Interviews By Category: "Entertainment"
We revisit a BusinessMakers favorite: Russ’ interview at SXSW in Austin with Ted Schilowitz, co-founder of Red Digital Cinema, manufacturer of digital cinematography cameras and accessories. Red Digital cameras are the standard for all Hollywood and Independent motion pictures. Ted is a fascinating interview and is proving himself to be one of Hollywood’s movers and shakers.
Russ is at SXSW in Austin and he’s found Ted Schilowitz, co-founder of Red Digital Cinema, manufacturer of digital cinematography cameras and accessories. Ted has launched a game-changer; Red Digital cameras are now the defacto standard for all Hollywood and Independent motion pictures. Ted is a fascinating interview, and is proving himself to be one of Hollywood’s next generation movers and shakers.
Internet marketing expert Cliff Kurtzman returns to The BusinessMakers Show for an update visit about his online marketplace, MyCityRocks.com. His ticket exchange connects buyers and sellers of concert, theater, sports and other event tickets worldwide. Kurtzman is seeking an investor to help him expand his marketplace and open new cities.
Russ returns for a visit with the wonderful Dr. John Lienhard, originator, author and voice of “The Engines of Our Ingenuity,” heard on National Public Radio. (He is now working on Episode 2729!) Lienhard offers thoughts on creativity and innovation over the years. What does he think of today’s technology? His perspectives will amaze you.
Laura Pennino interviews Alberto Perlman, CEO and co-founder of Zumba® Fitness, a dance-fitness program that combines Latin music and dance moves, and resistance training, into a regiment of interval aerobic training. The “Zumba® Fitness-Party” is an amazing story of branding development that includes instructor certification, a clothing product line, and even a partnership with The Kellogg Co. and Special K breakfast cereal.
Katie interviews creative geek, author and entrepreneur extraordinaire Amit Gupta to discuss his latest venture, Photojojo.com. He launched the site four years ago as a newsletter for shutter bugs, offering tips for digital photography and, today, offering photo gadgets, cameras and resources for both film and digital photogs. Amit remembers his first company, founded during his college years, and discusses lessons learned. (“Photo love all the way around.”)
Fifty years ago, Herb Brochstein, a professional Big Bands drummer, could only find one set of drumsticks that sounded the way he wanted. In this segment, Brochstein describes his worldwide search for The Perfect Sticks. Of course, he ultimately started making them himself and the rest is history. Today, ProMark sells 3-4 million pairs of drumsticks annually. (Elvis makes a guest appearance in Brochstein’s story.)
The Wumblers are colorful, animated characters whose food falls from the sky. They play and dance in a world of peace and core values. They are creative, and many of them are bilingual. They have a television show and a website with recipes and games. The BusinessMakers visit with their creator, Laura Wellington.
Russ visits with the brilliant Dr. John Lienhard, author and voice of "The Engines of Our Ingenuity," heard twice each week on National Public Radio. In this segment, Dr. Lienhard discusses themes and triggers, and offers observations on globalization, information and change. Lienhard's incredible powers of analysis make for a fascinating interview.
Russ interviews Dayna Steele - rock deejay, successful entrepreneur and now author. Steele believes that in life, business and everywhere else, confidence is everything. And she can prove it.
Russ revisits his interview with Nolan Bushnell, inventor of the original video game, Pong, and more recently, creator of uWink, an interactive, social restaurant - a Chuck E. Cheese for adults. In this segment, Bushnell discusses the early days of trying to grow Atari Inc., of establishing a new culture and running a company when he had no money. He mentions a couple of young employees - two guys named "Steve."
The BusinessMakers travel to Los Angeles to visit with the inventor of the original video game, Pong, the founder and former CEO of Atari Inc., the founder and former CEO of Chuck E. Cheese Restaurants, Catalyst Technologies (the inventors of ETAK), and now the founder and CEO of uWink. The ultimate gaming visionary talks about his past, and about his latest creation, uWink, an interactive, social restaurant Chuck E. Cheese for adults.
Today The Business Makers dig an interview with Herb Brochstein, Founder of Pro Mark, out of the archives. Pro Mark is the world's largest manufacturer of drumsticks, mallets and percussion products, including custom design. Herb tells us how he accidentally got into the drumstick business and about selling his personal drum set to none other than Elvis Presley.
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