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Rasmussen - CEO of Global Entertainment Holdings
Mr. Rasmussen has an extensive background spanning over
35 years as an entrepreneur with vast experience in all
phases of business development, having been a founder, chief
executive officer or director of several publicly-held corporations
in the areas of cable television, investment banking, mortgage
banking and motion pictures. He has extensive experience
in raising debt and equity capital for both public and private
enterprises, implementing short and long term business planning
and strategic concepts, acquisitions and divestitures, and
has played a leading role in spearheading several publicly
held corporations from their inception through the capital
Giroux - Founder of Global Universal Film Group and President of Global Universal Pictures
Ms. Giroux is the former President and C.E.O. of the publicly
traded telecom company engaged in the Voice Over Internet business.
During the last 15 years, Ms. Giroux produced over fifteen films in the U.S.
and Canada, where she also assisted in Co Production film financing
and production under the Co Production Treaty between Canada
and Europe. Most recently she acquired twenty-one million
dollars worth of Pre Certification Tax Certificates from
the State of Louisiana, which she is presently using to
negotiate a line of credit with a Baton Rouge bank via a
Certificate of Deposit that is not pledged as collateral.
Ms. Giroux currently has a partnership with Image in Media
in Canada and Tel France to produce high quality, but low
budget films, focusing on Tax Credits and Government Tax
Incentive funding to minimize investor risk.
Sherkow - COO of Global Entertainment Holdings
Sherkow, Chief Operating Officer of Global Entertainment Holdings,
straddles the worlds of media/entertainment and finance
as a successful motion picture and television producer
and former Series 7 licensed Registered Representative.
He has advised numerous leading media entities such as
the Korean animation company, Seoul Movie, and the China
Film Group Corp., the official governmental agency of
the People’s Republic of China, in their negotiations
with a major U.S. motion picture studio concerning an
overall financing, production, and distribution arrangement
for live action motion pictures.
graduating from the University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee
with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts (BFA)/Honors,
Mr. Sherkow entered the Graduate School of Business Administration
at Harvard University in Boston, Mass. where he earned
stints at NBC Television and Time-Life Films, and then
Vice President, Production at Paramount Pictures and Tri-Star
Pictures, Mr. Sherkow produced the feature motion picture
"SUSPECT," written by Eric Roth ("FORREST
GUMP") and starring Cher, Dennis Quaid, and Liam
Neeson. Mr. Sherkow then raised funding for and produced
"AMERICAN BUILT"/"RACE FOR GLORY";
and "IMPROMPTU", which opened to universal acclaim
and won the prestigious Houston WorldFest Award as “Audience
Favorite”. "IMPROMPTU", starring Judy
Davis, Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Mandy Patinkin, Bernadette
Peters and Julian Sands, marked the film directorial debut
of noted Broadway stage director, Pulitzer Prize and Tony
Award winner, James Lapine ("SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH
GEORGE"). Following its theatrical release and extraordinarily
successful video/DVD distribution, “IMPROMPTU”
was telecast on the prestigious Public Broadcasting System
(PBS) show “Masterpiece Theatre”.
Sherkow recently financed and produced the feature motion
picture “BEING MICHAEL MADSEN”, shot on location
in Los Angeles, Connecticut and New York City, and starring
Michael Madsen, Daryl Hannah, Harry Dean Stanton, Virginia
Madsen, and David Carradine. “BEING MICHAEL MADSEN”
was a featured official submission at the largest independent
film festival in Europe, the Raindance Film Festival in
London, and at the Starz Denver International Film Festival
and San Francisco International Film Festival. “BEING
MICHAEL MADSEN” was also selected to screen in the
prestigious “Outside the Box (Office)” series
at the USC School of Cinema in Los Angeles.
television, Mr. Sherkow has produced the Made-For-TV-Movies
"DONOR", starring Melissa Gilbert and Jack Scalia,
as Executive Producer for CBS Entertainment; "ELVIS
AND THE COLONEL: THE UNTOLD STORY", starring Beau
Bridges for dick clark productions and NBC; and also served
as Executive Producer for “ALL LIES END IN MURDER”,
starring Kim Delaney and Jamey Sheridan (“LAW AND
ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT”), for ABC-TV.
stage projects have included "AGNES OF GOD",
starring Elizabeth Ashley and Amanda Plummer, “MY
ONE AND ONLY", starring Twiggy and Tommy Tune, as
well as “THE SLAB BOYS” with Sean Penn, Kevin
Bacon, Val Kilmer, and Jackie Earle Haley, Jr., which
Mr. Sherkow produced on behalf on Paramount Pictures.
Mr. Sherkow has advised several concerns such as the Hite
Brewing Co., Ltd. of Korea for which he secured the services
of well known actor George Clooney as spokesman.
CFO of Global Entertainment Holdings
Alan 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.
has substantial experience in cash management, financial
reporting, audit and compliance 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 companies as well as being the owner and operator
of the Movieville International Film Festival, and executive
produces lower budget/high quality motion pictures and
A. Leffler - V.P. Business Affairs of Global Universal
in Texas, Eric spent the majority of his formative years
traveling the word as the son of an Army Officer, General
Samuel A. Leffler. A graduate of George Mason University's
business school, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree
in Marketing. Prior to shifting his interest to the entertainment
industry, Eric was the CEO and founder of Directional
Sign Services; a sign company in which he formed when
he was 17 years old. Eric grew Directional Sign Services
to become the 3rd largest sign company on the East Coast,
at one point operating in Eight States. He has subsequently
founded a number of construction companies operating in
New Jersey, Colorado and Iowa. In addition, he recently
oversaw the development, construction and management one
of North America's largest swine raising facilities for
Cargill and is also currently seated as President of The
Daniel D. Tompkins Foundation, Inc. a 501(c)(3) benefitting
the arts and education. Eric has a wealth of divergent
experiences that he brings with him to Global Universal
along with his talents as both a producer and actor.
few of Eric's notable producing credits include 250 Episodes
for "Fairfax Magazine", a Virginia Based Television
Cable show. He has also produced numerous marketing videos
ad industrials. Eric has produced "The Glenn Miller
Gala", a live musical event in NYC along with other
gala charity events. He has also produced a number of
off Broadway productions including "SOHO BOXES",
"CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD" and "LINE".
He has unaccredited production work on several feature
films such as, "THE VICIOUS CIRCLE", "RED
PASSPORT", and "UNSAVORY CHARACTERS". He
recently served as Executive Producer for "AMERICAN
SUNSET", starring Frank Molina and Corey Haim in
his last leading role.
film credits as an actor include over 25 feature films,
a few notables are "AMERICAN SUNSET", "DEATH
WITHOUT CONSENT", "ALL THE WRONG PLACES",
"THE VICIOUS CIRCLE", "LBS", "STONE
COLD KILLERS", "UNSAVORTY CHARACTERS",
"RUM AND COKE", "CLOSE UP", "THUMB",
"PERFECT LIES" and "THE INVISIBLE".
Fluent in German, Eric has done voice-overs for German
companies along with national product spots and endorsements.
Trained at Lee Strasberg and The Actor's Studio along
with Uta Hagen, he has subsequently performed on stage
in many off Broadway productions, The Lincoln Center and
at The Kennedy Center.
is delighted to be a part of the Global team and will
bring a strong off camera as well as one camera presence
to Global's film productions.
Weiner - Director of Global Entertainment Holdings
Weiner has more than 35 years experience creating and running
a multitude of different businesses. Mr. Weiner was the
founding officer of Gemini Financial Corporation, a NASD
Broker / Dealer from 1970 through 1975, was President of
APA, Real Estate Syndication Company from 1975 through 1978,
was Managing Partner of Agri-World Partnership from 1978
through 1983 - an agricultural project syndication company
with offices throughout Europe and the Middle East. Mr.
Weiner was a Founding Officer / President of Regent Properties
from 1985 through 1990, and Chief Executive Officer of Wise
Industries from 1990 through 1993 - a company specializing
in pollution control devices. He has served as Vice President
of Finance for Global Entertainment Holdings since December
2000 and been a Director of the Company since October 2003.
Mr. Weiner received his Bachelor of Arts degrees in both
Psychology and Economics from California State University
at Long Beach in 1966. Mr. Weiner has in the past held a
National Association of Securities Dealers Principals license
and is a licensed Real Estate Broker. Mr. Weiner is not
an officer or director of any other reporting company.
Gabby - Controller of Global Entertainment Holdings
Mr. Gabby has served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
of the Company since July 1, 2005 (prior to the change in
control and name change to Global Entertainment Holdings).
Mr. Gabby has over 30 years’ experience in executive
management, auditing and finance. As the senior auditor
for a regional audit firm, Seidman & Seidman CPA's,
he was the senior in charge of audits for several publicly
held companies in the casino and manufacturing industries.
The past seven years, Mr. Gabby has held the executive positions
of Chief Financial Officer and Controller for several large
tribal gaming enterprises located in several state jurisdictions.
Mr. Gabby earned his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting
from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas College of Business
Administration in 1973.
Perfili - Director of Global Entertainment Holdings
As a writer, director, and producer of several feature-length
films, many music videos, and a TV show pilot, Ms. Perfili
has been in the entertainment industry for the past 25 years.
In 1984, she co-founded and served as President of Orphan,
Inc., a publicly held, entertainment company that started
as a small Detroit-based, independent record label. In 1990
her Company joined forces with Gary Rasmussen (currently
CEO of Global Entertainment Holdings) and together they
produced, “Mirror Mirror” and “Mirror
Mirror 2: Raven Dance. Both films enjoyed theatrical, cable,
Pay-Per-View, TV broadcast, VHS, DVD, and Laser Disc releases.
In 1995, Ms. Perfili directed Mirror, Mirror III: The Voyeur
and from 2000 through to the present she has been actively
involved as a producer and consultant in the entertainment
industry. In 2006 she organized Freelance Filmworks, LLC.,
and served as Executive Producer of its current feature
film, tentatively entitled "ROUNDS”, which is
presently in post production.