Celebrated Canadian Tech Producer Announces “fameus” Social Network to Connect Entertainment Industry Pros

January 8, 2013 – LOS ANGELES – Kent Speakman, a Hollywood tech producer named to the iMedia Top 10 Hottest Digital Marketers of 2011 list, is announcing a new social media network called “fameus” which will service an unprecedented networking platform for professionals working in film, television, music, fashion, art and public relations.

Co-founders Mike Kahn Jr., Jason Stecker and Brandt Weisman invited Speakman to join the “fameus” team as a partner in the company because of his unique expertise as a producer of inventive technology and film.

“We’ve been watching Kent’s career and accomplishments as a capable producer of innovative entertainment content and extraordinary digital platforms,” said Kahn Jr. “We’re excited for Kent to bring his unique media and technology production knowledge to our project.”

“Have you ever heard of a single platform that connects everyone in the entertainment industry? That’s what ‘fameus’ is,” says Speakman.  “Showcase your talent, demo reel, work history, head shots, videos or music on the website or on the go with the mobile application. Users connect to their industry peers, form alliances and find work. It’s about building relationships.”

Currently in the private beta phase, www.fameusUSA.com is allowing select industry elite to sample its features before the official release, which is expected this spring.

The website, smart phone and tablet mobile apps will feature an exclusive entertainment industry specific job search engine. Users may post and search job listings, receive alerts, create a profile with their biography, resume, photos, videos and audio tracks, and access Twitter, Facebook and Google+ feeds.

Speakman, a Canada native, has distinguished himself as one of entertainment’s chief enterprising producers. He hosted a panel discussion about the future of mobile apps and television at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival with “Entourage” star Adrian Grenier and Trevor Doerksen, CEO of MoboVivo.

He’s the Founder of Speakman Entertainment, a film and television production company, and is the co-Founder of Engageia Agency, a Finalist for Best Social Media Agency at the 2011 iMedia Agency Awards.

Speakman is also an Advisory Board Director for iKapital, a distribution company that served as a regional distribution partner for films such as “Avatar,” “2012” and the “Harry Potter” franchise.


About Kent Speakman

Kent Speakman is a producer & entrepreneur who is experienced on both sides of the camera, for the big screen, small screen and the second screen. Examiner.com has called him one of the most influential entrepreneurs in the entertainment industry and has won the iMedia Entertainment Marketing Award for best digital campaign. He writes for trade publications, speaks at conferences and film festivals as well sharing knowledge through media interviews.
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