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Sharon Pinkenson: The Wardrobe Stylist Who Brought Hollywood to Philly
Over two decades ago, one wardrobe stylist had an ambitious dream to see her beloved hometown become the movie metropolis she always knew it could be.Now, after more than $5 billion of economic impact to the southeastern Pennsylvania region, Greater Philadelphia Film Office Executive Director Sharon Pinkenson has successfully elevated the GPFO from the little-known permit office it once was to one of the most well-respected film commissions in the industry.In doing so, Sharon has cemented Philadelphia’s reputation as one of the best media production centers in the country, and has helped Philly land such hits as Philadelphia, The Sixth Sense, and National Treasure, among countless other films, TV shows, and commercials.
Dan Berkowitz: From The Disco Biscuits to Coachella, Bringing VIP Concert Experiences to the Masses
Dan Berkowitz is the Founder and CEO of CID Entertainment. CID offers enhanced live music and travel experiences for many different events, festivals and tours worldwide, including Coachella, Bonnaroo, Kenny Chesney, MUSE, Blake Shelton, Bassnectar, My Morning Jacket, and Kendrick Lamar, among others.Before founding CID, Dan got his start in the music industry while being the tour manager for the Disco Biscuits, and then later with Electric Factory Concerts.In 2015, the company launched CID Presents, a boutique end-to-end event production branch of the company that offers superfans once-in-a-lifetime music destination events, including Luke Bryan’s Crash My Playa, Phish: Riviera Maya, and more.
Bruce Warren: How a Kitchen Chef Became Philly's Music Man
Bruce Warren is assistant general manager for programming of WXPN in Philadelphia and is Executive Producer of World Cafe distributed by National Public Radio (NPR). He’s been working for public radio as a DJ and manager for the past thirty one years. He is also an adjunct teacher at the Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University, where he got his undergraduate degree, and also teaches social media at University of Pennsylvania, where he got his Master’s Degree in Organizational Dynamics.Before he was interviewing world-famous guests for WXPN, Bruce was a public radio volunteer, sweeping floors and writing newsletters. And before that, he was prepping vegetables in some of Philly’s first farm to table restaurants.In addition to sharing Bruce's story, Kevin and Bruce also talk about how they approach interviewing and how they balance being audio creators with being audio fans.