Igor Kovalik is a director/editor/entrepreneur. Most recently winning an Emmy Award for his directing work for the Detroit Pistons’ 2015-2016 TV Campaign. The Campaign also received top honors winning the 2016 NBA Marketing Award as selected by the other teams.
Born in the former Czechoslovakia and raised in Toronto, Kovalik studied film at NYU and eventually settled in Los Angeles. In 1997 he opened up an editing company that eventually became Beast Editorial. Under Kovalik’s management it grew into one of the largest commercial editorial companies in the USA with offices in LA, New York, San Francisco, Austin, Chicago, Detroit and Atlanta. Beast created award-winning commercials for top brands like Apple, AT&T, Intel, Nike, BMW, and General Motors to name just a few.
Kovalik sold his interest in Beast to Deluxe Media and has since focused primarily on content creation and documentary work. He has travelled around the world shooting and creating viral campaigns for Western Union, Princess Cruises, INTEL, the UN, as well as musician/entrepreneur will.i.am.
Along with his commercial clients, Kovalik has been active in the music video industry having worked with Pink, Shakira, REM, and The Black Eyed Peas among others. He has been collaborating with Linkin Park since 2007 and has had a hand in every music video they have created since.
Kovalik has worked on numerous long form projects including projects for Oprah Winfrey, Michael Mann as well as the Documentary Group.
Kovalik is currently finishing a documentary focusing on Domestic Violence in High Point, North Carolina.1
Kovalik has won numerous Clios, MTV Music Video Awards, Cannes Lions and an Emmy.