Recent & Past Guests on The Entertainment Engine Podcast
Chris Korbey is the co-founder and CEO of StagePilot. Chris has spent nearly a decade creating technologies and services that empower artists to grow, analyze, and monetize. Chris started off as a designer and worked with top agencies in Boston, NYC, and SF.
Renowned film and tv composer Randy Edelman is responsible for creating the soundtracks to legendary films including: “27 Dresses”, “While You Were Sleeping”, “The Last of the Mohicans”, “ Kindergarten Cop”, “Dragonheart”, “XXX”, “Twins”, “My Cousin Vinny”, “The Mask”, “Beethoven”, “ Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story”, “Mummy 3”, “Ghost Busters 2”.
This week we speak with Super Producer, Victor Merritt, who has sold well over 30 million records in Pop, Hip Hop, Gospel, and R&B.Victor has received a Grammy nomination and numerous Billboard and BMI accolades, including having the largest-selling male R&B artist RCA has had in over 31 years.
Nick Beveridge "Senior Investment Manager at The Ingenious Group & Head of Finance at Made Up Ltd". Nick has worked in the commercial team at Ingenious Media, focusing on music and live eventssince 2007. Nic was part of the CMO Management team, who managed Gorillaz, Blur, Morcheeba, Ultravox, and Thin Lizzy
Marcus Welch, co-founder & CEO of Quadio. Marcus is a lifelong fan of emerging, genre-blending, and experimental music who DJ’d his first radio show at 14 and entered the music industry by joining Twitter’smusic partnerships team, where he worked with artists including Lizzo, Hinds, Erykah Badu, and Pusha T.
Legendary bassist and musician Leland Sklar on the podcast show. He is a member of the Los Angeles-based instrumental group The Section, who served as the de facto house band of Asylum Records and was one of the progenitors of the soft rock sound prevalent on top-40 radio in the 1970s and 1980s. Leland is one of the greatest bassists in modern music and has contributed to over 2,000 albums as a session musician,including records by Olivia Newton-John, Bette Midler, Reba McEntire, and Willie Nelson...
Phil Guerini climbed his way to the top of one of the world’s most iconic family entertainment brands, The Walt Disney Company for over 25 years.
Phil created and launched the Radio Disney Music Awards and also reimagined the Radio Disney “Next Big Thing” program, supporting the career launches of Justin Bieber, Fifth Harmony, Shawn Mendes, Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, Camila Cabello and Kelsea Ballerini.
Paul Duddridge, Hollywood director, producer, writer, comedy agent and former manager of Michael McIntyre and Rob Brydon. Paul has 30 years of experience in creating projects and careers for some of the biggest names in showbiz. He has worked with Hollywood legends Susan Sarandon, Selma Blair, Christina Ricci and Sharon Stone.
Singersongwriter Nubya was born in Basel, Switzerland. Nubya went to New York to study Jazz music. Nubya had recorded the first 5 songs of her debut album, and one day got a call from the biggest concert agency in Switzerland. They were looking for an opening act for Whitney Houston that was going to take place the following day in Zurich. Nubya immediately said yes and was standing in front of 12'000 people a day later, opening up for Whitney.
Eileen Shapiro is a journalist who is world-renowned in the realms of music, television, and film. She began her literary voyage by writing for the Science Fiction publication “The Star Trek Giant Poster Book”, which led to her writing the best-selling official book entitled “The Star Trek Medical Reference Manual.” Interviewing Leonard Nimoy (Mr Spock). This was the beginning of an illustrious career to include the biggest celebrities in the world, including Diana Ross, Dionne Warwick, Cyndi Lauper, Annie Lennox, Rachel Weisz, Ice-T, Nile Rogers, Emma Stone, and Brook Shields.
We chat with Scott Page, who is an American musician, technologist, and entrepreneur known for his saxophone and rhythm guitar work with iconic bands including Pink Floyd, Supertramp, and Toto. Scott is currently CEO of Think: EXP, a media company focused on live immersive entertainment. Scott has led a number of ventures, that produced projects for The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Janet Jackson, Garth Brooks, and others.
On The Entertainment Engine, we welcome Dr. David Bull a medical doctor, a passionate campaigner, and an experienced, intelligent award-winning television presenter. He’s equally at home hosting live or pre-recorded shows and has worked for almost all major networks in the UK including the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Five, Living, Sky TV, and Food Network. He is also the host of a medical television channel and is extremely accomplished at hosting largecorporate conferences.
We welcome US correspondent Ross King MBE. Four-time News Emmy and Multi-Award winning, Los Angeles-based Ross King MBE is one of Britain’s most vibrant and versatile performers. His relaxed and informal style has resulted in some of the best interviews with many of the biggest stars, including Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, George Clooney, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Douglas, Clint Eastwood, Brad Pitt, Denzel Washington, Halle Berry, Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise, and fellow Scots Sean Connery and Gerard Butler.
We welcome Hollywood film producer & director John Crye. His first job was at Summit Entertainment, first as a script reader and then as an assistant in the creativedepartment. This led to developing, producing, or acquiring for distribution a run of indie classics, including “Donnie Darko - Jake Gyllenhaal, Drew Barrymore,” “Monster - Charlize Theron,” “The Prestige - Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlet Johansson,” “The Mexican - Brad Pitt & Julia Roberts,”
We welcomefilm producer Jonathan Sothcott and British actor Billy Murray. Their new movie Nemesis,the UK crime thriller marks the debut of disruptive indie Shogun Film has been acquired for US release by Samuel Goldwyn Billy Murray, best known for playing Don Beech in The Bill from 1995 to 2004, Johnny Allen in the BBC soap opera EastEnders from 2005 to 2006, and Captain John Price in the video games Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.
We welcome US attorney David Helfant. David has been practising as an entertainment attorney specializing in music, motion picture, television, and video production and distribution. David's clients have included; Johnny Carson, Slash, Columbia Pictures, The Walt Disney Company, Paramount Pictures, John Travolta, Phil Collins, Jennifer Warnes to name a few. David was the Senior Vice President of Paramount Pictures and headed their Music Business and Legal Affairs Department for many years.
We welcome Canadian pianist and composer Martin Mayer, who is described as "Canada's Prince of Piano" – by Beijing Times, China's leading English-language newspaper.
We welcome, Nashville-based Music ProducerEngineer Brad Dollar. Brad has produced and engineered tracks with Bob Weir (Grateful Dead), Malik Yusef (Beyoncé, Kanye West), G-Eazy, Alphabet Rockers (GRAMMY Nominated) plus much more.
We welcome Chris Johnson one of the world’s most recognizable musicians, described by Live Nation Ones to Watch. Regularly seen by audiences of millions, he has worked with icons such as Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Stevie Wonder, Snoop Dogg, Madonna, Seal, and J-Lo.
We welcome singer-songwriter and producer Lionel Lodge. Lionel was born in the early sixties. His father, Tom Lodge was soon to become one of the top DJs on the first pirate radio station, Radio Caroline, which introduced Lionel at a very early age to the exploding sixties British music scene, with Lionel's dad interviewingthe likes of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.
We welcome James Kennedy Singer-Songwriter,multi-instrumentalist & Producer from South Wales. He has just published his first book 'Noise Damage: My Life as a Rock'n'Roll Underdog', a 'part memoir, part expose of the music world's murky underbelly.
Christmas 2020 episode. We looked at ways for our company Seamless Entertainment to provide information, advice to the entertainment community, mixed with some fabulous guests along with the way!
We welcome US Lawyer Melanie Rodriguez. Austin, Texas native with a passion for live music and anything entertainment. Melanie made the best decision of her life to move from Austin to Los Angeles to pursue her passion for law, specifically music and entertainment law.
We welcome X Factor UK finalist Kevin Davy White. Kevin has a very distinctive voice and style. Combining musical elements of soul and rock with blues and funk. He was mentored by Nicole Scherzinger, on X Factor UK 2017 with judges Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh, Sharon Osbourne.
We welcome Laura Hanke, Music Supervisor & Repertoire Assistant at Universal Music productions. We take a look at her role as a music supervisor and why she decided to work in the music industry and for that matter for one of the biggest record companies in the World.
We welcome Tony McHale spending over 40 years as a screenwriter, working on some of the most well-known UK dramas, that still appear on our screens today including; EastEnders, Holby City, which he co-created and for which he also won a BAFTA, The Bill, Casualty, Silent Witness, Trial and Retribution, Dalziel and Pascoe, Waking the Dead plus much more.
We welcome US rapper and actor ZMNY, starring as "Royale", a series regular with the highly anticipated Apple TV / CBS production of "SWAGGER" Produced by NBA star Kevin Durant, also the Recurring Role of "Todd" in the Comedy-drama series on Showtime "SHAMELESS" starring William H. Macy. Plus, ZMNY NEW role with Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington's ABC TV mini-series " Little Fires Everywhere"
We welcome Jesse Kinch a singer, songwriter, from Long Island, New York, United States. He was the winner of the American Series of Rising Star which was broadcast on ABC. The show was hosted by Josh Groban, and the panel of judges was Brad Paisley, Kesha, and Ludacris. Jesse went on to sign with Capitol Records.
We welcome Award-Winning business women Charlotte Armitage. Charlotte is The Media Psychologist® specialising in the Film & TV Industry, particularly, the psychological duty of care processes in production. Charlotte is also the Managing Director of the Yorkshire Academy of Film & Television Acting (YAFTA) and YAFTA Talent Agency.
We welcome music executive Tracey Webb, director & owner of Power Promotions the UK's leading dance music promotions company. The company’s worked with the like’s of Craig David, Elle Goulding, Anne-Marie, Faithless, Jonas Blue, David Guetta, Becky Hill, Paloma Faith, Armand Van Helden to name a few.
We welcome music producer & songwriter Alan Glass, who was born in New Orleans and absorbed a rainbow of musical styles from that amazing city. Alan was mentored in production by Philadelphian legend Thom Bell and Maurice White (Earth Wind and Fire). Alan's credits include; Aretha Franklin, Al Green, Kenny G, Earth Wind and Fire, Shena Easton, Lighthouse Family, Maxi Priest, George Benson, Aswad, Liberty X, Mis-Teeq plus much more.
We welcome Layra Harmony, Creative Director and fashion stylist based in London. Layra's work is featured in glossy magazines including Marie Claire and L'Officiel, Hollywood. Layra's styled Anthony Joshua, David Gandy, and Victoria's Secret model Alicia Rountree for front covers and editorial features and has well-established partnerships with high-end designer brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Burberry, Paul Smith, and Hugo Boss.