$300M+ Houston Curtis, The Billion Dollar Hollywood Heist

$300M+ Houston Curtis, The Billion Dollar Hollywood Heist | Kardsharp Media & Creator of Many Multi – Million Dollar Entertainment Brands   

 

 

 

 

Houston Curtis joins the crew on Beyond 8 Figures, he has some great stories of life as a Former MTV network executive and Creator of niche-driven multi-million dollar entertainment brands, Houston Curtis has been called a “Visionary” and “trail-blazer” by his peers. Houston brings with him over 20 years of success and experience as a Producer, EP, Show-runner, Direct Marketing expert, independent Label President, writer, speaker, and entertainment consultant. Houston has built multi million dollar after multi million dollar business all in the entertainment space. 

One of Houstons stories was about how he had created backyard wrestling, pre youtube, how he had to get people to mail him VHS tapes of the crazy backyard stunts, even MTV deemed these too much for TV. If Houston looked back now he says he would have put all his content on Youtube as soon as it launched and waited for a revenue model to be created.

Houston Curtis’s Founder and CEO positions have included start-ups Backyard Wrestling Inc., Xtreme Entertainment Group, Big Vision Entertainment and Legend Group Studios. Collectively, these companies have grossed over 100 million dollars in revenues from exploitation of all content rights since their 1999, 2001, 2003 and 2014 inception.

Houston has created and executive produced shows, films and a variety of television programming for FOX, MTV, CBS, A&E, GSN, G4, DirecTV, Warner Brothers, Sony Studios, and Twentieth Television among others.

Most notable Houston co-founded of the largest private poker game in Hollywood history along side actor Tobey Maguire. As they engineer behind the events that inspired the book and film Molly’s Game, Curtis new book Billion Dollar Hollywood Heist, tells the true rise and fall story of this now legendary poker game, and how when it all came crashing down, Curtis crashed hardest.

In this episode, Steve, Richard, and Houston discuss:

  • Content Content Content
  • From MTV to Backyard Wrestling to Professional Poker
  • Say Yes to Opportunities
  • Don’t let anyone take over your content
  • Find what you love and the money will come

Key Takeaways:

  • Keep your content, make sure you own it
  • If Youtube was starting over today he would have put every piece of content on there and waited for a revenue model
  • If you are blessed to find something you love so much and you can make money doing it, do it

Best Advice I Ever Received:

“Do what you love and the money will come”

 

Best Advice I’d Give To Someone Who Wants To Build A $10m+ Business:

“I’ve always taken an aim for the stars, land on the moon approach to growing a company. If you want to build a 10 million dollar business, set out to build a billion dollar business instead”

 

Connect with Houston:  

Twitter: @Houston_Curtis

Website: https://www.kardsharp.com

Email: stacked@KardSharp.com

YouTube: youtube.com/user/buildmybusiness

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/houstoncurtis

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kardsharp89

   

  

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Podcast Reviews

  • Follow your passion
    by Allison's itunes from United States

    Loved it.I loved that it showed that listening to your gut and following your passion works. NOw of his ideas sounded like they would be what I would do but that doesn't matter. they were what he thought was cool and he got it. that was what that mattered. He GOT IT. Everyone else had to catch up. when they did he was there. my mind is now working overtime. where is my husband. i have to talk to him now!