Dr. Thomas R. Reich
Tom received his Undergraduate Triple Business Major in Management, Political Science and Music at the University of Tampa. He then pursued his Masters in Economics at the University of Tampa graduating in 1982. (Note: In 2004 he received his PhD in Itcholigy to add to his credits).
Tom began his business career in 1982 as a Marketing/Sales Management with Texas Instruments. He was the #1 Salesman of the Year twice and the #1 managed district. In the late 80's Tom saw new opportunities in the music business, upon leaving Texas Instruments in 1987 with his strong interest in the recording business and marketing Savoy, Tom was to create one of the most successful Independent record labels in the US from 1987-1997. Tom was the founder and President CEO of Cheetah Records, and built the company to the #1 independent label in the United States. Tom earned 66 gold and platinum records. He was responsible for all aspects of the business as well as producing and writing many of the hits. (See Awards section).
After a successful run in the music business, Tom became the Executive Vice President, American Monogram Entertainment from 1999-2000. He was In charge of day to day activities producing a TV pilot, Kaptain Techno's Kartooniverse. Tom was responsible for writing original scripts, hiring and coordinating set personnel, casting and market coordination. During that same time Tom was the Producer, Product Coordinator, North Hampton Partners from 1997-2006.
Tom has produced and directed over 100 full-length DVD / VHS projects from conception, visual, audio, menus, and market ready art work. Five of the packages sold among the top 10 of all animated DVD products on the market (See Awards section). Tom was honored by Fox-Lorber as Producer of the Year for "Cartoon Crazy Series" selling in the millions.
Tom Reich has had an extensive history in marketing, sales, Technicolor Development, Animation, and Public Relations as well as Technologies Management. His expertise as an experienced producer and project coordinator with over 30 years experience taking projects from the conception to the finished marketable product.
Most recently, Tom and Director Richard Pabis completed the PBS Documentary, The Wonderful World of Fish Keeping, as well as "The Instant Fish Tank" and their first Blue Ray project, "The Blue Ray Aquarium". Tom has also been teaching and giving seminars at Full Sail University, and is a noted photographer and writer.
Tom has worked with Technicolor to develop a State of the Art method to bring animation back to the brilliance and vibrancies of today's animation. This has translated Tom Reich's products into millions of units sold throughout the world in such retailers as Wal-Mart, Best Buy, and Target to name a few. Tom has researched and brought back heavily damaged and rare lost cartoons back to commercial quality with over 400 film restorations of "Famous Studios", "Van Buern Studios" and Fleischer Studios" with such creations as Popeye, Superman and Casper. Tom has restored the only completed version of Gulliver's Travels. Tom's "Feel the Sound" process which is used in his film restoration was developed by Tom and Dolby. Tom developed a style of Foley Animation sound effects with two time Academy Award Winner, Mike Keeping. This has the organic sound effects to seamlessly mix with the original sound effects that was done in the 1930's, bringing them into the modern standards.
LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS
- NARIS (The Recording Academy) 21 years
- Voting Member
- DGA (Directors Guild of America)
- NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) P
- SA (Photographic Society of America)
- PHD Ichthyology
- 2006 - Video Industry Award (VIA) with over 7 million copies sold of "Superman"
- 2002 - Nominated for the ACE Award
- 2000 - Producer of the Year, CAPS (Classic Animation Preservation Society).
- 1999 - Roger Ebert, Video Pick Of the Month, "Gulliver's Travels" 60th Anniversary
- 1997 - Crystal Reel Award for Best Music Video or Documentary
- 1997 - Award of Merit, National Association of DVD Arts, "Cartoon Crazys"
- 1994 - Dance Label of the Year, Dixie Dance Association
- 1993 - Radio Active Gold Fish
- 1993 - Label of the Year, Bassin Distributors
- 1992 - Crystal Reel Award, Years Best Documentary, The War Begins
- 1991 - Two (2) Grammy Nominations for the Cover Art Director "Bass is the Name Game". The artist was D. J. Magic Mike.
- 1991 - Tom broke the Billboard Black Album Chart for 68 weeks, beating out Michael Jackson's "Thriller" album.
- 1991 - Crystal Reel Award, Years Best Music Video, Subhuman Minds
- 1984-1998. Awarded for among other things, Production, Writing, Management and promotion.
- 1991 - Independent Label of the Year, Billboard Magazine
- 1991-1994 12 Apex Golden Reel Awards of Excellence, various projects 1
- 992 Rap Label of the Year, Billboard Magazine
- 1984-1998 Over 60 RIAA Certified, Gold and Platinum Records for music ranging from Dance to Rap and then to Rock and Easy listening.