Daniel Ramos

2nd AD 1st AD, UPM

A former Texan born and raised in San Antonio, Texas and now residing in the Los Angeles area for the last two decades, Daniel's been a member of the respected Directors Guild of America since 1995, also in SAG/AFTRA since 1993. After attending San Antonio College and studying Radio, Television & Film Production in 1988, Daniel later worked with ABC Television / Dick Clark's Productions SeaWorld of Texas Celebrities Grand Opening 1988 and worked with  Academy Award winning "Rocky" Director John G. Avildsen in 1994 on the film titled: "8 Seconds" where he was the Assistant to the Director an had a Role as a Bartender. Daniel has worked on hundreds of national commercials, documentaries, TV series, feature films as an Assistant Director & UPM and as an Actor. He is now the owner of Drop Zone Films, LLC since 2005 to present. Daniel is now working on his Directorial Debut; Independent feature film titled: "The Margarita Man" a multi-award winning film starring Jesse Borrego, Barry Corbin, Danny Trejo & Pepe Serna.


Indie Features: Director / Executive Producer; "The Margarita Man". Associate Producer; "Colossal Youth". Co-Producer; Mexican Gangster II “Venganza”, Executive Producer; "Birth of a Killer" (Short). UPM: "Living the Life", "The Bookie". Studio Features 1st AD: "Gary the Tennis Coach" (2nd unit). 2nd AD: "The Big Green" (2nd unit); "Eddie" (2nd unit S.A.). 2nd 2nd AD: "Selena". Location Scout: "The Newton Boys", "Gambler 5", "Selena", PBS / Independent Lens: "Foto-Novelas". Assistant to the Director to John G.Avildsen: "8 Seconds". Documentary: Director / Executive Producer; "Paparazzi: Full Throttle LA". Television: E! News / NBC Universal, United Kingdom "Streets of Hollywood" and Ireland's Waddell Media; Freelance Field Producer, 1st AD: Unsolved Mysteries, America's Most Wanted. Music Video: 1st AD: Smokey Robinson "Don't Know Why", Miranda Lambert “If I were a Cowboy”, NBA / Rapper Tony Parker “Top of the Game”, 2nd AD: MTV Award Winning R.E.M. "Everybody Hurts" (2nd unit). National & Regional TV Commercials: 1st AD from Dodge, American Express, Target, Kodak, Kellogg's, Denny's, ESPN, UT Health SA & hundreds more..Producer: Richard & Esther Shapiro Entertainment. (1999-2001). CEO / Executive Producer: Drop Zone Films, LLC (2005-present).

List Category Weekly Feature Start Expire
Multi Cam Associate Director Non Qual List Associate Director 10/17/2021 01/15/2022
SoCal Low Budget List 1st AD,2nd AD,UPM 10/17/2021 01/15/2022
National Tape Associate Director,Production Associate,Stage Manager 10/17/2021 01/15/2022
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