| ||Daniel Sherkow - COO of Global Universal Entertainment |
Daniel Sherkow, Chief Operating Officer of Global Universal Entertainment, straddles the worlds of media/entertainment and finance as a successful motion picture and television producer and former Series 7 licensed Registered Representative. He has advised numerous leading media entities such as the Korean animation company, Seoul Movie, and the China Film Group Corp., the official governmental agency of the People's Republic of China, in their negotiations with a major U.S. motion picture studio concerning an overall financing, production, and distribution arrangement for live action motion pictures.
After graduating from the University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee with a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts (BFA)/Honors, Mr. Sherkow entered the Graduate School of Business Administration at Harvard University in Boston, Mass. where he earned an MBA.
Following stints at NBC Television and Time-Life Films, and then Vice President, Production at Paramount Pictures and Tri-Star Pictures, Mr. Sherkow produced the feature motion picture "SUSPECT," written by Eric Roth ("FORREST GUMP") and starring Cher, Dennis Quaid, and Liam Neeson. Mr. Sherkow then raised funding for and produced "AMERICAN BUILT"/"RACE FOR GLORY"; and "IMPROMPTU", which opened to universal acclaim and won the prestigious Houston WorldFest Award as "Audience Favorite". "IMPROMPTU", starring Judy Davis, Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Mandy Patinkin, Bernadette Peters and Julian Sands, marked the film directorial debut of noted Broadway stage director, Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner, James Lapine ("SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE"). Following its theatrical release and extraordinarily successful video/DVD distribution, "IMPROMPTU" was telecast on the prestigious Public Broadcasting System (PBS) show "Masterpiece Theatre".
Mr. Sherkow recently financed and produced the feature motion picture "BEING MICHAEL MADSEN", shot on location in Los Angeles, Connecticut and New York City, and starring Michael Madsen, Daryl Hannah, Harry Dean Stanton, Virginia Madsen, and David Carradine. "BEING MICHAEL MADSEN" was a featured official submission at the largest independent film festival in Europe, the Raindance Film Festival in London, and at the Starz Denver International Film Festival and San Francisco International Film Festival. "BEING MICHAEL MADSEN" was also selected to screen in the prestigious "Outside the Box (Office)" series at the USC School of Cinema in Los Angeles.
In television, Mr. Sherkow has produced the Made-For-TV-Movies "DONOR", starring Melissa Gilbert and Jack Scalia, as Executive Producer for CBS Entertainment; "ELVIS AND THE COLONEL: THE UNTOLD STORY", starring Beau Bridges for dick clark productions and NBC; and also served as Executive Producer for "ALL LIES END IN MURDER", starring Kim Delaney and Jamey Sheridan ("LAW AND ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT"), for ABC-TV.
Broadway stage projects have included "AGNES OF GOD", starring Elizabeth Ashley and Amanda Plummer, "MY ONE AND ONLY", starring Twiggy and Tommy Tune, as well as "THE SLAB BOYS" with Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon, Val Kilmer, and Jackie Earle Haley, Jr., which Mr. Sherkow produced on behalf on Paramount Pictures. In addition, Mr. Sherkow has advised several concerns such as the Hite Brewing Co., Ltd. of Korea for which he secured the services of well known actor George Clooney as spokesman.