Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with the producer of Pretty Woman (1990), Gary W. Goldstein, who has produced some of Hollywood’s biggest box-office hits that generated well over one billion dollars in worldwide revenue. Goldstein has received multiple Academy Award nominations, People’s Choice Awards, a Golden Globe and various other awards.
Embracing the same creative strategies that drive his success in Hollywood, Gary produces not only films, but businesses. Gary helps clients tell their most powerful story to emotionally engage customers and strategic partners, while uniting and inciting teams and their leaders to a greater common cause.
Summer 2013, Gary’s unveiling The Berkeley Underground – a beautifully refurbished 7,500 foot venue where he’ll promote and produce “live event” content, from world-renowned musicians and singer-songwriters, nationally recognized comedians, as well as global thought leaders, including important artists and authors, and luminaries from the worlds of politics and business – the most creative and innovative minds of the day.
In addition, Gary will host his own series a la ‘Charlie Rose’, entitled ‘Naked Creativity’, exploring more deeply the life and deeper thinking of thought leaders, not limited to those who grace his stages. Plumbing their unique wisdom and experience, and wedding that to Gary’s life-long curiosity about the nature of creativity, these interviews will boast a unique ‘look and feel’ and bear an undeniably intimate signature. Gary’s great history as a master story-builder and story-teller gives him an ‘unfair advantage’ that allows him to emotionally engage others to consistently elicit their most compelling and honest stories.
All the foregoing will be captured weekly and output as broadcast quality professional content to flow through a domestic and international distribution and sales company in which Gary is partnered. To the greatest extent possible, Gary’s productions and other entrepreneurial endeavors are being designed to create benefit for a variety of philanthropic causes.
Along the way, Gary practiced as an attorney in San Francisco. He later served as president of two divisions of IAM.com, an internet entertainment company successfully funded at $50MM.
In keeping with the wisdom of a sage mentor, Gary’s doing what he loves, in the service of others who love what he does.