DEVELOPMENT & PRODUCTION TEAMS
Executive Producer | Managing Partner
Joe's expertise in web development and social media marketing guides him in developing a plan for delivering unique and captivating stories across multiple forms of media.
Joe creates the visual edge for the E-Team creative group. His expertise in traditional marketing and promotion provide the "center" on which the company was built. His strength is in developing national and international marketing programs for major clients. Joe is also responsible for having developed Transmedia and Social Media programs for corporate clients… like Pepsi, Dole, KFC, Dixie, GlaxoSmithKline, Chateau Ste. Michelle,Coors, Diageo, and others.
Joe also co-founded The River Group; an entertainment trading card company. Working in concert with licensor, Elvis Presley Enterprises he created, designed and produced the most successful Entertainment Trading Card... 'The Elvis Collection'. Then, working with Apple Corp, London, he followed up with the successful launch of The Beatles Collection. Also, partnering with Jim Shooter of Defiant Comics, Joe created and designed an exclusive series of trading cards for multiple Defiant comic book titles.
Before co-founding C2E, Joe served 20 years as President and Executive Creative Director of GSI Communications developing TV, print and digital for Fortune 500 companies.
Joe has also designed ornaments, greeting cards and Easter Eggs for the White House. Some of his art was selected by the White House and is archived at the Smithsonian Institute in DC.
His creds also include the creation of the Logo and Identity for the Liberty Centennial, a $200 million dollar corporate Sponsorship Program for the restoration of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
Larry has over two decades of experience as a creative producer in the area of virtual worlds, transmedia IP creation, Virtual IP Law, social games, online 3D, human machine interface and networked communities for both entertainment and corporate media uses. Over the years Larry has worked with both media content makers and tool makers in all matters of finding customers and creating products, properties and services and then forming communities and ecosystems around them. Clients and Licensor’s of his original media content and designs include, Sony, CBS, AOL, Fox, Showtime, DC Comics, Ubisoft, Paramount and ABC.
Larry has spoken at industry events for over two decades. Highlights included self created seminars at Apple Computers NYC, Siggraph’s for many years, Macworlds, and Digital Hollywood Panels as well as local east and west coast tech/design shows/ meetings and conferences. Work and projects of Larry and his company, Cube3, have been written about in both print and online in periodicals such as WIRED, NEW MEDIA, Macworld, CNET, and two zillion blogs.
Since 1967 Ron Merk has been an independent film and television producer, director, writer, song lyricist and distributor. In addition to making his own films, Ron has imported foreign films including Antonioni's, created merchandising under license from Warner Bros Studio and multimedia for the Broadway show OH! CALCUTTA! His multiple award-winning animated feature, MARCO POLO—RETURN TO XANADU is now in worldwide distribution by Lionsgate Films.
Ron's film collections at UCLA, The Museum of Modern Art, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and The Library of Congress and his activity in film preservation are well known. He is the author of many articles about the film industry, and has served as juror at numerous U.S. and international film festivals. For the past three years Ron has been working on a film preservation initiative focused on historically and culturally significant home movies. He was seen on NBC’s The Today Show when he discovered 38 minutes of never-before-seen footage of President John F. Kennedy.
Premiere Pictures International, Inc. is an entertainment industry innovator, developer, creator, and producer of award-winning films and programs. Premiere distributes both classic titles and contemporary films throughout the world. Premiere owns one of the largest stock footage libraries in the world, which it also licenses to producers for use in TV commercials, programs and films.
In collaboration with Lionsgate Films Premiere is now developing a Broadway stage musical adaptation of Arnold Schwarzenegger's first film, HERCULES IN NEW YORK.
Premiere is also currently developing a number of feature film and televisions projects including both animated and live-action films, as well as reality and dramatic television programs.
Executive Producer | Transmedia
Richard Carey is a digital content strategist, experience designer, creative director, producer and show runner with experience spanning web, mobile and social media applications, games and simulations, film and television entertainment.
Recent projects include games, simulations, web and mobile apps for multinational, mid-market and startup companies, including Essilor International (FR), Grupo Elektra (MX), Johnson & Johnson, Jazmine, Buy-Gift-Save, and ICON Aircraft.
Before establishing his eponymous consultancy Richard Carey Digital Media in 2006, Richard was the Director of Product Development for Pearson Education, and the Director of Emerging Technology Research and Development for Scholastic. Previously, he worked as an independent producer and director of documentaries, dramatic films and music specials.
Career highlights include:
Inventor of the Game Design Canvas
Game Designer for Johnson & Johnson, Grupo Elektra, Impact Simulations
Producer of music specials for HBO, Showtime, Universal and RKO
Co-producer of concerts at Radio City Music Hall, Capital Theater, and Sanger Theater
Director of Emerging Technology Research and Development for Scholastic
Director of Technology Product Development for Pearson
Director of Music Video for RCA Records
Director of documentary feature for PBS
Cable Ace Award for musical drama
American Film Festival Award for feature documentary