PROMINENT Brand + Talent, a New Global Brand Management Consortium, Officially Launches PROMINENT Partners

PROMINENT Brand + Talent, a New Global Brand Management Consortium, Officially Launches
PROMINENT Partners Responsible for the Sale of Over Three Billion Dollars of Licensed Product at Retail
Also forms PROMINENT Ventures Division to Administer Capital Resources for Strategic Investments

 Los Angeles, CA, June 4, 2015PROMINENT Brand + Talent, a new global brand management and development consortium headed up by talent and licensing executive Daniel J. Levin, global brand strategist and talent manager Michael Catalano, business development and marketing expert Paul Flett and entertainment entrepreneur Andrew Greenberg has officially launched, it was announced today by co-founder Michael Catalano.
Headquartered in Los Angeles and with offices opening in New York City, Minneapolis, London, Milan and Hong Kong, PROMINENT Brand + Talent  offers a unique blend of services designed to build brand awareness, enhance client reputations and increase client value by connecting marketing and capital partners in innovative and lucrative ways.
“Each of us has distinct areas of expertise in brand marketing, strategic licensing, talent management and media business development,” explained Catalano. “By combining our collective knowledge, experience, relationships and resources, as well as our superior attention to detail, we are able to provide an extremely personalized and unique blend of brand services that are not available from any one entity.
Is conjunction with its launch, PROMINENT Brand + Talent has announced a strategic partnership with Epic Rights, the full-service global merchandising, licensing and social media marketing company. PROMINENT will be responsible for developing and co-managing Epic’s non-music brands.
PROMINENT is uniquely qualified to expand consumer engagement for Epic Rights around the globe, building mutually beneficial associations four our clients,” said Epic Rights’ founder and CEO Dell Furano.
PROMINENT Brand + Talent leaders Dan Levin, Michael Catalano, Paul Flett and Andy Greenberg have an impressive track record of launching product lines, creating memorable marketing campaigns and shepherding global licensing strategies for a plethora of brands and personalities, having been credited collectively with selling billions of dollars of product at retail.
 Daniel J. Levin is a veteran talent and licensing executive with vast experience in the entertainment and retail industries. After practicing entertainment law for a decade, Levin founded Associated Talent Management (ATM), a full service personal management company specializing in representing expert talent, developing programs for cable television networks and personality brand licensing, which united with Beanstalk in 2010. Levin recently collaborated on the development of the Fred Segal brand and other high profile entertainment projects.
 Michael Catalano launched his career handling publicity for New York’s legendary Studio 54 and has been marketing brands and launching products ever since.  In addition, Catalano has exclusively managed the career of Richard Simmons for the past 25 years – spearheading the growth of one of the world’s most iconic and enduring brands in health and fitness.
Paul Flett is an English-born consumer marketing expert with an impressive list of accomplishments on behalf of the celebrities, global entertainment franchises and leading consumer brand including Nestlé, L’Oreal, Mattel, Sega, Warner Bros., MGM Studios, Skechers and United Talent Agency.  An accomplished negotiator and dealmaker, Flett is recognized for his expertise in intellectual property licensing as he sits on the board of LIMA – the licensing industries premier trade organization.
Andrew Greenberg, an entertainment entrepreneur dating back to the early days of the home video business, was CEO of GoodTimes Entertainment, where he transformed the existing VHS rental model to sell-through, ultimately growing and then selling the company in 2003 for over a quarter of a billion dollars.  Greenberg also leads PROMINENT Ventures, a division of PROMINENT Brand + Talent, which will administer capital resources from a vast network of sources for strategic investments in PROMINENT clients.
Katey Gabrielson also joins PROMINENT’s leadership as Executive Vice President. Gabrielson is a highly accomplished senior brand management executive with more than 20 years experience in driving intellectual property licensing, product sales and business development.
 The resulting PROMINENT Brand + Talent consortium allows this highly focused team to connect and strategically develop ideas and opportunities for established and emerging celebrities as well as lifestyle and corporate brands from the worlds of fashion, fitness, food, design, travel, sports and entertainment through longstanding media, manufacturing and retail.
About Epic Rights:
Epic Rights is a full-service global branding, licensing and social media marketing company dedicated to building celebrity and entertainment brands via its broad global network of retailers, licensees and agents. Working with a roster of top clients and brands, Epic Rights services include licensing/branding, music merchandising, social media management, VIP ticketing and fan clubs.  Epic Rights also oversees sponsorships and endorsements, digital archiving of all creative/photo/media assets and manages worldwide e-commerce for its clients in addition to providing in-house legal resources for trademark registration and audit management.  Epic Rights is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.  For more information visit Epic Rights.
About PROMINENT Brand + Talent:
PROMINENT Brand + Talent is a strategic management consortium representing personalities and brands.  PROMINENT offers a unique blend of services connecting ideas and opportunities to marketing, retail and capital partners.  PROMINENT’s experienced team has a successful record of developing global marketing and licensing campaigns focused on building brands from the worlds of fashion, fitness, food, lifestyle, design, travel, entertainment and sports.
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