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When the entertainment industry sprouts a high growth sector, how do production companies find the behind-the-scenes talent they need? Matt Sharp, CEO, founder and “chief creative voice” of Sharp Entertainment explains how.
A lot has been said and written about Bethenny Frankel even before I did this 2011 interview. She was on the cusp of selling her Skinny Girl brand for an estimated $100 million. What I found most surprising about this reality star was that she was an entrepreneur prior to taking her first steps onto the reality TV show stage. She saw reality TV as a way to market herself and her brand nationally and reach a sizable audience that she could have never afforded to reach with her own resources.
Yes, I watch a lot of Bravo. So, when I was asked to write about vasectomies to help explain why former Real Housewives of Orange County stars Gretchen Rossi and her fiancé Slade Smiley were on the verge of a break up over this birth control procedure, I jumped at it. The truth is, I didn’t quite understand how a vasectomy worked and how it can be reversed until I wrote this piece.
Before he was a shark in the tank, Damon John brought urban style to the mainstream. Brilliant and really, quite a sweet man in-person, John spoke with me about how brands once viewed the youth and minority markets and what he’s learned about making consumers feel valued.