Imprezario Entertainment, Inc.™ is an innovative and adaptive entertainment studio that develops, produces and delivers premium augmented reality content to captivate and engage audiences.
Our goal is to create a vast array of experiences for all ages which introduces the world to mobile augmented reality entertainment using devices players currently own.
Co-founded by Brett Tomberlin and Bryce Katz, the company aims to expand into additional genres, as well as service our ‘Night Terrors™’ fans with new adventures incorporating high quality characters and immersive storylines.
Through unique, real-world branding, the Imprezario Entertainment, Inc.™ team taps in to the zeitgeist to find and explore intriguing subject matter. Whether it is a classic tale re-crafted through unique storylines, or a new idea on the horizon, Imprezario Entertainment, Inc.™’s content innovates, challenges and engages people like never before.
Brett Tomberlin is the Co-Founder and President at Imagination Design Works (IDW), a next-generation production company and studio in Orange County, California.
Over the course of the last 15 years, Tomberlin has been a successful producer, director, and studio executive, with credits from the worlds of stage, screen, theme parks, and special events. Upcoming films and television series include the paranormal thriller based on the Winchester Mystery House starring Academy-Award winning actress, Helen Mirren (“The Queen”); and a film set and filmed on the historic RMS Queen Mary ocean liner with scribe Gary Dauberman (“IT”).
On the television front, Tomberlin is in development on an untitled basketball drama with Showtime Networks, Los Angeles Lakers executives Jeanie Buss, Kurt and Linda Rambis, and legendary coach Phil Jackson. Additionally, he is producing a "Showtime Lakers" documentary with Haven Entertainment about the legendary basketball franchise in the 80's and its owner, Dr. Jerry Buss.
Tomberlin began his career in the film industry as a Production Coordinator with "The Tonight Show" and legendary television director, Andy Ackerman ("Cheers," "Wings," "Seinfeld," "The New Adventures of Old Christine"). He has also served as Creative Director of Master Replicas, which focused on developing, producing, and distributing high quality consumer products involving such studio franchises as "Lord of the Rings," "Star Wars," "Indiana Jones," "Pirates of the Caribbean," and "Walt Disney Classics Collection."
Tomberlin is a graduate of Santa Clara University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Business majoring in marketing with emphasis in Operation Management and Information Systems. He was raised in Laguna Hills, CA where he currently resides.
Bryce Katz’s career started in commercial real estate in 2008, after graduating from the University of Kansas. It didn’t take long, however, to realize Katz’s true passion was in the creation of companies, public products and new technologies.
Having had some ‘spare time’ at the commercial real estate position in 2008, Katz and a friend from college recognized the emerging opportunity with putting an “app” on iTunes. There seemed to be smaller, independent players being able to get their products in front of the masses through a new marketplace that Steve Jobs and Apple had created. Together, they sourced development and digital artwork and launched what would turn into a worldwide iTunes #1 application in 2009. From the moment of seeing his first product in Apple’s Top Charts, Katz was hooked on creations that people from all over the world can enjoy, regardless of linguistic, economic or territorial barriers. Over the next 9 years, Katz would produce seven applications amassing over 8.5 million downloads worldwide, featured in dozens of publications, garnering two features on the iTunes front page, and achieving views on promotional materials reaching into the 100+ million mark.
In 2013, Katz sourced development for another concept where people are able to walk around their home while being terrorized by ghostly apparitions on their mobile devices. A purveyor of the concept that immersive entertainment can also be achieved without the addition of expensive external hardware, Katz proved it correct as his concept Night Terrors™: The Beginning, was the first independent AR experience to reach the Top 3 of iTunes, and be featured by Apple.
A native of Israel, Oren Peli came to the U.S. at the age of 19. Back home, he had dropped out of high school at age 16 to write PHOTON PAINT, a highly successful paint and animation software for the Commodore Amiga, then became a full-time software programmer, using his skills to create animation programs and video game software.
Peli then transitioned into film making. Paranormal Activity, which Peli wrote, directed and produced, was his first film. Since then, he produced the hit sequels Paranormal Activity 2, 3, and 4, The Marked Ones, and The Ghost Dimension.The original Paranormal Activity, which was made for only $15,000, would go on to make nearly $200 million. In total, the Paranormal Activity movies have earned more than $900 million, making it one some of the highest-grossing horror franchises of all time.
Peli is also the producer of Insidious 1, 2, 3 and 4 and of the horror film The Bay, from director Barry Levinson, and Lords of Salem by writer/director Rob Zombie. He was the co-creator and executive producer of the ABC Show The River, from executive producer Steven Spielberg, and producer/writer of the movie Chernobyl Diaries.
Going back to his tech-roots, Peli founded SPOT, a mobile app that lets users easily create or join other local users' events to meet new people with similar interest
Karen Green is an attorney, business affairs and business development executive with a depth and breadth of experience in development, production, marketing and protection of intellectual property assets, with an emphasis on media.
Green structures and negotiates deals, counsels and executes strategies across a wide range of issues and industries including globally known brands in motion pictures, television, music, commercial products, publishing, interactive games, animation, live events and digital media. She has comprehensive experience in the business and legal issues arising as technology reshapes the creation, production and marketing of intellectual property for leading entertainment and Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurial creators and digital media start-ups, including as the vice president of legal affairs for Academy Award Winners Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s Imagine Films and vice president of business affairs and business development for award winning Spelling Entertainment Group, Inc. She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).
Collaboration is a hallmark of Green’s approach, both as an executive and attorney. She is a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) in agile product development, adding to her value on the frontlines of business and legal affairs. She received her B.A. cum laude from Yale University and J.D. from Stanford University. She is a lecturer on intellectual property topics, including at the annual American Bar Association Conference on Entertainment and Sports Law.
Tobin Armbrust is currently COO and President, Production at Virgin Produced. Virgin Produced is the film, television and digital entertainment arm of Richard Branson’s Virgin Group. Armbrust is building a slate of content over multiple platforms that is disruptive, high concept and youth oriented.
Armbrust is an Executive Producer on the upcoming thriller “Winchester” from CBS Films, starring Hellen Mirren and Jason Clarke. He is also an Executive Producer on a documentary in production featuring the Los Angeles Lakers and their iconic owner Jerry Buss. Recently, Armbrust has produced digital pilots for EKO and West Fly and is overseeing development projects with JJ Abrams’s Bad Robot, Nickelodeon, Netflix, IM Global and Pete Berg’s Film44.
Virgin Produced also distributes original and acquired digital content through its airline, mobile, airport and hotel partners. Taken together, Virgin Produced and its strategic partners can reach well over 100 million viewers per month with its content.
Prior to joining Virgin Produced, Armbrust held the same position at Exclusive Media where he produced the romantic music comedy “Begin Again” starring Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Adam Levine and Hailee Steinfeld from writer/director John Carney. Previously, he executive produced Ron Howard’s epic action thriller “Rush,” starring Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Brühl, “Parkland” starring Paul Giamatti, Billy Bob Thornton, and Zac Efron, the box office hit “End of Watch” starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña, the fast paced thriller “Snitch” starring action superstar Dwayne Johnson and Susan Sarandon, and the action romantic comedy “Hit and Run” starring Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell and Bradley Cooper.
As Creative Director and visual effect producer, Sabour brings over 15 years of multi-platform experience in location-based entertainment, interactive gaming, experiential marketing, and media production. Charged with shepherding the guest experience from concept through grand opening, Sabour has led the creative for a variety of projects including an entire theme park experience in the heart of Shanghai, visual effects for Netflix features, and a visual experience for Pioneer Dj of America. Some of his most recent projects include a Disney commercial with interactive animated characters, a few commercials for Apple, and an interactive experience for Pioneer Dj at the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas. He has also worked on numerous music videos for artists such as Britney Spears, Ke$ha, Black keys, Avril Lavigne, Iggy Azalea, Ariana Grande and many more. He also works directly with companies such as Adobe, Google and Nvidia for new and innovative experiential marketing ideas.
Nigel Sinclair launched White Horse Pictures in 2014 with longtime business partner, Guy East. Prior to launching White Horse, Sinclair was the CEO and Co- Chairman of Exclusive Media, a global independent film company that financed, produced and globally distributed feature films and documentaries.With East, Sinclair launched their independent feature film and television production company, Spitfire Pictures, in 2003, which signed a first-look development and production deal with the British horror studio, Hammer, in 2007. Prior to starting Spitfire, Sinclair and East co-founded Intermedia Films, one of the world’s leading independent producers.Sinclair acts as lead producer on White Horse Pictures documentary projects. His documentary producer’s credits include such award-winning films as Martin Scorsese’s George Harrison: Living in the Material World and No Direction Home: Bob Dylan, Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who, The Last Play At Shea, “1” and both the Oscar-winning Undefeated, the Grammy-winning Foo Fighters: Back and Forth. Sinclair has won a number of awards, including a Peabody, a Dupont, and multiple Emmys and Grammys.With Exclusive, Sinclair produced Parkland starring Zac Efron, Billy Bob Thornton and Paul Giamatti; Snitch, starring Dwayne Johnson; and End of Watch, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña, Anna Kendrick and America Ferrera.Sinclair’s other film credits include Sliding Doors, starring Gwyneth Paltrow; Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger; Alan Parker’s The Life of David Gale, starring Kevin Spacey and Kate Winslet; The Quiet American, starring Michael Caine; and The Wedding Planner, starring Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey.Sinclair attended Cambridge University in the U.K., and earned a Master of Law from Columbia University in New York.
Jordan Rambis is a business operations and entertainment creative. Jordan Rambis is also a lifelong gamer and heavily engaged in the business of esports. He initiated the earliest stage meetings between Turner and Riot which helped fuel Turner’s desire to enter the space. After packaging, pitching, and brokering multiple deals in the industry including the acquisition of Team Liquid by a similar holding company group, aXiomatic (led by Peter Guber, Ted Leonsis, Magic Johnson and Tony Robbins), Rambis held the post of aXiomatic's VP, Business Development, exiting to form NeverOOM, LLC. Rambis is a consultant/advisor/investor in several video game adjacent companies including Super League Gaming, Catalyst, Grab Games, FanAI and Hypixel.
Nick Ferrall serves as Head of Production at White Horse Pictures, and manages a slate of films, documentaries and television. Prior to joining White Horse, Nicholas worked in development at Handler Entertainment where he produced By Osmosis TV, a documentary series detailing the lives of artists and musicians in and around Los Angeles. He began his career working at Strike Entertainment (Children of Men, Dawn of the Dead). Nicholas is a graduate of the Department of Film & Media Studies at University of California, Santa Barbara.
Jeanie Buss - Entering her first season as President after 14 seasons as Executive Vice President of Business Operations, Jeanie Buss is now responsible for running all aspects of the Los Angeles Lakers organization. Buss, who will continue to lead all Lakers business operations, which include managing team marketing and sponsorships as well as relationships with broadcast partners, will also oversee the team’s basketball operations, working closely with Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Jim Buss and General Manager Mitch Kupchak.
In addition to her role as team President, Buss also serves as the Lakers’ Governor, representing the team on the NBA’s Board of Governor.
Buss, who spent four years serving as President of the Great Western Forum before joining the Lakers, began her career at the age of 19 as general manager of World Team Tennis’ Los Angeles Strings. While guiding the team to two league titles, she also created the Forum Tennis Challenge Series which became a regular part of the Great Western Forum calendar for years. Buss was responsible for bringing in players such as John McEnroe, Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Jimmy Connors, Steffi Graff, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova and many other top professionals.
In 1993, Buss brought professional roller hockey to Los Angeles as the owner of the Los Angeles Blades. Her outstanding leadership and dedication earned her Executive of the Year honors by Roller Hockey International.
Named by the Sporting News in April 2005 as one of the Top 20 Most Influential Women in Sports, Buss serves as a board member on the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games working to bring the Olympics back to Los Angeles. She also is a co-host of Lakers All Access, a yearly event presented by the LA Sports and Entertainment Commission, a nonprofit organization which attracts events and attractions to Los Angeles.
Actively involved in the community, Buss lists Canine Companions for Independence, The Amanda Foundation and the Best Buddies organization among her many charitable endeavors while also working internally with the Lakers Youth Foundation to raise money for Southern California Youth charities.
Buss graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in business. She currently resides in Manhattan Beach and is engaged to Hall-of-Fame and former Lakers head coach Phil Jackson
Kurt Rambis was born in Terre Haute, Indiana and raised in Cupertino, California where he moved while in preschool. A graduate of Santa Clara University, Rambis played from 1976 to 1980 and still ranks as all-time leading scorer at SCU with 1,736 points and second in rebounds. He was awarded the WCC Freshman of the Year honors and then Conference Player of the Year as a senior. Drafted by The New York Knicks in the third round, Rambis was the 58th pick in the 1980 NBA Draft. Subsequently released from the Knicks in training camp, Rambis joined the Greek League team AEK Athens and with his team won the Greek Cup in 1981. His NBA player career kicked off when he was signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Lakers on September 13, 1981. Rambis spent 10 of his 14 seasons in the NBA with the Lakers, winning championships in 1982, 1985, 1987, and 1988. Rambis also played for the Charlotte Hornets, Phoenix Suns and Sacramento Kings before returning to the Lakers in 1993.
After retiring from his playing career, Rambis continued his involvement with the Lakers and took a position as an assistant on then head coach, Del Harris’ staff. During the 1999 “lockout season” after coach Del Harris was fired, Rambis served as the Lakers interim head coach. He maintained a successful track record as interim coach, tying then NBA record with 9 consecutive victories and registering a 24-13 record into the Western Conference Semifinals. When Phil Jackson was hired as head coach, Rambis served in the Lakers’ front office as advisor and assistant general manager. He later became an assistant coach under Jackson between 2001 and 2004, helping the Lakers reach the 2001, 2002 and the 2004 NBA Finals, with Los Angeles winning a title in the former two series. Frank Hamblen then hired Rambis when he took over as Lakers head coach during the 2004 season, and Rambis stayed on as assistant coach when Jackson returned as Lakers head coach in 2005. During this time, Rambis succeeded in helping the Lakers to another pair of finals in 2008 and 2009, winning in the latter attempt. On August 8, 2009, Rambis was announced as the new head coach for the Minnesota Timberwolves. Under his tutelage, Kevin Love became a first time All-Star, the first since the Kevin Garnett era and Jonny Flynn and Wes Johnson were both selected to play in their Rookie All-Star games.
His successful career in the NBA, has given him the opportunity to work alongside some of the most respected coaches and players in the league including Phil Jackson, Pat Riley, Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal to name a few. He has 8 Championship rings total as a player, coach, and front office executive. His passion for the game continues and he can currently be found on ESPN as an analyst covering basketball and providing ESPN followers with in depth team picks, post-game analysis, and player reviews
Linda Rambis - For more than 30 years, she has worked with the Los Angeles Lakers front office and has been the team’s Manager of Special Projects since 1999. In this role she assisted the late Dr. Jerry Buss, and currently works directly with the Buss Family members. She is also the liaison with NBA Commissioner David Stern, as well as the NBA visiting team owners. Her husband is Lakers Assistant Head Coach Kurt Rambis.
In addition to her sports background, Rambis is producing entertainment projects through her collaboration with Lakers President Jeanie Buss. With a goal of developing projects that both entertain and inspire, the duo recently signed a deal with Showtime for a drama based on life behind-the-scenes of professional basketball team. Written by the celebrated sports film writer Ron Shelton, Rambis is a co-executive producer along with her partner Buss.
Linda Rambis began her sports career in 1980 as the General Manager of the Los Angeles Strings tennis organization. A graduate of Florida State University, she and her family are active in the beach volleyball community and they support animal rights charities. She grew up in Chicago, IL. Rambis lives in Manhattan Beach, California with her husband, Kurt and their 3 children. Rambis and her family are active in the beach volleyball community with his eldest son, Jesse Rambis playing professionally and his daughter, Ali on the Santa Clara University volleyball team. Jordan, the youngest son of Rambis currently resides in Los Angeles where he is active in the entertainment industry as a producer
Stephen C. Schott was born and raised in Santa Clara, California. He attended Bellarmine College Preparatory School and received a partial baseball scholarship to Santa Clara University where he graduated with a B.S in Commerce. After graduating Santa Clara, he enrolled in the military. When he returned from active duty he began his business career as a cost accountant with the Ford Motor Company. It was being a part of a large corporation that “sparked” his interest to seek more entrepreneurial employment. Henceforth entering the homebuilding industry where he worked for private homebuilders and public homebuilders, William Lyon Homes and Singer Housing Co.
Mr. Schott has enjoyed a long career as one of the leading residential developers/homebuilders in Northern California. Through his companies, he has built more than 40,000 homes in California. In the late ‘80’s, he was ranked the largest homebuilder in Northern California, No. 1 out of 50. In addition to his career as a residential developer, Mr. Schott was co-owner and managing partner of the Oakland A’s from 1996 – 2006. While under his reign, the A’s made the playoffs four consecutive years and won the Western Division Championship in 2000, 2002 and 2003.
For his philanthropy and community involvement, Mr. Schott has been recognized by numerous organizations including the Silicon Valley Junior Achievement Hall of Fame. He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the SCU School of Business in 1989. He was inducted into the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans in 2001 and currently serves on their Board of Directors.
Mr. Schott and his wife, Pat, have been generous supporters of SCU and other Catholic organizations. At SCU, the Schott’s provided the major gift to fund the Schott Baseball Stadium and the lead gift to support the Patricia A. and Stephen C. Schott Admission and Enrollment Services Building. He and his brother Larry contributed for many years to the men’s basketball program at SCU, culminating in a fully endowed scholarship. In the late 1990’s, the Schotts endowed the Stephen and Patricia Schott Professor Chair for the SCU Business School, which is currently being used by the Economics Department. Mr. Schott is currently serving on the SCU Board of Trustees and he and his wife were given Honorary Degrees in Public Service, in addition he has recently been inducted into the SCU Sports Hall of Fame. The Schott’s have also given generously to Bellarmine College Preparatory, where Mr. Schott is a board member, St. Francis High School in Mountain View, as well as Mitty and Notre Dame High Schools in San Jose.
Mr. Schott feels it is important to give back to the community, no matter how successful one becomes. “A measure of success is not how much money someone accrues, but what you can do for the many people in need.”