Managing General PartnerMr. Bucaria is the Co-Founder and C.E.O. of Prolific Media holdings LLC. Through his journey in the entertainment industry, Mr. Bucaria has held positions in A&R, Talent Management, C-Level Executive and Board of Directors level positions in both public and private corporations.
He has also had the pleasure of compiling a client list of the entertainment industry’s top names such as Sony Records, Universal Music, Warner/Chappell Music, Sony/ATV, Radio City Music Hall, Charlie Murphy, Nokia, MPL Communications, Wyclef Jean, NBA, Discovery Channel, A&E, E!, Comedy Central, Warner Bros. Pictures and many more.
He has been a trusted advisor and consultant to companies ranging from top Fortune 100 with over US$300 million in revenues to start-ups on topics ranging from financial structuring methodologies, corporate strategy, M&A, operational efficiencies, Federal/State/Local regulatory compliance and more.
Over the span of his career Mr. Bucaria has established a track record of sustainably increasing profits within operations and has successfully raised equity and debt financing for various companies and projects that he has been associated with.
Managing General PartnerMark is currently is the CEO of Unbreakable Group of companies who have interests in live music events, television and film production and finance, artist management, and entertainment industry consultancy.
In addition to producing and consulting across various notable screen media projects in which he has been focussed on over the last 5 years, Mark has over 20 years of extensive music industry experience as a touring musician, record label owner, a publishing label owner, a producer, artist manager, event manager, and live concert tour operator in both Australia and the United States through various partnerships with Sony Music, Universal Music, and others.
He has contributed to the success of major music based projects such as running the live broadcast entertainment for the Indy 500 motor race on the Gold coast each year for event manager IMG, which at its peak, broadcast to over 50 million people globally, produced several sold out tours for American and Australian multiplatinum artists, and produced various branded events working directly with global multi-platinum iconic acts such as Aerosmith, Van Halen, Billy Joel, Jimmy Barnes, Live and more and has produced hundreds of regional shows.
Mark has an extensive network of key industry partners and associates in the United States and Australia which he has developed over the last 20 years which include executives in major studios and labels, film and music talent agencies, artist and talent management, producers, promoters and touring companies, stadium and arena venue owners and key partners throughout mass media.
Managing General PartnerMr. Carton is the Co-Founder and C.O.O./C.F.O. of Prolific Media Holdings. Mr. Carton has had the opportunity to work across many verticals of the media and entertainment industry, including music, video, and film. Mr. Carton has been in various significant advisory roles to Presidents and CEOs for both large and small companies, providing him insights beyond traditional finance roles for over twenty years.
While at RCA, he was a player in the creation of RCA/Ariola, the predecessor of BMG Music. At RCA Records, Mr. Carton evaluated thirty deals per year ranging from US$200 thousand to US$10 million including the Dirty Dancing Soundtrack, one of the most successful in music industry history.
Subsequently, Mr. Carton joined Sony Music Entertainment as Vice President of Finance, Administration and Production for 6 years where he honed his negotiating skills bringing tens of millions in revenue to the company. Mr. Carton headed a multi-discipline transition team which helped restructure parts of the internal and external operations.
As the CFO in North America of the British-based Music and DVD operation Eagle Rock Entertainment, Mr. Carton played a significant role in the growth of the company helping to close a number of television syndication deals in the United States. Mr. Carton holds an MBA in Finance from Temple University and a BS in Economics and Business from Juniata College.
Managing General PartnerKristie co-founded Unbreakable with Mark Spillane in 2014 after over a decade of experience in business, marketing, and media.
Following a number of years as a hospitality business consultant, Kristie returned to University to further her studies and turn her focus to Media and Communications. She graduated with high distinction in 2006 and within her first two years in the industry she, along with a small team, established one of the most successful media departments in the country and grew the department’s earnings to equal one quarter of the total revenue for a publicly listed company.
In the decade that followed, Kristie became a highly sought-after consultant working through the Aegis Media Group alongside a number of local and International companies, ranging from blue chip organisations to emerging brands as a strategist and essential partner to build brand equity and market share in key global markets.
In pursuit of more creatively satisfying endeavours, Kristie left her corporate background to follow her passion for the entertainment industry and, soon after co-founding Unbreakable International, her first such endeavor saw her
co-produce, write, and direct 20 hours of award-nominated, internationally distributed television currently airing on Netflix globally.
By combining her skill sets learned in her business background and her zeal for the creative aspects of her work, Kristie now enjoys focussing on developing commercially successful entertainment projects for both domestic and global markets.
Investment CommitteePeter Bush B.Com, CA is the Chief Executive Officer, Alternate Director for M and B Stang, and Chief Financial Officer, of Aeris Environmental Ltd (ASX:AEI).
He is a Non-Executive Director of Vectus Biosystems Limited (ASX:VBS). Peter previously acted as the Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of Vectus and Accugen Pty Limited.
Peter is also an Executive Director and the Chief Financial Officer of The Regional Health Care Group and GryphonCapital.
Regional Health Care Group is a diversified healthcare product supplier, with successful businesses across a range of medical, pharmaceutical, consumer healthcare, and research and development sectors.
GryphonCapital is an independent investment house that facilitates the financing and development of emerging healthcare-related entities.
Peter began his career working for five years at BDO, a global accounting and consulting firm, then has since spent several years working in industry, including in a senior finance position at Merivale / Jam Music.
Peter holds a number of private directorships and board positions.
Investment CommitteeKevin is a writer/producer, format creator and accountant with thirty years of experience in the film and television business including the Academy Award-winning Gladiator and the Emmy Award-winning Survivor series as Co-Executive Producer. Other feature projects include Mr. Holland’s Opus, The Devil’s Own, 12 Monkeys, The Perez Family, and Thank You for Your Service, as well as a number of independent productions. On the television side, Kevin also worked on Coupled, The Great Food Truck Race, Brother vs. Brother, I Caveman, Dance Showdown, No Kitchen Required, Outback Jack, MasterChef Australia, Fraternity Life, and more.
After a successful career in Los Angeles working with industry giants like Amblin Entertainment, Atlas Entertainment, Interscope, Columbia Pictures, Mark Burnett Productions, and others, Kevin and his wife, Sommer, moved to Sydney with their two children, Andie and Max. In addition to his skills on the creative side of the business, Kevin has vast experience in the logistical and financial aspects of physical production across all medias. He has extensive knowledge around Film and Television state and federal incentive program requirements in Australia and other key markets.