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Tyrone Evans Clark: Meet the Master of Many Crafts, from Entertainment to Game Development

When it comes to mastering multiple fields ranging from entertainment, writing, and game development, Tyrone Evans Clark is a force to be reckoned with. He is a professional entertainer, actor, filmmaker, singer, author, writer, 3D artist, animator, and game developer. He is the founder of the TYRONE EVANS CLARK Incorporation, a personal brand that has accomplished various developer projects touching on developing video games, 3D designs, animation and more. 

With over 40 technical course certifications under his belt, Tyrone Evans Clark has been a recipient of multiple awards and accolades throughout the years. He is best known for his work in the 2019 TV series and movie, Homeless Sam & Sally, Netflix’s 2019 Velvet Buzzsaw, as well as in E! Entertainment’s Dating #NoFilter show, LIFETIME’s Seatbelt Psychic, FOX’s Phone Swap, MTV’s Flex on My Ex, and many more. 

Tyrone Evans Clark is also the author of the book Grapefruit: Season I – The Wrath of Love. On top of this, he is also known for his podcast “CALL TYRONE!!!” He is also a rising musician and singer, with several singles such as “Inside of Me!,” “Video Game,” “Hope,” and “Gotta Get Some Tissue.”

Today, he looks back to his humble beginnings in the industry as he shares his challenging journey with the world in this exclusive interview.

Q: Thank you so much for joining us in this interview series! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?

Tyrone: Throughout my life, it hasn’t been easy for me. While growing up as a child, my family was in deep poverty. My family and I didn’t have much, and most of the time, we would try to come up with ways to get money or even put food on the table. My mother was a single parent, and she tried her best raising my siblings and me. My father left when I was super young due to his drug addiction. There were moments when he was there for us, and then there were moments when he became the monster. He would physically abuse my mother every day. There was even a time when he put his hands on me. My face was so messed up that I couldn’t even go to school.

I realize in this world, we have to take our power back from those who hurt us. I’m my own hero. I don’t need to be rescued because I have to rescue myself. These hardships and more pushed me to go into my career path as an entertainer with a millennial flare who wears many hats.

Q: Can you tell us a story about the hard times that you faced when you first started your journey?

Tyrone: I used to be homeless numerous times throughout the years, and I didn’t want to live on the streets anymore. I decided to get a job in retail at the Beverly Center. I didn’t want to do it because I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Game Art & Design at The Art Institute of California – Los Angeles. I wanted to use my degree in some way, so I decided to create a website for my own company called TYRONE EVANS CLARK Incorporation. While working in my painful sales job, I would pick up clients on the side from my online platform.

Q: So, how are things going today? How did grit and resilience lead to your eventual success? 

A: I got tired of struggling and living from paycheck to paycheck. I wanted more for my life. I didn’t want to settle for less. Life is way too short to live a life of unhappiness. Today, I’m doing fantastic, and I’m not living paycheck from paycheck because I was one of the ones who decided to be my own boss. I’m successful due to my hard work and people-person skills. 

Q: What do you think makes your company stand out?

A: I think what makes my company stand out is the fact I’m a millennial with an ’80s vibe, and I pay super close attention to details regarding clients’ requests.

Every client ends up leaving TEC Inc., super happy and satisfied. I remember this client who I helped with her campaign. My team gave her what she wanted and more. “You are the best, and I will be coming again for other things, and I will be referring my friends to you too,” says the campaign client.

From that point on, I knew my company was a force to be reckoned with! Coal under a lot of harsh pressure and heat always turns to diamonds. 

Q: Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them thrive and not “burnout”? 

A: Always stay focused on the most important things. We call this order of importance. You don’t want to overwhelm yourself with so many duties and clients. You are not Superman or Superwoman. Some people are equipped that way, but I know that there are moments in life when we all need some TLC and good support from others. It takes a great team to accomplish goals. In a nutshell, you can’t do it by yourself. You need beautiful people around you to keep your journey to success nice and smooth.

To know more about Tyrone Evans Clark, you may visit his official LinkedIn. You may also check out his entertainer portfolio. For more updates, check his Instagram and Facebook

Global Tour Creatives on Dominating the Entertainment Industry Under the Leadership of Its Widely-Acclaimed Team

Behind every successful venture is a powerhouse, or a team thereof, whose passion, vision, and perseverance made it possible to plant a seed that would grow into an industry mogul. Without these strategic and creative minds and the skills and expertise that they bring to the table, any startup would ultimately fail. In the case of Global Tour Creatives, it was able to grow into the world’s leading global production agency because of the dedication of its leaders to propelling artists toward the limelight. 

In the decade since its establishment, Global Tour Creatives has racked up countless accomplishments under its belt, earning acclaim for its distinctive approach to capitalizing on old-school methodologies and new tech know-how. It has gained the trust of the biggest household names in the entertainment industry as well as earned the loyalty of major corporations looking for an authority when it comes to tour marketing campaigns. 

From the get-go, Global Tour Creatives has demonstrated competence in bridging artists with their target audiences. This, along with its uncanny ability to materialize the creative vision of every client into reality, has allowed them to rise through the ranks. As the entertainment production agency responsible for almost 60% of the top-grossing North American tours, GTC’s reputation is solid within the industry. 

Spearheading this widely-acclaimed venture known for producing effective ad creatives is a highly-respected team that includes  Rafael Vankowski, Rodrigo Trabbold, and Lee Walsh. Together, they have helped Global Tour Creatives carve a path toward the summit. 

Rafael Vankowski serves as the senior art director of this digital marketing mogul. Originally from Marília, São Paulo, Brazil, the creative go-getter maneuvers every project toward fulfilling its every objective to a T. He does not only ground his team’s efforts in the specific vision clients want to be translated, but also makes sure that every artistic decision contributes to the end goal. 

Rodrigo Trabbold, the graphic designer behind the creative concepts that Global Tour Creatives releases to promote bands and artists throughout their entire world tours, has lent a hand in the tour projects of numerous musicians, including Elton John, Paul McCartney, Blink-182, Bon Jovi, Janet Jackson, John Mayer, Shawn Mendes, Gwen Stefani, Shania Twain, OneRepublic, and Pitbull, to name a few. 

Needless to say, Lee Walsh is an integral member of Global Tour Creatives. As the co-founder and creative director of GTC, he pours time and resources, as well as expends effort in guaranteeing that the needs of tier clients are considered and met. His commitment to leading this venture, which he established together with James Hyland and Russell Treacy, has enabled it to dominate the game.

Today, Global Tour Creatives takes pride in its long list of clients that include Cirque du Soleil, Billie Eilish, Justin Bieber, Westlife, Ariana Grande, Eagles, Harry Styles, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, and many more. 

Under the creative and strategic leadership of Rafael Vankowski, Rodrigo Trabbold, and Lee Walsh, Global Tour Creatives is bound to reach greater heights. Learn more about these professionals by visiting GTC’s website

Robert Francis: Meet TikTok’s New Aspiring Bright Star

There are a lot of factors to consider to achieve an instantaneous rise to stardom, but for Robert Francis, his holy trinity for virality are: enthusiasm, satire, and comedy. With TikTok becoming the perfect avenue to become an internet sensation, Francis is all ready to make a dent in the new media and entertainment industry.

TikTok’s global reach boosts thousands of users’ profiles in the industry. Each user produces content whatever they like. Whether it is entertainment, exercise, lifestyle, educational, sports, or motivational short videos. For Robert Francis, his holy trinity works best for comedy and motivational content. His healthy mix of humor and motivation reflected in his videos has produced a handful of viral videos.

“I have a unique ability to produce uplifting comedy and motivational videos. While keeping a grounded bearing on the abnormal. To put it simply, I put out weird videos but not weird enough to be off-putting,” Robert Francis said.

With more than 206,000 followers and more than 3 million total likes, his profile is getting quite the attention in the community. Moreover, this aptly explains his success in the platform and also in another platform, which is YouTube. His success in the platform has earned him recognition from major networks. He has appeared on MTV, ABC, and TrueTV. 

Many would have thought that the stardom of Robert Francis is synthetically made because of TikTok. However, that impression would be false. Francis’ genuine enthusiasm and efforts that exude positivity have always been there since he was a kid. At a very young age, he landed his first venture into acting — his now-lawyer sister introduced him to his first play. 

Asked about who his idol is, Francis said that all actors are his idols. However, he emphasized that Tom Hanks serves as his inspiration. “He’s such a genuinely good guy that has made it in the industry through hard work and talent but has never forgotten where he comes from,” he said.

With the ongoing pandemic stalling a lot of people’s plans, Francis decided to focus more on producing short videos to improve his craft and share his genuine attitude. And luckily, his efforts have paid off pretty well as it is positively received by millions of users on the platform.

Currently, Robert Francis is dedicated to evolving his craft more. He is looking into the prospects of developing his brand and image.

“I plan to move my social media gains into a more mainstream platform or an entirely new social media-focused platform that will help foster my creativity and expansion.”

With his passion to improve in making short videos, Robert Francis will also be giving himself some relaxation in the upcoming years. The viral sensation is optimistic that he will soon have his own comedy travel show. That way, he is hitting two birds with one stone: traveling and doing what he loves. Additionally, he will soon launch his own merch later this year. 

For four years, Francis has relied heavily on acting. This is why he is hoping that he will be casted in more projects. Although he has not made any outstanding product in movies, his involvement in TikTok has helped him gain happiness, relief, and recognition.

“Being able to create and develop all of the content I want, without limitations, is extremely freeing for me as an artist. It gives me the freedom to take big chances and is pretty forgiving when I fail and extremely encouraging when I succeed. Either way, it’s a venue that gives me immediate feedback into what is and more importantly, is not, working in my craft.”

Collaborate with him by visiting his TikTok account.

Jacob Zetino Shares How He Successfully Innovated the Online Streaming Space

The rise of digital pursuits has paved the way in revolutionizing how people enjoy and appreciate stills and motions. True enough, CDs and Movie Theaters are a thing of the past. With technology taking the reins of the world’s transformation, the magic of entertainment can now be celebrated on the palm of one’s hand.

Taking a cue from this forward-looking breakthrough, Dapper Penguin Entertainment molded itself to fit into the cast of this ever-changing world.

Founded by Jacob Zetino, Dapper Penguin Entertainment is an online streaming services company based in Beverly Hills, California, that serves to be a melting pot of enjoyment for people from all walks of life. With its ability to revolutionize the entertainment landscape, Dapper Penguin Entertainment pushes the limits of digital broadcasting by strategizing the use of technology while reducing production costs. Proving to be unstoppable, Dapper Penguin Entertainment also serves as an outlet where creative individuals can convey their inspiring messages through motion pictures.

Being movers and shakers of avant-garde streaming, Dapper Penguin Entertainment boasts of colors that exude an innovative approach towards filmmaking. Aside from their well-curated films from talented filmmakers worldwide, CEO and Executive Producer Jacob Zetino took it upon himself to endlessly develop and produce content designed to pique the interest of different individuals from across the globe.

However, Dapper Penguin Entertainment would not have been the digital powerhouse that it is without the team working flawlessly behind closed curtains. Besides the founder’s undeniable prowess, Jacob works closely with some of the most renowned figures in the film and television industry. These high-sounding people are Liz Vacovec, the Company’s President, and Nicole Layson and Daniel Sydnor as Senior Vice Presidents of Film and Television. With these creative individuals maneuvering behind the ropes, the company maintains to hold a promising stature alongside its competitors.

As Dapper Penguin Entertainment continues to make its way to the film and television industry, much of its driving force comes from its trailblazing founder, Jacob Zetino.

Although Jacob lived a different life in the past, history has its unique way of molding a person into someone great. For over ten years, Jacob recognized the value of perseverance in the pursuit of success in the United States Army. So Jacob worked hard and received multiple commendations for his exceptional work. And because of his excellence, Jacob has worked tirelessly with generals, senators, royal dignitaries, and celebrities. When 2012 came, Jacob was then honorably discharged from service as a Sergeant.

Having seen the beauty in hard work propelled Jacob to do something worthwhile after his stint in the army. Imbued with the passion for doing more in the age of technological advancement, Jacob decided to venture into filmmaking, where he immediately fell in love with the craft. And as he approached the peak of his proficiencies, Jacob gained authentic experiences in film, television, and digital production, and won multiple awards. Now, Jacob is a member of Veterans in Media and Entertainment and the American Legion Post 43, where some Hollywood Film Luminaries like Clark Gable, Charlton Heston, Mickey Rooney, Gene Autry, Ronald Reagan, and Stan Lee take part of.

The advent of the digital age, coupled with an innate passion for innovating, has brought out the best in people. With Jacob at the helm of Dapper Penguin Entertainment, the opportunities for the production company seem endless.

To know more about Jacob Zetino and Dapper Penguin Entertainment, you may follow their Instagram and Twitter pages. 

Angela White Talks Pivoting and Adapting

While it can more likely be safer to follow the path that seems most logical – going to school, getting a job relevant to one’s degree, among many others – it pays to follow one’s heart and pursue another track, even if it means branching out into the unknown. And given the highly dynamic nature of today’s world, those who can shift gears may have the highest chance of surviving and thriving amidst life’s turmoils. 

Film and television producer Angela White initially aimed to work in public policy. But during her time in New York Law School – where she would eventually earn her Juris Doctorate – she observed the need for more diverse representation as she was booking talents for the student union. So, instead of becoming a lawyer, Angela joined the glamorous but tough entertainment industry. 

She worked with young musicians and comedians in need of representation, ultimately becoming a talent manager in the comedy and live music circuit in New York City. After venturing to California to seek out better opportunities, Angela would then begin her successful climb to the top.

As someone who entered the industry in a non-traditional way, this filmmaking mogul’s adaptability skills were put to the test. Coming from a background other than film school, Angela admittedly not only did not possess any specific training as a film or TV producer, but she also had no inkling what being a producer even meant. Despite these hurdles, Angela was able to come out in the end, alive and kicking, because of her inherent resilience and admirable work ethic.

After years of hard work in networking, researching, and learning the nitty-gritty of the procession, she is now proving to be an authority in every facet of show business. This member of the Producers Guild of America is the founder of Silver Lining Entertainment, a family-owned multimedia entertainment company based in Los Angeles, California. It produces films and television series, and through it, Angela launched an education platform, called Backstage Pass to the Movie Industry, which serves as a resource for those who wish to gain more knowledge in arts, entertainment, and media. 

Most recently, this household name, who has graced Fox News, ABC News, Good Morning America, Sirius XM Radio, and more, has also established Dreamers With Purpose, a non-profit organization that assists people of color as well as women and those who are financially disadvantaged in the pursuit of their dreams.

Through her films, Angela has worked with and showcased some of Hollywood’s most talented figures, including Tiffany Haddish, Omari Hardwick, Isaiah Washington, Salli Richardson, Brian White, Jay Ellis, and more. And proving that delving into the business of entertainment will not remain her only major divergent act, Angela has dabbled in the art of screen playwriting and directing. With her directorial debuts, Transgress and Hands Up, she will further position herself as a force to be reckoned with in every area of filmmaking. Moreover, she has also diversified into book-writing. She can be credited for writing a book titled The Secret to Creating a Winning Demo Reel, which offers actors with strategies to develop workable and successful demo reels that could guarantee more work.

Angela knows that millions of other people, at any given time, are facing challenges and novel situations that can prove to be overwhelming. But through her own story, she wants to be a reminder that humans have the innate ability to adapt to whatever comes their way.

Know more about Angela White by visiting her website and checking out her Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Quiktok Is the Bridge Connecting Content Creators and Brands

The entertainment industry is flourishing due to the presence of new technologies and media platforms. Artists from across the globe can easily make content with just a few taps on their mobile phones or a few clicks on their computers. However, not all content creators turn their reach to something profitable; this is where Quiktok comes in. 

Quiktok is the only public influencer marketplace huge enough to significantly improve their clients’ reach in just a matter of minutes. Alex Boro and Tanner Kesel co-founded the company. It was launched in mid-March, just in time when people got stuck in their houses. As the COVID-19 pandemic is still being solved, people are more likely to search for entertainment in the most accessible way possible, through social media. The presence of TikTok, YouTube, Instagram, and other media platforms paved the way for businesses to promote their products and services. Quiktok serves as the bridge between influencers and companies for making active promotions. In Quiktok, they value transparency. They would like the influencers to stay true to their branding and themselves; hence, the freedom Quiktok is giving them for their content and other matters. They value the content creators and give them freedom for what promotions to cater to and set the pricing. The same goes for the brands looking for influencers to promote. Quiktok gives them the freedom to choose the right influencer that would be the perfect fit for their campaign. 

Unlike other companies, Quiktok makes sure that both parties will not be exploited. Expectations and scope for promotions are set and communicated to brands, companies, and influencers. Quiktok has been doing this since they noticed how artists and brands are not given the right treatment in this industry. They also promise to be hands-on with all their clients as much as their clients want them to be. 

With a starting price of $25, promotions are available for everyone. Quiktok has a reach of 750 million and is exponentially growing due to them having more than 700 influencers on their ship. Quiktok gives promotions the chance to go viral and expand their reach without having to go over budget. Quiktok allows its influencers to leave whenever they want and makes sure that the influencers stay with them at will. 

Quiktok is focusing on how they can grow as of the moment, and they look for ways to innovate. They will soon be releasing a mobile application, both for iOS and Android users, to provide an easier way of purchasing promotions. They provide people in the marketing industry, an option for them to work more efficiently anytime, anywhere. Also, content creators will be updated regularly about purchasing promotions through push notifications. Quiktok’s goal of bridging the gap between companies and influencers will soon reach greater lengths as they are planning to optimize their reach even on Instagram and YouTube. They will be releasing this feature in September, which opens more opportunities for purchasing promotions. 

Head on to their official website to see samples of their work and get in touch with them.

Jordan Nancarrow: The Actor Turned TV Show Host With a Mission

Jordan Nancarrow is a commercial, television, and film actor who has now set his sights on hosting a show on a platform geared towards changing the entertainment industry. He is the latest television co-host to join Infecting Change Television.

Jordan has worked on multiple commercials and films, and he is known for his compelling performances on-camera. He has also been a public speaker for Microsoft, where he presented its latest products in London and Orlando. Now, the actor has taken the next step in his career. He has recently joined forces with Infecting Change Television (ICTV) to work on a show on their streaming service. 

He chose to work with ICTV because he believes in this company’s vision. ICTV is unlike any typical streaming service or network. The company is focused on showcasing HBCU sports and events, underrepresented content creators, films, television shows, and documentaries. He believes that working with this company means that he can make the entertainment industry more inclusive and diverse.

“We are all here for a reason,” he says. Jordan wants to use the platform given to him to spread positivity and shed light on topics that people do not typically see on other television shows. As a host on ICTV, he wants to share his authentic self and values. 

Working with ICTV enables Jordan to amplify voices and stories that may not typically reach as many people. He views his work with this network to be part of his legacy and mark on the entertainment industry. In collaborating with ICTV, the new TV host wants to help induce a paradigm shift in entertainment and educate other people, all while putting a smile on his audiences’ faces.

This actor and TV show host has worked hard to get to where he is today. He understands that he can inspire others to also work hard on their goals. Personal development is essential to him, and Jordan does his best to keep working towards being the best version of himself.

Knowing that other people might look up to him and try to follow what he is doing, Jordan says, “Everyone’s journey is different, so the only one you should be competing with at the end of the day is nobody but yourself.” He wants to inspire others to strive to be better than they were yesterday. To truly shine, one must keep improving.

Jordan sees himself as a regular guy. But he’s different in that he is willing to put in the extra time and the effort needed to get from point A to point B. Jordan is someone who likes to stay curious about various things. He hopes to encourage others to stay curious as well. His curiosity about life, new experiences, and different career paths helped him find his true passions. From acting in commercials and films, Jordan Nancarrow now turns to pursue hosting a television show.

Jordan Nancarrow is currently working on a show with Infecting Change Television. More information is available on the ICTV website. For updates, follow him on Instagram.