DAVID BAUGHN & JIM PRINCE
Writer/ Distributor/ Film Buyer
Jim Prince was born in Germany. He moved to L.A. at age 3. He started his entertainment career with Paramount Pictures in Beverly Hills, CA as a Print Booker to Salesman to Branch Manager. He distributed all of Paramount’s major motion pictures throughout the Northwest. He was offered and accepted a position as Film Buyer for Sterling Recreation Organization, the largest theater chain in the Northwest with theaters in Southern California as well. His duties included attending all major motion picture screenings, making the decisions on which films to procure, and to negotiate all contracts with the film companies. He, also, served as Operations Manager for several of their entertainment venues, including their Bowling Alleys and Swap Meets. He worked for Crown International Pictures as Division Manager to Assistant General Sales Manager. His duties included attending screenings for product acquisition, approving advertising budgets, coproducing “in house” productions, managing the national sales staff, and distribution decision making throughout the United States. He opened his own business as a film buyer/consultant, and owned his own trucking company for transporting film to theaters. He worked in Casting for Bill Dance Studios, and had a few minor roles in several motion pictures and commercials. Jim is presently writing original screenplays with his partner, David Baughn.
Producer/ Writer/ Distributor
David Baughn is an L.A. native. He was raised in a show business family and spent his teen and early adult years as a stage actor/ theater manager. Most of his professional career was and still is as a Producer/ Writer/ Distributor of motion pictures, including all aspects of creative marketing and advertising. His selling stints started as a Print Booker to Salesman to Branch Manager with MGM. Then, he was hired as Russ Meyers’s National Sales Manager shortly after the success of “Vixen”, and was directly responsible for placing Russ Meyer’s Movies in mainstream theaters across the country. This highly successful endeavor led to the formation of his own company, IFI/Scope III Inc., releasing in excess of 400 films regionally and nationally. He wrote, produced, and distributed “Beyond Evil” and the highly successful “Graduation Day”, which has currently been released in “BluRay”. He served as Vice President, General Sales Manager, and Director of Acquisitions with Crown International Pictures. He wrote a cutting edge comedy book, “Fresh Garbage”, and a new version of the original film, “Microwave Massacre”, with collaborator, Craig Muckler. David is the Associate Producer of the documentary “Taboo Identity” starring Kay Parker and it is now in post production. Currently, David and his partner, Jim Prince, have written an original story and screenplay comedy titled “Ed Spiffy P.I.”.
Director of Marketing & PR
Bob Cummings is a senior marketing/business development/brand management and sales executive with extensive expertise in strategic planning and tactical implementation. He also owns Cummings Media Productions. Beyond his marketing skill set, Bob is an Actor, Voice Over Talent with his own recording studio, on-camera talent, a model, and producer & director of TV, film and live stage performances. He also performs Host/MC duties for various events and fund raisers.
Bob is currently executive producer and co-host for a TV show called “MNshorts” on The CW Twin Cities, in Minneapolis, MN. It showcases the talents of Minnesota filmmakers by bringing the best of Minnesota made short films – often screened only at film festivals – to the “small screen”, and a whole new audience – the general public! (https://www.facebook.com/MNshortsCW23/)
He is also working as executive producer on two feature films currently in the works:
“The Howard Lake Ax Murders” – a suspense thriller based on a true story – a case never solved. Screenplay by David Baughn, Craig Muckler and Bruce Davison.
“Ripped to Shreds” – An unconventional werewolf story – the werewolf is not controlled by the moon… Screenplay by David Baughn, Craig Muckler.