Scott Valentine joined us for our April 28, 2021 meeting to discuss Red Coral Universe, the OTT (over-the-top) streaming service that he is helping to develop to provide a showcase for independent filmmakers.
“Let the show be the star, not the network. Let the filmmakers find their audience and let filmmakers be heard,” was Scott's message.
Red Coral Universe will be a home for independent film and content makers, to allow their productions to be seen and easily available, and not be buried in the library of a large streaming service to be seen only at the mercy of an algorithm.
Watch the recording on the SD Media Pros YouTube channel.
You may remember Scott as Nick, the artist boyfriend on the 80's classic sitcom “Family Ties.”
Scott walked us through a work week in front of the camera for a sitcom, where he played Mallory Keaton’s (Justine Bateman) artist boyfriend. Scott shared how much he enjoyed working with Michael J. Fox, Meredith Baxter Birney and Michael Gross on the hugely popular show for seven seasons in the 80’s.
Scott also talked about the joy of working in front of a live audience.
After a successful career in the entertainment industry as an actor, he segued into the business side of the entertainment industry.
Scott shared his insights and experiences working as a producer in Hollywood.
As Executive Producer and owner of his own production company, and done “a boatload of independent films.” Scott held development/production deals at major networks and several production studios.
Scott also co-hosts a podcast with Larry Meistrich - Why Should Listen to Them?,discussing film, art, and with tips and tricks to get into the industry..
Now listed on all Buzzfeed directories. Here are the services where you can find the podcast.
About Our Speaker
Based in New York, Scott Valentine has over 15 years of experience in the field of financial structuring and business consulting for various industries as well as 40 years in the entertainment industry.
After a successful career in the entertainment industry as an actor, he segued into the business side of the entertainment industry. He has an extensive history in the development, production and distribution of film, television and streaming content.
As an Executive Producer and owner of his own production company, Valentine held development/production deals at major networks and major production studios.
Mr. Valentine branched out into the renewable/sustainable energy, power delivery and other developmental markets as both an equity investor and independent investment banker in 1999.
In 2003, Valentine became a managing partner in Merrit Capital, LLC. Valentine left Merrit Capital in 2005 to become a director of Excelsior Capital Partners. With a focus on the renewable energy sector, to date Excelsior Capital Partners has been responsible for structuring over 1 billion dollars of project financing.
Valentine attended Adirondack Community College and Skidmore College while residing in Saratoga Springs, New York.
After two years at those learning institutions, Valentine moved to New York where he attended and graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Through out his acting career, Scott has acted in over 75 films and television shows as well as Broadway and off-Broadway theater productions.
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