In April, we are going to take trip down memory lane, and take a look ahead. Scott Valentine will be joining us for a conversation about his current venture in launching an over-the-top (OTT) media streaming service to provide opportunities for independent film makers.
Scott will also talk about his days in front of the camera, including on Family Ties as Nick, Mallory Keaton’s artist boyfriend.
Scott currently is working on building a streaming service, Red Coral Universe, that will 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. Scott wants to “Let the show be the star, not the network. Let the filmmakers find their audience and let filmmakers be heard.”
You also won’t want to miss Scott’s insights and experiences on shooting a weekly, network sitcom with four cameras, and the differences in working in a single camera setup productions.
After a successful career in the entertainment industry as an actor, he segued into the business side of the entertainment industry.
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.
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.
Wednesday, April 28
5:30 pm - virtual doors opened
5:45 pm - News Your Can Use
6:00 p m - Presidents welcome
6:05 pm - Presentation
7:25 pm - Wrap
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