New York, NY (PRWEB) January 29, 2009
Mark Wolfson has departed from his position as director of production and development at Playtone/Epic Records to join up with a new music business venture slated to launch in early 2009. During his seven year tenure at Playtone, Wolfson was involved in projects including That Thing You Do, My Big Fat Greek Wedding and Mamma Mia the film. Prior to that, through his company Reel Entertainment, LLC, which has been Wolfson's independent production company since 1986, he has developed projects like Stone Temple Pilots, Jane Child, and School of Fish. As he expands into other endeavors, Wolfson continues to maintain a strong relationship with Playtone, the film and television production company led by producer Gary Goetzman and actor Tom Hanks.
About Mark Wolfson:
Originally from Chicago, Mark Wolfson currently divides his time between Los Angeles and New York to accommodate his bicoastal and European clientele. Throughout his impressive career, Wolfson has received over 25 Gold and Platinum record awards. Experienced in piano, cello, guitar, and vocals, Wolfson made his production debut in 1972, working with legendary artists such as Smokey Robinson, Kim Carnes, Ice T, and Talking Heads, and onthe soundtracks for films including Stop Making Sense, That Thing You Do, Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Mamma Mia, and Mi Vida Loca, to name a few.
Wolfson's production company, Reel Entertainment, LLC, has worked independently to develop unsigned bands such as Jane Child, Mighty Joe Young (STP), School of Fish, and Lions and Ghosts, and more. Wolfson has been instrumental in helping bands forge a solid career, maintaining the highest production standards with a focus on longevity. Wolfson spent seven years as director of production and development for Playtone/Epic Records, a position from which he recently resigned to join forces with a new music venture debuting in March 2009.
On the philanthropic side, Wolfson has worked with New Directions, a homeless Veterans organization; Tipitina's Foundation, which puts music back in the schools in New Orleans; and America's Wounded Heroes/First Aid, which helps troops with injuries return to civilian life. Wolfson's new music venture will continue to participate in philanthropic activities.
About Reel Entertainment, LLC:
Reel Entertainment, LLC has been in the business of making, supplying and coordinating music product for over 30 years. During that period, the company has expanded to a full team of qualified musicians, producers, engineers and production staff. From writing songs for bands and productions, to staging and on camera coordination of performances, Reel Entertainment, LLC has supported the success of many labels, artists, and film projects.
According to president/founder Mark Wolfson, "Our goal is to make the process of creating and distributing entertainment a simple, fun and lucrative one for all parties. Along with creating great music, we strive to generate a cycle of income which helps new artists reap the benefit of their efforts and work as musicians full time. With numerous Gold and Platinum records and Grammy's to the staff's credit, we are excited about passing on our knowledge and expertise to our clients."
Online at http://www.reelent.com.