Marcos Rodriguez, General Manager
Marcos Rodriguez is a Texas-style, Cuba-born businessman, serial entrepreneur, and a hands-on investor who specializes in innovative ideas, strategic thinking, and analysis.
With expertise in operating, buying and selling businesses, venture capital, finance, equity investment, marketing, advertising, brand positioning, and business strategy. Learn more at LinkedIn.
As a second-generation broadcaster, Rodriguez loves to stay connected to media and entertainment- especially Radio & TV!
As CEO of Devoted Film Consultants, Rodriguez served as one of the executive producers of the biographical film JOBS and continues to invest time and capital in Hollywood ventures. Learn more at IMDB.
Marcos Rodriguez serves as General Manager of RegalWorks. To hear about his vision for the future, please contact him at (323) 834-8363 or Marcos@RegalWorks.com.
Travis Reese, Chairman
Travis Reese is a successful sales, operations, and technical manager and consultant with three decades of expertise in strategic planning, business strategy, mergers, and acquisitions.
He has worked with several start ups and expansion teams over the last 21 years, as well as being a co-founder of Popmail, Momentum Media Capital and Everwave.
He is currently working on several business projects, as well as working with Marcos Rodriguez and Dane West at RegalWorks.
Travis Reese is a native Texan and a Navy veteran. He is a dedicated reader of today’s trade and technology news sites such as Mashable, TechCrunch and Wired among many others.
Find out more at LinkedIn.
Dane West, CEO
Dane West is the founder of RegalWorks Media, Inc. and serves as the President. He has over 20 years of senior executive experience with a primary focus on early stage technology and media companies.
Prior to founding RegalWorks, Mr. West served as President of The West Group, a merchant banking firm that supported entrepreneurs in all aspects of launching and building early stage companies, particularly new media ventures. Clients included Independent Producers Alliance (“IPA”), an independent film studio focusing on inspirational and family entertainment, for which Mr. West served as a consultant and vice-chairman of the Board of Directors.
Previously, Mr. West was a co-founder of Crosswalk.com, Inc., a publicly traded Internet company (NASDAQ:AMEN). Mr. West served as president of the company from 1993 to 1998, including the period during which the company completed all its early stage funding and IPO. He served as a director from its inception in May 1993 until May 2001 when Crosswalk was sold to Salem Communications.
Mr. West is an ordained minister with more than 15 years of ministry experience specializing in education, administration, and family ministries. In addition, he served as the administrative director to the chaplain on the ATP men’s professional tennis tour.
Mr. West completed doctoral studies in educational administration at the University of Virginia. This program included a minor from Darden School of Business. He also holds a M.A. in Christian Education from Talbot Theological Seminary (1981) and a B.S. in Biblical Studies from Washington Bible College (1978).
Alan J. Bailey, CFO
Alan J. Bailey is a finance veteran in the entertainment industry having served as a Senior Financial Executive of Paramount Pictures for 35 years, including being its Treasurer. He has substantial experience in cash management, financial reporting, audit and compliance, corporate and structured finance, and financial planning, and is considered to be one of the industry’s leading experts in maximizing both domestic and international production incentives. He is the CFO to several publicly traded and private owned entertainment companies, including businesses associated with investments in and from China, as well as being the owner and operator of the Movieville International Film Festival, and executive producer of lower budget/high quality motion pictures and made-for-TV movies.
Bill Friday, CFA
Mr. Friday was a founder and president of Sixth Day Media, LLC, a film and media finance company. His background includes twelve years experience with Wachovia Bank, where he was a senior vice president in the Global Corporate Finance division. Postings included Chicago, London and Atlanta. While working in London, Mr. Friday acted as arranger or co-arranger on over 40 billion USD in European syndicated facilities and was the top income producer. Mr. Friday also served as a managing director of Grosvenor Park Media’s film finance business in Europe. Mr. Friday has been a guest speaker on film finance and tax incentive structures.
Mr. Friday has an economics degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. Mr. Friday is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
Maureen Smith brings passion, energy and enthusiasm to all she does, along with an ardent commitment to quality, innovative marketing, efficiency, and generating revenue. She is also an ardent supporter of the environment and its inhabitants. Her integrity, communications, marketing and management skills established Smith as a highly effective executive from her earliest days at FOX Broadcasting through her simultaneous presidencies at FOX Family Channel (now known as ABC Family) and FOX Kids Network (now known as Disney XD). These skills have continued to apply in her most recent corporate media position as the head of Animal Planet and Animal Planet Media Enterprises. She has served as President of the Jane Goodall Institute, a global non-profit wildlife conservation and research organization, and most recently served as chief marketing and operations officer at Maroon Public Relations in Columbia, Maryland. She is currently head of Marketing and Communications at the National Wildlife Federation – America’s largest conservation and education organization.
She has twice been named one of the 100 most powerful women in entertainment by The Hollywood Reporter magazine; and has been profiled in Smart Money magazine, the Washington Post, Smart CEO magazine/business book and The Opt-Out Revolt: Why People are Leaving Companies to Create Kaleidoscope Careers. She majored in Communications at the University of Southern California where she received an Outstanding Senior recognition award.
First, ours is a highly collaborative process, intersecting investment capital, development, production and ultimately, distribution. As part of the financing process, we hope and expect to use federal or state subsidies and rebates toward production budgets.
A great movie script is analogous to an architect’s design for a building, and every bit as important. RegalWorks places high value on the screenwriter’s vision for a movie and on the collaborative process between producer, screenwriter, and director. Our requirements for a “green light” are exceptionally high and uncompromising, with the stated goal that every movie be the best of its kind.
Every movie is a business unto itself, one that must be built and managed by experienced professionals. Creative “teams” will be sought and retained to develop, pre-produce and produce the movies. Within our approach, it is mandatory that these teams be led by an experienced, credited producer, someone who is clearly able to demonstrate not only leadership and a commitment to quality but who also has track record of successfully managing the production of movies at multiple levels of budget.
One of the major tenets of our “greenlight process” is a careful examination of a film’s genre and audience, including an analysis of similar movies of that genre. Broadly stated, we look for films in the following categories: Adventure, Coming of Age, Sports, Comedy (bumbling, fish-out-of-water), Comic Book adaptations, Family (dramas, animals, book adaptations, talking animals, high concept comedy, fantasy), Romantic comedy and Romantic drama, Seasonal (Christmas, summer, etc.), Suspense, Sci-fi (but not horror), Inspirational including Christian, Teen romance, Video game adaptations, Young Adult book adaptations and various genres of Animation including comedy, fantasy, adventure, sic-fi, TV adaptations and literary adaptations.
No Unsolicited Manuscripts
We look for material from licensed literary agents, attorneys and independent production companies. Any individual wishing to submit a project, script, manuscript, or other literary work MUST submit a signed “Unsolicited Manuscript” form sent by U.S. Mail. Once received, RegalWorks will determine in its sole discretion whether or not the material will actually be requested.
From data, analytics and messaging to content development, Regal Works is a premier leader in providing full set of services to meet and exceed audience viewing preferences.
RegalWorks has capabilities to produce and distribute resonating content while leveraging technologies to align stories with audiences. Our company has established a proprietary framework to match audiences and resonating content together with a high level of consistency. To build its technology, production and advertising capabilities, RegalWorks has entered into LOI’s with multiple companies.
RegalWorks Hologram Shows, Inc. is in discussions to co-produce full-length, multimedia, live stage concert productions that blend quality entertainment with innovative hologram technology to create a unique experience for theatergoers.
Vision MI, LLC is a minority owner in RHS and will be the co-production partner on these RHS projects. Vision is led by CEO, Chuck Brooks. Mr. Brooks’ Vision is at the forefront of hologram entertainment production having successfully prepared for the Pedro Infante Hologram Tour. Vision specializes in hologram performances of famous performers from the past.
“RegalWorks Hologram Shows can provide unique and fun entertainment experiences for a wide range of audiences,” states RegalWorks General Manager, Marcos Rodriguez. “It’s a brilliant use of technology. RegalWorks staffers are thrilled to work with Vision.”