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Brentwood Search Offers Consultation and Recruiting Services to Traditional Entertainment Companies

PRWeb ebooks - Another online visibility tool from PRWeb Brentwood Search Offers Consultation and Recruiting Services to Traditional Entertainment Companies Transitioning To New Media Platforms The window of opportunity for the leading players to secure their position is narrowing, and Brentwood Search is offering consultation and recruiting services to help assure traditional media companies do not miss out on the new technology. El Segundo, CA (PRWEB) June 13, 2017 -- Brentwood Search is offering consultation services along with its recruiting and headhunting practice to traditional media and entertainment companies looking to transition into the New Media sector. The El Segundo, CA headquartered retained search firm is bringing to bear its years of entertainment and technology experience so that clients can find the best talent to move into a more modern format. “Every media and entertainment group has seen the writing on the wall,” said Brentwood Search Managing Partner, Marcia Basichis. “It is a digital world and the content of the future will be delivered through digital channels. Advanced technologies have dramatically transformed the way we consume, connect, and interface. It is small wonder that traditional companies are scrambling to get ahead of the curve. Clearly, digital platform has an expanded delivery capability in a cost-effective framework. “I bring some thirty years of experience as an executive in both traditional entertainment and convergence media to the table to advise my clients on both their needs and the talent that can best fulfill them. “My years in recruiting for some of the key media and technology companies on the forefront of modern entertainment gives me a comprehensive understanding of this rapidly emerging delivery model.” Basichis pointed out that in her conversations with executives and creatives at traditional media companies, they all know the urgency of moving into the digital space but are often unsure of the talent and the ingredients necessary to enable a successful transition. She noted that the costs are such that the best way to avoid calamity is selecting the right candidates to fit every specific role. “Competition for the best talent is fierce right now,” said Basichis. The acceleration of disruptive change had caused in the media industry has resulted in the pressing need for broadcasters, cable companies, telecommunications entities and traditional media concerns to change their business models both rapidly and on grand scale. Hiring is now focused on new transformational platforms. “It is imperative that the traditional media companies hire a firm like ours so that they can source the very best of candidates. As it stands, the better candidates are not actively looking for work, but need to be contacted and persuaded to consider any job change. In short, you have to woo them. Wooing them is a result of understanding what they are seeking career-wise in the long term and how that can best be accomplished. “Before I get started in the recruiting process, I offer consultation to my current and prospective clients,” said Basichis. “This is the most valuable time as we establish all the objectives of the company in transition, what they need and what type of talent will best fulfill those objectives.” Basichis explained that being headquartered in the heart of Hollywood and the Silicon Beach provides better understanding of the challenges and changes in the new media and entertainment industries. It also provides Brentwood Search with proximity to the world’s most creative center and the talent pool that goes with it. Page 2/3 If you have any questions regarding information in these press releases please contact the company listed in the press release. Our complete disclaimer appears here - PRWeb ebooks - Another online visibility tool from PRWeb “As evidenced in a Los Angeles Times article in 2015, so much of the digital content business has moved to Southern California and is reshaping how entertainment is delivered to consumers,” said Basichis. “With my full spectrum experience in all aspects of entertainment and digital media, this space is a natural for Brentwood Search.” Page 3/3 If you have any questions regarding information in these press releases please contact the company listed in the press release. Our complete disclaimer appears here - PRWeb ebooks - Another online visibility tool from PRWeb Contact Information Marcia Basichis Brentwood Search http://http:\www.brentwoodsearch.com +1 310-488-0039 Online Web 2.0 Version

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Marcia Basichis, Managing Partner of Brentwood Search, Interviewed About Her Career in the Entertainment Industry

EL SEGUNDO, CA (PRWEB) JUNE 01, 2016

Marcia Basichis, Managing Partner for the executive recruiting firm, Brentwood Search, was interviewed, last week about her career in the entertainment industry. Vanessa Frank, Host and Producer for Film Talk Podcast conducted the forty-minute interview, which is released nationally on its website plus a variety of media outlets, including iTunes, Stitcher Radio, SoundCloud, and other such podcasting directories.

“It was a wonderful experience to be interviewed about my career track,” said Marcia Basichis. Vanessa Frank is a wonderful personality with whom I was able to go back in time with my modest beginnings at CBS Television Network, working my way up through ABC Television Network as Executive in Charge of Current Programming for such iconic shows as Battlestar Galactica, Loveboat, and Dynasty. 

“I spoke about moving over to Aaron Spelling Productions and becoming the Head of Development, putting on the air such game changing smash hits as Beverly Hills 90210, Melrose Place, and the Emmy Winning television movie, “And the Band Played On,” which depicted to the viewing audience the genesis of the AIDS epidemic. It’s been some kind of trip for me.”

Basichis noted that Film Talk Podcasts help those aspiring toward an entertainment career by having its guests share insights into their personal careers and the dynamics of the entertainment and media industry. She pointed out how it is so important for aspiring creatives to gain knowledge about the hacks, routines, and principals that have propelled others to their success.

“I wanted to help younger people understand what it takes to be successful in the entertainment industry and, more importantly, what changes they can expect to see in an ever-evolving industry,” said Basichis. “I see content becoming more entrepreneurial with individual artists making their own content like never before. There are digital advances and cost effective technologies that will make many things possible, which creates an entirely new dynamic than my time as Senior Vice President at Spelling Entertainment.

Basichis added that in her current role at Brentwood Search she is recruiting top executives for key roles in the entertainment and media industry. She noted that she is helping both global media groups and flourishing startups find the right creative, financial, and technology leaders that can help these companies advance with the times.

“I have over twenty years of experience in the entertainment industry,” said Basichis. Between my time at the television networks and Spelling Entertainment and now, with Brentwood Search, I have discovered what it takes to find the right fit for both today and tomorrow. If nothing else, I have learned to stay current you have to stay up on everything. If not, you are just someone else who gets left behind.”

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Brentwood Enters Consultation Deal for Recruiting New Media and Technology Companies Moving into Downtown Los Angeles

Brentwood Search has taken steps to optimize opportunities in the new downtown Los Angeles new media and technology scene.

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“The tech scene is beginning to take form in Downtown Los Angeles,” said Brentwood Search Managing Partner, Marcia Basichis. "As a seasoned technology and entertainment executive, “I understand their staffing needs."

El Segundo, CA (PRWEB) April 21, 2015

Brentwood Search, the El Segundo, California based retained search firm, has entered into a consulting arrangement with Color Stampede to advance its recruiting efforts for start-up and established media and technology companies who are moving into Downtown Los Angeles. Brentwood Search will serve as a contracted headhunter for Color Stamped while in turn Color Stampede will help identify the emerging players in digital media and emerging technology.

“The tech scene is beginning to take form in Downtown Los Angeles,” said Brentwood Search Managing Partner, Marcia Basichis. “According to the recent article in the Los Angeles Times, startup technology companies, especially, are taking advantage of the resurgent downtown scene and mainly moving into the abandoned industrial warehouses and the historic buildings that comprise the core of this nascent business scene.

“Color Stampede is becoming one of the emerging players in digital media and disruptive technology. Its principal is Casey Basichis. He is my son, of course. He also has more than ten years’ experience in key positions in the entertainment industry and in cutting edge technology, and has recently taken industrial loft space in the downtown area in other to develop breakthrough technology for a variety of media platforms and complementary business applications. As a headhunter, I will be drawing on his expertise where he will source new staffing opportunities for Brentwood Search while helping him staff for any future endeavors.”

Basichis pointed out that she also has vast experience in technology and entertainment. She noted she was the former Senior Vice President and Head of Development for Aaron Spelling and shepherded such iconic shows as Beverly Hills 90210 and Melrose Place as well as the Emmy Award Winning “And the Band Played On,” which depicted the onset of the tragedy of AIDS in America.

“I was also an executive in convergent media and advanced technology that serviced the entertainment industry,” said Basichis. “I understand what people need to get their startups off the ground and what the more established media and technology companies need to scale and expand.

“The burgeoning downtown tech scene is very exciting,” said Basichis. “Our Mayor, Eric Garcetti, has done much to move it along. There is a vision, and with that vision, business finds a will of its own. I’m there to work with people and their companies. I can find the right executives for all staffing needs, including, financial, strategic, and creative, so they can achieve the success they are hoping for.”

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Brentwood Search Adds New Consulting Service for Clients in the Increasingly Competitive Southern California New Media and Technology Markets

With more venture capital groups looking to invest in Southern California's rapid growth new media and technology enterprises, Brentwood Search developed a new client oriented consulting service to assess and recruit candidates with the multiple skill sets that are needed for this expanding market.

El Segundo, CA (PRWEB) November 30, 2014

According to a recent article on the Internet site, CB Insights, Venture Capital groups increasingly see Los Angeles as the new hotbed for investing in innovative technology. In light of this expanding technology ecosystem, Brentwood Search, the El Segundo, California based retained executive search firm, in addition to its recruiting practice is offering a new client oriented consulting service to assess the most talented candidates in a very competitive job market.

“There is a lot of movement from the Silicon Valley and the Bay Area to Southern California,” said Brentwood Search founding partner, Marcia Basichis. As more startup and established businesses find Los Angeles the land of opportunity where financing is more accessible, this robust economy increases competition for the most talented employment candidates.

Basichis pointed out that she has a unique background in conventional entertainment as well as new media and technology. She noted as the head of Brentwood Search she helped Fortune 500 companies, private equity, and venture capital groups, staff some of their more senior executives.

“I was the head of development for Spelling Productions,” said Basichis. “Among other things, I helped put the original Beverly Hills 90210, Melrose Place, and Spelling Syndication on the air. I was an associate producer on the Emmy Award winning, And the Band Played On."    

“I was there when the business changed, and I changed with it,” said Basichis. “As a retained executive search firm, to recruit the best candidates you have to understand the multiple disciplines of entertainment, media, and technology, you have to know the businesses themselves. You have to know finance and how venture capital functions and the importance of staffing just the right marketing and strategy personnel.”

Basichis explained that more money is being invested in Los Angeles, in startups than ever before. She noted that the more talented candidates, the ones who understand the multiple disciplines, such as entertainment and technology, are in high demand.

“Top candidates are receiving multiple offers,” said Basichis. “To find the right talent who will possess the rights skills for our clients, as a headhunter it is vital to look far and wide. At Brentwood Search, we recruit nationally. We recruit from all over the country. The new technology is a wide open industry. It can include entertainment, mobile applications, fashion, and finance.

“Most startups will have modest staffs,” said Basichis. “When you have small teams every new employee will have a profound effect on the team culture and norms. Finding the right fit can make all the difference between success and failure. That’s what we do at Brentwood Search. We find the right fit.”

About: Brentwood Search is an El Segundo based retained recruiting services firm specializing in private equity, venture capital, finance, entertainment, and the digital media and energy sectors. Its clients include Fortune 500 companies as well as middle market and startup entities through California and nationally. For more information, go to http://www.BrentwoodSearch.com

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Brentwood Increases Recruiting Focus for Executives with Expertise in Traditional Entertainment and New Media Technology

Big Data is advancing the need of traditional entertainment companies to recruit senior executives with expertise in disciplines that can integrate with content. New candidates should have expertise in business intelligence, online marketing, and the monetization of online media platforms.

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“It is essential that any entertainment company employ not only content providers,but those who have expertise in ecommerce and business intelligence,” said Marcia Basichis of Brentwood Search. "We find those candidates."

El Segundo, CA (PRWEB) July 29, 2014

Brentwood Search, the El Segundo, California based retained executive search firm, is intensifying its focus to meet the growing demands where traditional media and entertainment is increasingly moving toward an advanced technological landscape. As there is greater emphasis on online media integrating digital and ecommerce platforms.

“With the burgeoning of big data, traditional media companies find it critical to understanding consumer behavior as they attempt to develop profitable online entertainment platforms,” said Marcia Basichis, Managing Partner of Brentwood Search. “It is critical for both mainstream and startup companies to be able to monetize the digital content they deliver over the Internet.

“It is essential that any entertainment company who is planning on expanding into the digital space employ not only content providers and the creatives, but those who have expertise in ecommerce and business intelligence,” said Basichis.    “Competition is fierce in finding the right talent, the best and the brightest that have the technological proficiency to assure profits for online media. It is becoming clearer that business intelligence and incumbent digital technology are no longer back office functions.”

Basichis pointed out that there is intensive demand as prime candidates are sought after not only by the traditional and new media entities but by the financial services industry as well as companies in the Silicon Valley and other technologically based centers around the country.

“Brentwood search has been successful in recruiting just the right candidates who understand the relevance of the integrated disciplines,” said Basichis. We find experienced candidates who are versed in the intersection of IT, business intelligence, marketing and technology. Their expertise is in their knowing how to coordinate these disciplines so they can optimize the emerging business model. This is the new breed of entertainment executives. They are the wave of the future.

Basichis noted her many years in traditional entertainment and convergence media. She pointed out how she had recruited high level executives in entertainment and finance, as well as marketing and technology.

“I was Senior Vice President at Aaron Spelling for a fair number of years and after worked in convergence media,” said Basichis. “I’ve seen a great many changes over that time. In the emerging world of digital entertainment and technology, it is the last place you want to play catch up. You need to understand personalization of media and technology so you can service the wants and desire of the emerging middle class in the global market. AtBrentwood Search, we find the people who can do that for you.”

About: Brentwood Search is an El Segundo based retained executive recruiting services firm specializing in private equity, venture capital, finance, entertainment, and the digital media and energy sectors. Its clients include Fortune 500 companies as well as middle market and startup entities through California and nationally. For more information, go to http://www.BrentwoodSearch.com

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Brentwood Search Adds Headhunter Focus on the New Los Angeles Silicon Beach Technology Sector

As more new media, entertainment, and technology companies are moving into what is termed in Los Angeles as the Silicon Beach, Brentwood Search as an experienced headhunting agency in these industrial sectors, is increasing its focus on recruiting for these firms.

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"“I have a lot of experience in this area,” said Marcia Basichis, of Brentwood Search. “My ability to recruit the perfect talent for the right job in a high growth environment has established my reputation for recruiting for hard to fill searches.”

El Segundo, CA (PRWEB) March 25, 2014

Brentwood Search, the El Segundo, California based retained executive search firm, is intensifying its efforts toward the expanding Los Angeles new media and technology sectors in what is commonly known as Silicon Beach. New companies that are considered part of the Silicon Beach initiative are taking offices in Santa Monica and Venice, stretching roughly through the Marina Del Rey and Playa Vista into the South Bay.    

“Los Angeles is becoming the mecca for new media and technology companies. Everything from established entities to startup companies are snapping up office space in the Silicon Beach,” said Marcia Basichis, Managing Partner of Brentwood Search. “Just across the street from where I live businesses like Google, Snapchat, and You Tube have moved into the old post office dispatch center that has been totally renovated as a high tech office park. So far some five hundred startups have opened up shop.”

Basichis pointed out that venture capital and private equity funds have followed the new media and technology companies into the Silicon Beach. She noted that Los Angeles had a shortage of investment groups, some of whom are now moving down from Northern California.

“Silicon Beach culture is more consumer-oriented,” said Basichis. Here most companies are drawing on art, entertainment, and commerce, to explore the intersections between technology, gaming, fashion, advertising, and video. This also holds true with some of the companies who have taken offices in Orange County.

“I have a lot of experience in this area,” said Basichis. “Before establishing my headhunting firm, I was the Head of Development at Spelling Entertainment, and then a Vice President of Sales and Business Development for two media convergence companies. For the past seven years I have worked directly with Venture Capital and Private Equity Groups in recruiting that special talent that would help them scale their businesses. As I have firsthand knowledge of what each job entails, I can place executives who will help the company move forward rather than confront the challenges often found in scaling

Basichis noted how she loves the convergence of new and traditional media, technology, and financial investment. “It is exciting to help staff these entrepreneurial entities that are creating what amounts to a new paradigm in entertainment and technology for not only this generation but for generations of the future,” she said. “My ability to recruit the perfect talent for the right job in a high growth environment has established my reputation for recruiting for hard to fill searches.”

Basichis pointed out it is one thing to be a headhunter but quite another to actually work with and understand your client’s requirements so that the client will return to you for additional searches. “I always make sure our clients get what they need.”

About: Brentwood Search is an El Segundo based retained recruiting executive search es firm specializing in private equity, venture capital, finance, entertainment, and the digital media and energy sectors. Its clients include Fortune 500 companies as well as middle market and startup entities through California and nationally. 

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Brentwood Search Moves to New Corporate Offices

El Segundo, CA (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 -- Brentwood Search, the Los Angeles based retained executive search firm, in expanding its national profile has moved to its new office location in El Segundo, California.  The company took office space in the internationally recognized business park as it provides easy access to the airport as well as to the various corporate offices throughout Los Angeles, Orange County, and the rest of California.

“As we build toward national exposure, we thought it essential to move to new offices that provide easy access as well as the advanced technological facilities so that we can best service our expanding list of local and regional clients,” said Marcia Basichis, Managing Partner for Brentwood Search. “El Segundo retains a wonderful, business friendly environment with some of the leading Fortune 500 companies situated in the area. This an area known for its aero-space and defense sectors as well as entertainment, energy, and financial entities. It is a great place to locate.”

“With the economic recovery and the subsequent churn of a richer job market, there will be companies in our areas of expertise that will be looking to staff senior and ‘C’ Level executives,” said Basichis. “We are preparing for the future.”

Basichis noted the Brentwood Search is a retained executive headhunting service, specializing in the financial, strategy, venture capital, and private equity markets. The firm also conducts hard to find executive searches in entertainment, digital media, and healthcare.

“We are known for our hard-to-fill executive searches,” said Basichis. “We cover the nation in search of the perfect candidate so that the candidate matches our client’s working environment. We vet the candidate throughout the recruiting process and conduct in-depth referencing and interviews to assure the candidate will not only meet our client’s current needs but those in the future as well. We find the type of candidates that once placed remain on the job for years to come.”

Basichis pointed out it is one thing to be a headhunter but quite another to actually work with and understand your client’s requirements so that the client will return to you for additional searches. “When recruiting properly, it’s a similar relationship to building a house. When building a house you work with the architects and contractors to make sure the end result is exactly what you want. “With headhunting, both client and candidate have to be satisfied and in mutual appreciation of the opportunity. Then everyone gets what they need.”

About: Brentwood Search is an El Segundo based executive retained recruiting search firm specializing in private equity, venture capital, finance, entertainment, and the digital media and energy sectors. Its clients include Fortune 500 companies as well as middle market and startup entities through California and nationally.
 

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