Join the Startup Grind Santa Clarita Chapter, powered by Google as we host Larry Namer, Co-Founder of E! Entertainment Television and Metan Global Entertainment Group. Tickets include food and drinks so please plan on being there to nosh & network.
During Larry's illustrious career he has experienced numerous successes and overcome countless challenges. You will not want to miss this opportunity to hear directly from an Entrepreneur that has built a $3 BILLION+ brand and still continues his forward momentum as he starts a new venture in China.
[Must be 18+ to attend]
An entertainment industry veteran with over 40 years professional experience in cable television, live events and new media, Larry Namer is a founding partner of Metan Global Entertainment Group (Metan), a venture created to develop and distribute entertainment content and media specifically for Chinese speaking audiences in China and abroad. Metan recently launched the inspirational competition series The Bruce Lee Project in China, in conjunction with Company Films (co-owned by Keanu Reeves and Stephen Hamel), Bruce Lee Entertainment, LLC (Shannon Lee’s production company) and Benaroya Pictures.
An accomplished entrepreneur, Mr. Namer is the co-founder of E! Entertainment Television, a company now valued at over $3.5 billion USD, and the creator of several successful companies in the United States and overseas. Among those companies are Comspan Communications that pioneered Western forms of entertainment in the former Soviet Union, including the syndication of the popular soap opera Santa Barbara, which ran for 10 years in the region, and Steeplechase Media that served as the primary consultant to Microsoft’s MiTV for developing interactive TV applications. Steeplechase was also involved in the early development of ITV programming, creating interactive episodes of Baywatch, Pacific Blue and over 250 episodes of Judge Judy. Mr. Namer was also the Primary Strategic Consultant to The Documentary Channel.
A cable industry pioneer, Mr. Namer began his career in 1971 at Time Incorporated Manhattan Cable, and served as Vice President and General Manager of Valley Cable Television (VCTV) in Los Angeles, the nation’s first 61-channel two-way cable system. His vision and direction garnered VCTV several Emmy and Cable ACE award nominations, as well as recognition by Forbes magazine as the national model for local cable television programming. In 1989, he was awarded the prestigious President’s Award from the National Cable Television Association. He was also honored with the “Outstanding Contribution to Asian Television Award” at the 19th Asian Television Awards in Singapore.
Today, Mr. Namer serves as President/CEO, Metan Global Entertainment Group. In 2009, he launched the company’s flagship series Hello! Hollywood, a weekly entertainment news series tailored to Chinese audiences that reached over one billion Mandarin speaking viewers. Hello! Hollywood’s premier content was also made available on 10 of China’s top online portals, as well as on Metan’s Hollywood Channel on Tudou, reaching more than four million viewers weekly.
Mr. Namer also serves as Senior Advisor, Strategic Development to Eurocinema On Demand and is the co-founder of MINGYIAN INC., a China brand management startup for Western celebrities and influencers.