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Entertainment Industry Insights Podcast – The Dealmaker’s Ten Commandments with Jeff B. Cohen

Entertainment Industry Insights Podcast – The Dealmaker’s Ten Commandments with Jeff B. Cohen

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  Jeff B. Cohen is a former child actor.  You may remember him as the young actor who played the role of “Chunk” in the iconic 1980s film The Goonies. 

Nowadays, he  a prominent figure in the Hollywood Entertainment Law community.  He’s a partner at Beverly Hills based Cohen Gardner, LLP, and was recently named to Variety’s Dealmakers Impact List.  He’s been profiled in a number of entertainment and legal publications, and he’s authored articles on business, technology and entertainment for The Huffington Post, CNBC, Backstage and Lawyerist.
 
Jeff has a new book out.  It’s called  The Dealmaker’s Ten Commandments.  We’ll talk about hollywood then, hollywood now, and  the hollywood of the future, and get some dealmaking  pointers from Jeff

 

Entertainment Industry Insights Podcast #004: Nat Mundel

Entertainment Industry Insights Podcast #004: Nat Mundel

 Entertainment Industry Insights Podcast
Episode 4:  Nat Mundel


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Voyage Media CEO and Founder, Nat Mundel
Voyage Media CEO and Founder, Nat Mundel

In this episode of Entertainment Industry Insights, I speak with Nat Mundel, Founder of Voyage Media, and Co-Founder of TODpix.Mr. Mundel's vision is to streamline and democratize the entertainment industry by creating new business models, services and tools that help filmmakers more effectively develop, produce and distribute their projects.

Voyage Media, established in 2002, has helped filmmakers develop, package and sell over 2000 entertainment projects ranging from movies, TV series and branded entertainment. In addition to hundreds of emerging filmmakers, Voyage and its team members have served A-list organizations such as Anonymous Content, Jerry Bruckheimer, Paramount, Lionsgate, Dimension, Alcon Entertainment and more.

TODpix, launched in 2012, is the industry’s first theater on demand (TOD) distribution platform and partners with filmmakers and studios to digitally deliver movies in theaters to match audience demand.

In an earlier life, Nat was a professional rock climber and high altitude mountaineer, owning and operating a successful guiding company, Global Explore. He is a pilot, surfer, and life-long learner. He is married, has a daughter, and lives in Topanga, California. Continue Reading

Entertainment Industry Insights Podcast: Ken Davenport

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Episode 3:  Ken Davenport

 

 In this episode of Entertainment Industry Insights, I speak with Broadway Producer  Ken Davenport.

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Ken Davenport is a Broadway producer whose credits include Macbeth, Kinky Boots, Godspell, Chinglish, Oleanna starring Bill Pullman and Julia Stiles, Speed-the-Plow, Will Ferrell's You're Welcome America, Blithe Spirit starring Angela Lansbury, and 13, as well as Altar Boyz, My First Time, The Awesome 80s Prom, and Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating, & Marriage Off-Broadway.
He also produced the award winning These Magnificent Miles: On the Long Road with Red Wanting Blue, a documentary on one of the top unsigned rock bands in the country. Ken was featured on a national commercial for Apple's iPhone, named one of Crain's “40 Under Forty” and is one of the co-organizers of TEDxBroadway.
Combined, Ken's productions have grossed more than $100 million worldwide and are being produced internationally in over 25 countries including Germany, Mexico, France and Korea. He created and developed the Broadway board game Be A Broadway Star, as seen on “The Today Show,” and a smartphone app called AT THE BOOTH,  which has been featured on Entertainment Weekly’s “Must List” and called “Ingenious! The best thing to happen to New York theater since, well, the introduction of the TKTS® booth!” He also runs a number of theatrical websites including DidHeLikeIt.com and YourBroadwayGenius.com.

His blog, TheProducersPerspective.com, has been featured in Vanity Fair, New York Magazine, The Gothamist and more. He has written articles for Forbes, Mashable, Imedia and others. Current projects include his adaptation of the novel and film Somewhere in Time, premiering at Portland Center Stage this spring; Garage Band premiereing at George Street Playhouse in the fall as well as bringing the first ever revival of A Few Good Men to Broadway. For more information,

visit www.DavenportTheatrical.com.

 

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Entertainment Industry Insights Podcast, Episode 002: How to Plan, Produce and Distribute Your Independent Film with Eric Sherman

 Entertainment Industry Insights Podcast  In this episode of Entertainment Industry Insights, I spoke with Eric Sherman. Eric Sherman’s life is dedicated to movies. He has worn every hat: produced, directed, acted, photographed, edited, done make-up, hair and wardrobe, made popcorn, sold movies and collected money from theaters. His purpose in life is to make good… Continue Reading

Entertainment Industry Insights Podcast, Episode 001: Adam Leipzig

 Entertainment Industry Insights Podcast Annnouncing a new occasional podcast featuring interviews with Entertainment Industry Thought Leaders. In this episode, I talked to former Disney executive and National Geographic Films President Adam Leipzig about his new book, upcoming workshop, and his views on the state of the independent film business.     Continue Reading

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