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Consultant.

The best way to deal with the future… Is to create it.

As a consultant with RevThink, I advise top creative firms – studios, agencies and production companies – from 16+ countries around the world to accelerate their growth, success and impact in the industry.

I am the editor and curator of the RevThinking blog and podcast where I freely give away my knowledge to help our industry become stronger.

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Industry Influencer.

I am a champion of the creative entrepreneur.  As such, you will find me regularly speaking, teaching and advocating on behalf of those who dare to chart their own course at the intersection of creativity and business.

One notable example is Creative Entrepreneurs, a quarterly event alternating between NYC and LA where I co-lead agency owners tackling their toughest business challenges while building community.

 

 

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Mentor.

Creative Studio Jumpstart is my accelerator program for the next generation of up-and-coming studios.

Currently in Jumpstart 40+ members from over 16 countries around the world are learning how to take their studios to the next level.

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Entrepreneur.

Two decades at the helm of the miracle-making studio & production company.

For over 20 years I ran Impossible Pictures – one of the most successful studios to ever thrive between the coasts – until I sold it in 2014.

8 Emmy Awards. 7 Addy Awards including Best of Show and Judges Choice Award. 13 PromaxBDA Awards. 13 Art Directors Awards. 1 amazing legacy.

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Director of Photography.

I believe beautiful stories deserve to be told... beautifully.

I remain a passionate creative, working as a Director of Photography to capture visuals for broadcast, film and digital.

I’ve been fortunate to work with Kristen Bell, John Corbett, Patrick Dempsey, Giada De Laurentiis, Bobby Flay, Elton John, Jeff Gordon, Kelsey Nixon and many more.

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“Navigating Our Changing Industry.”

Justin Cone interviews me in Motionographer.

“We asked Joel Pilger, founder of Impossible Pictures (which he sold in 2014 after a 20-year run) and now a consultant with RevThink, for his take on the industry…”

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Feedback.

What others are saying about me.

chris-pagani“Thanks for putting on such a great event! I took a lot of valuable information away from it and look forward to implementing some new strategies around here.” – Chris Pagani at Charlie Company

ron-beck“It was the most worthwhile day I’ve ever spent at a conference.” – Ron Beck at Tiny Hero

steve-kazanjianWe have been getting some great feedback from the Creative Entrepreneurs conference.” – Steve Kazanjian, President & CEO at PromaxBDA

patrick-jager“You’re doing something unique in the industry: you’ve lowered the barriers-of-entry and brought the critical thinking down to a level where all can benefit.” – Patrick Jager, CEO at CORE Innovation Group

robb-wagner“You teach me how to leverage my thinking and beliefs then apply them to my business in an effective manner.” – Robb Wagner at Stimulated-Inc.

maria-rapetskaya“From overall strategy to sales and marketing, your wisdom was the tiebreaker we needed to make long overdue critical decisions.” – Maria Rapetskaya at Undefined Creative