Tuesday, October 1, 2013

NEW MEDIA MOGULS RISING




Merging   Silicon Valley with Hollywood these talented men are juggling active careers in   show business   and   founding social media platforms.  Leading the way   actor (“Two and a Half Men”, “No Strings Attached”), director (“Punk’d”), investor   and producer Ashton Kutcher ‘s Katalyst Networks launched   “utilizing “entertainment content, advertising, and online conversation that finds its audience via video, animation, Twitter, blogs, texts, and mobile. "  in 200.     Ashton has been an early adopter of Twitter and with Grade A partners Ron Burkle and Guy Oseary   an  equity investor in social media   and tech companies (Skype, Spotify, Flipboard, Foursquare). Called by Fast Company as one of the "Most Influential Companies," Katalyst Network has a slate of film and television production. His Katlyst Media provides  award winning content to  a roster of blue chip clients   like Kellogg, Mountain Dew, Levis .

Hip Hop artist, actor and producer Sean Combs   has been an entrepreneur since he began in the music business with Bad Boy Records producing other artists. As his media and lifestyle brand  (clothing, fragrance, spirits, restaurants) evolved Bad Boy Records expanded into   Bad Boy Worldwide. All   while   acting in film, television and Broadway  (“A Raisin in the Sun”) Sean   became executive producer on the Oscar nominated documentary, “Undefeated “ and reality television shows “Making the Band”.   His   new media startup Revolt TV devoted   to music is actively recruiting talent in partnership with Time Warner Cable.


Actor  (“Loper”,  “30 Days”) Joseph Gordon Levitt   just made his feature film directorial debut with “Don Jon” co-starring Scarlett Johansson.  His new media company Hit record Joe   is an open collaborative production company for writers, filmmakers, musicians and artist.  Joe ‘s Hit RECord has a television deal with Participant Media’s new channel Pivot to produce a variety show featuring artists from his collaborative with him as the host.

Actor (“Entourage”),director and  documentary producer (Teenage Paparazzo, How to Make money selling Drugs ) Adrian Grenier ‘s social media platform, SHFT content is devoted to green initiatives and sustainability in culture and lifestyle.   SHFT has an impressive board of directors including Arianna   Huffington and Richard Branson.   Adrian has been tapped by Hulu to produce, “Don’t Quit your Daydream”, a show featuring undiscovered musicians matching them with famous   artists for a chance at stardom. Ashton has become the statesman of new media and technology. Fittingly he played Apple founder Steve Jobs in “Jobs” who defined the new media moguls of the future, “It [what you choose to do] has got to be something that you’re passionate about because otherwise you won’t have the perseverance to see it through.”. Passion these guys got that.

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