Leadership in Technology with Textor
When one thinks of Hollywood, stars and starlets, glitz and glamour, and television and movie titles may come to mind, but there are two things undergirding it all in this day and age which are behind-the-scenes but no less important. These two important components are: good leadership and strong technology, and while John Textor’s name is not necessarily in the everyday lexicon of most households, that does not mean that his work in Hollywood media is any less impressive. Textor is Chairman of the Pulse Evolution Corporation.
His role is to primarily be in charge of special projects, strategic partnerships, rights acquisition, and relationships with companies in major media. Even though audiences may not realize it, Textor has led the companies he has worked for while they produced work which audiences will recognize. He is known for producing the science fiction/fantasy film, Ender’s Game, and he has previously run the Digital Domain Media Group, which has done the visual effects work on many films, including Transformers, Tron:Legacy, and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End. In fact, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button received multiple awards for the work, done during a time of his leadership with the company, in creating the first entirely digital human actor that came across as believable.
Corporation which specializes in the application of computer-generated human likeness, and he is currently producing the feature-length animated film Art Story, which is being developed by veteran filmmakers from Disney, Aaron Blaise and Chuck Williams. After college, Textor’s path to leadership in media technology came after stints with the private equity firm, Wyndcrest Holdings, as a Managing Partner, and as Director of The Parent Company and BabyUniverse. He has accomplished much in leading technology in media since he graduated in 1987 from Wesleyan University with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics.