The Motion Picture Studio team collectively has more than 100 years experience in the professional entertainment sector. Our team has worked for and with some of the most prestigious entertainment brands in the business such as, CAA, William Morris, MTV, Mole-Richardson Co. and Studio Depot, among others.
Our mission is to be the most progressive entertainment media network in the world. We strive to create compelling content of professional value, that inspires and fosters a new growing breed of working entertainment professionals. With engaging content and professional insights, we blend and create the best in professional entertainment industry news.
The Motion Picture Studio motivates its readers to strive for professional greatness. Our goal is to provide professional insight to our audiences on all facets of the entertainment industry.
D. Cotter, Founder/Editor-In-Chief at The Motion Picture Studio
With over a decade in motion picture production, technology and journalism, The Motion Picture Studio news network Founder D. Cotter knows what it takes to cultivate an online following within the professional entertainment community.
SMPTE member D.Cotter is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of The Motion Picture Studio entertainment media network. Cotter’s production background in G&E and affinity for technology led to Cotter’s conceptualization, implementation and management of marketing campaigns for motion picture lighting manufacturer Mole-Richardson Co. and wholesale studio expendables supplier Studio Depot as Associate Creative Director, as well as Creative Strategist for motion picture lighting and grip rental chain Cinelease, Inc. in addition to multiple entertainment technology platforms.
In 2014 Cotter founded MotionPictureLightingAndGrip.com, and later expanded into nine additional digital brands in 2015 to launch The Motion Picture Studio entertainment media network and subsequently launched The Motion Picture Studio news app through the AppStore and Google Play.
Marc Pariser, ShowBizCentral Founder/CEO
Marc Pariser, is Founder and CEO of ShowBizCentral. Marc Pariser has over 25 years of experience as a packaging agent at the William Morris Agency, Creative Artists Agency, and his own boutique literary agency. Marc has represented writers, producers, directors, production companies, comedians, and packaged projects with some of the biggest stars on television. Among his many clients were Aaron Spelling, Diane English, Oprah Winfrey, Sidney Pollack, Oliver Stone, Francis Coppola, Ted Danson, Farrah Fawcett and many others.
Vicki Abelson is a writer, performer, producer and promoter, utilizing all that and more (mopping floors), at her renowned celebrity-driven literary salon, Vicki Abelson’s Women Who Write. Guests have included: Norman Lear, Cloris Leachman, Michael Imperioli, Illeana Douglas, Ed Asner, Valerie Harper, Marilu Henner, and Micky Dolenz to name but a few. A featured contributor to The Huffington Post, The Fix and Reimagine Magazine, she can currently be seen in Henry Jaglom’s, The M Word. Vicki’s first book, Don’t Jump: Sex, Drugs, Rock ‘N Roll… And My Fucking Mother, an Amazon bestseller published by Carl Reiner’s Random Content, made the San Diego Book Review’s Best of 2015 and was cited as one of The Best New Kick-Ass Books By Or About Women.
Reichart Von Wolfshield has produced over 120 consumer products and pioneered dozens of technologies over the past 30 years including one of the first multiplayer video games, co-designed the first set-top computer, created Disney’s Animation Studio software, designed slot machines for Vegas, Toys for Mattel, and weapons for the Defense Department.
Brandon Whiteside, Owner/CEO CFG Rental Group
Brandon Whiteside is the owner and CEO of CFG Rental Group in Los Angeles, CA. CFG provides lighting, grip, production supplies and more to television, film and commercial production in LA.