Promenade Pictures is a motion picture production and distribution company founded in 2005 and led by Cindy Bond and Frank Yablans, former head of Paramount Pictures and of MGM/UA. Promenade’s goal is the creation of life-affirming, socially conscious and broadly inspiring family film entertainment that will move audiences to explore those topical issues which affect our daily lives.
The company is structured around a unique management team, all of whom have excelled in various leadership positions in the entertainment field. Most notably, as the former CEO of Paramount Pictures, Frank Yablans was responsible for the development, production and marketing of films acclaimed by audiences and critics alike, including The Godfather (1972), Paper Moon (1973), Death Wish (1974), Murder on the Orient Express (1974) and The Longest Yard (1974). Yablans later rebuilt Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and United Artists by reducing costs and rearranging the two companies into one entity: MGM/UA. Under his guidance, the newly reconstructed company produced and distributed War Games (1983), Octopussy (1983), A Christmas Story (1983), Yentl (1983), Red Dawn (1984), Teachers (1984) and 2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984). Yablans’s last independent film, Congo (1995), was produced for Paramount Pictures and grossed in excess of $650 million worldwide.
In addition to Yablans, the executive team and primary partners of Promenade have held key roles with properties that have generated over $2 billion in worldwide revenue, including recent films such as: The Passion of the Christ (2004), The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), The Polar Express (2004), The Note (2007) and Rocky Balboa (2006).
720 Model, Inc.
720 Model is an all-encompassing multimedia company that operates in numerous segments of the entertainment industry and includes an alliance with Universal Music Group.
The core of the 720 Model is similar to a standard entertainment deal, except in this case the artist retains the copyrights and ownership of the master. The right to exploit that property is granted to a label for a limited period of time. After that, the rights to license performance and mechanical rights to all comers (e.g., tv shows, commercials, and the like) revert to the artist.
720 is the parent company of I SAW YOU ON TV™ and Executive Music Group. I SAW YOU ON TV™ was originally a specialty record label launched by Rupert Boneham, star of the CBS television series Survivor, where he was voted by viewers “America’s Favorite Survivor”. In conjunction with Executive Music Group, the label showcases musicians and artists who are best known for their television forays rather than their ‘hidden’ musical abilities.
Saylors Brothers Entertainment
The Saylors Brothers are a directing, producing and writing team led by two brothers—Kenny & Kyle Saylors—who have spent well over a decade in the entertainment business working in television, music videos, documentaries and motion pictures (NBC, PAX, MTV, BET, Twentieth Century FOX). Corporate clients include: Red Bull, Motorola, NFL Players Association, Peninfarina (the designers of Ferrari), Dell, and the Dallas Cowboys.
Saylors Brothers Entertainment is also the producing and directing team behind An Animated Life: The Phil Roman Story (2005) which documents the life and career of the legendary animator Phil Roman who has been behind some of the most successful and classic shows in television history, including: The Simpsons, King of the Hill, Garfield and Friends, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Special.
Most recently, Saylors Brothers was invited to Capitol Hill to screen their film Kimjongilia with the Senate Congressional Committee on Foreign Affairs. The film highlights the humanitarian disaster in North Korea. Kimjongilia was a Grand Jury Selection at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival where it was nominated for five awards, including Audience Favorite.
Saltar Media, Inc.
The Saltar Media Team collectively boasts an impressive list of past awards and accomplishments. Team members have participated in numerous projects that have won Emmys, Clios, and national and international design and photography awards. Clients have included: Dell Small Business, CompUSA, Deloitte, Columbia Pictures, Touchstone, CBS, CBN, Hallmark Hall of Fame, the Galleria, Hillwood Development (A Ross Perot Company), Hyatt and Disney.
Founder and Principal, Michael Saltar, has a rich and diverse cultural heritage in the arts and media. He holds bachelor and master of music composition degrees. He writes for full orchestra and performs live as a concert pianist using today’s technology to enrich the experience. Saltar is the son of an Italian musician who shared the stage with such entertainment greats as Tony Bennett, Elvis Presley, Judy Garland, Liberace, Lucille Ball, Frankie Avalon and Milton Berle. Michael has performed hundreds of concerts with his father.
|David Acuff||MA Communication (Directing)||Raleigh, North Carolina|
|Joseph Miracle||MFA Screenwriting||Falls Church, Virginia|
|Dave Selle||MA Communication (Cinema-TV)
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