When a man reaches the peak level of his performance he knows a few things about his field. This is statement is definitely true in the case of Brian Mulligan. There is a certain savvy and vision in the worldview of Brian Mulligan. A person need only read some of the articles the man writes on market trends in the field of the sports entertainment industry to see Brian’s smarts. Like all businessmen, Brian’s mind is on the bottom line, especially where the world of sports media and entertainment are concerned.
Brian Mulligan has many different takes on the the trends that happen in sport media and entertainment. One of these takes, which advises that companies keep an eye on market indicators, comes from classic wisdom and technique. The point is to watch how trends, such as the rise in popularity of internet viewing, influence other markets. In the case of increased internet viewing, cable companies see a “cutting of the cord” or drop in service. In situations like this, companies like Brooknol Advisors where Brian is CEO help other businesses plan their next move accordingly. This type of guidance spots negative trends before they happen or can highlight revenue generating trends on the horizon.
Brian Mulligan and Brooknol Advisors are good at spotting and avoiding problems on the horizon. But that is not all they do. They also come up with ways of seeing new solutions to age-old problems such programing pricing. In some situations, an a la carte approach as opposed to exclusive programming rights proves more cost effective. It is all in a days work for Brian and the professionals at Brooknol to advise the people they work with of these situations. The expertise is all about knowing what is going on behind the trends such as low viewership due to dashed fan morale.
Pointing out market trends and innovative solutions becomes second nature when a person holds numerous CEO, COO and CFO positions. Perhaps once being a co-chairman of Universal Pictures and CEO of Universal Television brings a unique perspective to the insights a person provides. Having that particular skillset comes in handy when overseeing billions in transactions over the decades like Brian Mulligan does.
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John Textor does not seem like the archetypal visual effects executive in the way he has made his journey to Hollywood or in his career choices to this point. Textor began his career in Florida as the co-founder of the Wyndcrest financial company, which specializes in the communications and entertainment sectors as a guide for investors to make their way through the difficulties investing in new technologies can involve. Since then Textor has taken a winding road to Hollywood, which has included leadership roles in a number of Online retailers that include the Chairman’s roles in Online baby products and snowboarding equipment companies. Textor has now reached a position of power within Hollywood as the Chairman of Pulse Evolution, a company dedicated to bring digital versions of iconic stars to life for live events.
Wyndcrest was the start of the road to Hollywood for Textor, who still holds an interest in the company and lives in Florida the majority of the time. After his brief spells in Online retailing, Textor moved on to the ailing Digital Domain Group that was still struggling to make its mark in Hollywood. Textor believed the problem Digital Domain had was with the image and variety of roles the company tried to undertake within Hollywood, a specific identity had never been achieved. By focusing on the production of visual effects for major Hollywood blockbusters Textor created a niche for Digital Domain and dragged the company into the 21st century. The move to visual effects also led John Textor towards the next step in his own career development.
John Textor arrived at Pulse Evolution as the technology the company was developing was reaching the point where it could be debuted before a public audience. Taking on the role of Chairman, Textor oversaw the development of the digital human beings based on iconic figures in the entertainment industry. In 2012, a digital version of Tupac Shakur took to the Coachella Festival stage and duetted with Snoop Dogg in the first stage of the unveiling of the work of Pulse Evolution. Since then a digital Michael Jackson took to an awards show stage in 2014 and a number of estates of Hollywood legends are lining up to see their former stars return to a live stage.