A twenty-year veteran of the entertainment industry, Marcus Englefield is a co-founder of the industry leading 3D conversion company, Venture 3D. His experience includes the production of independent films such as The Naked Man with Michael Rapaport and Rachael Leigh Cook, and I Think I Do with Guillermo Díaz, as well as over 80 commercials, music videos, and documentaries. Currently, Mr. Englefield is producing the animated feature Animal Crackers, directed by Tony Bancroft (Mulan) and starring John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Danny DeVito, Sylvester Stallone, and Sir Ian McKellen. Mr. Englefield is also exec-producing the live-action film Valet written by Jason Hall (American Sniper). In January of 2015, Marcus Englefield became partners in a new company called 451 Media Group with one of Hollywood’s most prolific directors, Michael Bay (Transformers, The Rock, Armageddon). As an entrepreneur blending both business savvy and entertainment expertise, Mr. Englefield has ownership in multiple companies in the U.S. including software developer Appwagon and sneaker and lifestyle brand Undefeated. Marcus Englefield attended King’s College in London and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Art.
George Lee is co-founder and CEO of Venture 3D and Storyoscopic Films. As CEO of Venture 3D, he accepted the prestigious Dari Award in 2011 from KOCCA for Korean Business of the Year. In May of 2013, Mr. Lee was one of fifteen prominent businessmen in the United States to meet with Madame President Park to discuss expanding Korean business in the global marketplace. He earned a Bachelor of Science with a major in Business from the University of Southern California. George Lee’s experience in the motion picture business includes co-production, financing, foreign distribution, and licensing of major Hollywood studio films in Asia. In addition, Mr. Lee was President and Founder of Sports Deal Incorporated – a sports marketing company that focused on developing and licensing major sporting events and branded product driven projects in South Korea and Japan. Mr. Lee was the partner of Upper Deck LLC. in Asia and was the driving force behind one of the biggest success stories in the late nineties, when Upper Deck dominated the sports and entertainment card licensing market. Currently, George Lee is producing the animated feature Animal Crackers, starring John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Danny DeVito, Sylvester Stallone, and Sir Ian McKellen and directed by Tony Bancroft (Mulan). In January of 2015, Mr. Lee became partners in a new company called 451 Media Group with one of Hollywood’s most prolific directors, Michael Bay (Transformers, The Rock, Armageddon).
After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a Business Administration undergraduate degree and MBA graduate degree and working in the financial sector at J.P. Morgan, Sam Chi started off strong with his first project being the seminal and critically acclaimed Old Boy. Since then, Mr. Chi has invested in and produced more than 20 movies globally and currently has five more in production. Recently, Sam Chi partnered up with Korea’s top producer J.D. Han to form Korea’s hottest production company. Mr. Chi has recently moved to a more global film product by producing the Hollywood animated feature Animal Crackers, starring John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Danny DeVito, Sylvester Stallone, and Sir Ian McKellen and directed by Tony Bancroft (Mulan). Staying true to his roots, Sam Chi also presented his latest movie Ktown Cowboys at the South by Southwest Film Festival to approving audiences.
Brent Baum is a veteran entertainment executive and producer whose film career spans 22 years and encompasses the development, production, financing, distribution and sale of dozens of movies, some of which include: The Wedding Planner (Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey); Eye of the Beholder (Ashley Judd and Ewan McGregor); Drowning Mona (Danny DeVito, Bette Midler, Neve Campbell); Thomas and the Magic Railroad (Alec Baldwin); Beautiful (Minnie Driver); and Buying the Cow (Jerry O’Connell, Alyssa Milano). Mr. Baum started his entertainment career at DreamWorks as Vice President, corporate strategic planning. He was a member of the five-person initial start-up team responsible for creating and implementing DreamWorks’ ten-year strategic plan to build a competitive movie studio. In addition, Mr. Baum was President and co-founder of indie distributor Destination Films and a co-founder and COO of Resurgent Film Group, a leading film finance company. He recently finished directing/producing the feature documentary film Finding Noah. Mr. Baum is currently a Principal with Storyoscopic Films in Los Angeles and is producing the espionage thriller The Lions of Lucerne based on the NY Times Best-Selling novel by Brad Thor. Mr. Baum earned his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania; a Master of Arts, International Studies, from the University of Pennsylvania; and a Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, from Brigham Young University with dual majors in Political Science and Asian Studies.