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Expert in Entertainment Content (Films/TV) Production, Distribution & Finance, Traditional & New Media Assets

Expert ID: 731513 New York, USA

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Expert is a Principal at a Media Entertainment company, with 40+ years of experience at major Advertising Agencies and Film/TV Content businesses. He has held senior management positions with Grey Advertising, General Electric/Tomorrow Entertainment, Time, Inc./ HBO, and Washington Post Company, Newsweek, with the successful development of New Business Ventures.

As Investment Advisor/Consultant, he is engaged to offer Expert advice and to raise capital for Linear and Non - Linear Traditional and new Media & Entertainment Ventures. Among his clients are NBCUNI, Goldman Sachs, Clear Channel, Gabella, COMCAST Crown Media, and more. Recently engaged by Private Purchase Group to evaluate Cable Television Network acquisition, 10 years operation, with the carriage from COMCAST, FIOS, advertising & affiliate fee revenue, no debt, plan to "flip" content. Network purchased by SCRIPPS to grow OTT business. He is currently engaged to represent the sale of two separate Film Library Assets, with LIONSGATE as worldwide distributor.

As Owner/Operator Independent Distributor, he has licensed $ millions of film/television content, negotiated to fund for the original production of television mini-series, sold library assets, and entertainment companies.

Recently provided National Advertising Rep Service to GENIUS BRANDS/KGN Network, 26 original animations All Family Series, COMCAST & OTT platforms, 80 million Subscriber Universe, AVOD Sales.

New License THE NEW HOWDY DOODY CHANNEL on YOU TUBE for AVOD.

Has continued development of HOWDY DOODY BRAND business with 2014 - 19 License of HOWDY DOODY television series, 130 episodes, CC, to NBC COZI Network, 5 Year Term. Evaluating offers for Asset Sale HOWDY DOODY.

New 2019 License ARIEL ZOEY & ELI 86 episodes to GENIUS BRANDS INTERNATIONAL AVOD & SVOD, Cable/Satellite/OTT platforms 100 million subs.

Expert has senior level management contacts at such companies as NBC Universal, Lionsgate, Sony, RLJ Entertainment, Showtime, Netflix, Starz, Fox, Tribune, Comcast, Azteca, and more.

Earlier in career, he has developed R&D Stage business for "Numero Uno", 1st USA Hispanic Pay Television Network. He has managed theatrical release to include P&A funding and ancillary distribution for the all family animation film "Happily Ever After". Engaged by European producer to arrange the USA and foreign co-production funding and distribution for Television Mini-Series "WAR & PEACE" and "ANNA KARENINA". He has been engaged in soliciting investor capital to launch new RUGBY Sport in the USA as Tournament Live Events with Television Sports rights licensing in the USA and worldwide. He has concluded a Home Video/Digital Streaming License for 26 Classic Films with KINO LORBER.

His most recent Investment Advisor/Consultant assignments have been to evaluate the upcoming FCC Spectrum auction for sale of Broadcast rights to meet anticipated growth of demand by Mobile platforms for more quality bandwidth. He is presently arranging the distribution for theatrical, home video, and television rights for the new independent feature film "BEACH PILLOWS".Currently engaged to raise funding on New Music Shopping Channel linear and online apps. He is available for any consulting assignments in Traditional and New Media and Entertainment.

He has evaluated WWE as entertainment business for investor clients. Evaluated renewal of cable network license for "RAW" on Universal Cable as part of a master contract with NBCUNI and extension to Hispanic Networks. Change to FOX BROADCAST License. Evaluated WWE plans for new pay tv Network. Analyzed process for Sales projections to provide reasonable license renewal fee.

He has defined impact on New Media apps. He has analyzed project retransmission fees on cable system valuations.
And broadcast stations/networks new revenue opportunities. With control of content as a primary platform. He is expert on Copyright Law.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York - Yonkers, New York - Newark, New Jersey - Jersey City, New Jersey - Paterson, New Jersey - Elizabeth, New Jersey - Bridgeport, Connecticut - New Haven, Connecticut - Hartford, Connecticut - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1964 Degree: Master of Arts (MA) Subject: International Relations (Soviet Studies) Institution: New York University
Year: 1958 Degree: Bachelor of Arts (BA) Subject: Political Science Institution: New York University
Year: 1960 Degree: Certificate of Accomplishment Subject: Foreign Language Studies: Hungarian and German Institution: US Army Language School: Monterey, CA & Stuttgart, Germany

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1995 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Consultant Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1981 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: CEO Department: Owned/Operated Responsibilities: He is responsible for all day to day management of operations to generate revenue, control expenses, secure cash flow, and grow New Business opportunities.
Years: 1979 to 1981 Employer: Washington Post Company/NEWSWEEK Title: General Manager Department: Television Responsibilities: He launched new multi - million business to produce/distribute tv mini - programs as NEWSWEEK information/entertainment product. Prototype "What's Cookin' with Burt Wolf".
Years: 1975 to 1979 Employer: Time Inc./HBO Title: National Director Affiliate Sales Department: Pay Television Responsibilities: As key management, he was responsible for development and launch of first USA pay television network. He negotiated carriage deals with Multiple System Owners (MSOs) of cable systems.
Years: 1969 to 1975 Employer: General Electric/TOMORROW ENTERTAINMENT Title: Vice President - Television Distribution Department: Television/Film Responsibilities: He managed distribution of Off Network New Product Made for TV films and Original TV Series "Family Classics". Also developed new GE Corporate Strategic Busines
Years: 1968 to 1969 Employer: GREY ADVERTISING Title: Group Head Department: Media/Programming Responsibilities: He managed Group of Media Planners and Buyers for major cllent accounts. Developed Strategy for major brands in all Media.
Years: 1967 to 1968 Employer: HR MEDIA Title: Manager Department: Research Responsibilities: He provided Computer generated Nielsen ratings data to Sales Force for TV Station Group WHITNEY COMMUNICATIONS avails to major ad agencies.
Years: 1966 to 1967 Employer: BBDO Advertising Agency Title: Planner Department: Media Responsibilities: He developed media plans fo E.I. du Pont for all Media
Years: 1964 to 1966 Employer: CBS Title: Sales Promotion Department: Radio Responsibilities: He developed Sales Promotion material for 13 radio stations represented by Sales Force to major ad agencies.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1958 to 1962 Agency: US ARMY Role: Counter Intelligence Corps (CIC) Description: He was Special Agent to handle Hungarian and German operations against Warsaw Pact Nations on behalf of NATO and CIA operations. Prior Language and Intelligence Training at US ARMY facilities.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2012 to Present Country / Region: Italy Summary: Represent LUX VIDE Italian Film/TV production company to establish anchor in USA for New Product line of TV Mini - Series.Co - funded with European oligopoly. Licensed "WAR & PEACE" for Home Video/TV rights. Currently negotiating "ANNA KARENINA" as second mini - series.
Years: 2010 to 2011 Country / Region: Mexico Summary: He Negotiated license with AZTECA TV Network and sister Network AZTECA USA, for Latin Music Special starring "Paulina Rubio".
Years: 2003 to Present Country / Region: The Netherlands Summary: He Represented TV Distributor IGNITE FILMS for license of 26 films in Home Video with GENEON. Has continued to represent new media licensing. And for Asset Sale of Library. Identified 3 buyers in 2012.
Years: 2013 to Present Country / Region: United Kingdom Summary: He is negotiating to represent ITV for distribution of new tv mini - series "GUCCI WARS" in USA or other Territories. And possible co-pro funding with LUX VIDE in Italy.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Litigation experience: Expert was a plaintiff in a case in which payments were not met. The case was resolved, in NY.
Vendor Selection
Can source all Producers of feature films, television programming
Marketing Experience
As investment advisor/consultant, and distributor of entertainment content, Expert is very knowledgeable of all trends in Broadcast and Cable Television, including advertising, and content, and impact of New Technologies.
Other Relevant Experience
Raise of capital for New Ventures.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Hungarian He has a fair capability. Has had very limited opportunity to use since US ARMY LANGUAGE SCHOOL, Monterrey, CA 1959 and operations in GERMANY 1960 - 1962 with CIC and intelligence efforts against Hungary/Warsaw Pact.
German He has fair proficiency with little current opportunity. Was schooled by US Army Language School, Stuttgart, Germany, 1960. Lived with German Family for total immersion. Attended Munich University 1962.

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