Category Archives: Entertainment Industry Insights

The midterm exam you didn’t study for…

The midterm exam you didn’t study for…

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It's been a while since we published an episode of our Entertainment Industry Insights podcast, so we're re-launching with a new season starting now.

In this solo-episode, I talk a bit about facing life's challenges and tests.  I hope you enjoy!

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

 Entertainment Industry Insights Podcast Episode 3:  Ken Davenport    In this episode of Entertainment Industry Insights, I speak with Broadway Producer  Ken Davenport. 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,… Continue Reading

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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