Having grown up glued to television and movie screens, Irv Gelb has a lifetime of experience in the entertainment industry. His career in multifarious business sectors including entertainment production/distribution, new business development and consumer retail has taken him to virtually every corner of the globe from Japan to South America and Europe.
While working with one of Japan's largest conglomerates Mitsubishi International Corporation, Irv started and built up their entertainment division having responsibility for purchasing programming for Japan's top television, cable and satellite networks including The Simpsons and The Playboy Channel. He then joined Japan Satellite Broadcasting (WOWOW channel) to start their Los Angeles procurement and production office. While an executive with WOWOW, Irv produced films and television shows such as the Japanese version of the American Music Awards, the Emmys, the American Cinema Awards and the Entertainment Report (a version of "Entertainment Tonight").
Utilizing his producing experience and industry contacts, Irv now manages actors and is developing television and film projects with other producers and award-winning writers/directors.