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Mitch & Catie


A deep history in the arts

Mitch & Catie
Mitch and Catie have been a creative team for more than 25 years, producing over 500 films, recovering billions in damages for their clients and their families.

Before starting LifeNow they produced theatre: founding the National Pen Award winning Camilla's Theatre Gallery, which produced or co-produced over 50 live events off-off and off Broadway. The couple gained a reputation as producers who discovered new plays, playwrights and artists. Together they moved four plays Off Broadway in their first two years of existence through associates with producers like Mike Nichols, Elaine May, Julian Schlossberg, Ira Pittleman, and Casey Childs.

As a classically trained actor, Mitchell Riggs was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for his acting/writing work for the film KaaterSkills Falls. He is a graduate of the UNC School of the Arts and has performed with many A-list actors. The New York Times once credited him with "The perfect performance of a perfect scene". As a filmmaker, Mitchell has been hired as director, actor, producer, director of photography, editor and gaffer. As a professor, Mitchell has taught at NYU, Stony Brook University, Manhattan Edit Workshop, NY Film Academy, Future Media concepts and served as Director of The School of Cinema and Performing Arts in the Berkshires. Mr. Riggs also co-founded two other theaters in New York City: Signature Theatre Company, and Manhattan Theatre Source.
As a service to the trial lawyer community, Mitchell has presented Pro Bono to the Inner Circle of Advocates, the NJAJ, the DCTLA, CTLA, MDTLA the New Hampshire TLA, Seattle TLA.

mitchell@lifenowvideo.com

Catie Zambri-Riggs

As well as co-founder of the award winning Camilla's Theatre Gallery, Catherine Zambri Riggs is a classically trained Actor, Director, Producer and Voice Over Artist in New York City. Her voice can be heard in many popular video games. She is also a published playwright with six published plays that have all been produced. She's been seen on TV favorites such as Law and OrderLaw and Order SVU and Third Watch. She's premiered at Sundance in a leading role in the boutique film, "212". Most recently, she starred in the award-winning short film, A Conversational Place. She is a founding member of Manhattan Theatre Source. Beyond her work as a documentary filmmaker, she has produced two feature films and numerous shorts and corporate industrials. She is a graduate of the prestigious Drama program at Syracuse University and has studied internationally with the Moscow Art Theatre. Catie is also a trained Yoga instructor and mindfulness educator.

catie@lifenowvideo.com

As co-founders of Lifenow Video, Mitch & Catie have focused their vast experience in the arts to develop the premier mediation strategy tool for attorneys and their venerable clients. They were called to this work, through a life-long study of empathy and storytelling. "This has been the most rewarding work of our careers without a doubt. Our whole lives lead us to this." says Mitchell. Catie says "The help we provide is tangible and rewarding. We fall in love with every one of these people and their cases. Helping them is an honor we want to earn every day. This is the best job in the world."

Testimonials


A recommendation near you

 Mitchell and Catie: You must understand that we tell EVERYONE THAT THEY SHOULD BE USING YOU. I get thrilled every time I see one of your amazing pieces that you do."

Katherine JamesAuthor- Havesting Witnesses StoriesAAJ Press

 It's so critical....who's asking the questions....each Plaintiff is different. Each plaintiff's harm is different... So if you've only got one shot at doing this, you want to get the best shot by using someone like LifeNow video. I don't mean someone like, I mean, by using LifeNow Video."

Rodney JewRodney Jew - Trial ConsultantRodney Jew

 Catie and Mitchell, this is brilliant. Such elegant storytelling. You are simply the best at what you do."

Alan BlumenfeldAdvocacy ConsultantAct Of Communications

 This video is a 10 out of 10. It does everything I needed it to do. Thank you for working so hard for us and this family."

Josh KoskoffKoskoff Koskoff & Beider

 ​First let me compliment you guys - this is an amazing cut. The interviews were remarkably well done, and quality of the film was top notch. This is going to be very powerful in our mediation."

Angelo A. ZiotasSilver Golub & Teitell

 ​Mitchell, I need to tell you, you and Catie are very good at what you do. This video changes the very nature of this case. Thank you. We are quite pleased with this work"

Rick SilverSilver Golub & Teitell

 Mitchell & Catie - the video is awesome! The mediator was very impressed. We settled the case.  "

Michael KoskoffEsq, Producer of the film "Marshall"Koskoff Koskoff & Beider

 Catie & Mitch, This film is just beautiful, as expected. You captured this case perfectly. Thanks so much, Sandra."

Sandra H RobinsonThe Cochran Firm

 LifeNow video has set a new standard. I would never go to a mediation in any large case without the benefit of a settlement video. Mitchell and Catie Riggs are the best in the business."

Salvatore ZambriRegan Zambri Long

 ​Just saw the complete video. Really like the look of it and the way that it gives one insight into who she is as a person! You are a video whisperer."

Karen E Evans.jpgCochran Firm

 The largest medical malpractice settlement in my career…The settlement video was a huge factor in our ability to obtain a very significant settlement in this case…Our Mediator was incredibly impressed by the video."

Patrick ReganRegan Zambri Long

 This video is ​very professionally done and effective. Excellent."

Patrick MalonePatrick Malone law

 Mitchell and Catie --- that is so so so amazing. You really captured it all! I cannot thank you enough on behalf of this client. WOW. I am honored to know you."

Catherine D. BertramBertram Law Group

 For a case like this I would always call you first. Thanks again for your work. The film is truly outstanding."

Christopher T. NacePaulson & Nace

 I'm crying right now. I know that James will appreciate what you have done as much as I do. I don't know how to thank you."

Victor LongRegan Zambri Long

 Powerful. Just powerful. That really moved me. Great Job. You two are really special. Thank You."

Timothy GardnerGardner Trial Attorneys

 I'm sitting here in the cafe of a generic office building waiting to walk in to the mediation for (my client's) death. I just watched the video again. My heart hurts and I am speechless. But you have spoken for us. There is very little left to say today. Thank you. You did good."

Nelson TyroneTyrone Law

 Hi Catie. This is amazing. You all hit it out of the park as always, but the fact you did it remotely is amazing. The video interviews and cell phone footage has a very real, raw quality to it."

Daryl ChampionThe Champion Firm

 Mitchell and Catie, the film is just fantastic. This clarifies so much in this case. Thank you for all your hard work for us and for this wonderful family."

Gerald CodyMcDonald and Cody

 Always a win with you and Catie. We’ve hit eight figures, & counting. Get ready for the next case."

Gus McDonaldMcDonald and Cody

 I thought you would like to know - recently we reached a partial settlement in the 7 figures. Here is the big news - we did so without ever taking a deposition. So the first settlement was based on your video alone. The remaining insurers are now reaching out to us to discuss settlement. Thanks for all you do and continue to do for this family."

Scott J Chafin, Jr.Gregorio Chafin Johnson

 Mitchell and Catie, we are very pleased with this film. It was moving and powerful. Expect to hear from us soon about our next case."

Randal W. LeneaveHunegs, LeNeave & Kvas

 ​$166 million verdict. This is the largest personal injury verdict in New Jersey history. Thanks for your work on this case. The video was very powerful."

David MazieMazie Slater Katz Freeman

 ​Excellent work. Thanks Catie and Mitch. This is incredibly powerful and very much appreciated."

Daryl ZazlowEichen Crutchlow Zaslow & McElroy

 I just watched the video. Very Powerful. You successfully navigated through all the sand traps we were worried about in this case. Many thanks to you and Catie. We are very pleased with this product as well the time and care you took with our family."

Michael BergerMicheal Berger - Andres & Berger

 They are in a different league. I’ve learned so much about what to expect from video from Mitch & Catie. They are filmmakers so they just deliver a far superior product. If you need video, this is your company."

Tom VesperWestmoreland Vesper Schwartz & Quattrone

 Thanks again Mitch and Catie. Excellent work.. You always go above and beyond. I only want to work with you."

Beth BaldingerMazy Slater Katz Freeman

 We settled this one too…The family was very happy and will be comfortable for the rest of their lives. Thank you for all of your hard work on this."

David FreemanMazie Slater Katz and Freeman

 I would trust only two people with this case...one is Steven Spielberg, the other is Mitchell Riggs."

Justin BlitzSchulman Blitz

 ​Mitchell and Catie are incredibly talented. Instead of doing our opening schpiel at the mediation, we played the video. We are happy to report that the case settled for $1,950,000 and our client is thrilled. If you are thinking about the possibility of doing a mediation/settlement video in one of your cases, we highly recommend Mitchell Riggs of LifeNow Video.  Please mention that you were referred by me and Justin."

Fred SchulmanSchulman Blitz

 I am seriously blown away. This was amazing! I don’t want to change anything at all."

Edward CiarimboliFellerman&Ciarimboli

 Our mediator, with 30 years of experience, said that this was the best mediation film he had ever seen. This was excellent work, Mitchell. The film provided a whole new level of personalization to this case. Thank you for all of your hard work and collaboration on this case."

Carol ShepherdFeldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock Dodig

 There’s really not enough words to explain how amazing and important this video is. I watched the video last night and was literally blown away. Hats off to you guys. I feel like a lot of cases become a formality to lawyers in terms of paperwork and they forget about the real life struggles the client faces because they don’t see it or live it. It’s just something that can’t be relayed through paperwork no matter how hard you try. This is such an important video as it tells a story the paper can’t."

Dylan T Macgregor.jpgMcDonald & MacGregor

 Catie, we settled for 5.75 mil. I can't thank you & Mitchell enough. Even the mediator said the video was very powerful."

Jessie C KlaprothKlaproth Law

 I just rewatched the video. So so good. I don’t have any suggestions. I think it’s amazing work. Thank you."

James BiggartMorgan&Morgan

 This was a record Settlement in Utah for a medical Malpractice case. Thanks again for your work and caring for these people."

Charles ThronsonParsons Behle & Latimer

 I could not more strongly recommend LifeNow Video. They understand telling stories for trial. Their work is impeccable."

Mike SabbethSabbeth Law

 People often say “A picture is worth a thousand words”.  LifeNow takes this time old quote to the highest level possible. While their film contained words, it was their cinematography that captured the essence of my clients loss and what the client and her family had been left with after devastating injuries.  When their settlement film was provided to the insurance carrier, the carrier’s tone changed, and they finally became serious about the risks of the case. "

Kevin ColuccioColuccio Law

 I just rewatched the video. So so good. I don’t have any suggestions. I think it’s amazing work. Thank you."

James BiggartMorgan&Morgan

 SO GOOD. I am so excited I’m doing backflips in my seat watching this. Wow. Awesome. Bravo. Huge thank you…"

Tyson LoganThe Spence Firm

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