Forty-six year old film industry pioneer John Textor is a graduate of Wesleyan University. He holds a BA (Bachelor-of-Arts) degree in Economics. He received this decorated achievement in 1987. In 1997 John and his partner co-founded Florida-based Company, Wyndcrest Holdings. The company is an industry forerunner in Internet, entertainment and telecommunication. It’s a privately-held enterprise and Textor is the company’s managing partner. This doesn’t end his journey in the film industry. John ventured into children’s production in 1999 when he joined the board of directors at Baby Universe Inc. and its parent company.
Florida-based company Baby Universe, Inc. is an online retail brand that specializes in children’s products. In 2002, John briefly chaired the company and ranked up to a CEO (Chief-Executive-Officer) role in 2005. John’s executive experience included chairing and managing the affairs of Sims Snowboards as well. He served Michael Swerdlow Companies where he assumed a corporate finance and strategic planning role. John is Virtual Bank.com/Lydian Trust Company founding director.
In 2006, Textor assumed a CEO and chairman roles of the parent enterprise Digital Domain Media-Group and its subsidiary, Digital Domain. He’s managed the affairs of both companies, including a merger and acquisition to Digital Domain Media-Group. Both companies have a shared history in film production and have done over eighty large-scale projects. They’re the complex minds behind legendary films such as Transformers, Real Steal among other masterpieces. Textor attributed to the success of twenty-five films done by both brands. John’s elaborate success as a CEO of both enterprise includes CLIO advertising awards and an award for Visual Effects in 2009. The film “The-Curious-Case of Benjamin Button” became the industry’s first noted production for a believable digital-human actor. At the 2009 Academy Awards presentation, the film producers received an award for this noted achievement.
John chairs Pulse Evolution Corporation; a company focused on digital film production using CGI (computer-generated imagery). He assumed this role after an incredible journey managing Digital Domain duo. In May 2014, John became Pulse Entertainment’s chairman. He has played a primal role in managing the company’s affairs since its establishment in October 2013. John assumes a key role in strategic/venue partnership, brand acquisition among other finance-oriented projects. His critically acclaimed productions, including his Billboard-worthy art story emulating the king-of-pop Michael Jackson. He has productions of Marilyn Monroe, Tupac Shakur and Elvis Presley as well. His virtual arty story at the 2014-BBMA (Billboard Music Awards) has become a phenomenon in cyberspace.
You can also see some of John’s work on Vimeo. Great place to go to get a feel for what he’s done.