Basic Info

Name:
Phillip B. Goldfine
Contributor Status:
Native AdVice
Initial Contribution Date:
02/05/2019

Career Info

Primary Industry:
Television / Film
Personal Career Headline:
Founder, Hollywood Media Bridge

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Career Snapshot:

Phillip is the founder of Hollywood Media Bridge, a film and television studio based on the Universal Pictures lot, in Hollywood, California with close to 100 film credits and numerous television series. Mr. Goldfine is also the Executive Producer of the Academy Award winning documentary The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life. He also won an Emmy for writing the Variety Series El Vacilon in 2011.

Phillip has worked producing films and television for every major film studio and network in Hollywood, including Warner Bros., Twentieth Century Fox, Walt Disney, Sony, MGM, Paramount and Lions Gate Films. In television, his show Lawman was the highest rated launch in A&E history when it premiered, and likewise, his film Seal Team 6 was not only nominated for multiple Emmys but was also the highest rated film when it premiered on National Geographic.

Mr. Goldfine has worked with a depth of Hollywood Talent and has relationships with Actors such as Oscar winner Hilary Swank, Katherine Heigl, Jack Black, Jerry O’Connell, Denise Richards, Wesley Snipes, Dolph Lundgren, Ray Liotta, and Val Kilmer.

Prior to his work as a producer, Phil worked at Twentieth Century Fox for legendary executive, Peter Chernin, and at New Line for the iconic Bob Shaye where he worked on movies like The Mask and The Nightmare on Elm Street, to Trimark (now part of Lions Gate Films) a studio specializing in genre films and comedy before setting up Hollywood Media Bridge. Shaye liked Goldfine so much that when he directed his latest film, Ambition, he hired Goldfine to produce it.

2019 looks to be busy year for Hollywood Media Bridge with multiple films premiering on Netflix and a new Christmas motion picture for a Major Studio. The company is also working on ten new motion pictures and two new television series to premiere in 2019.

Phil is a graduate of the prestigious USC Peter Stark Motion Picture Producing Program.

He resides in Los Angeles with his wife Valerie and his children, Kase, Libbie and Kelsie.

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How did you get into the industry?:

I was always in love with the idea of entertainment from a very early age. I remember watching television and just loving it. What 5-year-old kid doesn’t? Throughout high school and college—even though I was involved in other academia—the entertainment business remained a draw (as it still does today). My story is much like many others. I interned for various companies and worked my way up the ladder.

Emerging industry trends?:

Of course today it’s all about Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD). Not only are Netflix, HULU and Amazon the major players, but this year we’ll see Disney+ premiere (the combination of the Disney/Fox deal) Warner Media’s new SVOD service, and Universal just announced plans for an early 2020 Streaming Service.

Industry opportunities and challenges?:

I think the challenge is going to be finding quality projects for the new streaming services and the VR technology that’s emerging. Five years from now, there will be an entirely new landscape in the entertainment space.

Inspiration for the business idea, and your vision for the Business?:

A love and passion for entertainment, as well as the loving support of family.

What's next for the Business in the near future?:

Not only am I excited about all of the opportunities for developing new fresh content, but our company is focused on giving back. We run about six seminars a year from our office to help people achieve what they want. Whether they’re in the entertainment space (or any space), we feel it’s our way of giving back.

Your key initiatives for the success of the Business? Greatest Accomplishment?:

A. Persistence

B. Passion

C. Pick the Right People

Your most difficult moment at the Business? (and what did you learn?):

This all ties in together. We had an issue on a particular project, and the lesson was we needed to hire slow and fire fast. There are some people you get a feeling about, and you need to let go of them as fast as possible – so the right people can enter your life/business. As the saying goes, nature abhors a vacuum, so it moves fast to make changes.

How do you motivate others?:

By setting the example. By showing passion, working hard and team work.

Career advice to those in your industry?:

A. Always show respect.

B. Always show kindness.

C. Give to those who need it.

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