Television producer Richard Dominick and Horizon Entertainment—parent company to indie record label Goomba Music –have announced that they have partnered to form a brand new company titled, Richard Dominick Entertainment Group. The goal of the new company is to serve as a bridge between music and reality TV production. The new company already has plans to start filming new full length movies this Spring. Casting for the movies will take place at the company’s Detroit and Chicago offices.
Dominick, whose credits include Executive Producer of the truTV’s Hardcore Pawn, Executive Producer of The Jerry Springer Show from 1994 – 2008, and Creator and Executive Producer of The Steve Wilkos Show (2007) was clearly excited about the new partnership when interviewed. “Working within another production house, sometimes leads itself to creative differences”, Dominick said. “Now when there’s creative differences, I will only have to argue with myself – which is a good thing because my other personality is that of a small Filipino woman and I can take her…” “After so many years of working within the boundaries and limitations of other production companies”, he continues, “I now have what all producers dream of—creative freedom. This company is a match made in Heaven, and if by chance we end up arguing amongst ourselves, it’ll make a great reality show. I think when I changed The Jerry Springer Show from Phil Donahue to a show where everyone was welcome to come on the show and air their grievances, it was the beginning of “reality TV” and Springer became the number one show in syndication. Now, Hardcore Pawn is truTV’s biggest hit. Expect this new company to continue and surpass those successes.
Greg Wier, CEO of Horizon Entertainment and Goomba Music also shared his thoughts on the new partnership. “We are thrilled to form this new company with Richard, joining our talents and utilizing our strengths to bring the world a new and exciting full service entertainment company. By combining his successful track record in television with our accomplishments as an independent record company that has worldwide distribution, the possibilities for new entertainment ventures are endless. We have a lot of new plans for movies, television, series and record releases that will be announced in the coming weeks.
Goomba Music is home to Brand New Sin, Open Air Stereo, Scum of the Earth, Temple of Thieves and hip-hop artist, A.N.T. The company originally formed in 2011 and has already released records from Soil, Dark New Day, Pro-Pain, and Puddle of Mudd.
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