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David Hope

Media & Entertainment

Mr. Hope has over 30 years of experience in the media and entertainment industries. His extensive experience, as a senior operating “C” level executive, consultant, and/or investor, spans a wide range of M&E industries including:

Film & Television Production
Worldwide All-Media Film & Television Distribution
Post Production and Production Services
Film & Television Marketing and Promotion
Theater Operations
Theatrical Productions
Music Productions and Tours
Casino Entertainment
Corporate Events
Entertainment Equipment Rental
Recorded Music and Music Publishing
Internet and Social Media

Mr. Hope is currently serving as the Vice Chairman of Mob Scene, LLC., a leading movie and TV marketing and content production company, and a recent Five Crowns Capital acquisition.

He is also owner of Lifesurfer, LLC, which provides strategic, management, M&A, operational, and financial consulting services to companies, private equity firms, and high net worth individuals within the media and entertainment industry.

Mr Hope was previously the Co-CEO and Founder of Casting Showcase, LLC an online social community and professional services site connecting actors, writers, talent managers, casting directors, agents, producers, directors and other business professionals in the film, television, and theater industry.

Mr. Hope was also the CEO of Nanouniverse PLC, a publicly traded new media investment fund that he took public on the London Stock Exchange “AIM” market. Nano made investments and provided strategic and managerial support to internet focused content production companies.

He also served as President of OnStage Entertainment, a NASDAQ listed company which produced, staged, and marketed theatrical shows for casinos and theaters across the country, managed theaters, and produced theater shows and events.

Previously, he was EVP and COO for ITC Entertainment Group/Polygram Television where he managed the day-to-day operations for this leading ($200M+) independent film and television production and distribution company based in Los Angeles with offices in New York and London

His responsibilities included worldwide sales and distribution of a library of approximately 10,000 hours of feature films, mini-series, television movies, action series, children’s series, documentaries, specials and other television programming, as well as licensing, merchandising, marketing, operations, finance, accounting and treasury, feature film and television production and co-production, production and corporate acquisitions. He also managed all worldwide production of Feature Films, Mini Series, TV Movies, Action Series, Reality Shows, Sports Programming, Talk Shows, Game Shows, etc.

Prior to ITC/PolyGram, Mr. Hope was a production executive at BHP, a British producer of Sports Programming for television.

Mr. Hope received his Bachelor of Science in Management Sciences with Honors from Loughborough University, Loughborough, England.