MEET OUR TEAM
Partners & Associates
JUDITH A. HETHERINGTON
Managing Partner / Co-founder
Judith brings over two decades of varied and extensive experience to EBM. Early in her career, she was a Certified Special Needs Educator specializing in Individual Education Plans and multi-modal communication systems. She then went on to become a Registered Professional Counselor, workshop leader and integrative goals specialist in Vancouver, Canada. Since relocating to Los Angeles in 2010, Judith has been VP of operations with Song Bird Holdings Ltd. and sat on the board of directors of a non-profit. For the last several years she has also run a business as a private coach and consultant, helping entertainment professionals navigate challenges, accomplish their goals and manage their creative projects. In addition to her many skills, Judith is also an artist and performer and with her considerable business, coaching and consulting experience she is a driving force behind Entertainment Business Management.
HARRY ROBERT BRUNER
Managing Partner / Co-founder
Harry brings over 35 years of business and entertainment experience to EBM. He was the founder and CEO of Song Bird Music for over twenty-five years with stores in Toronto and Ottawa, Canada and is President of Song Bird Holdings, a real-estate holdings company. Harry relocated to Vancouver in the 90’s where he became VP of development at Holiday Pictures Ltd. and began a successful career in film and TV as an actor, screenwriter and director. Harry’s passion for film, along with his interest in psychology, led him to become a registered professional counselor, a performance workshop facilitator and co-leader of the Mastery for Performers seminars for ten years. After moving to Los Angeles in 2010 to further his film/tv career, he formed Quasi-Films, a film and TV development company and Bruner Consulting—offering seminars, consulting and private coaching. Harry brings a wealth of entertainment and business experience to EBM.
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DAVID LEVINE, CPA (Florida), CPA, CA (Ontario) Cross-border Tax Specialist
David Levine is a partner at Cross Border Tax and Accounting. CBTA is a unique tax firm that focuses exclusively on cross border tax services and are not auditors, financial consultants or estate planners. With credentialed tax professionals from both sides of the border, CBTA has extensive knowledge of the Internal Revenue Code and the Income Tax Act of Canada and specializes in preparing both U.S. and Canadian tax returns for their clients.
David began working in the Accounting and Tax Services industry in 1980. He practiced as a Chartered Professional Accountant in Toronto, Canada for 20 years, many of these years as a partner of G&G. He assisted his many clients with U.S. and Canadian cross-border tax concerns, before moving to Palm Beach County, Florida and experiencing first-hand the tax issues related to a move from Canada to the U.S. David and his team understand the Canada – U.S. Tax Treaty, ensuring they can alleviate any double taxation. They can prepare any state return as well as any provincial corporate returns.
David is the co-author of the books Taxation of Canadians in America: Are you at Risk? and Taxation of Americans in Canada: Are you at Risk? David’s clients are varied and include notable athletes, entertainers, actors on major television shows and dancers from the National Ballet.
CBTA’s main office is in West Palm Beach, Florida but their clients come from all over the U.S. and Canada and can be assured their information is securely transferred and handled. David is more than happy to offer his financial services to Entertainment Business Management’s clients. http://www.cbta.net
To set up an initial consultation, contact: David@entertainmentBM.com
TAD HAMILTON (Mosaic Public Relations)
Public Relations/Event Production
Working with celebrity talent for over ten years in the entertainment Industry, Tad Hamilton began his own Public Relations firm with the idea of creating innovative celebrity PR campaigns, while expanding into Film, Event and Production PR.
After joining forces with Jennifer Salinas, Mosaic Public Relations opened its doors in 2008 and has grown into a highly respected PR firm with a roster of impressive award winning celebrity talent in Film and Television including clients on such award winning TV shows as: Glee, Lost, True Blood, Dexter, Weeds, Entourage, Heroes, Community, Scandal, Treme, Men Of A Certain Age, The West Wing, Ray Donovan, Parenthood, Archer, The Office And Stranger Things.
Mosaic has also worked on several national PR campaigns and done event production for charity and non-profit organizations (including Fran Drescher’s Cancer Schmancer Foundation, Lift Up America, MS Society, Down syndrome Association of Los Angeles, Make A Wish Foundation, GAIN Foundation and Desert Smash’s Celebrity Charity Tennis Event).
Tad’s multi layered approach to PR focuses on celebrity publicity and campaigns, celebrity and charity non-profit events, production as well as film/theatre/television publicity and campaigns. He continues to explore new realms in the PR world in areas of corporate publicity, product branding and new media. Tad and Mosaic are happy to work with EBM and to facilitate the PR needs of our clients. www.mosaicpublicrelations.com
To set up an initial consultation, contact: Tad@entertainmentBM.com
Entertainment Business Coaching
Barbara Deutsch is the creator of the Barbara Deutsch Approach, a unique teaching and coaching concept for people in the film and television industry. As a successful career coach, Barbara knows about dreams: the rewards of their pursuit, and the sorrows of feeling stuck. Bringing over 25 years of experience to the table, she works with those in front of the camera and behind the scenes acting as a Personal Champion and consultant.
Formerly an Epic Records recording artist and Broadway and off Broadway theatre actress and singer. Barbara's intense interest in people and the complexities of business and personal relationships outshone her need for the limelight. Barbara formed her own company "The Barbara Deutsch Approach," which focuses on people in any stage of career transition.
People work with Barbara when they are ready to raise the bar, expand their business and take it to the next level. Barbara’s clients include well known actors, directors, producers, writers and talk show hosts. She teaches workshops in Vancouver, Toronto, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York. Barbara has been the special guest speaker at WIF, SAG, AEA, Whistler Film Festival and at Second City in Toronto. Barbara is an adjunct Professor at Syracuse Los Angeles and is the author of “Open Up or Shut Up, How to Talk Your Way into or out of Anything!” Barbara provides straight talk and quick results, delivered with humor and compassion. Barbara is thrilled to work with EBM clients and to take their careers to the next level. thebarbaradeutschapproach.com
To set up an initial consultation, contact: Barbara@entertainmentBM.com
NATALIA BORTOLOTTI (Nebula Artist Development)
Natalia Bortolotti (aka Natalie Elaine Bortolotti, NEBULUS, SAWNIC, MOXEE) is a 2X Grammy® Nominated, Multi-Platinum Songwriter, Composer, Music Producer, Audio Engineer and Sound Designer. Her recent credits include Sound Design on Dua Lipa's Grammy® Winning album, "Future Nostalgia," as well as the Grammy® Nominated, Justin Bieber ft Quavo single, "Intentions."
Natalia has a Bachelor of Music in Songwriting and Master of Arts in Music Business from Berklee College of Music. She has toured the world with many chart-topping Artists, including Maroon 5 and Gwen Stefani.
Her songs are regularly featured in Film and TV (50+ high profile syncs), including Batwoman, Grey's Anatomy, Orange is the New Black, Pretty Little Liars, Riverdale and Vampire Diaries. www.nebulaartistdevelopment.com
Natalia is pleased to be accessible to EBM's clients. To set up an initial consultation, contact: Natalia@entertainmentBM.com