Conrad Denke, film producer/director and CEO/owner of Victory Studios has been in the film and video business for over 30 years. Victory Studios is now the largest independent film and video production company and production services company in the Northwest. The company produces programs for mostly television and corporate clients along with sports teams like the Seattle Seahawks and Seattle Sounders. The company provides a wide range of production services including editing suites, film transfers, audio mixing, production crews, sound stages, computer graphics, DVD and multimedia services, equipment rentals, and video and audio duplicating. The company also has a branch in North Hollywood providing finishing services to the motion picture and television businesses. Denke also publishes a national production magazine entitled “Highdef.”
As a producer/director, Denke has worked in several arenas including feature length motion pictures, national documentaries, television series, corporate, children’s programming, and TV talk shows. He was a cameraman/director for the 5th Air Force Pacific Command making films in Korea, Japan, The Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Viet Nam. Denke was a cameraman for Operation Homecoming, documenting the POW releases from Hanoi, North Viet Nam. He served for five years as co-executive producer and director on a series of public affairs documentaries for PBS entitled “National Desk.” He also runs a non-profit corporation entitled “E Pluribus Unum Films” to produce educational documentary and dramatic programming.
Denke has won numerous national awards for filmmaking including several Cine Golden Eagle awards, top awards from The New York International Film and TV Festival, US International Film Festival, The International Television Association, The Houston International Film Festival, IFPA, Telly awards, a Chris award from the Columbus film festival, numerous Emerald City awards, an award for directing from the Western Heritage Center and National Cowboy Hall of Fame, and a National Emmy for “Mr Warmth, The Don Rickles Project.” Victory Studios was named Corporation of the Year by the Seattle ITVA for its contributions to the Northwest film and video industry. Denke has also been recognized as "Producer of the Year" by The American Federation of Theatrical and Film Artists, and "Person of the Year" in Film by Media, Inc.
Denke and his companies have worked in various capacities on many feature films including “Assassins” with Sylvester Stallone, “Once Upon a Time in Mexico” with Antonio Banderas and Johnny Depp, “Santa Who?” with Leslie Nielson, “Boycott” for HBO, “Alone with Her” with Colin Hanks, “Cover” directed by Bill Duke, and “Mr. Warmth: Don Rickles” directed by John Landis. He is listed in Marquis Who’s Who in the Entertainment, the West, America, and the World.
Denke operated a distribution company for nearly ten years under the auspices of American Production Services distributing motion pictures, television programs and children’s programming. In 2007, Denke formed “New Liberty Films” for the production of family friendly feature length motion pictures.
Denke has served as the President of the International Television Association, President of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers, on the board of the Washington Film and Video Association, and founder/president of The Washington Motion Picture Council. He was chairman of the HDTV Consortium for The National Association of Television Programming Executives, and Vice President of the American Cinema Foundation, a Los Angeles based non-partisan group dedicated to recognizing films and television programs that exemplify positive social values. Denke is active in community affairs and his church.