Whitney Entertainment

Whitney Entertainment

Steve Whitney

Steve Whitney is a film producer, former agent, and VP of Production whose movies include the #1 movie Amityville Horror with Ryan Reynolds, the Academy Award nominated The Hurricane with Denzel Washington, the Sundance indie Scratch, Academy Award winning Girl, Interrupted with Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie, and recently, the Golden Globe nominated One Chance, produced with Simon Cowell. Whitney was born in Iowa and raised in California and has one child named Robert. He is a double organ transplant recipient and started the Whitney Family Foundation dedicated to organ donor awareness and registration.

Chris Winvick, Co-Founder

Winvick is a co-founder of Whitney Entertainment and has been life long friends with Steve Whitney since their little league years. In 2000, Winvick and Whitney started Integrated Management & Films that produced many film and television projects including the #1 movie in the country the Amityville Horror which starred Ryan Reynolds. After their success with film production, Whitney and Winvick rebranded the company Whitney Entertainment and stopped managing actors and writers to focus exclusively on film and television production. Winvick thrives at identifying and developing new and pre-existing material and bringing it to life on screen and stage.

David Garland, VP Marketing and Distribution

Mr. Garland’s more than 40 years experience in the studio system and other parts of the motion picture industry started at the age of sixteen, when Garland worked in promotions for ABC Theatres on his first movie, ROSEMARY'S BABY.
While attending the University of Florida and graduating with a B.A. in Journalism, he became President of Student Government Productions. Booking and promoting concerts at the various venues at the college lead to him promoting concerts throughout the state with some of the most memorable acts in music in the 70's, such as, and many more:

Elton John Tom PettyTemptations
YESJ Geils Band Allman Brothers
Steven StillsIke & Tina TurnerFour Topps
Harry ChapinJimmy BuffetBeach Boys
Doobie BrothersRare EarthLeon Russell
Seals & CroftTodd RundgrenGuess Who
Ted Nugent Chambers Bros.Bob Seger
Don Mc CleanFoghatStevie Wonder
B.B. KingJohn MayallGrand Funk R.R.
Ray CharlesLynard SkynardAmerica
Blues ImageLoggins & MessinaSly & the Family Stone
Chick CoreaJames TaylorClimax Blues Band
The HolliesAtlanta Rhythm SectionFifth Dimension
Nitty Gritty Dirt BandCommander CodyDr Hook
Steve MartinTaj MahalCrosby, Stills & Nash
Dion EarlScruggs RevueSpinners

Working with Penland Productions, an advertising agency in Texas, shooting television commercials for RADIO SHACK, he produced the film “MAC INTOSH & T. J.” with Roy Rogers.

Serving as vice president for marketing at Paramount Pictures, The Walt Disney Company, and 20th Century Fox, Garland was responsible for advertising, publicity, promotion, licensing and product placement. He played a key role in the marketing campaigns of some of Hollywood’s biggest franchise hits, including STAR WARS, “THE GODFATHER”, “STAR TREK”, “ALIEN”, “RAIDERS” series and Disney's animated classics.

Additionally, Garland worked with major record labels on some of the biggest selling soundtracks of all time, including “GREASE”, “SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER” and “URBAN COWBOY”.

As a senior publicist at Paramount Pictures in the mid-1970s, he handled the world publicity tours of John Wayne’s last film, “THE SHOOTIST”, and Jessica Lange’s first film, “KING KONG”.

Together with a group of friends, Garland started the cable network, MOVIETIME, which changed its name to E! Entertainment Television and eventually sold to HBO and Disney. Movietime, was a worldwide 24-hour cable network (presently in 95 million households), devoted to publicizing and promotion motion pictures. Mr. Garland developed strategic relationships with senior executives at major studios, advertising agencies and theater circuits. Created and implemented more than 150 successful national cable and print promotional tie-ins and giveaways, including the generation of more than $5 million in advertising revenues from corporate America and film companies. Produced dozens of live movie premieres, and created and developed the “Hunt for Red October” submarine giveaway with Nestles, with promotional spots on network, cable and TV syndication, including 22,000 digital and 8,000 point of purchase displays. Nestles Crunch sales rose 60 percent.

Mr. Garland was the producer and marketing consultant on documentaries such as “SHARKWATER”, winner at over thirty film festivals, “RACEHOSS”, “PRESCRIPTION SUICIDE”, “JESSIE'S DAD”, and “A WING & A PRAYER”, which were all festival winner's. Including features like “LOCAL COLOR”, “DON'T FADE AWAY”, and “TWICE IN A LIFETIME & MYSTERIOUS”

As an Entertainment Marketing Advisor, Mr. Garland provided successful marketing strategies to companies such as, Breezeway Entertainment, Roxbury Entertainment, EDULINK - 3D online education with S.A.I.C, National Screen Service, Pacific Title Archives, VIEWPOINT - 3D computer graphics, 3D Billboards, and L.T.I. - Lenticular Technologies, where he help create the 3D images for 15 million Kellogg’s cereal boxes with BATMAN & ROBIN box fronts. Mr. Garland also help create the animated 3D images on the point of purchase displays for the Barbie line of Mattel