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Mr. Keith Barish

Wrong Keith Barish?


Manufacturer's National Bank of Hialeah

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    KB Tech Ltd
  • Co-Founder
    Planet Hollywood International Inc.
  • Founder
    Planet Hollywood


  • Brearley School
97 Total References
Web References
Keith Barish - Private Investment Firm Managing Director Keith Barish | Barish Fund, 22 April 2008 [cached]
Keith Barish | William Keller | Lisa Long Adler |
Keith Barish, Partner
Keith Barish is an entrepreneur, investor and marketing innovator.He has founded and built a substantial number of businesses in entertainment, real estate, and finance.Barish focuses on opportunities to rapidly determine and develop profit from national trends.Keith Barish began his diverse career while he was still in college.In 1965, at the age of 20, he founded Manufacturer's National Bank of Hialeah.In 1966, he founded an international real estate fund that became one of the largest purchasers of income properties in the United States.This fund eventually controlled over $1 billion dollars in commercial and residential real estate throughout the United States.
Throughout the 1970's, Mr. Barish was involved in finance and venture capital.In 1979, he decided to enter the entertainment industry.During his career in the entertainment industry, Mr. Barish was consistently a self-financing producer of major feature films.In 1979, Keith Barish set a new industry record when he paid $750,000 for the movie rights to Sophie's Choice.In 1986, Barish struck a $200,000,000 a year deal with Taft Broadcasting and Tri-Star Pictures which allowed him total creative authority over all of his productions.He produced 18 major feature films.Two of these ("Nine and a Half Weeks" and "The Fugitive") are among the 100 top box office films of all time.The Fugitive alone grossed over $1 billion.He was the industry leader in the development of marketing campaigns for his films.His films won or were nominated for 24 Academy Awards, and other industry recognition.
Mr. Barish founded, branded and served as the Chairman of Planet Hollywood.Keith Barish created an innovative brand launch strategy for the company and was credited for making Planet Hollywood, over a short period of time, one of the most highly recognized brands in the world.After completing the marketing and branding campaign, and having no involvement in the operations, he left Planet Hollywood in 1998.
After leaving Planet Hollywood, Mr. Barish founded KB Technology, which invested in and launched marketing campaigns for several technology companies.Keith Barish's charitable endeavors include such causes as pediatric cancer research, the National Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, The Special Olympics and Inner City Games, and the Make a Wish Foundation.Utilizing his celebrity relationships he has raised over $50,000,000 in charitable contributions for these and other causes.Mr. Barish now focuses his fulltime efforts to serve as a Managing Partner of the Barish Fund.
Keith Barish can be contacted via email through Sarah Knobelauch at
Planet Hollywood To File Chapter 11, 1 Aug 1999 [cached]
Keith Barish left the company in March, resigning as a board member after selling nearly half of his stock. Barish started the venture in 1991 with Earl and actors Stallone, Demi Moore, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis.
Headlines/Breaking News from Orlando Business Journal -, 13 Aug 2005 [cached]
Keith Barish has resigned as chairman of Orlando-based Planet Hollywood International Inc., saying the move was timely because of the company's recent addition of William Baumhauer as president and chief operating officer.
Barish, who will be succeeded by CEO Robert Earl, will remain on the company's board of directors.
Headlines/Breaking News from Orlando Business Journal -, 8 June 2005 [cached]
It's the second blow in as many weeks for Orlando-based Planet Hollywood co-founder Keith Barish quit the board last week.
STiR-communications | Public Relations, Advertising and Marketing » Help Me Help You [cached]
You can never give into it. - Keith Barish, Academy Award winning producer, Founder of Planet Hollywood, entrepreneur
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