Entertainment Exec Anastasia Brown Joins American
ASG audition site receives over 2.1 million hits
TN USA July 12, 2016: Josephson
Entertainment announced the appointment of music, tv and film executive Anastasia Brown as a Producer for American Supergroup, the upcoming music
competition show airing this Fall on Pop
(cable network seen in 80+ million homes), followed by runs on MTV Live
& VH1 Classic. The show is filming in Nashville, Brown’s home since 1989
where she joins Executive producers Barry
Josephson, Kevin Wayne Waldrop and Gary
Wayne Bridges. CAA is the exclusive worldwide agent for the show and
international format rights are available.
Barry Josephson, ASG Exec Producer said: “American Supergroup is shaping up to be the most compelling music
competition show on television, especially now that Anastasia is onboard. Her
reputation and experience are stellar; and we look forward to her creative
input for the show. We are also excited to see the tremendous interest the show
has received from musicians and music fans from all over the country. Thousands
of people sent in audition material and we are pleased the ASG website has
received over 2 million visitors. American Supergroup promises to be a
truly amazing show this Fall.”
Anastasia Brown said, “It
is such a great opportunity to be part of American
Supergroup, working with such pros as Barry, Kevin, and Gary. This dream project has all the
elements for a truly fantastic program: it is filming in my town - Nashville -
America’s music capital and will feature the best musicians in the country.
Having worked with iconic artists who are also musicians, I love how this new
series puts a spotlight on the entire band, not just the lead singer. We promise that music will be front and
center and look forward to showcasing each and every member of the band in a
having worked on Emmy-winning, and Grammy, Oscar and Dove-nominated films and
TV series, has carved out a unique
career path that encompasses music, film and tv while building a bridge between
Nashville and Hollywood as a music supervisor, artist manager, music publisher,
film and TV producer, author, TV star, A&R and label executive, talent
scout and talent booker. Her extensive portfolio of film and TV credits
include The Shack, the upcoming Lionsgate
film based on the best-selling book (Music Supervisor); I Saw The Light (Associate Producer); Hot Pursuit (Music Supervisor); The
Americans (Music Supervisor); Billy
(Graham): the Early Years (Executive Producer & Music Supervisor); Footloose (Music Consultant); Nashville Star (Judge); Steven Spielberg Presents: Taken (Music
Supervisor); among dozens more.
an ear for talent, Brown spotted Keith
Urban in 1994 at the Bluebird Café in Nashville, and immediately signed him to her management
company with partner, legendary manager and record mogul Miles Copeland. With Brown’s
support, Urban proceeded to secure two record contracts with his new team,
leading to international success with Capitol Records. Brown proceeded to sign Waylon Jennings and Leon Russell to Copeland’s record label
and has worked with legendary artists/musicians such as Sting, Peter Frampton and Junior
Brown for years. As a judge on Nashville Star (USA) in 2006 Brown
predicted Chris Young would win the
competition, and he went on to record numerous hit songs.
American Supergroup’s recent call for musicians to audition has
been extremely well-received with the show’s audition website garnering over
2.1 million hits.
ABOUT AMERICAN SUPERGROUP
American Supergroup is
a music competition program showcasing the creation and evolution of the best
newband in the country. Guided by a panel of music experts, 25
finalists will be selected to form 5 groups of 5 members each -- best
guitarist, best drummer, best bass player, best keyboards, and best
vocalist. Each contestant must have 3 qualities, they must each be: a
monster vocalist, a master musician, and an accomplished songwriter. Musical
genres can be, but are not limited to, Pop, Pop-Country, Traditional
Country, Pop-Rock, R&B, Metal, Latin American, Alternative. Audiences
will interact with, and vote for, contestants (bands) via social media
platforms and an exclusive ASG app.
contestants will be mentored by some of the industry’s best musicians including
renowned, award-winning guitarist, James Burton, inducted into
the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards. Burton
has recorded and performed with music legends Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash,
Judy Collins, Joni Mitchell and many more. The James Burton Foundation is
partnering with ASG and its mission is to support music education for those in
need through guitar donations and music instruction to schools, hospitals and
community service organizations.
Judges will be comprised of a
panel of music experts: either a member of a multi-platinum selling band
or supergroup, from any genre; or an entertainment industry insider: manager,
record executive, producer, etc. All judges will hold proven credentials
that demonstrate their part in building the careers of legendary award-winning
Barry Josephson, Executive Producer American Supergroup:
Josephson Entertainment -- currently Executive Producer of Bones on FOX Network & Turn: Washington Spieson AMC Network. Josephson served as president of worldwide
production for Columbia/Sony Pictures. During his tenure, Josephson was
responsible for hits such as Men In Black, Air Force One, In The Line Of Fire, The Fifth Element, Anaconda, Bad Boys, The Professional,
Craft. He is the co-founder of Comic Relief; and he has managed artists
Paula Abdul, Patti Labelle, Morris Day, and Whoopi Goldberg, among others.
Gary Wayne Bridges, Executive Producer American Supergroup:
Gary has more than 30 years in the entertainment industry including his start
as an actor, musician and performer working with the Elvis Presley Estate
portraying Elvis himself. Gary then moved into direct response television
campaigns for household name entities including BMG and RCA. He then
began working in live theater productions producing and creating shows for the
Tropicana, Caesar’s Palace, and The Riviera in Las Vegas. Gary has now
transitioned to television projects co creating “ASG” and several more forth
coming television and entertainment entities.
Kevin Wayne Waldrop, Executive Producer American Supergroup: Kevin
Wayne has been a part of the great business of entertainment for over 20 years
working as a music, television and movie producer, musician, songwriter and
artist manager. His clients have ranged from entertainment conglomerates
such as Universal and Sony to high-powered management like Glen Parrish of
Irving Azoff’s Azoff, Geary, Paul, Smith to the legal power-houses of Greenberg
Traurig and Loeb and Loeb. He has assisted corporations like AARP, the
National Guard and Pro Football Hall of Fame in media marketing campaigns and
worked in the corporate sponsor world with entities such as Jim Beam and
Monster Energy Drinks. In addition to entertainment experience, Kevin has
an accounting background and is no stranger to the business side of the
industry. He has successfully structured deals for several larger than
life projects including a live, performance show on the Las Vegas strip as well
as several network television projects.
ASG Media contact:
(Ms.) MJ Sorenson, CEO
256 South Robertson Blvd - Beverly Hills, CA 90211
MUSIC INDUSTRY VETERAN ANASTASIA BROWN TO JOIN FORMAT ENTERTAINMENT
Brown brings LA & NYC Based music supervision powerhouse Format to Nashville.
Anastasia Brown is one of the top power-players in the music industry and is proud to announce her newest endeavor; joining LA & NYC based Format Entertainment, a vibrant music company specializing in music supervision (Iron Man 1 & 2, Sex and the City 1 &2, The Blindside, Alvin and The Chipmunks 1 & 2, and Swingers), music production and soundtracks for film.
Dave Jordan, Format’s President and Founder, states “Having been friends with Anastasia as well as admiring her talent, I’m thrilled she is joining the Format family”.
Brown will head up a Nashville branch of the company, act as a music supervisor as well as tapping into the enormous amount of musical talent residing in Nashville and the surrounding areas. Having already developed offices in Los Angeles and New York, Format looks forward to the Nashville expansion.
"I've spent the last several years focusing on bridging Nashville with the film and entertainment communities in New York and LA,” says Brown. “I am passionate about music and excited to join forces with Format to take Nashville and its singers, songwriters and musicians to the next level.” Brown goes on to say, “Whether it be supervision, consultation, artist representation or raising film financing for music driven films, I'm committed to taking everything to the pinnacle. I believe Nashville will be the true third coast within the next few years.”
Brown brings with her a vast amount of music and film industry knowledge. Currently the go-to music supervisor based in Nashville, her film credits include August Rush, Road to Nowhere, It’s Complicated, Billy: The Early Years, Daltry Calhoun, the upcoming Paramount re-make of Footloose .
She also music supervised the Emmy Award Winner mini-series, Steven Spielberg executive produced, Taken and acts as a film consultant for projects pertaining to Heartland lifestyle and music. Julia Michels, Music Supervisor at Format, says “I have been lucky enough to work with Anastasia in the past to great success. I’m looking forward to continuing our close working relationship as part of the same team.”
Throughout her career Brown has worked with artists such as Sting, Peter Frampton, Leon Russell, Waylon Jennings, Junior Brown, John Berry and Keith Urban, whom she helped launch in 1994 as co-manager. On the publishing side, Anastasia hand-picked song writers to attend the renowned songwriting retreat at Copeland’s castle in France, where Urban met the Go-Go’s who went on to co-write with the international superstar his first #1 single, “But For the Grace of God.” Then Sting & Copeland requested Brown pitch his songs to Nashville acts to further monetize his catalog; she successfully helped secure cuts by Tammy Wynette, Waylon Jennings and Toby Keith. Brown’s previous experience in artist management, A&R, and publishing have made her one of the most well respected and connected power players in the music industry. Given her diverse experience in artist and song development she was asked to join NBC’s “Nashville Star” as a celebrity judge. Anastasia can be reached at: email@example.com, Office: 615.330.5822 or 615.783.1850
1. Nickname as a judge on NASHVILLE STAR was "Simon in a skirt."
2. Her blog has been read by double/triple the viewers even than the blogs written by the various hosts and all other judges.
3. Best-selling author: Brown wrote Make Me A Star for aspiring songwriters, singers and musicians - an entertaining how-to book. Added as text book/curriculum at many U.S. music colleges.
4. Music supervisor: Brown picks the songs, the artists who sing them and helps guide the songwriters/artists to make the song/recording perfect for the film.
5. Worked on AUGUST RUSH - Oscar nominated for best original song, Grammy nominated for best soundtrack, TAKEN, BILLY GRAHM bio-pic -- Emmy wins & Dove nominated best compilation record.
6. Brown helped launch Keith Urban's successful music career as well as connected him with Jane Wiedlin & Charolette Caffey (Go-Gos) who co-wrote BUT FOR THE GRACE OF GOD - Keith's #1 hit!
7. Sting & Miles Copeland requested that Brown pitch his catalog to Nashville acts to record: She successfully got Tammy Wynette, Waylon Jennings and Toby Keith to record three separate Sting-penned songs. (IN 1997 Toby's version of I'M SO HAPPY I CAN'T STOP CRYING went to #2 on both charts and compelled him to be invited to perform on CMA's for the first time in his career. Of which Brown brought Sting in for to perform as a duet on the show.
8. One of Brown's film progjects has been invited to compete in the 2010 Cannes Film Festival this May.
August Rush (Music Supervisor)
Warner Bros. Pictures
Director: Kirsten SheridanProducer: Richard Lewis
It’s Complicated (Music Consultant with Julia Michels)
Director: Nancy Meyers
Billy: the Early Years (Exec. Producer/Music Supervisor)
Producer: Larry Mortorff & Martin Shiel
Billy: the Early Years Soundtrack
Soundtrack album Producer
Paper Wings (Music Consultant)
New Line Cinema
Producer: Marty Bowen
The Winding Stream (Producer/Music Supervisor)
A Musical Journey with the Original Carter Family
Feature Documentary for the Country Music Hall of Fame
Director: Beth Harrington
Producers: Anastasia Brown, Eric Geadelmann
Exec. Producer: Dwight Yoakam
Love/Love Hurts Compilation (2006) (Executive Producer)
Daltry Calhoun (2005) (Music Supervisor)
Director: Katrina Holden Bronson
Producers: Todd King, Danielle Renfrew
Exec. Producer: Quentin Tarantino
Daltry Calhoun Soundtrack (2005) (Executive Producer)
Dear Mr. Cash (2005) (Music Supervisor)
Moon Over Mansfield Productions, Inc.
Director: Wendy Cooper-Porcelli
Producer: Wendy Cooper-Porcelli, Dave Hodgin Jr., Tamara Trexler
The Dance: The Billy Roth Story (2003) (Music Consultant)
Director: John Darling Haynes
Producers: Eric Geadelmann, John Darling Haynes, Scott Mayo
Exec. Producers: Nicolas Cage, Norm Golightly
*A Universal feature film based on this documentary starring Nicolas Cage and 50 Cent is currently in development.
Charlie’s War (2003) (Music Supervisor)
Christabel Films, Inc.
Director: David Abbott
Producers: David Abbott, Tony Grazia, R. Colette Hailey, Wes Motley, Tamara Trexler, Christy Lawrence Viviano, Louis B. Viviano
Roper and Goodie (2003) (Music Supervisor)
(aka Alabama Love Story)
Director: Terry Moloney
Producer: William S. Gilmore
Herb Alpert: Music For Your Eyes (2003) (Music Consultant)
Tom Neff Productions
Director: Thomas L. Neff
Producer: Jimmy Holcomb, Thomas L. Neff
Steven Spielberg Presents: Taken (2002) (Music Supervisor)
Dreamworks Television/Sci-Fi Network
Directors: Breck Eisner, Felix Enrique Alcala, John Fawcett, Tobe Hooper, Jeremy Kagan, Michael Katelman, Sergio Mimica-Gezzan, Bryan Spicer, Jeff Woolnough, Thomas J. Wright
Producers: Joe M. Aguilar, Steve Beers, Leslie Bohem, Darryl Frank, Julie Herlocker, Richard Heus, James Lima, Steven Speilberg
Taken Soundtrack (2002) (Executive Producer)
Waylon Jennings (1998) (Executive Producer)
“Closing In On the Fire”
Ark 21 Records
Leon Russell (1998) (Executive Producer)
“Hank Wilson Vol. 3: Legend In My Time”
Ark 21 Records
*Hired by New Regency, film in transition period.