Mr. Warren has years of experience in providing financing for new enterprises and creative projects. Recently, he has been the principal mover behind the creation of both ADC Licensing, where he has served as President, and later as founder of Toon Goggles. In that capacity, he secured the rights to Action Dad, developed it into a marketable property, and then guided its entry into the marketplace with a bold and aggressive marketing style. The purpose was to emulate the promotion activities of the giant billion-dollar animation production corporations, but at far less cost. He made the industry aware of ADC and its project through interviews which led to a series of articles, and full-page ads in key trade publications like Kidscreen and Animation Magazine.
In addition, Mr. Warren, along with Konnie Kwak, President of ToonZone Studios, negotiated the worldwide rights (currently other than Asia) to YooHoo & Friends, a successful TV series developed and aired in Korea, which has already generated more than $163 million in sales of plush toys based on the series 52 episodes.
In a period of barely three years, Mr. Warren has accomplished a whole series of key milestones, each significant in its own right, and rarely if ever seen in the highly competitive animation business. What remains is to continue the activities of the last three years, including completing production of the initial season's episodes of Action Dad.
With over forty years of tax, financial, management, and legal experience, Joe Diamond is a key member of the ADC Licensing support team. Educated at the University of LaVerne and DePaul University, he holds degrees in both law and accounting. His work has included serving as financial and tax adviser to a number of large corporations, such as Coopers & Lybrand. He also served as Chief Executive Officer and Director of Schimatic Technologies, Inc.
Mr. Diamond has been responsible for numerous tax examinations with the Internal Revenue Service, Franchise Tax Board, and the State Board of Equalization. He knows how to define the specific problems being disputed and address them in a manner that moves toward a solution or compromise that satisfies his client. The combination of his expertise in finance, particularly in tax law, will prove a great asset to the entities participating in the Company's projects.
Mr. Petersen has been a writer and consultant for over 37 years, serving a wide range of clients. A produced playwright, screenwriter and story analyst, he has had a number of screenplays optioned or in development. He has also taught scriptwriting in Los Angeles, Seattle, and Austin. His first script was produced in 1972, received rave reviews and played to sold-out houses. He has served as promotion director for a national television show, and twice been appointed editor of a national magazine. He was called in by a major studio to develop key material to help market what became a blockbuster film (Rocky IV), and has created operational plans and promotional programs for many other companies.
As a writer, David has written everything from screenplays to stage plays to stock prospectuses, from brochures to business plans, from movie trailers to marketing materials, from commercials and on-air promo spots to corporate organizational plans. He has consulted with nearly a hundred clients, both individual and corporate, providing them with the creative ideas and tools to achieve their goals.
Among Mr. Petersen?s clients have been MGM/UA, Paramount Pictures, 20th-Century Fox, Euphoria Productions, TelePictures, Prism Recording, Incredible Edutainment, 21st Century Solutions, Seattle Children's Museum, Molson Brewing, Visual Images Inc., Rock Creek Entertainment, Toyota, Vision Entertainment, International Rectifier, the Downtown Seattle Association, Maritz Communications, Hyundai, Mazda, the Orange County Ad Council, and Carlson Learning, to name but a few.
Most recently, he has been developing the principal organizational and promotional documentation for ADC Licensing and Action Dad.