Byron Allen is one of the most successful media moguls that most people have never heard of. Join Jay as he gives commentary on Byron Allen’s recent interview on The Breakfast Club where he discusses his amazing entrepreneurial journey and his quest to achieve economic inclusion. A must listen. Visit www.EntertainmentStudios.com
By Paula Wilson (from Celebrity Net Worth)
If you were to ask 10 strangers to name the most powerful African Americans working in Hollywood today, you’d probably hear names like Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Will Smith, and Denzel Washington. The name you would probably not hear is “Byron Allen“. This is pretty insane when you consider that Byron Allen happens to be one of the most powerful and successful producers currently working in the entire entertainment business. He’s been nominated for multiple Emmy Awards. He has a mind-boggling 30 shows running currently on television. He has a staggering net worth of $400 million. And yet, even if you were to ask industry insiders if they’ve heard of him, most people would look at you blankly. Byron Allen has been in the entertainment business for decades. He first started out as a standup comedian. At some point, Byron shifted his focus to behind-the-scenes producing work. Over the years, he has quietly built an astoundingly successful entertainment empire that has been called the “Walmart of Television”. His empire rivals the likes of Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey. How did he do it? By working outside the box and creating an entertainment business model that is pure genius…
In the early 90s, Byron began shifting his focus to producing. He founded Entertainment Studios in 1993 with his mother. She still works at the company today. Together, they quickly produced their first show, “Entertainers with Byron Allen“. The one-hour, syndicated interview series is still on the air and features him interviewing current television and film stars. “Entertainers with Byron Allen” was just the beginning of his producing career, however. Since then, he has grown Entertainment Studios into a powerhouse, by doing something no other distributor has ever done. Through Entertainment Studios, Byron Allen produces 32 different television series, including “Cars.TV”, “America’s Court with Judge Ross”, “Comics Unleashed”, “Beautiful Homes & Great Estates”, and “The Young Icons”. If you haven’t heard of some of these shows, it’s okay. You’re not the only one.
Entertainment Studios is the largest independent producer and distributor of first-run syndicated programming in the world, and it also produces programming for six different 24-hour HD networks, including MyDestination.TV and Recipe.TV. And even though Entertainment Studios might look like your typical production company from the outside, the company is anything but typical.