The world is full of innovative minds that have created many technological advantages in many industries. This is especially true for the media industry. One of the most innovative, but lesser known, individuals is John Textor. Mr. Textor has had a long and prosperous career in the media and telecommunications industry.
Mr. Textor knew as a young man that he wanted to go into the entertainment and telecommunications industry. He pursued an education at Wesleyan University in Middleton, Connecticut. In 1987, he graduated and received a Bachelor’s of Art degree. He then entered the workforce and began to build a significant resume.
In 1999, John was named director of The Parent Company, an internet retailer of children’s products. He was later named chairman and CEO of Baby Universe. In fact, he has held many executive positions throughout the years at various media companies including Digital Domain Products and Digital Domain Media Group.
For a while, Mr. Textor stepped outside the media industry and entered the sports entertainment sector. He was chairman and CEO of one of the top snowboard companies in the world, Sims Snowboards. During his time with Sims Snowboards, he began the World Snowboarding Championship. This championship has became an annual event that is viewed on televisions around the world.
The World Snowboarding Championship isn’t the only thing Mr. Textor has been accredited with inventing though. He is also credited as the Father of Holographic Entertainment. He is currently the executive chairman of Pulse Evolution Corporation, which creates digital humans. These digital humans are designed and programmed to provide live, holographic, performances. This technology has been used in creating many movies including Real Steel, Transformers, and Flags of Our Fathers. He also held the roles of producer and executive produce of the movie Ender’s Game. John Textor and the company have also created digital recreations of various dead artists including Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, and Tupac Shakur. Mr. Textor’s latest projects include working with Disney on the Art Story.
There is no doubt that Mr. John Textor is an innovator and media extraordinaire. For almost thirty years he has helped lead and shape the media industry. He has also extended his vast knowledge and experience into the snowboarding world. The next few years will be exciting to watch and see what john Textor and Pulse Evoluation Corporation have in store for the entertainment and media industry.