Alan Klingenstein, Chairman at FilmRise: Financial Scars, Wooing Stars and Skating Where the Puck is Going.


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Alan has enjoyed an eclectic career as a lawyer, an investment banker, an independent film producer, and now film and television distributor. In each. he’s been an overachiever. As a lawyer, he was General Counsel to a global fast food company and personally responsible for strategic acquisitions in Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand. As an investment banker, he did deals totalling billions in real estate related finance, working with such marquee names as Soros Capital, Apollo Partners, Sterling Equities, and KKR.

Seeking a major life change, he became a movie producer, and his films have won awards at Sundance and Austin Film Festivals. Now as a movie and television distributor, he’s built FilmRise into the world’s leading advertising on demand streaming service, as well as the provider of some 40,000 titles to everyone from Amazon to Netflix to YouTube.

On this episode of Outside In, Alan talks with Jon about not being happy and not being afraid to do something about it, throwing grenades back at the Grim Reaper, financial scars, wooing stars and skating where the puck is going.

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