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NextBend , Inc.
NextBend's Modular technology brings together in form and function a method and means to make the convergence of information, communications, and entertainment products possible and practical. To that end we have designed and patented a modular platform f
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David Pritchard grew up in St. Louis, Missouri where he graduated from the University of Missouri and went on to earn a Master's degree in psychology from Washington University.He started his business career as a marketing executive for Ortho , a division of Johnson & Johnson.David then moved on to work as an operations consultant for packaging companies and breweries in developing countries, living in Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela, and Israel. David advanced from beer to oil wells, working for Schlumberger Ltd., traveling to France, Africa, and the Middle East and ending up in New York City.His next career turns came with working at Chase Manhattan Bank, then a partnership in a small venture capital company, and then on to a series of senior financial positions at Gulf & Western Industries, now Paramount Corporation.
was recruited as vice president of Corporate Affairs for HBO
and got entangled in the entertainment web of Hollywood.David also was a founding Board member of Circle Rep and Second Stage, two successful off-Broadway theater Companies.
Also while in New York, David
actively traded oil futures on the Mercantile Commodities Exchange. In 1990, David left HBO to start Popular Arts Entertainment.
PAE's first project was a film for HBO
, Comrades Of Summer, based on a story idea of David's
and starring Joe Mantegna and written by Bob Rodat (Saving Private Ryan).
PAE associates created the third largest entertainment news operation in the country.One of their hit shows is Dr. Katz Professional Therapist, an ACE and EMMY Award winning computer animation comedy animation series in its fifth season on Comedy Central.Among the other projects include a Lifetime/ABC productions highly acclaimed film called Little Girls in Pretty Boxes; sitcom pilots for FOX, HBO
and numerous reality and comedy series for many of the cable channels and television syndication companies.David also was the Supervising Producer and helped create GOtv, one of the first interactive digital TV channels created with US West, which debuted on Time Warner's FSN in Orlando, Florida.
In 1996, David
shares in PAE and created his
own entertainment company.
...For two years, David was CEO and President of Film Roman, a NASDQ traded TV and animation studio that produced The Simpsons, King Of The Hill, Mission Hill ,The Oblongs, Family Guy, Garfield, Felix The Cat,C-Bear and Jamal, and others.
In two years at Film Roman
reorganized and reinvigorated the Company, taking revenues from $22mm to $50mm, he
quadrupled the operating income and raised the gross margins over 1000%.In addition, he
took the stock from under a dollar to a high of six dollars a share.
has been nominated for numerous ACE and EMMY awards and has won four prime time EMMY's: 1998, King of the Hill; 1999 Dr. Katz Professional Therapist; and in 1999 and 2000 for the Simpsons.He was a founding board member and major shareholder of Altamira Group, a high tech software Company that raised over $15mm in venture capital that was sold in 2001.Recently David created a unique children's film distribution company, Fat Rock Entertainment and has raised several million dollars to launch this exciting new company.David was also a founding Board member of Action for Children's Television (ACT) and KIDSNET and he is active in several children's community service organizations in Los Angeles.
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David Pritchard - AdvisorDavid has been nominated for numerous ACE and EMMY awards and has won four prime time EMMY's : 1998, King of the Hill ; 1999 Dr. Katz Professional Therapist ; and in 1999 and 2000 for the Simpsons . He was a founding board member and major shareholder of Altamira Group , a high tech software Company that raised over $15mm in venture capital that was sold in 2001.Recently David created a unique children's film distribution company, Fat Rock Entertainment and has raised several million dollars to launch this exciting new company.David was also a founding Board member of Action for Children's Television (ACT) and KIDSNET and he is active in several children's community service organizations in Los Angeles.
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GigaPix president David Pritchard serves as the series exec producer.Pritchard helped create the series when he was ceo of Fat Rock.
"Clark brings to GigaPix Studios
an extensive skill set and experience in post-production and visual effects that will tremendously enhance our capabilities on BEN & IZZY
, as well as film projects that we have slated," said Pritchard
Rubicon, Layalina and Fat Rock announce the frst Arab/American children's production
Ms. Randa Ayoubi, CEO of Rubicon in Amman, Ambassador Richard Fairbanks, Chairman of the Board of Washington, DC based Layalina Productions, Inc. and Mr. David Pritchard, CEO of Los Angeles based Fat Rock Entertainment, announced today a first-ever co-production of a thirteen episode series created specifically to address the cultural void that currently exists between the United States and the Arab world.
...David Pritchard, founder and CEO of Fat Rock Entertainment, stated, "Fat Rock's relationship with Rubicon has evolved over the last year and as we have seen their computer animation and artistic ability grow along with their production capacity, we now feel they are ready to take the lead in producing this project."
"What is most interesting," Pritchard
continued, "is the parties that have joined together to make this happen.
...That team will be lead by multiple Emmy winning animation producer, David Pritchard (The Simpsons, King of the Hill, Dr Katz, Licensed Therapist) and SD Entertainment headed by animation director Paul Sabella (former president of Hanna Barberra and MGM animation) and animation producer Jonathan Dern (formerly of DIC and MGM animation).
NextBend Inc. - advisory board
- David Prichard, CEO, Fatrock Entertainment