GAIL KANTOR has been an entertainment industry entrepreneur for over thirty years, often managing several departments with up to 150 staff members. She has collaborated with longtime friend Barry Manilow, hit songwriter Barry Goldberg and Grammy and Emmy-winning composer Patrick Williams, has sung background for artists as diverse as James Brown and James Taylor, but she’s probably best known for being one of the founding members of the original Harlettes, Bette Midler’s signature background trio. Twenty years ago, she began a string of entrepreneurial successes by creating The Kantor Company, which turned out numerous national commercial jingles for a variety of clients. Executive Producing her first fundraising concert event, the highly praised 1st Evening in June. led to the formation of Kantor Productions. As CEO, Gail proceeded to Executive Produce and Direct a series of 26 concert events that raised millions of dollars for worthy causes, from the star-studded Gaultier fashion show featuring Madonna with performances by Luther Vandross and Patti LaBelle to an all-star tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber for the Los Angeles County Music Center. In addition, Gail produced Latin Nights, an ABC television special featuring Gloria Estefan, Santana and Ricky Martin, among others. She has produced events with some of the biggest names in pop, Broadway, jazz, rock and rap. Just prior to co-founding eJamming, Inc. with Alan Glueckman, Gail traveled throughout Europe producing star talent and ultimately managing music production of twenty-eight foreign language versions of The Prince of Egypt and The Road to El Dorado for DreamWorks SKG. Follow Gail's blog at http://gk-highnotes.blogspot.com/
ALAN JAY GLUECKMAN's 25-year career in show business as Screenwriter, Lyricist, Producer and Director has spanned movies, television, theater and the Internet. As CEO of Glueckman Intertainment, he had eight movies produced including Russkies, Gross Anatomy and The Fear Inside and has written for Disney, Universal, Warner Brothers, Paramount, Viacom, New Century, NBC, CBS and ABC. In 2001, he created Scoring, an interactive television show he Executive Produced for MTV. In 1996, Alan became one of the Internet Content Pioneers when he co-created, wrote and designed the Site Architecture for the groundbreaking Mission: Impossible The Web Adventure for Apple Computer Co., which garnered 36 million hits its first six weeks on the web. He also developed the innovative paranoid thriller You've Gotta Believe Me for the Microsoft Network and Created and Executive Produced Disco-Rama, a 70s Music and Culture Retrospective for Bill Gross' EntertainNet, the first ideaLab! start-up. As a lyricist, Alan wrote 30 songs for the hit musical revue Starr Struck: A Musical Investigation, co-wrote the book and wrote the lyrics for Stalag 17 - The Musical which will be produced by Broadway legend Leonard Soloway, and wrote the book and lyrics for the original musical Friday Saturday Sunday, which had a successful World Premiere showcase and run at Lynn University in Boca Raton in 2005. Prior to his career in Hollywood, Alan worked in Product Management at General Foods and was an advertising copywriter/producer, rising to Creative Director at Ted Bates (Hellas). He holds an MBA in Marketing from Columbia University and a BA in Economics from the University of Michigan, and is on the Industry Advisory Board to the Computer Science and Engineering Department at Florida Atlantic University.
WILLIAM G. REDMANN has a long creative history in the world of technology and entertainment. Most recently, Bill served as Director of Technology for Disney Regional Entertainment, overseeing the execution of detailed designs with the in-house engineering organization and outside developers. Prior to that, he was Director of Technology for Virtual World Entertainment, where he directed a team of twenty programmers and electrical engineers in the creation of the high-end simulator hardware and software that resulted in the first network-connected multi-player game. The success of his work for Virtual World resulted in its acquisition by Microsoft as an in-house gaming technology and creative resource. He also spent six years at Walt Disney Imagineering, researching and developing new ride technologies (he holds three patents on the ground-breaking Indiana Jones Adventure alone). Bill's long track record of technological success is testimony to his skills working equally well with artists, technicians and engineers, as well as to his effective communication with senior management.
BEN SCHERREY (PROTEUS TECH ) in Bangkok oversees the programming, architecture and design of eJamming AUDiiO's web-served UI, the eJamming Portal, the eJamming JamCastLive interface and the website architecture.
BEN DYER's 20-year career in engineering spans both hardware and software design, encapsulating the unique disciplines of video, multimedia and music production. He's been involved in the design of broadcast video equipment including the first High Definition products in the 80s, audio products for recording studios including samplers and sequencers in the 90s, and later, in programming software instruments and plug-ins. Having spent the majority of his career as an independent consultant, his entrepreneurial instincts led him to the role of company director on three separate occasions. A keen musician, songwriter and performer, he has a passion for music and technology. He gained a Masters Degree in Digital Systems from Brunel University in the UK, and when he's not glued to his Mac, you can find him filling his spare time with walking, photography, music or online gaming.
BARBARA HAGIN is a 19-year veteran of public relations, marketing and journalism, providing strategic counsel and hands-on PR support to technology companies. Barbara has developed and managed the implementation of PR programs and campaigns for companies ranging from IBM (servers, software, storage and research) to Sony (computer products) and Intel (branding initiative). Barbara led the team that repositioned Borland (to the industry and Wall Street) as a re-invigorated and successful enterprise software solutions provider. Barbara holds a B.A. in journalism/political science from Rutgers University. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeremy Stern is an entrepreneurial business strategist with a proven track record of success driving new business, opening new markets organically and through acquisitions, negotiating multi-million dollar deals and resolving complex business and legal problems. He has focused his expertise in media, copyright, telecommunications, Internet law and public policy with a deep understanding of the intersection of technology and business in the new digital media ecosystem.
As founder of the leading music law firm of Davis, Shapiro, Lewit, Montone & Hayes, Fred Davis represents some of today’s most successful and recognizable stars in the areas of rock, hip-hop and pop for the firm, which boasts offices in New York, Beverly Hills and San Francisco. His father is Clive Davis, Chairman of Sony BMG records, and an industry legend.
Until October 1, 2007, Bruce Eskowitz directed Live Nation’s North American local and national live music strategy, including concert promotion, venue management and sponsor-ship/alliances. He later served as CEO of Premier Exhibitions, whose Titanic and The Body traveling exhibitions are world famous. He's now COO of Red Light Management, who manage such talent as Alanis Morissette, Cheap Trick, Dave Matthews, Herbie Hancock's Imagine Project, Phish and Trey Anastasio, among many other well known artists.
Bruce applies diverse strategic and operating experience gathered at Doyle Dane Bernbach, the Dick Lord Agencies and as former President of Kaleidoscope-Interpublic to build brands and businesses. Throughout his career, he has maintained a balance of line and staff management responsibilities, and worked directly with senior level clients to address positioning challenges, create integrated marketing solutions, and develop best practices and accountability metrics. Bruce has played leading roles in business development, M&A, forming and reengineering agencies, and executing market entry strategies, domestically and abroad. His work on multi-national brands in the U.K., Europe and Japan during the 1980’s and 90’s, and recently in Europe and China, has enabled Bruce to provide global clients with country-specific and pan-regional intelligence and perspectives critical to generating attributable, incremental sales and strong returns on marketing investments.
EMV is a Los Angeles-based company active in media investment and strategic advisory work. Climan was on the senior management team at Creative Artists Agency, a leading talent and literary representation firm. He serves on many boards, including American Cinematheque, the Chief Executive Leadership Institute and the School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles.