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MANAGEMENT

David Cohen

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Cohen is Carolco Pictures’ Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and is a company Director. Prior to joining the company Mr. Cohen was a Director of Investment Banking at Newbridge Securities Corporation and  National Securities Corp, where he led the underwriting efforts for myriad NASDAQ and NYSE listed public companies.

Prior to working with these investment banks, Mr. Cohen founded a private equity firm based in North Palm Beach, Florida. That Firm’s successful philosophy focused on achieving high compounding risk-adjusted returns through investments in securities approaching an inflection point as informed by proprietary macro and microeconomic analyses. Those investments included public equity and debt securities, equity derivatives and select direct investments in private companies. The firmdeployed capital through multi-year investments with innovative companies that were both under followed by research analysts and inefficiently priced by the investment community.

Preceding his ownership in the aforementioned private equity firm, Mr. Cohen was the Founder, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of a publicly traded company.  During his leadership, Mr. Cohen executed a successful roll-up strategy within his industry, oversaw day-to day management, led mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, employed junior management to oversee 40 employee’s and provided an informed voice to the Wall Street investment community.

His 20 years of expertise in the securities markets includes all facets of public company management, corporate finance and corporate consulting for publicly-traded companies. As an advisor for various investment banking firms and brokerages, Mr. Cohen has specialized in the small and lower-middle market sectors, arranging financings in the public and private equity markets for emerging companies in a variety of industries. Mr. Cohen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Pace University in New York City.

Brad Albert

President + Chief Creative Officer

Mr. Albert is our President, Chief Creative Officer and a Director of the Company. Mr. Albert is an immersive visionary and industry leading branding expert. Prior to joining Carolco Pictures, he served as President of SynappsVR. He led his team to become the first VR company to film a US President in virtual reality and premiered a groundbreaking VR experience at 2016’s TriBeCA Film Festival.

Mr. Albert was a marketing executive for over a decade and has developed strategies for some of the most successful companies in the world including Proctor & Gamble, Tyson Foods, Kia and Puma. From Lotus to Ludacris he helped shape the language of modern brand identity. In 2008, Brad founded SynApps Media at the inception of the Mobile App boom and created award winning UI/UX experiences across all mobile platforms. He also worked as an executive producer at Roadside Entertainment where he was a producer for the ESPY awards and a multitude of commercials and documentaries.

Mr. Albert graduated with a degree in Organizational Behavior and Management from Brown University.

Justin Morris

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Morris is our Chief Operating Officer and a Director of the Company. Mr. Morris is a technology and multi-media veteran with a unique insight into the obstacles facing Virtual Reality and media convergence today. Over the course of his career, Mr. Morris has directed and produced content for industry giants FOX, NBC, The Discovery Channel, SPIKE and E!. He has designed user experiences for a wide range of mediums including immersive content, mobile games, apps and websites.

Prior to joining Carolco Pictures, Mr. Morris served as CEO of SynappsVR, a next generation content company that has pioneered the Virtual Reality landscape. Earlier in his career, Mr. Morris joined FTI Consulting where he helped facilitate deals and restructure over $40 billion of assets for various clients including GM, Lehman Brothers Creditors, the Government of Ireland, TD Bank and Citi. Seeking to broaden his horizons, he founded SynApps Media, a mobile app development firm that worked with clients ranging from AXA insurance to the WNBA’s Washington Mystics.

Mr. Morris holds a degree in computer science from Brown University where he worked with the school’s Virtual Reality Lab called The Cave. Mr. Morris also holds a Masters degree in Real Estate Finance from NYU.

Alex Bafer

Chief Development Officer and Chairman of the Board

Mr. Bafer is our Chief Development Officer, a Director and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company. Mr. Bafer is a seasoned executive and established entrepreneur, having generated tens of millions of dollars in revenue for companies during his career. Mr. Bafer has successfully led the organization and development of numerous startup companies, and achieved many successful exits. The Company is the latest success story for Mr. Bafer.

During the 5 years under his direction, the Company (formerly known as Brick Top Productions) went public, acquired an Emmy award-winning production company that was generating substantial revenue, and acquired the rights to the name and service mark of “Carolco Pictures”, which belonged to a now defunct but famous Academy Award winning studio behind blockbuster films Terminator 2 & 3, The Rambo Series, Total Recall, and Basic Instinct, just to name a few of the 36 films produced by the famous studio that earned it 16 Academy Award nominations and 6 Academy Award wins.

Mr. Bafer’s vision was to rebrand the Company as the new “Carolco Pictures” and reunite the powerhouse name with the famous studio’s original founder and CEO, Mario Kassar. Mr. Bafer was successful, bringing Mr. Kassar on board as the Company’s Chief Development Executive and also as Chairman of the Board from February 2015 through January 2016. This ultimately resulted in the October 2015 sale of Mr. Bafer’s majority interest of the Company for a significant multiple. Given the successes yet to come, Mr. Bafer could not stay away from the Company for long. When new management of the Company asked him to come back to assist in leading the Company back to prominence, Mr. Bafer agreed.

Prior to his work with the Company, Mr. Bafer was an equity partner with Guaranteed Mortgage Bankers, where he was responsible for managing and training 75 sales agents throughout 6 multi state offices. During his 4-year tenure at Guaranteed Mortgage, before selling his equity interest, his efforts resulted in a cumulative revenue increase for the company of more than 300%. Mr. Bafer’s business management and financial acumen were apparent even early on in his career and have permeated throughout it ever since. After graduating in the top 4% of his St. John’s University class, Mr. Bafer moved on to help manage a $500 million portfolio at Merrill Lynch in New York City. He then assumed a position as senior account executive with Preferred Securities Group in Boca Raton, Florida, where he was quickly promoted to President and Managing Director responsible for overseeing the firm’s three trading offices, 50 registered representatives and numerous support personnel. From there he accepted an equity position as a fund manager where he was involved in all aspects of building, organizing and managing a hedge fund.

Throughout his career, Mr. Bafer has been involved with Investment Management of America, a venture capital firm and incubator, where he has been instrumental in raising capital for numerous prominent start-up ventures. Mr. Bafer has proven to be a successful asset to the management and support teams of several startups and continues to utilize his successes and proven experience in business development to assist others in organizing and developing their business’s from any stage, whether it be a startup or a developed company in need of capital, expansion, guidance or ultimately an exit.

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Carolco Pictures (Stock Symbol: CRCO): The original American independent film production company, Carolco Pictures, produced blockbuster successes such as Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Total Recall, and the first three movies of the Rambo series (First Blood, Rambo: First Blood Part II, and Rambo III). In 2014 the new Carolco Pictures Inc. was resurrected and acquired certain rights to the name Carolco and the trademarked stylized C service mark. Carolco’s award winning management team has won numerous awards and accolades.

For more information on Carolco Pictures, and its subsidiaries, please visit, www.bricktopproductions.com, and www.highfiveentertainment.net. Carolco Pictures has offices in Los Angeles, New York City, Boca Raton and Nashville. Carolco’s most recent regulatory filings and financial information can also be found on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov.

This website contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), and as such, may involve risks and uncertainties. These forward looking statements relate to, amongst other things, current expectation of the business environment in which the company operates, potential future performance, projections of future performance and the perceived opportunities in the market. The company’s actual performance, results and achievements may differ materially from the expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements as a result of a wide range of factors.

 

 

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Carolco Pictures, Inc.

5550 Glades Road, Suite #500
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Phone: 561.826.9307
Email: info@carolcopictures.com

A publicly traded company: CRCO

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