Clayton Howe's Entertainment(x)

Clayton Howe's Entertainment(x)

Clayton Howe
Sep 28, 2020 22 min

"Keep On Keepin' On" Clayton Howe's PART 1 interview on "How To Business In Show Business"

Clayton Howe (IG:@inclaynation)(LI:@ClaytonHowe)(@Entertainment(x))AKA me, myself, and I get interviewed by the fantastic CorBen Williams (IG:@corben_w) on his show "How to Business In Show Business (YT:@HTBISB) We cover it all! From my beginning's through creating Entertainment(x) to ways of being and beyond. There's a little bit of everything in this episode for everyone and I hope you enjoy! Xx
Sep 24, 2020 26 min

David Bishop Part 2 - Transforming Executive Leaders and Learning to "Let It Go"

David Bishop (davidbishopgroup.com)(LI:@thedavidbishopgroup) is a visionary and successful president who has led two, multi billion dollar, leading global media companies – Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and MGM Worldwide Home Entertainment.He has served as a board chair and board director of several high-potential start-ups and media industry groups. David’s governance expertise and leadership has been sought after by boards. His strategic insight, analytical mindset, and knowledge of how to use technology as a game-changer (especially in the entertainment industry) have added real value to the boards on which he has served.He is an acknowledged expert in the media industry around the world and has been at the forefront of three major industry revolutions – DVD, Blu Ray, and Digital Distribution.David is a recognized authority in developing effective leaders. His passion for building high-performing teams and for coaching executives has helped create a cadre of effective leaders in companies like Netflix, Sony, Google, IMAX, and Amazon. He serves on the advisory board for USC's Third Space Thinking Center which focuses on leadership development.David is now president of David Bishop Media, Inc., an advisory firm serving the media industry and providing executive leadership development. He has a track record of helping leaders David is a respected board member and leader in the home entertainment industry. He was a board member of Movielink – an industry joint-venture that was the first internet video-on-demand service. He served as president and then vice-chair of the Digital Entertainment Group - an industry trade group. David has been inducted into Variety’s Home Entertainment Hall of Fame.Over the years, he has served as a board member of several early stage companies. He is currently a director of Parrot Analytics and an advisor to 3PM Shield. He is also the current chairman of the Greater Los Angeles Food Bank.Da
Sep 21, 2020 22 min

David Bishop Part 1 - Becoming President of Home Entertainment for MGM Worldwide and Sony Pictures

David Bishop (davidbishopgroup.com)(LI:@thedavidbishopgroup) is a visionary and successful president who has led two, multi billion dollar, leading global media companies – Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and MGM Worldwide Home Entertainment.He has served as a board chair and board director of several high-potential start-ups and media industry groups. David’s governance expertise and leadership has been sought after by boards. His strategic insight, analytical mindset, and knowledge of how to use technology as a game-changer (especially in the entertainment industry) have added real value to the boards on which he has served.He is an acknowledged expert in the media industry around the world and has been at the forefront of three major industry revolutions – DVD, Blu Ray, and Digital Distribution.David is a recognized authority in developing effective leaders. His passion for building high-performing teams and for coaching executives has helped create a cadre of effective leaders in companies like Netflix, Sony, Google, IMAX, and Amazon. He serves on the advisory board for USC's Third Space Thinking Center which focuses on leadership development.David is now president of David Bishop Media, Inc., an advisory firm serving the media industry and providing executive leadership development. He has a track record of helping leaders David is a respected board member and leader in the home entertainment industry. He was a board member of Movielink – an industry joint-venture that was the first internet video-on-demand service. He served as president and then vice-chair of the Digital Entertainment Group - an industry trade group. David has been inducted into Variety’s Home Entertainment Hall of Fame.Over the years, he has served as a board member of several early stage companies. He is currently a director of Parrot Analytics and an advisor to 3PM Shield. He is also the current chairman of the Greater Los Angeles Food Bank.
Sep 14, 2020 54 min

Steve Douglas-Craig: Sony Pictures, Horror Films, and Hard Work

Steve Douglas-Craig: Senior Executive Coordinator & Story Analyst with Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisition.(thenewscreenwriter.com)(LI:@stevedouglas-craig) Steve and I cover it all from his early life to present day and quite a lot in-between. Steve - After graduating from the American Film Institute (AFI) Conservatory with an MFA in Screenwriting, I had a big bag of tools I could use to conceptualize and craft original screenplays, but a deeper understanding of the industry and it's players was also needed. So, I successfully applied for a coveted story analyst and junior executive position with Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions, and quickly acquired the knowledge necessary for packaging projects geared toward the commercial, high-concept desires of the industry. Working story on titles such as Faster, Attack The Block, The Raid, War Room, Looper, Evil Dead (2013), The Insidious Horror Franchise, Don’t Breathe, and many others was also part of my portfolio as was connecting with top-tier network, studio, agency and production executives. Then with a new TV pilot and Feature script in hand , I was able to pitch several of these contacts which eventually lead to representation. Not gonna be the same path for everyone... except writing and polishing those spec gems. It all seems so far removed from toiling inside a BFA in theater and film studies at The Queensland Institute Of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia. And that's my point. There's no instant-success formula you can drink. And neither should there be. I spent over a decade working in the Australian and American theater, film and TV industry as an actor, writer and director before receiving a government grant from the Australia Council For The Arts to travel through the USA, Canada And Europe studying theater before finding screenwriting as a creative foundation. No matter how high the climb seems, I hope to help those willing to mine their inherent talent by putting in the hard work. There's no time limit that can be applied to creativity and passion - beyond those there's only hard work, dedication and developing solid, structured understanding of the craft of telling that story that is nagging at you to be told. That will be your measure of success. And the primary reasons why I've created The New Screenwriter.
Sep 07, 2020 29 min

Barry Avrich "Rich is Money, Time is Wealth"

Barry Avrich (barryavrich.com) has produced and directed over 30 documentary films and television productions that have been broadcast in over 100 countries, and won awards and critical acclaim. Barry has made a name for himself focusing on powerful moguls and captivating personalities including Universal Studios titan Lew Wasserman, Miramax founder Harvey Weinstein and Rolling Stones promoter Michael Cohl. Barry has also produced several television specials for PBS, HBO, Showtime and Bravo including the concert special BOWFIRE, The Tempest starring Oscar-winner Christopher Plummer and a charity awards gala ( One X One) starring Richard Gere, Matt Damon and Shakira. His reputation as provocative filmmaker was defined when he set his sights on the Holy Grail. Producing a biography on Lew Wasserman, the founder and reclusive powerful chairman of MCA Universal for six decades, was considered career suicide. Wasserman had told everyone that he would never participate in any kind of biography and threatened anyone who dare try while he was alive (or dead). Barry waited until he died and commenced production. In spite of family legal threats and anonymous threats of physical harm, Barry’s film, The Last Mogul, was a massive success garnering rave reviews in Variety and The New York Times. He would go on to produce other highly acclaimed films like Unforgettable, Satisfaction, Guilty Pleasure, A Criminal Mind, and many television specials. Barry’s passionate profile on billionaire concert promoter Michael Cohl put him face to face with Bono and Mick Jagger. Barry went on to produce acclaimed feature films on Winston Churchill, Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, and disgraced theatre mogul Garth Drabinsky. Barry has also produced two Stratford Festival film adaptations of Caesar and Cleopatra and The Tempest with Christopher Plummer. Barry has also produced and directed two biographical docs on legendary comedian David Steinberg and Penthouse founder Bob Guccione. His films on Guccione and Drabinsky both had their world premieres at The Toronto International Film Festival. Barry’s full filmography can be seen at imdb.com
Aug 31, 2020 30 min

Andrew Goren: Founder of Harmony Helper on the future of Broadway

Andrew Goren (harmonyhelper.com)(IG:@harmonyhelper) is an experienced theatre performer with over 10 years of music and theatre education. My passion for the performing arts was integral in the creation of Harmony Helper, and on most days you can find me working diligently on the app. My interests include: theatre, entrepreneurship, singing, acting, technology, and theatre/music education. When I am not immersed in the world of Harmony Helper, you can find me playing pinball, spending time with my dogs, or reading up on the latest Disney theme park news and tech. Ultimately, my goal is to equip the performing arts community with tools that will help them learn and improve their craft. The theatre community has helped shape who I am, and I would love to be able to use this platform to give back to them.
Aug 27, 2020 26 min

Taylor Denapoli "Spread and Grow with Love" Part 2

T A Y L O R D E N A P O L I (taylordenapoli.com)(IG:@taylordenapoli) -Artist Storyteller Creator From Long Island, New York -Born into a musically inclined, artistic family -Grew up a competitive gymnast, cheerleader, dancer -Was heavily involved in the theater, music, dance and art programs throughout schooling ​-Attended Nassau Community College studying Studio Recording Technology & on the nationally ranked NCC Dance Team -At the age of eighteen opened a dance studio DeNapoli's Dance Center in Long Island for a dance season -Completed Broadway Dance Center's Training Program -Completed Broadway Dance Center's Professional Semester -Completed multiple NYC workshops such as The Growing Studio, Partner Up, A1 Conference and Stage Door Connections -Studied acting with Bronwen Carson -Studied voice with Amy Stewart, William Waldrop and Bettina Sheppard -The Galen Hook's Method Alumni: Alumni Check In NY, Immersion in LA, Skeleton Crew of Creative NY, and Artist Development NY ​-Booked first professional musical theater gig as Consuelo in West Side Story at the Orpheum Theater in Sioux City, Iowa -Toured throughout North America with the company of Cirque Musica Holiday presents Wonderland -Performed in the ensemble of AIDA directed and choreographed by the Luis Salgado Production Team at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center -Dance Captain and in the ensemble of Rock Of Ages at Pittsburgh CLO choreographed by Stephanie Klemons -Helps out with Pre-Production for choreographers such as Karen Sieber, Karla Puno Garcia, Stephanie Klemons, Luis Salgado and Adam Fleming -Recently performed in Dance Break 2020 for Phil Colgan​ ​-Freelance Production Assistant [Daily Harvest] -Freelance Stage Manager [The Orsano Project, BDC Professional Semester Showcases and Think Tank The Showcase] -Freelance Party Motivator Dancer [MTM Events] ​​-Created Think Tank in NYC with Adam Wedesky, our mission is to promote community, collaboration and creation in our industry (follow @thinktank_nyc on IG) ​-Creative at YOUneek (follow @YOUneek_nyc on IG) ​-Releasing one concept video per the month in 2020 on IGTV #VideoOfTheMonth (follow the series on my IG @taylordenapoli) -Presented choreography in NYC showcases such as Leg Up On Life, Koin & Co, BDC Professional Semester, Think Tank, ArtsForAlz and Look Hear ​-Guest Faculty at the famous Step's On Broadway in New York City ​-A proud Actor's Equity Association member -Represented by The Movement A Talent Agency
Aug 24, 2020 18 min

Taylor Denapoli "Spread and Grow with Love" Part 1

T A Y L O R D E N A P O L I (taylordenapoli.com)(IG:@taylordenapoli) -Artist Storyteller Creator From Long Island, New York -Born into a musically inclined, artistic family -Grew up a competitive gymnast, cheerleader, dancer -Was heavily involved in the theater, music, dance and art programs throughout schooling ​-Attended Nassau Community College studying Studio Recording Technology & on the nationally ranked NCC Dance Team -At the age of eighteen opened a dance studio DeNapoli's Dance Center in Long Island for a dance season -Completed Broadway Dance Center's Training Program -Completed Broadway Dance Center's Professional Semester -Completed multiple NYC workshops such as The Growing Studio, Partner Up, A1 Conference and Stage Door Connections -Studied acting with Bronwen Carson -Studied voice with Amy Stewart, William Waldrop and Bettina Sheppard -The Galen Hook's Method Alumni: Alumni Check In NY, Immersion in LA, Skeleton Crew of Creative NY, and Artist Development NY ​-Booked first professional musical theater gig as Consuelo in West Side Story at the Orpheum Theater in Sioux City, Iowa -Toured throughout North America with the company of Cirque Musica Holiday presents Wonderland -Performed in the ensemble of AIDA directed and choreographed by the Luis Salgado Production Team at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center -Dance Captain and in the ensemble of Rock Of Ages at Pittsburgh CLO choreographed by Stephanie Klemons -Helps out with Pre-Production for choreographers such as Karen Sieber, Karla Puno Garcia, Stephanie Klemons, Luis Salgado and Adam Fleming -Recently performed in Dance Break 2020 for Phil Colgan​ ​-Freelance Production Assistant [Daily Harvest] -Freelance Stage Manager [The Orsano Project, BDC Professional Semester Showcases and Think Tank The Showcase] -Freelance Party Motivator Dancer [MTM Events] ​​-Created Think Tank in NYC with Adam Wedesky, our mission is to promote community, collaboration and creation in our industry (follow @thinktank_nyc on IG) ​-Creative at YOUneek (follow @YOUneek_nyc on IG) ​-Releasing one concept video per the month in 2020 on IGTV #VideoOfTheMonth (follow the series on my IG @taylordenapoli) -Presented choreography in NYC showcases such as Leg Up On Life, Koin & Co, BDC Professional Semester, Think Tank, ArtsForAlz and Look Hear ​-Guest Faculty at the famous Step's On Broadway in New York City ​-A proud Actor's Equity Association member -Represented by The Movement A Talent Agency ​
Aug 20, 2020 24 min

Scott Patterson "Luke's Diner to Scotty P's Big Mug Coffee" Part 2

Scott Patterson (IG:@scottgordonpatterson) is a businessman, investor, and an accomplished actor in film and television. He is well known to audiences globally as diner owner, Luke Danes, in the hit series Gilmore Girls. Scott was born in Pennsylvania and raised in Southern New Jersey. Growing up in the northeast, local diners played a big part in his life and from an early age he developed a love and passion for coffee. Fueled by passion (and lots of coffee), he has been working to develop a special line of coffee that resembles the many great tastes of the Northeast. He is thrilled to finally share his years of hard work with the world. Scotty P's Big Mug Coffee (scottyp.com) is a company focused on developing and sourcing high quality coffee blends from around the world. We believe coffee is oftentimes a medium that leads us to creating great, long lasting memories as we share a cup with loved ones. We strive to bring a wide range of blends and roasts that offer an amazing taste, and yet is reasonably priced.
Aug 17, 2020 30 min

Scott Patterson "Baseball to Gilmore Girls" Part 1

Scott Patterson (IG:@scottgordonpatterson) is a businessman, investor, and an accomplished actor in film and television. He is well known to audiences globally as diner owner, Luke Danes, in the hit series Gilmore Girls. Scott was born in Pennsylvania and raised in Southern New Jersey. Growing up in the northeast, local diners played a big part in his life and from an early age he developed a love and passion for coffee. Fueled by passion (and lots of coffee), he has been working to develop a special line of coffee that resembles the many great tastes of the Northeast. He is thrilled to finally share his years of hard work with the world. Scotty P's Big Mug Coffee (scottyp.com) is a company focused on developing and sourcing high quality coffee blends from around the world. We believe coffee is oftentimes a medium that leads us to creating great, long lasting memories as we share a cup with loved ones. We strive to bring a wide range of blends and roasts that offer an amazing taste, and yet is reasonably priced.