Global Renaissance Entertainment Group, Inc. (an Arthur Wylie Enterprises company) is a full service entertainment production and consultation company located in Hollywood, CA and Charlotte, NC. Our primary focus is to develop solid brands that have built in audiences, the successful release of content across multiple platforms of media. This consists of films originating from Global Renaissance Entertainment Group, as well as outside content from top production companies. We strategically structure the financing, marketing, distribution and production for films and television content to be released globally.
Global recently partnered with Lionsgate Films’ Codeblack to launch a new franchise of movies adapted from the catalog of NY Times Best Selling author Omar Tyree (8 million readers, and $30 million generated for Simon & Schuster). See PRESS (Hollywood Reporter)
Global has also partnered with Lionsgate/CBF to produce and distribute “Superstition: The Dead Pool” (aka “Final Chance”), the first in a planned franchise from the creator of the $650 million “Final Destination” franchise. See PRESS (Variety EXCLUSIVE STORY)
Managers and strategic allies attached to our upcoming projects have generated over $9B in worldwide sales, and were behind films like the “Final Destination” franchise, the “Hunger Games” franchise, and the Tyler Perry franchise, and TV shows including AMC’s Mad Men” and Netflix’s “Orange Is The New Black.”
Global’s Joint Venture partners include Tom Darden and John Mazzarino (co-founders of Cherokee Investment Partners – a $2 billion investment fund), who assist in financing and producing Global’s projects, while supporting charitable causes.
Global Renaissance Advisory Services – Global is uniquely positioned to provide comprehensive strategic planning and resources to individuals, businesses, and government entities worldwide. Its principals, social entrepreneurs Arthur Wylie and Dale Godboldo, have a combined 45 years of experience in multiple industries, and work with a seasoned team of consultants, advisors, investors, film & television producers, and multi-media partners. By focusing on our strength – the management of sustainable, socially responsible endeavors across the real estate, finance, non-profit, and media sectors – we have overseen 1,200 clients and $500 million in assets, transactions, insurance, intellectual properties, and real estate, and currently manage a catalogue of 20 intellectual properties that have generated over $30 million worldwide. Our joint venture partners include Tom Darden and John Mazzarino of Cherokee Investment Partners, and our non-profit allies include Cherokee Gives Back, The Clinton Foundation (through Project:NOW), The Branson Centre For Entrepreneurship, The Prince’s Charities, and The Bob Marley Foundation, among others.
Arthur Wylie Foundation (www.AW-Foundation.org) – The Arthur Wylie Foundation is managed by Cherokee Gives Back, Cherokee Investment Partners’ non-profit arm (www.CherokeeGivesBack.org), which assisted in the development of Brad Pitt’s initiatives in New Orleans among other worthy endeavor. Its mission: To help educate, create jobs and promote aspiring entrepreneurs. Arthur Wylie believes in the “teach a person to fish” philosophy. While seeking a production home in Michigan, Arthur Wylie discovered the once thriving sector and backbone of the American economy had been devastated with substantial losses of jobs and deteriorating workforce talent, due to the decline of the automotive industry and the recession. However, retraining the workforce into other industries and creating entrepreneurs in new emerging markets is what has continued to make America one of the most resilient countries in the world.
The Arthur Wylie brand is one of the hottest celebrity entrepreneur brands in the country with over $1 Billion of assets, transactions, and deals managed under him since starting his first wealth management business out of his college dorm room.
Arthur Wylie has diversified into other ventures and is now a published book author, film producer, investor, international speaker, philanthropist, and serial entrepreneur. His drive for success was fostered in his early youth by his parents and several mentors in the financial, film, real estate, and music industries.
As a college student, Arthur Wylie launched his own wealth management company for highly goal-oriented individuals, celebrities, and companies that allowed him to build a multi-million dollar business from his dorm room while attending the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Wylie went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Financial management, and became a licensed securities principal for some of the top investment companies in the world. Wylie continued his success by diversifying into new industries as the Founder of Arthur Wylie Enterprises, which now operates in Business Consultancy, Real Estate, Film & Entertainment, Book Publishing, Event Management, and Technology.
Wylie’s best-selling book – Only the Crazy and Fearless Win BIG! has become a social movement and often referred to in pop culture as one of the top business and personal growth books ever written. This has lead to over 100 speaking engagements internationally, including a featured TED Talk.
Currently, Arthur Wylie holds the title of Managing Partner of GR Advisory Services, where his duties range from overseeing capital raises, mergers & acquisitions, and business consultancy, as well as film production and marketing: Wylie is working with some of Hollywood’s top producers with over $9 Billion in Box Office Sales and owns the rights to a new franchise by the creator of the $650 Million “Final Destination” movies. Wylie is also Executive Producing numerous projects with Lionsgate, including titles adapted from Wylie’s catalog of novels by NY Times Best-selling author, Omar Tyree, which have grossed over $30 Million with Simon and Schuster.
Wylie founded the Arthur Wylie Entrepreneurship and Leadership Fund to help promote and provide the necessary resources to aspiring entrepreneurs and future global leaders working to create a positive change in society. Strategic partners include INROADS, Prince of Wales Foundation, Bob Marley Foundation, Youth About Business, Heart To Honduras, and the Branson Center of Entrepreneurship. AWELF is also a founding partner in Project:NOW – an education and entrepreneurship-learning initiative launched with support from Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.
Arthur Wylie has been featured in Forbes, Variety, Inc., WGN and numerous other business journals and media outlets
DALE GODBOLDO (General Partner/Executive Producer/Producer)
Mr. Godboldo has structured millions of dollars in entertainment related production and distribution contracts, including arrangements with Disney, SONY, Warner Brothers, Clearchannel, and multiple pictures with Lionsgate. Dale began his career both in front of and behind the camera on the 1990s The All New Mickey Mouse Club, alongside Ryan Gosling, Justin Timberlake, Keri Russell, Britney Spears, and Christina Aguilera. He has since appeared in over 140 television series episodes, most recently playing ‘Dream Team’ attorney Carl E. Douglas in Ryan Murphy’s Emmy winning The People V. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story. Dale has also appeared in a dozen films including The Sum of All Fears, the Brad Pitt-produced Year of the Dog, the Will Smith-produced Lakeview Terrace, the reboot of Fame, and Marvel’ Thor. www.GodboldoEnterprises.com
Dale’s nonprofit initiatives include fundraising for 2014’s Unite4:Humanity event with Robert DeNiro, Martin Scorsese, Bill Clinton, Alicia Keys, Selena Gomez, Sean Penn, and Julia-Louis Dreyfus, and with support from James Cameron, fundraised for Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project, Halle Berry’s Jenesse Center, and Ne-Yo’s Compound Foundation. Godboldo’s Always In The Club Foundation recently became a member of The Clinton Foundation‘s Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), and announced Project:NOW – an initiative that rapidly addresses the educational needs of at-risk youth. Its first fundraiser was held in New York with George W. Bush on September 24, 2014.
Dale is also a member of CGI’s LEAD program alongside Chelsea Clinton, Yahoo’s Olivia Khalili, Thirst Project’s Seth Maxwell, and other accomplished young industry professionals and entrepreneurs who are committed to mentoring and collaborating with the next generation of leaders to address our world’s urgent challenges.
JOHN MAZZARINO (Joint Venture Partner / Sr. Advisor)
Mazzarino is Co-founder and Managing Principal of Cherokee Investment Partners, a $2 billion investment company specializing in private equity, venture capital and other alternative assets. Since its founding more than 25 years ago, Cherokee has formed, invested in or acquired more than 100 businesses, and has purchased more than 500 real estate properties worldwide. Prior to forming Cherokee, John was a Manager at Bain & Co. in Boston. BA in mathematics from Colgate University where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and an MS in management from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. www.CherokeeInvestmentPartners.com
JEFFREY REDDICK (Development Executive – Horror/Thrillers)
Reddick created the $650 million Final Destination franchise, and is widely considered by horror fans as one of the most creative minds in the genre. He made is directorial debut earlier this year with the short Good Samaritan starring Rainn Wilson (The Office) and Toby Hemingway (Black Swan).
STEPHANIE DENTON (Consultant: Distribution & Sales)
As former President of International Sales and Distribution for Lionsgate, I.E.G., and Lakeshore Entertainment, Stephanie has handled over $450 million in international sales agreements for some of the top independent movies and franchises in the business, including “Saw,” “Underworld,” “Runaway Bride,” “The Aviator,” “The Gift,” and “The Mothman Prophecies.” She currently works with WWE Studios in co-productions and distribution/sales.
JEFFREY S. MILES, Esq. (General Counsel)
During the last fourteen years, Jeffrey S. Miles has been continuously involved as a consultant for a variety of entertainment companies in the areas of production, distribution and finance, and has provided distribution oversight and management of a film library. Concurrently Mr. Miles has maintained an active legal practice serving variously as a business and legal affairs representative, or general counsel for several financial consulting, investment banking, mortgage financing and internet based companies. In addition to representing a select group of entertainment business enterprises, including individual producers, directors and writers, Mr. Miles has a varied business and legal background having served as an executive in a publishing conglomerate as well as in several film finance, production and distribution organizations, and including thirty-six years as an attorney handling a broad range of transactional work.
As a business executive, Mr. Miles’ earlier career positions included, at various times, publisher of the international editions and executive vice-president of the esteemed entertainment trade publication, The Hollywood Reporter, president of a commercial printing company; vice president of a tour and travel company. In addition Miles has co-founded, owned and operated a film distribution company pioneering the exploitation of non-theatrical markets worldwide; has represented foreign-based distributors acquiring distribution rights to American produced films; served for five years as general counsel and president of foreign sales for an independent production and distribution consortium; served as a consultant to producers and distribution companies in arranging the packaging, financing and distribution of feature films and television programs; performed full production legal services, and received such credit, on at least seven motion pictures; served and received credit as associate producer on two feature films; and has formed and served as a trustee of several non-profit foundations devoted to the performing arts.
Mr. Miles graduated from the Choate School (now also known as Choate Rosemary Hall), holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania, a Juris Doctor from the Loyola University School of Law in Los Angeles and is a member of the California Bar. Mr. Miles has been listed in Who’s Who in the Entertainment Business and is fluent in French and Italian, conversant in Spanish.
OMAR TYREE (Creative Consultant)
Currently, Omar Tyree a New York Times bestselling author with over $50,000,000 gross revenue and 8 million books sold and read is one of the top selling authors in the industry with worldwide distribution through Simon and Schuster Inc. You can find his books in every major book retailer from Barnes and Noble to Wal-Mart. The adaptation of Omar Tyree’s novels to the screen has marked the commencement of yet another turning point in Tyree’s already stellar 16-year career in the industry, with 16 novels to his credit.
With a degree in Print Journalism from Howard University in 1991, He founded his own successful book publishing company, MARS Productions in 1992, before partnering with the publishing powerhouse of Simon & Schuster in 1995, to produce a consistent stream of 16 novels and counting.
Omar Tyree has been published in the Washington Post, Essence, Upscale, The Delaware News Journal, Charlotte Observer, and The Washington Times.
CAROL ANNE SHINE (PRODUCER)
Carol Ann Shine is an award-winning producer who has produced over 50 titles for film and television. A graduate of USC’s School of Cinema & Television, “SHINE,” as she is affectionately known in the industry, has focused her career on empowering marginalized communities by helping to tell compelling stories that uplift and inspire everyone. Her credits include Blackbird starring Academy Award® winner Mo’Nique, I Am Legend starring Academy Award® nominee, Will Smith and the groundbreaking LOGO television series, “Noah’s Arc.” SHINE is committed to giving a voice to “the other” across a variety of mediums, with the hope of continuing to expand the reflection and reach of modern storytellers.
KIM HARDIN (PRODUCER / CASTING DIRECTOR)
Ms. Hardin is known for making stars. As one of the top feature casting directors in Hollywood, her unique eye has helped launch the careers of stars such as Terrence Howard, Laurence Fishburne, Halle Berry, Chris Tucker, Bernie Mac, Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Connelly, Cole Hauser, Tyrees Gibson, Cedric The Entertainer, Mike Epps, Gabrielle Union, Usher Raymond, Larenz Tate, Chris Kattan, Ludacris, Bridgette Wilson, Vanessa L. Williams, and Morris Chestnut. Ms. Hardin just completed working with Tyler Perry on Madea Goes to Jail starring Derek Luke, and with Sony/BMG on Cadillac Records starring Jeffrey Wright, Adrien Brody, Beyonce and Mos Def, directed by Darnell Martin. In 2007 she worked with Sony/Screen Gems on This Christmas with Loretta Devine, Delroy Lindo, Regina King, Idris Elba, Mekhi Phifer, Columbus Short and Chris Brown, and Not Easily Broken with Morris Chestnut, Taraji P. Henson, Wood Harris and Kevin Hart. In January 2006, Kim Hardin had the most talked about, history-making film at the Sundance Film Festival; the Audience Award-winning, and later Oscar nominated blockbuster Hustle and Flow. Hardin followed Hustle and Flow by teaming again with top director John Singleton on 2006â€™s fire Paramount hit Four Brothers, starring Mark Wahlberg, Tyrees Gibson and Andre Benjamin. She then went to Warner Bros. to cast ATL, creating the next hot up and coming talent including T.I., Lauren London, Big Boi & Evan Ross, and writer/director Craig Brewer’s follow-up to Hustle and Flow, Black Snake Moan, starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Christina Ricci, Justin Timberlake, & David Banner.
Hardin began her career as a CD on the cult-hit film CB4 (Chris Rock) and followed that with Ice Cube’s Friday and Next Friday, the number one film in January 2001, which was also written by and starred Ice Cube. She followed Next Friday with writer/director John Singleton’s critically acclaimed Baby Boy. Studio executives remarked that with Tyrese & Taraji Henson, Hardin â€œhas discovered yet another star in the making. Other films she has done are 2 Fast 2 Furious, Biker Boyz (starring Laurence Fishburne, Derek Luke, Orlando Jones, Lisa Bonet), Deep Cover (starring Laurence Fishburne and Jeff Goldblum), Jason’s Lyric (starring Jada Pinkett Smith in her first lead, Eddie Griffin, and Forest Whitaker), and Higher Learning (starring Jennifer Connelly, Ice Cube, Omar Epps, and Laurence Fishburne).
In 2001 Hardin Developed, Produced and Cast a series of Diversity Showcases for ABC as their Director of Talent Development, Programs and Casting. In launching this program, she inspired not only ABC to hire talent that she discovered for primetime shows, but also inspired other networks to follow suit. Each network continues with diversity showcases nationwide to this day.
Her television work includes the first three seasons of UPN’s hit show Moesha, starring singer/actress Brandy Norwood. One of her first television shows, Dream On, was a huge success for HBO. Other television credits include One on One (starring Flex Alexander and Kyla Pratt) and South Central (starring Larenz Tate and Jennifer Lopez in her acting debut). She also cast Oprah Winfrey’s movie of the week There Are No Children Here, as well as the ABC miniseries Jacksons: An American Dream (starring Angela Bassett and Vanessa L. Williams). A native of Chicago, Hardin has taught casting workshops nationwide and for The Learning Annex.
Eleanor Earl (PRODUCER)
Ms. Earl has been an Assistant Professor of English and Cinema Studies at Hampton University since 2003. She also serves as the Cinema Studies Program Coordinator. She teaches courses in Screenwriting, Introduction to Motion Pictures, Film Criticism, English Literature and Written Communication. Ms. Earl is a 2009 recipient of the Edward L. Hamm Distinguished Teaching Award.
Previously, she was an Adjunct Professor of Communication and Humanities at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA for five years. During her time in Los Angeles she established E. L. Earl Entertainment, Inc., a company that develops film, television, theatre, and music projects. The company joint-ventured with Vertex Records (Howard and Tammy McCrary) and Earthsong Entertainment (Chaka Khan) to create a Film and Television Music Division. Recently, she co-executive produced a television pilot with the Diamond Film Company, The 20 Questions (www.the20questions.com ); and joint-ventured with Universal Exchange Programs to secure capital for independent feature film productions.
Ms. Earl has been the Head of Development for Hollywood’s Living Legend of Urban Comedy and BET Comic View’s former Co-Host, Reynaldo Rey since 2002. Mr. Rey’s production company, Sweet Redd Enterprises and Ms. Earl are producing a feature film, FOXX, based on the friendship of Rey and Redd Foxx during the 12 years Foxx managed his career (www.reynaldorey.com ).
She has also co-written the book Blacks Behind-the-Scenes in Film and Television with legendary film producer, Monty Ross.
Ms. Earl has composed and performed music for short films, been commissioned to write feature-length screenplays, and is Festival Director for the Mid-Atlantic Black Film Festival (www.mabff.org ). She received a B.A. in Rhetoric and Communication Studies from The University of Virginia and earned an M.A. in Humanities with emphases in Communication, English Literature, and Theatre from Old Dominion University, with graduate credits in English Literature from a program held at Oxford University in Oxford, England. She took an M.F.A. in Theatre Writing with a specialization as a Bookwriter, Lyricist, and Librettist from The Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.