growth and expanded services.


Chris Agnew
Vice President

Chris is a Philadelphia native with a degree in Film and Media Arts from Temple University. After spending time in San Francisco working as an Associate Producer for Legal Video Services, Chris relocated to Los Angeles and worked for the EIDC as a Film Permit Coordinator. He brought his permitting know-how to PPS in 2004, beginning as a Permit Coordinator, advancing to Head Coordinator, and finally, to Vice President. Chris thrives on the opportunities his role affords to problem-solve and think on his feet.


Noah Grange
Permit Coordinator

Noah grew up in Los Angeles with the smell of Pink’s Hot Dogs wafting through his backyard. He has worked in various capacities in the entertainment Industry since the tender age of 8 years old. Noah has been working at PPS since 2005. His extensive knowledge of production brought him into his role as a Permit Coordinator in 2007. Noah appreciates the daily challenges of his role and the opportunities to work with great people.


Christie Hazlet
Permit Coordinator

Christie was born and raised in the Los Angeles area. She is a self-proclaimed map nerd, and she knows LA like the back of her hand. After spending time as a bartender, Christie started working at PPS as an Assistant Permit Coordinator in 2007. She moved up to her current role as a Permit Coordinator in 2010. Christie calls working at PPS a “match made in heaven” as she gets to indulge her passion for maps and her knowledge of the LA area on a daily basis. She also loves that there are still new things to learn, and knowing that people appreciate what PPS does for filming.


Dennis De Leon
Permit Coordinator

Dennis is a Los Angeles native who always wanted to work in the film industry. He earned his BA in Journalism from California State University, Northridge. Dennis worked at the EIDC for nearly 10 years before moving to PPS in 2010 as a signature gatherer. He worked his way up to an Assistant Permit Coordinator in 2012 and was made a Permit Coordinator in 2014. Dennis finds great satisfaction in completing a permit and enjoys the opportunity to work with a wide variety of people.


Jennifer McNeil
Asst. Permit Coordinator

Jennifer grew up in Washington State before moving to the United Kingdom to earn a BA Honours in Broadcast Journalism. Upon moving to Los Angeles, she focused on her passion for film by volunteering at local film festivals and learning everything she could about production. In 2014, Jennifer began her career at PPS as an Assistant Permit Coordinator. She loves the constantly changing landscape of permitting and the opportunity to work with the best people in the industry.


Christopher "Owen" Lee
Asst. Permit Coordinator

While Owen grew up on the East Coast, he has spent time living all over the world. After studying Liberal Arts at Cecil College, he enlisted in the Coast Guard where he served honorably for 11 years, earning his Commission in the Officer Corps. Prior to finding PPS, Owen worked in the financial industry. He joined PPS as a runner in 2014 and moved into his role as an Assistant Permit Coordinator in 2015. Owen enjoys learning more about the behind-the-scenes aspect of filmmaking.


Katie King
Asst. Permit Coordinator

Katie hails from South Carolina, where she earned a BA in Arts with a focus in Directing from Limestone College. After working for five years as the Associate Director at Greenville Little Theatre, Katie relocated to Los Angeles. She started working at PPS as a signature gatherer in 2014, moving into the office as an Assistant Permit Coordinator in 2015. Katie values the friendly environment at PPS.


Corey Chappell
Field Services Manager

Corey was born and raised in Central California. She has a background in theatre, where she has worked as a stage manager, director, and producer. Her first foray into the film world was in 2004, when she was hired as the Field Services Manager for PPS. Over the years, Corey has grown the department from just a few people to the 40+ person team she handles today. The growth potential is what initially attracted her to the position, but being surrounded by a great team is what has kept her here all these years.


Maggie Nicholson
Field Services Asst. Manager

Maggie has lived all over the United States. She originally aspired to be a doctor, but midway through her studies she realized her true passion was film production. Maggie went on to earn her BS in Film from Southern Oregon University and worked as a Director for the local ABC news affiliate in Medford, OR. In 2011, Maggie moved to Los Angeles and eventually found her way to PPS as the Field Services Assistant Manager. She welcomes the fast-paced nature of the work and learning more about this lesser-known aspect of the industry.


Eddie Esparza
Field Services & LAPD Coordinator

Eddie has lived throughout the southwestern United States. He studied Drama at Merced College in Central California, then moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in entertainment. Eddie briefly worked for PPS as a runner, and then moved into production working as a PA. In 2010, Eddie returned to PPS as a runner and became a Field Services Coordinator in 2014.


Teresa Lee
Senior Accountant

Teresa grew up in Northern Nevada. After moving to Los Angeles, she started out as a Legal Secretary. Over the next 15 years, Teresa became an Accountant and the Administrator for three retirement facilities. In 2013, she joined PPS as an Assistant Accountant, which led to her current role as Senior Accountant. She likes working in an office where laughter is common, and she values the people at PPS.


LaTrishia Ronveaux
Assistant Accountant

Trishia has worked in the accounting field since 1999. She started out as an AR/AP clerk, then worked as an executive assistant, bookkeeper, and manager for various offices. Trishia began working part-time with PPS in 2008 and full-time with the Federal Emergency Management Agency as a Resource Manager in External Affairs, traveling around the country to support disaster operations. In 2013, Trishia came on board full-time with PPS, working as an off-site Assistant Accountant. She enjoys working for a company of great people that allows her to prioritize family when necessary.


Mady Muy
Office Manager

Mady, a Miami native, knew she wanted to work in the film industry from a young age; she credits watching The Lord of the Rings for the first time as her inspiration. After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Media Productions from American InterContinental University, Mady moved to Los Angeles to purse a Masters of Fine Arts in Producing from Chapman University. Upon graduating, she began freelancing in production. Mady joined the PPS team in 2015 as the Office Manager and loves working with people who have an affinity for film.


Chuck Lotta
Field Representative

Chuck has been with PPS since 2006, when he started work as a motorcycle messenger. He continues to work daily with the team as a runner.

Brian Lockwood
Field Representative

Brian has a BA in Fine Arts from the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena. Prior to joining PPS in 2011, he was a freelance photographer.

Phillip Contreras
Field Representative

Phillip is studying for a degree in Math at East Los Angeles College. He began working as a Runner for PPS in 2013 and appreciates having the flexibility to work around his studies.