David Kronemyer started his career playing electric 12-string guitar in a folk-rock group. This evolved into producing records, managing bands and promoting shows. He became a Vice President of Capitol Records and a Senior Vice President of Atlantic Records. Segueing into the film business he became Executive Vice President of Curb Entertainment and then President of Gold Circle Films. He has produced and financed over 75 independent movies including “Double Whammy” and “My Big Fat Greek Wedding.” He devised a strategy for securitizing film collateral and formed his own company Cerberus Films, which completed several syndications raising over $250 million for independent film production. He co-founded several Internet music companies including Soundbreak.com and EnigmaDigital.com. His previous clients have included Beacon Entertainment, DreamWorks Television, Largo Pictures, Franchise Pictures, JVC, Live Nation, Overture Films, Pixar, RykoDisc, Universal Pictures and Village Roadshow. He has taught and lectured extensively on the economics of intellectual property at UCLA, USC and elsewhere. During 1985 – 1990 he was an Adjunct Professor at Southwestern University. During 2003 – 2004 he was a Senior Policy Analyst at RAND Corporation. Mr. Kronemyer has written a number of articles about entertainment industry economics including one on payola, which was published in the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy. In addition to consulting on various entertainment industry ventures, Mr. Kronemyer develops interfaces between analog computers and modular synthesizers. He is a founding member of das Institut für die Ausbreitung des Analogesynthesizers based in Berlin, Germany. He still produces records and is in pre-production to direct the film “Wittgenstein’s Diary,” based on Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations.
Mr. Kronemyer has a BA with Great Distinction in Philosophy of Mind from the University of California, Berkeley and a PhD in Clinical Psychology. He presently is associated with the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles. His primary research interests are brain stimulation; the logic of belief revision; how neurological processes in the brain give rise to subjective personal experience; the human potential movement of the 1960s; and the phenomenology of pop culture and celebrity.
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