LOS ANGELES, CA (PRWEB) December 12, 2011
EQ Media, Inc., a Los Angeles-based entertainment and media company, and its two wholly-owned subsidiaries, ‘The Gift LLC’ and ‘Equilibrium Entertainment LLC’ has elected its Board of Directors. The elected Board of Directors are as follows:
Demian Lichtenstein (CEO): Demian founded his first production company and became one of the top music video directors in the business in his early twenties; producing and directing videos for Warner Brothers, Sony Music, Columbia Records, Epic Records, Tommy Boy Records, Universal/MCA, and many more. To his credit, Lichtenstein produced and directed over 250 music videos including Grammy Award winning artists such as Sting and Eric Clapton, as well as having achieved #1 world videos in the Pop, Rock 'n' Roll, Rap, and Reggae genres. In 1997, Lichtenstein made his feature directorial debut with the film Lowball which he also wrote and produced for the Showtime Network. Lowball received numerous awards on the independent film circuit.
After serving as Chairman of the New York Independent Film Coalition, Lichtenstein moved to Hollywood and within six months, raised $60 million dollars for the feature film 3000 Miles To Graceland, which he wrote, produced and directed for Warner Brothers. The film's cast includes Kevin Costner, Kurt Russell, Christian Slater, Courtney Cox, Ice T, Howie Long, Jon Lovitz, Kevin Pollak, Thomas Haden Church, and David Arquette. Lichtenstein also produced the soundtrack, featuring songs by Elvis Presley, BT, Filter and The Crystal Method. Graceland has gone on to become an international cult hit in constant worldwide rotation on HBO and now Network Television. Lichtenstein also created and directed Discover the Gift, a feature-length inspirational documentary, as well as wrote the companion book of the same title published by Random House and currently available in 22 countries.
Mr. Lichtenstein is a co-founding member of the Directors Guild of America Senior Leadership Council and is a member of the Writers Guild of America, The Screen Actors Guild. Lichtenstein is also a co-founding member of the Association of Transformational Leaders of Southern California and is a world recognized motivational and inspirational speaker. Demian earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film, with extensive studies in Business from NYU. Upon graduating at the age of 21, he started his first company Lightstone Productions which quickly became one op the top independent music-video production companies in New York City.
Gregory O’Connor (President): Greg is an award-winning filmmaker, content creator, and entrepreneur. His company Solaris Entertainment is a successful film and television company based in New York and Los Angeles. Starting in 1999 with Tumbleweeds, a film that won the Filmmaker’s Award at Sundance (and was nominated for an Academy Award and won the Golden Globe for Best Actress) Greg has gone on to create and produce films including Miracle for Disney, Pride & Glory for Warner Bros., The Smashing Machine for HBO, and the recently released Warrior for Lionsgate, in addition to developing and producing television under a 3 year production deal with Paramount Television Studios.
Prior to his involvement in film and media Mr. O’Connor was Chief Executive of OCS Security Services, a family owned company with $35 million in annual revenue that Greg sold in 2006. Greg has a BA in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and resides in New York.
Marc Weill (Chief Financial Officer): Marc Weill has worked in the financial services and investment banking industry for three decades. In 2004, he was the founder of Citylight Capital where he lead initiatives in early stage venture capital focused on Homeland Security, nano technology and alternative energy market projects. From 1989-2000, Weill served as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer for Citigroup overseeing the Planning Group, where he was responsible for managing $130 billion in assets and managing a global team of 600 employees. Weill also oversaw Citigroup's Asset Liability Management Portfolio and Risk Return for the entire Universe of Citigroup's banking products, where he also managed the asset side of the balance sheet while being subject to P&L, tax, regulatory and risk constraints.
At Citigroup, Weill invested $30 billion in alternative assets, real estate, venture capital and private equity in media, fixed income, arbitrage and leveraged fixed income. During Weill's stay at Citigroup, he consistently ranked in the 25th performance percentile.
From 1989-1991, Weill worked for Smith Barney--Investment Banking, where he oversaw restructuring and the Oil and Gas areas. Between 1983-1989, he worked as a Retail Broker for Shearson Lehman handling financial planning and money management for corporate executives. Marc Weill began his career at Shearson Amex as a Risk Arb Trader in 1980. Marc Weill holds a B.A. from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from Columbia University. He lives in New York City and is Father of two children.
"I couldn't be more pleased with the talent that is now in place at the Board Director/Senior Executive Management level at EQ Media Inc. We are now poised to execute a successful public entity with this extraordinary management structure in place. Our company is committed to serving our global customers with the highest quality products in our field and to recruiting, hiring, developing, and retaining the best management team from top to bottom." says Demian Lichtenstein CEO and Founder of EQ Media Inc.
About EQ Media: EQ Media Inc. was formed in 2011 and the wholly owned subsidiaries acquired were founded by Demian Lichtenstein. Lichtenstein who has directed, produced, written, photographed, taped and/or recorded audio on over 225 features, short films, music videos, commercials and concerts, serves as Chairman, CEO for EQ Media Inc. He lives in Los Angeles and New York City. The company's current stated goals are the following: EQ Media is committed to being an industry leader as a global multimedia company focusing on the Motion Picture, TV, and digital content including Online Gaming and Applications, along with Transformational/Self-Help products. These sectors represent an aggregate total of $200 billion plus in annual revenues, based on industry estimates. EQ Media has created dynamic content on all platforms that inspire the human spirit through the magic of story-telling using the latest innovative technology and distribution. Management believes that EQ's portfolio will provide for high margin, profitable products and solutions via its strategic relationships, world class management team and cutting edge intellectual property.
About The Gift, LLC: Harmony Books, an imprint of the crown Publishing division of Random House Inc. acquired the world English rights to Discover the Gift, a feature-length inspirational documentary film created and directed by Demain Lichtenstein, as well as a companion book of the same title written by Mr. Lichtenstein and his sister, Shajen Joy Aziz in the fall of 2010. The film was launched via DVD and VOD in the summer of 2011. The book was published in hard cover during the same time period.
Both film and book are being distributed electronically in a limited theatrical release throughout the English-speaking world. Foreign rights to the book have been sold in 22 countries. Discover the Gift introduces the gift, a compelling and broadly appealing concept that encapsulates the wisdom one needs to unlock one’s fullest potential. The book and film illuminate the extraordinary gift that is in each of us to allow the miracle of their gift to live in direct proportion to the degree which someone will feel and experience joy, power, fulfillment, freedom and unconditional love.
The 95- minute motion picture Discover the Gift stars transformational leaders and teachers such as his holiness The Dali Lama, Jack Canfield, and Mark Victor Hansen of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, and Michael Bernard Beckwith, featured speaker of The Secret and author of Spiritual Liberation. The film was created, produced and directed by Demian Lichtenstein with executive producers Shajen Joy Aziz, Peter Ferentinos, Sydney and Michael Cresci, Reverend Rick Mars, and Co-Producer Cherif Aziz.
About Equilibrium Entertainment, LLC: Equilibrium Entertainment is a full service, development, production and post production company founded and built by filmmaker Demian Lichtenstein to service the needs of established and emerging filmmakers. Known as the "Sanctuary For The Creative Mind" Equilibrium has been instrumental in the development of over 25 intellectual properties (including Discover The Gift), the physical production and post production on over 150 projects from small web media, music videos, behind the scenes, making of documentaries, commercials, TV shows, feature documentaries, Indie features and studio feature films.
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