Hollywood Connect Speakers
So you just encountered a great speaker at an event that you learned about through Hollywood Connect? To get more information about some of the entertainment industry professionals who have appeared at entertainment industry events recently, check out their bios below!
Madison Heights Music
Tom is a multi-talented and multi-styled musician who's worked with some of the world's best recording artists, including Justin Beiber, Taylor Swift, John Tesh, and Crystal Lewis, among others. He's been in the music industry for over thirty years, and is an expert at a number of instruments, playing guitar, dobro, lap steel, mandolin, ukelele, and more. The owner of the music publishing company Madison Heights Music, he has had his music featured in a variety of outlets, including film and television.
Film & Music Producer
Mark began his career in television in 1992, anchoring the Entertainment Report for CNN. The next decade was spent hosting the TV show The Interview, which featured one-one-one interviews with guests like Larry King, Charlton Heston, Jay Leno, and many others. From 2000 to 2005, he worked in development and marketing for Walden Media. In 2004, he produced the award-winning rock soundtrack for The Passion of The Christ, featuring Lauryn Hill, P.O.D., Creed, MxPx, Kirk Franklin, and others. Mark has worked in the development and/or marketing of numerous films, including The Chronicles of Narnia, Ray, Holes, The Ultimate Gift, and others. He co-produced two short films with producer Ralph Winter and is currently producing several others. He is the co-founder and president of the Damah Film Festival, the founder of MJM Entertainment Group and Bully! Pulpit Records, and is the author of four books. He is also a regular contributor to Fox News and The Huffington Post.
Brian is the screenwriter for the award-winning feature film To End All Wars, starring Kiefer Sutherland, and Alleged, starring Brian Dennehy and Fred Thompson. Previously, he adapted to film the best-selling supernatural thriller novel The Visitation, by author Frank Peretti for Ralph Winter (X-Men, Planet of the Apes), and wrote and directed several documentaries, including Wall of Separation for PBS. His scripts have won multiple awards, and his articles on movies and philosophy have been published around the world. His new novel series, the saga Chronicles of the Nephilim is an imaginative retelling of the primeval history of Genesis.
Actor & Writer
Genuine Productions, The Greenhouse, Hollywood Connect
Shun Lee is an actor, writer and musician. He is the President & Creative Director of The Greenhouse Arts & Media, Inc., the Director of Hollywood Connect, and the CEO & Creative Principal of Genuine Productions, LLC. He graduated summa cum laude from Creighton University with a degree in journalism & mass communications. After obtaining his Juris Doctorate at the University of Iowa, he practiced law for five years, during which he also taught Mass Media Law for three years at Creighton University. In 2003, he left his law practice in Omaha, Nebraska, and moved to Los Angeles to pursue his creative opportunities full-time. He has acted in various film, stage, commercial, and print productions, and is a member of the Screen Actors Guild. He has spent a significant amount of time on stage and in the studio as a songwriter and musician. He has written a number of screenplays, articles, essays, and other works and is an often-requested speaker.