Tony began his career in the late 80's as an executive recruiter in the technology, media and entertainment industries and helped build the management teams for companies like Amazon, ebay, Dreamworks PDI Animation, Electronic Arts, Silver King Television, Microsoft, The Golf Channel and many others. In most cases, when Tony and his partners got involved with these companies, they were merely unknown startups. After more than 20 years of success, Tony turned his attention to his true passion, TV and film production. After cutting his teeth on a few TV shows, Tony became part of the startup team that conceived, created and re-launched Wonderama, a classic kids' show that originally aired from 1955-1977. Shortly after getting Wonderama off the ground, Tony was recruited to produce a full-length feature thriller. It was during this period that Tony set forth to create, develop and ultimately implement a new business model for the entertainment business and so FIO Entertainment was born.
RJ Bucaria is the co-founder and CEO of Prolific Media Holdings, a New York based media and entertainment company. Through his journey in the entertainment industry, Mr. Bucaria has held positions in A&R, Talent Management, C-Level Executive and Board of Directors level positions in both public and private corporations. He has also had the pleasure of compiling a client list of the entertainment industry's top names such as Sony Records, Universal Music, Warner/Chappell Music, Sony/ATV, Radio City Music Hall, Charlie Murphy, Nokia, MPL Communications, Wyclef Jean, NBA, Discovery Channel, A&E, E!, Comedy Central, Warner Brothers Pictures and many more.
He has been a trusted advisor and consultant to companies ranging from top Fortune 100 with over $300 million in revenues to start-ups on topics ranging from financial structuring methodologies, corporate strategy, M&A, operational efficiencies, Federal/State/Local regulatory compliance and more.
Over the span of his career Mr. Bucaria has established a track record of sustainably increasing profits within operations and has successfully raised more than US$2 billion in equity and debt financing for various companies and projects that he has been associated with.
Albert Cafaro - Partner at Metropolitan Entertainment Consultants. Former President of A&M Records. Former Executive VP at Polygram Records.
Jack Carton - CFO of Prolific Media. Former CFO of Eagle Rock Entertainment. Former VP Finance at Sony Music
Robert Blagman - Founder of Global Media Fusion and former Vice President of Katz Media.