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Mr. Keith Barish

Wrong Keith Barish?

Founder

Manufacturer's National Bank of Hialeah
 
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    KB Technology
  • Founder
    Planet Hollywood

Education

  • Brearley School
96 Total References
Web References
Keith Barish - Private Investment Firm Managing Director Keith Barish | Barish Fund
www.barishfund.com, 22 April 2008 [cached]
Keith Barish | William Keller | Lisa Long Adler |
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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.
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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 sarah@barishfund.com.
You can never give into it. ...
stir-communications.com [cached]
You can never give into it. - Keith Barish, Academy Award winning producer, Founder of Planet Hollywood, entrepreneur
From Heavy Metal to High Society
www.helengarber.com, 29 Dec 2003 [cached]
N the sitting room of Ann Barish's Park Avenue penthouse, pride of place goes to a portrait of Mrs. Barish by a 26-year-old painter named Helen Garber.
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Mrs. Barish sat last week on a floral chintz sofa under the portrait, facing a LÈger on the opposite wall."I always wanted a portrait, but I didn't want to sit in a velvet dress with pearls," she said."I definitely didn't want a John Singer Sargent."In the portrait, Mrs. Barish, who gives her age as early 50's, is on the telephone, her hair an exaggerated blond.
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Yet for the last four years, while building a modest reputation in the art world for her portraits of bikers, tattoo artists and heavy-metal groupies, Ms. Garber has supported herself largely through commissions from uptown patrons, including Mrs. Barish and her friends.
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Several of the subjects, like Mrs. Barish, have become friends.
"I've met some very interesting people uptown," she said.
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Mrs. Barish grew up on Park Avenue, attended the Brearley School and is married to Keith Barish, a film producer and a founder of Planet Hollywood.
In her penthouse sitting room, Mrs. Barish offered water in a monogrammed crystal glass, along with an opinion about Ms. Garber's tattoo.She thought it a bit much.Specifically, she worried about the health consequences of so much tattoo ink; already, Ms. Garber had postponed some of her weekly tattoo sessions because she thought they had contributed to swelling in her lymph nodes.
When Mrs. Barish met Ms. Garber four years ago, at a party at the Polish Embassy, she was immediately taken by the younger woman's poise and vitality."I thought she had so much pizazz," Mrs. Barish said."We hit it off."The two women started going to museums together and talking about art.They became close, despite the differences in their ages and backgrounds.Mrs. Barish brought Ms. Garber to uptown restaurants and parties.
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Mrs. Barish, who hinted at a wild streak in her past, was an art history major in college.She found Ms. Garber surprisingly well versed in the classics."Her technique is really old-fashioned," she said.Titian, Giotto and van Eyck all worked in grisaille.
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The two considered having the objects appear in a convex mirror, as in Jan van Eyck's "Arnolfini Marriage" (1434), but decided instead to place them around Mrs. Barish, almost pushing her into the background.
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Mrs. Barish brought some of her friends to a March 2000 exhibition of Ms. Garber's biker portraits at the Bronwyn Keenan Gallery in SoHo, and later to the same gallery for an exhibition of portraits of rock groupies."Those shows were rough ó which I like," Mrs. Barish said.
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"I saw a few faces of Upper East Side matrons go like this," Mrs. Barish added, dropping her jaw in mock horror.
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Mrs. Barish, for her part, is ready for her close-up."People always told me how women did portraits with all their diamonds," she said.
Film Producer Casts Self In A New Role
money.tbo.com, 3 Nov 2005 [cached]
Keith Barish, who has produced 18 major films and helped found the Planet Hollywood chain of restaurants, has already started scouting companies for potential acquisitions and could purchase at least two in the months ahead.
"I've loved doing movies, but it's time to move on to other things, many people do.Arnold Schwarzenegger did," said Barish, who plans to commute between a home in New York and another in Tampa as he manages his new investments.
More companies are starting in Florida that could make good acquisitions, Barish said, "and you've got a good airport with easy access to both coasts."
Called "buyout funds" in investment circles, such projects are gaining popularity, national experts say.
Unlike a mutual fund or venture capital fund, there is no pre-established pool of money from which Barish will make investments.Instead, Barish this summer established a finance company in Tampa, the Barish Fund, and will make investments over time in partnership with another new investment company started this summer in Tampa called Equitable Capital Management, led by principal officer Kenneth Grider.
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Executives with Barish's fund and Equitable say they could acquire from six to eight companies per year, over time investing several hundred million dollars nationwide.
Finance Career Began At 20
Although known in Hollywood for his films, Barish said turning to finance in Florida is a homecoming of sorts.Barish grew up in Miami and started his career in 1965 at age 20 founding a bank, Manufacturer's National Bank of Hialeah.
At the time, Barish read an article about the federal government encouraging the growth of branch banking and required only $600,000 in capital to found a bank.Barish recruited a board of directors in Miami, borrowed the money and established the bank, selling it a few years later for "several times that," he said.
After successfully investing in real estate in the 1970s, Barish considered politics, but chose movies instead and went to Hollywood.
In 1979, he paid $750,000 for the movie rights to the William Styron novel "Sophie's Choice" and produced the film version starring Meryl Streep.
Other films bearing his production title include "Big Trouble in Little China," "The Running Man," "The Serpent and the Rainbow" and "Ironweed."
Barish helped found Planet Hollywood and left that company in 1998.
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This fund will not do that, Barish said."We're not doing this to dismantle jobs," he said."We'll be creating jobs."
Although investment criteria are not set in stone, Barish said the best candidates for investments are profitable companies with annual sales between $5 million and $50 million that are at a point where they need more money, management skill or a new strategic direction to grow.
Film Producer Casts Self In A New Role
money.tbo.com, 2 Nov 2005 [cached]
Keith Barish, left, who has produced 18 major films and helped found the Planet Hollywood chain of restaurants, is starting an investment company in Tampa. At right is his associate, Ken Grider.
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Keith Barish, left, who has produced 18 major films and helped found the Planet Hollywood chain of restaurants, is starting an investment company in Tampa.
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Keith Barish, who has produced 18 major films and helped found the Planet Hollywood chain of restaurants, has already started scouting companies for potential acquisitions and could purchase at least two in the months ahead.
"I've loved doing movies, but it's time to move on to other things, many people do.Arnold Schwarzenegger did," said Barish, who plans to commute between a home in New York and another in Tampa as he manages his new investments.
More companies are starting in Florida that could make good acquisitions, Barish said, "and you've got a good airport with easy access to both coasts."
Called "buyout funds" in investment circles, such projects are gaining popularity, national experts say.
Unlike a mutual fund or venture capital fund, there is no pre-established pool of money from which Barish will make investments.Instead, Barish this summer established a finance company in Tampa, The Barish Fund, and will make investments over time in partnership with another new investment company started this summer in Tampa called Equitable Capital Management, led by principal officer Kenneth Grider.
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Executives with Barish's fund and Equitable say they could acquire from six to eight companies per year, over time investing several hundred million dollars nationwide.
Finance Career Began At 20
Although known in Hollywood for his films, Barish said turning to finance in Florida is a homecoming of sorts.Barish grew up in Miami and started his career in 1965 at age 20 founding a bank, Manufacturer's National Bank of Hialeah.
At the time, Barish read an article about the federal government encouraging the growth of branch banking and required only $600,000 in capital to found a bank.Barish recruited a board of directors in Miami, borrowed the money and established the bank, selling it a few years later for "several times that," he said.
After successfully investing in real estate in the 1970s, Barish considered politics, but chose movies instead and went to Hollywood.
In 1979, he paid $750,000 for the movie rights to the William Styron novel "Sophie's Choice," and produced the film version starring Meryl Streep.
Other films bearing his production title include "Big Trouble in Little China," "The Running Man," "The Serpent and the Rainbow" and "Ironweed."
Barish helped found Planet Hollywood and left that company in 1998.
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This fund will not do that, Barish said.
"We're not doing this to dismantle jobs," Barish said."We'll be creating jobs."
Although investment criteria is not set in stone, Barish said the best candidates for investments are profitable companies with annual sales between $5 million and $50 million that are at a point where they need more money, management skill or a new strategic direction to grow.
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