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The entertainment industry is constantly evolving, and it takes a certain kind of vision to be a person or a brand worth knowing about. In this article, we will take a look at the top 9 up-and-coming innovators in the entertainment industry. Whether they are creating new platforms, developing groundbreaking technologies, or producing cutting-edge content, these innovators are shaping the future of entertainment and pushing the boundaries of what is possible.
- Cole and Kelsea Moscatel
Cole and Kelsea Moscatel are a dynamic and accomplished young couple who embody luxury, entrepreneurship, and instant success. They are the creators and owners of Snob Concierge, a world-renowned luxury concierge service that caters to celebrities and the elite. Their company is known for its exclusivity, discretion, and one-of-a-kind services. In addition to their business success, the couple are also successful models, having walked in Dubai Fashion Week and graced the covers of multiple magazines, including Maxim, where they were the first couple to land two covers simultaneously. They are also parents to two adorable young boys, Zayden and their new baby Enzo, and have a reality show in the works, The Moscatels: A Family Full of Luxury, Love and Drama, set to launch in 2023. With an impressive track record of exciting accomplishments, it’s clear that the Moscatels will continue to achieve great success in all their endeavors in the coming year.
Vito Glazers is a media industry star, known for his reality TV appearances, successful PR company, and work as an actor, producer, and author. He first rose to fame on the 2014 show Mystery Millionaire, but it was his experience in digital marketing that led him to his PR career. Vito has appeared in the highest rated episodes of Below Deck, co-produced two Emmy-nominated shows, and has multiple books and documentaries in the works. His ultimate goal is to have his show Uncanceled on a major network, giving a voice to those who have been silenced and canceled on social media platforms. With so many projects in the works, it’s clear Vito is a media force to be reckoned with.
Guy Sheetrit, the founder and CEO of Over The Top SEO (OTT), has been recognized by Forbes as a growing crypto authority. Sheetrit has made a name for himself in the cryptocurrency sector as an early investor in Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Solana. In the previous five years, Sheetrit’s unique SEO tactics have brought in over $1 billion for his clients, placing him among the top 5 SEO specialists worldwide. With 37 projects launched and 14 sold out in 2022 alone, Sheetrit, which represents well-known brands like TedX, SkyScanner, FindUSNow, CryptoExchange, and Hot.com, is one of the few boutique experts that specializes in cutting-edge digital platforms like Metaverse, blockchain, and NFT.
- Xixi Yang
When XiXi Yang first moved to Hollywood, she pursued a career in entertainment journalism, and a knack for showing up uninvited to red carpets just to chat with the stars leaving the party. Fast forward to today, and she’s an award-winning journalist, creator, speaker, and media entrepreneur. Not only is she the first Asian American TV host to anchor Live From the Red Carpet for major events like the Oscars and the Grammys, but she’s also built a multimillion-dollar brand with XYZ Media – a content creation hub and media agency that focuses on diverse storytelling. And as one of the youngest certified speaking professionals in the world, Yang is a sought-after speaker on diversity in media and entertainment, inspiring thousands of creators and entrepreneurs to use media to increase their influence, impact and income. She also runs XiXiYang.com, a modern lifestyle community that empowers millions of readers to elevate their everyday moments in life and career.
- Michael Rogers
For Michael Rogers, it all started 3 years ago when he was working 40 hours per week at Walmart while running his business part-time. Having a passion for collectibles, he launched Fanboys, a marketplace for premier collectibles. Today, Michael has six collectible toy stores, a restaurant, and even sponsors a major NBA team – the Dallas Mavericks. He’s also self-published 64 books, holds a patent, produced 3 records, and even ran for public office. The key to his success? Taking action and not second guessing himself too much, a little wariness is okay. He’s living proof that if you’re passionate about something, and you take that first step, amazing things can happen.
Brian D. Evans is a major player in the Web3, blockchain, and crypto industries, and has been a pioneer and evangelist for these technologies long before they became mainstream. Being a master at spotting emerging industries and making the most of them, he created a platform for promising start-ups to thrive. He’s a founding partner at ReBlock Ventures, an immersive founder/partner-operated advisory firm that helps early-stage projects with ideation, strategy, networking, marketing, and funding. Brian is a founder of Affinity.xyz a global web3 collective. Brian is also active in the video game sector, and has made dozens of early-stage investments and works with portfolio companies. Brian is also an expert in advertising and marketing, having built one of the top 25 marketing agencies in America. A super-connector, investor, and mentor, Brian proves to be the driving force behind so many rising brands today.
Jack Guttman is the Managing Partner and mastermind behind Glasshouses, one of the most innovative event spaces in NYC. Jack noticed that many hotels being built had limited service and no meeting or conference centers included. Later on, he built a venue specifically for corporate, social, and non-profit events with all the latest technology already built in. With a capacity of 2,000 for large events and the ability to handle groups of 40, Glasshouses is the venue for any kind of event. With a 40-year career developing creative real estate projects, Jack has built over 125 different projects including apartments, office buildings, retail, single family, industrial, hotels, senior housing and self-storage. He now wants to grow Glasshouses domestically and internationally. Glasshouses will be synonymous with luxury, high quality, technologically advanced, amenity rich, beautiful design, and functional architecture built for the new generation.
- Lisa Mazzotta
Lisa Mazzotta is a film producer who forged her own way in entertainment. Born and raised in a small town, she had to work hard to break into the film industry. Despite not having any connections, Lisa learned that there are many opportunities in film and that finding the right team to work with is invaluable. Throughout her career, she has focused on projects that inspire the youth. In her 20s, she was a producer on the team that won NBC.com its first Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Interactive Media for the Heroes and Heroes Evolutions sites. In her 30’s, her film projects received several awards from film festivals, including Best Documentary, Best Social Impact Film, Best Cinematography and other awards from Raindance Film Festival, to Winner of the Biennale Venice. Lisa continues to be a dedicated producer with a passion for creating stories that inspire the next generation.
George Nellist is a wunderkind of social media and marketing. At just 20 years old, George has already made a big impact in the industry by helping brands and major companies change their social media game and presence. A PR expert and Director of Marketing at Ascend Agency, George is dedicated to helping startups succeed and increasing social media visibility for brands. With his expertise, he has helped Ascend Agency grow to 7 figures in revenue. George’s unique perspective and experience at a young age has helped him understand the ever-evolving landscape of social media and marketing, and Ascend Agency is quickly becoming the go-to for companies looking to take their online presence to the next level. With George at the helm, Ascend Agency is sure to continue its ascent to the top of the industry.
The entertainment industry plays a crucial role in shaping our perspectives and inspiring action. High-value entertainment has the power to educate, inform, and change the way we think about the world. The individuals featured in this article are at the forefront of this movement by creating content that has a real impact. Their work is not only entertaining but also meaningful, and it has the power to change the way we see things. Whether it’s through film, music, or gaming, these innovators are using the power of entertainment to make a difference in the world. They are proof that entertainment can be more than just a form of escapism; it can be a force for good.
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