Detroit based Horizon Entertainment, parent company of independent record company Goomba Music, has announced a partnership with television producer, director and writer Richard Dominick. The new company, Richard Dominick Entertainment Group, connects the worlds of music and reality television production.
The Richard Dominick Entertainment Group has plans to begin filming full production movies this spring with casting taking place later this month at their Chicago and Detroit offices. Info about casting calls are forthcoming.
Horizon Entertainment/Goomba Music’s CEO Greg Wier states, “We are thrilled to form this new company with Richard, joining our talents and utilizing our strengths to bring the world a new and exciting full service entertainment company. By combining his successful track record in television with our accomplishments as an independent record company that has worldwide distribution, the possibilities for new entertainment ventures are endless. We have a lot of plans for new movies, television series and record releases that will be announced in the coming weeks.”
“Working within another production house, sometimes lends itself to creative differences”, says Richard Dominick. “Now when there’s creative differences, I will only have to argue with myself – which is a good thing because my other personality is that of a small Filipino woman and I think I can take her…,,” “After so many years of working within the boundaries and limitations of other production companies,” continues Dominick, “I now have what all producers dream of–creative freedom. This company is a match made in Heaven, and if by chance we end up arguing amongst ourselves, it’ll make a great reality show. I think when I changed ‘The Jerry Springer Show’ from ‘Phil Donahue’ to a show where everyone was welcome to come on the show and air their grievances, it was the beginning of ‘reality TV’ and ‘Springer’ became the number one show in syndication. Now, ‘Hardcore Pawn’ is truTv’s biggest hit. Expect this new company to continue and surpass those successes.”
Richard Dominick’s credits include Executive Producer of “The Jerry Springer Show” (1994-2008),“The Steve Wilkos Show” (Creator and Executive Producer, 2007), “The Springer Shuffle” (2007), “When Jerry Springer Ruled the World” (TV movie, 2002). He’s also the creator of the very successful “Hardcore Pawn”(2009-2013) series that airs on truTV and internationally acclaimed movie Ringmaster (1998) Starring Jerry Springer and Jaime Pressly. Richard Dominick is represented by Steve Wohl of the Paradigm Talent Agency, Beverly Hills, CA.
Goomba Music formed in 2011 and is home to rock bands Open Air Stereo, Scum of The Earth, Brand New Sin, Temple of Thieves, and hip-hop artist A N T. They’ve also released albums by Dark New Day, Pro-Pain, Soil, and Puddle of Mudd.