Entertainment and Media Background
A brief career as a pre-teen and teenage entertainer. I
managed my younger brother’s career along the same path. He became a
protégé of Milton Berle and appeared in many of his shows. I also
spent 3 seasons as a M.C. and social director at Borscht Belt circuit
hotels in Upstate New York.
Some years later after establishing my own businesses
and placing reliable people to manage them, I became president and
active partner in First Investors Theater Corp., an organization
involved on the entertainment industry. We became backers for many of
Hal Prince’s Broadway shows and then re-invested money into “Off-Broadway Theater.”
We were soon called the “Schuberts of Off-Broadway.”
Elaine May and Mike Nichols performed and directed some of our
properties. Stars like Melvin Douglas and Dustin Hoffman and even
Cassius Clay were actors who appeared in some of our shows. We also
produced the first movie that Arnold Schwarzenegger appeared in
called Hercules in Central Park with Arnold Stang. We also owned movie
theaters, and a successful recording studio where many top recording
artists including the Beatles recorded.
In addition we owned racehorses, a restaurant and were
building our own Off-Broadway 499-seat theater. Members of our Board
of Directors were songwriter Sammy Kahn, jockey Eddie Arcaro and
businessman Peter Grace of the Grace Corp. Bank and shipping line.
I handled our press releases, publicity, and management
of the restaurant and construction of the theater. I also had an
affiliation with a record company and managed singers and groups.
Presently I am involved in many aspects pertaining to
filming TV series, TV movies and feature films. I help in resolving
budgets, production and contract negotiations. I have been editing
many script and books, besides writing five children’s books and
contributing stories to magazines and newspapers.
I wrote, produced and directed a 68-minute video for a
Web site and currently have a few books and screenplays in the works
besides being a contributing writer for the Las Vegas Hollywood
Magazine. I have been a contributing writer for Senior Newspapers, in
Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Tribune, for about 12 years. Before coming
to Las Vegas 14 years ago I was a reporter for a Queens, New York
250,000 circulated weekly. I am versed in Senior problems and
activities, celebrity interviewing, all sports, public opinion and
general interest reporting.
Three Associate Degrees: Business Administration,
Business Management and Mechanical Technology. I’ve taken several
classes in Creative Writing. Was an active member of the Las Vegas
Screenwriters Group. Held training classes for various industries and
have lectured about writing.
I have worked in many “shoots” as an extra for TV and
films and have even been seen on the screen.