So many of us see the success of the person and the company. We don't see behind the scenes, the 20 years of struggle.
Born in Newport Beach, California, Chad has over 20 years of experience in the film and entertainment industry, covering Los Angeles, New York, and London. He is a global strategist, international consultant, producer, bestselling author, and prominent speaker. Founder of the prestigious Britfield Group and Co-Founder of Princebury Productions & Media, LLC, Chad’s primary areas of focus are: global strategy, film & media production, international marketing, and business development. Before becoming a member of Princebury, Chad worked at Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, and Merrill Lynch in banking and investment. Some of the companies he has consulted with are American Management Association, Cisco Systems, Moen, Nissan North America, PepsiCo, Pratt-Whitney, Royal Bank of Scotland, and Wells Fargo, along with many other Fortune 500 companies and corporations. Chad received his B.A. from Brown University, did his post-graduate work at Harvard & Oxford University, received his M.B.A. from Boston College, and continued advanced courses at the Institute of Directors, London. Chad has traveled throughout the world, visiting over 75 countries, and spent two years in London, England for education, research and business. Now based in La Jolla, California, Chad is a strong supporter of education and the Arts and sits on the board of Horizon University, the San Diego Christian Film Festival, and is President of the Board of Directors of the San Diego Ballet. He is also actively involved in the University of San Diego MBA Mentorship Program.
June 13th, 2013
01: Copying Big Brother America
On April 4th, Japan announced that they would be launching their own version of our Quantitative Easing Strategy, except theirs would be three time the size of ours. Unfortunately, it looks like they’re possibly in big trouble, and the world is maybe telling them you can’t print your way to prosperity and you actually have to have some real economic growth. Brian compares demographics to see how their experiment is different from the one we’ve been testing for the last few years.
02: When You Think of Hollywood, Do Family Values Come to Mind?
Brian explains that we need to use Japan as an example of how quickly artificial government stimulation can unravel when underlying fundamentals are weak, however, he also thinks that America may have gotten away with our experiment for the moment, but we are undoubtedly living on borrowed time. Brian welcomes Managing Director and COO of Princebury Productions, Chad Stewart, back to the show. Chad talks about Princebury Production’s mission to craft great stories and bring family-friendly films to the big screen, unlike Hollywood.
03: Princebury Productions is Changing the Game
Managing Director and COO of Princebury Productions, Chad Stewart, talks about how Hollywood’s “bigger is better” model is failing and losing money because a movie has to do at least 4 times its outrageous cost in order to break even for the investors. Chad explains that the idea “sex sells” is absolutely false and how starving the audience is for good content. He and his high caliber team at Princebury are producing successful and high quality family-friendly films at a fraction of the cost of what Hollywood spends.
04: Outside of Hollywood
When Brian asks Chad Stewart, Managing Director and COO of Princebury Productions, where Princebury finds these stories that meet the criteria of what they see as the “new” media world, Chad explains there are conservative investors that want to help change America through film and media and also extraordinary scripts written, and that Princebury connects these two sides with a strategy. Chad talks about how Princebury is launching their first film fund this month. When he and his team decide “green light” a film, they will fully fund it and produce it “outside of Hollywood.” North Carolina and Louisiana, amongst other states, understand that Princebury can literally create an economy of family-friendly films inside their state and take business out of Hollywood.
Princebury Productions: http://www.princebury.com/