Don Osbornewrote on Dec 7 2011 3:30AM
David Shor is the founder and CEO of The Shor Group of Companies headquartered in Santa Barbara, California.
Shor has an extensive background in entertainment management, motion picture and live performance production, consulting and finance. He has served as the managing director of the Shor Group of Companies for over 20 years, serving startup clients as well as Fortune 500 companies, in numerous industries in the U.S., Western Europe and the Middle East. He provides leadership and management skills in the health care and insurance industries, telecommunications, defense, information technology, financial services, consumer products, alternative materials, advertising and entertainment.
Shor is a principal and managing partner of Labrador Media Group, a Santa Barbara, California headquartered company that provides financing, production, development and distribution for filmmakers, writers and other artists, and of Labrador Pictures, a motion picture production company. Shor is also the managing director of Sleepless In Seattle Management, LLC, a company formed to bring that iconic title to the Broadway stage.
In his capacity as adviser/consultant to emerging entrepreneurs, Shor has helped to guide and navigate the products and careers of clients as diverse as organic cotton farmers, producers of alternative feminine hygiene products, multinational developers of information technology products, Fortune 100 companies, charitable organizations, mobile fitness centers, multinational insurance underwriters and brokers, Internet service providers, advertising and public relations firms, medical device manufacturers, inventors, writers and performers.
Shor's business advisory clients in the entertainment industry include screenwriters, producers, directors and performers across the spectrum of the industry; from major showroom acts in Las Vegas, to world-renowned "cirque" performers, to movie production, to screenwriters, to event productions. Shor has raised and managed tens of millions of dollars on behalf of his clients. Shor has held senior executive positions with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. (now KPMG), Mc Donnell Douglas Corporation (now Boeing), Ferranti International Healthcare Systems Corporation, Pentamation Enterprises, Inc., Micro Healthsystems Corporation (now McKesson Corp.), and University of Maryland Medical System.
Shor has served as Producer/ Executive Producer and managing partner of Labrador Pictures (feature motion pictures), Executive Producer for The Flying Cranes (cirque performers-worldwide), Producer for Goodman Productions (live events-Las Vegas), Producer for TJ Productions (live events), Production Adviser/Consultant for Delaware Pictures (motion pictures) and Producer for Liberty Jam Corporation (live concerts including: Eric Clapton, Santana, The Eagles) and he represents performers, writers, filmmakers and other entertainment professionals as manager. Shor was Producer and Executive Producer of the recently released motion picture "Dave Barry's Complete Guide To Guys" and he is presently producing the stage adaptation of "Sleepless In Seattle" on Broadway. Shor has several motion picture projects in various stages of production.
Shor has served as an advisor on numerous motion picture projects. Mr. Shor serves on numerous corporate and not-for-profit boards. Mr. Shor recently served as President of the Tahoe-Reno International Film Festival and is presently a member of the Producer's Network of the Cannes Film Festival, serves as Chairman of the Board and President of the Ojai -Ventura International Film Festival and he served on the board of the Ray Bradbury Theater and Film Foundation.