Stephen Carnegie Stephen Carnegie was a long time concert promoter for Howe's Broadcasting; Carnegie both co-founded and produced the Louisiana Music Hall Of Fame inductee show, which inducted such music legends as the Neville Brothers, Harry Connick Jr., Louie Armstrong, Fats Domino, Irma Thomas and many others. A Member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Inc.the CEO of Carnegie Entertainment and Carnegie Records.
An Artistic Savant, Stephen Carnegie's paintings have sold for as much as $20,000. Stephen serves as on the Executive branch of the SRC-State Rehabilitation Council, and is an avid supporter of people with disabilities.
Barry Morrow One of the most compassionate screenwriters in Hollywood, the winner of four Oscars including Best Picture Morrow's Story "Rain Man" starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise would change forever how we see people with disabilities.
His true story "Bill" televised on CBS about a man who had been imprisoned in a Mental institution for 45-years would garner two Emmy's and Best Movie in 1981 by the Golden Globes.
A member of the Association of Retarded Citizens, the National Association of Social Workers, and the Autism Society of America, Mr. Morrow is a lifelong advocate for the rights of persons with disabilities.
Loren Balman Balman is a 30-year veteran of the music and entertainment business who, possessing diversified corporate experience is one of its most talented leaders. Prior to Carnegie Entertainment, Balman was a co-founder of Squint Entertainment and founded Everland Entertainment, where he signed, developed and marketed the multi-million selling Veggie Tales 3D animation series. Balman was heavily engaged with the growth and development of Word's mainstream distribution, first with the development of a pioneering distribution agreement with A&M Records, and then for more than 10 years with Epic Records and Sony Distribution.
Balman served as Word Curb Warner's Label Group President and was key in creating record attaining record breaking top line revenues and bottom line operating income. He served on the divisional executive staffs of ABC Publishing, ABC - Cap Cities, Gaylord Entertainment, and DC3 Entertainment. Balman designed and executed hundreds of international marketing campaigns resulting in more than sixty million records sales for multi-platinum artists including Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Six Pence None The Richer, Point of Grace, Al Green, Sandi Patti, and Jaci Velasquez. Balman has earned more than thirty Gold and Platinum records and a Grammy nomination.
Keith Thomas Anchored at his historic recording studio in Franklin, Tennessee, Keith Thomas has been creating music for more than a decade that tags events in the stories of our lives.
Keith Thomas is a creative champion with the heart and understanding of what it takes to be an artist, a musician, and a songwriter. Multiple winner of coveted Grammy Award, along with two "Producer of the Year" nominations, Keith has earned over forty-five number one singles as composer and producer.
Keith has been the creative force behind more than fifty album projects resulting in collective album sales of well over thirty million units. Faith Hill, Whitney Houston, Jordan Pruitt, Jessica Simpson, Amy Grant, Mandy Moore, Luther Vandross, Savannah, Expose, Jon Secada, Peabo Bryson, 98 Degrees, Vanessa Williams, Michael Bolton, Wynonna, Richard Marx, Trisha Yearwood, Gladys Knight, Charlotte Church, Deborah Cox, Deana Carter, Selena, Brian McKnight, James Ingram have all benefited from his extraordinary talent.
Keith's unique ability to understand and motivate the internal muse of an artist, combined with his keen aptitude for artist development, establishes Keith Thomas as a premier songwriter, musician, and consummate producer.
Mark Slaughter Mark Slaughter's stellar Career as a multi-platinum selling vocalist, award winning songwriter, successful producer, multi-media musical composer, and innovative voiceover artist have insured him a highly regarded and much revered place in music industry. As front man for the band Slaughter, who sold in excess of five million records in the 1990s, Mark toured worldwide to sold out arenas. Today, in addition to continued touring with his band Slaughter and incorporating voiceovers and compositions for television and film into his repertoire, Mark recently formed a new band Scrap Metal whose member consist of an elite group of platinum-garnishing singers in addition to himself such as Gunnar Nelson (Nelson), Kelly Keagy (Night Ranger) and Eric Martin (Mr. Big).
Founder, singer and guitarist of multi-platinum heavy metal band Slaughter, which spawned hits singles "Up All Night", "Spend My Life", "Mad About You", and "Fly to the Angels".
Lead vocalist for Vinnie Vincent Invasion together with fellow band mate, Dana Strum.
Currently composing original scores for film and television. Countless Slaughter songs continue to be featured on movie soundtracks.
Steve Bush With over 36 years of experience thus far in his career as a professional in the music industry as an award winning multi-instrumentalist, Steve Bush masterfully plays the 5-string banjo, acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin, acoustic and electric bass, mandola and drums.
A four time National Banjo Pickin' champion whose musical career began at age 13 performing in numerous bluegrass groups, by age 15, Steve Bush had already recorded 2 albums. During those early bluegrass years Steve had the opportunity to play with Grammy winning Country singer-songwriter Vince Gill and Country legend Marty Stuart.
While signed to Arista Records, Bush shifted genres for a time, to play the music he also loves - Rock. Steve toured with various top artists and bands. Mainstream Country proved to be more lucrative where Bush lived so he chose to focus the majority of his work close to home in the South playing with such noted artists as Johnny Lee, Del Reeves, Crystal Gayle and Hank Thompson, to name a few.
As a performer, entertainer and studio musician, Steve Bush has spent his lifetime sharing his talent and passion for music through his extraordinary musicianship. Revered and respected in the industry throughout his career, Steve Bush remains a highly sought after musician and entertainer whose current projects include The Cleverlys - Paul Harris Show and the Children's Learning Books series with Carnegie Entertainment.
Brad Smith An early adopter of shooting in High Definition and as well as being a Cable Ace Award producer, Brad Smith brings his expertise in technology and multimedia platforms to ensure that all content produced under his direction is of the highest quality possible across all digital platforms; broadcast, mobile or internet.
With a career spanning over 30 years developing, producing and selling technology and media content, beginning what would become a lifelong career and interest in the convergence of the two mediums, Brad Smith's career was launched right out of college working for Texas Instruments as their special markets manager for consumer products and later became the Chief Marketing Officer of Special Markets Consumer Products at Texas Instruments. Under his leadership, Brad's team sold the first commercial home computer, digital watch and electronic learning aids.
Post Position include: Chief Digital Officer at World Digital Media Group Co-Founded by Radio Shack / Dish Network / CC-Entertainment, Co-Founder of DigitalConvergence.com whose funding came from such brand giants Belo, NBC, Coke, Radio Shack and Young & Rubicam.
Awarded a patent for broadcast to computer via the Internet, Brad Smith is a sought after top level consultant who remains on the leading edge of the convergence of technology and multimedia; independently conducting all aspects of business development and as a producer of exclusive multimedia content from creative concept through pre and post production to delivery.
Aubree Marchione Excelled in school and athletics. She played soccer throughout high school, and won the State Championships in 2002. She declined many soccer scholarships from colleges to pursue her passion for acting and dance.
Trained in all styles of ballroom and Latin dance, as well as hip-hop and jass, Aubree became a professional ballroom and Latin dancer in 2004. Her specialty is International Latin dance, and she has won many competitive awards in this style with ?Dancing with the Stars' partner, Brian Fortuna. Aubree was a top teacher at the biggest ballroom competition on the East Coast, the Philadelphia Festival Championships, in 2007, 2008, and 2009. She has had the opportunity to dance in and choreography international commercials and independent films, and to perform on the ?Dancing with the Stars' National Tour. Aubree is currently active in brining dance to people with disabilities. Aubree Marchione and her Wheelchair Dance Partner Nick Scott performed a special chacha performance on March 6, 2010 for Arnold Schwarzenegger at the Arnold Sports Festival in Ohio.
Acting training and experience lead to Aubree booking commercials and print jobs in the U.S. and Spain. Marchione has had roles in several independent films, Hollywood feature films, and television series, including "Lipstick Jungle", "Wingman", "Girl Talk", and Spike TV's "Weekend Pre-Game". Aubree currently works out of New York City.
Nick Scott A catalyst in personal transformation; with positive energy, unstoppable passion in his beliefs and mission, Nick Scott delivers a story and message that is so powerful it ignites body, mind and spirit! Once a promising football athlete, a near-fatal traffic accident changed wheelchair bodybuilding champion Nick Scott's life as he knew it forever. Overweight and discouraged, Nick determined to transform his life from a debilitating tragedy into a personal triumph. Now a certified fitness and bodybuilding trainer and an award-winning champion in the wheelchair division of bodybuilding and two-time powerlifting champion, internationally acclaimed Nick Scott is the first wheelchair bodybuilder to attain professional status, transforming wheelchair bodybuilding at groundbreaking levels.
In early 2009, Nick Scott became the founder and President of Wheelchair Bodybuilding, Inc., a non-profit tax exempt 501 (c) (3) national organization. The purpose of Wheelchair Bodybuilding, Inc. is to support the wheelchair bodybuilding experience through activities that are open to any child, adult, or veteran with a disability with the hope of providing both physical and psychological therapeutic value to that person.Dedicated to his convictions, Nick Scott created and led a Wheelchair Bodybuilding Camp at the Shriner's hospital in Chicago; the first ever of its kind. Teens in wheelchairs from around the country spent one week learning about fitness techniques for strength training, and proper performance nutrition and were introduced to exercise routines. In March 2009, Nick made his first fitness DVD, using The Burn Machine.
Nick blows people away with his vision, ambition, and the speed at which he implements his philosophies and ideas. More recently, Nick charted new territory when he teamed up with famed professional dancer Aubree Marchione. The two are setting a precedent in wheelchair ballroom dancing by creating a wheelchair division in professional dance.