Episode 57 - Brian Becker - Chairman & CEO of BASE Entertainment & BASE Hologram
Brian Becker is an entertainment industry veteran with more than 35 years of experience building and managing worldwide live entertainment businesses. Currently, BASE’s productions include: Absinthe at Caesars Palace Plaza, Mat Franco Magic Reinvented Nightly at the Linq Las Vegas and Magic Mike Live at Hard Rock Resort. Current exhibitions include: Battle For Texas: The Experience at Rivercenter San Antonio. BASE programs The Planet Hollywood Showroom in Las Vegas and two theaters at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. Previous productions include: Phantom of the Opera: The Las Vegas Spectacular at Venetian, Peep Show starring Holly Madison at Planet Hollywood, Rock of Ages at Venetian, Jersey Boys at Palazzo, Million Dollar Quartet at Harrahs, Stomp Out Loud at Planet Hollywood, and national museum touring exhibitions: Spy: The Secret World of Espionage and Sea Monsters: What Lies Beneath. From 2000 to 2005, Brian served as Chairman and CEO of Clear Channel Entertainment, the world’s leading producer and promoter of live entertainment events, as well as the world’s largest owner and operator of event venues, managing acquisitions and operations in the music, theater, motor sports, exhibitions and sports agency businesses. During his tenure, Brian was named one of the 100 Most Powerful People in Entertainment by “Entertainment Weekly” Magazine for four consecutive years. Prior to SFX Entertainment’s sale to Clear Channel Communications in 2000, he served as Executive Vice President and Director of SFX Entertainment, and was involved in the development and implementation of corporate strategies and operations, including the acquisition and integration of more than 40 of the world’s most successful live entertainment companies. From 1996 to 1998, Brian served as CEO and President of PACE Entertainment Corporation, which at the time was the largest diversified live entertainment company in the world.