John Textor has played a lot of roles such as CEO, Producer, Executive Producer and the list will continue to grow with the success that he continues have. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University where he earned his Bachelors of Arts in economics in 1987. Ten years in later, (1997) he co-founded Wyndcrest Holdings which is a private equity firm based that centers around entertainment, telecommunication and internet. He also served as Managing Partner for the firm.
He continued to move up the ladder and in 1999; he became director of The Parent Company and Baby Universes which has an online store that sells children’s products. He later became chairman in 2002 and moved up to chief executive officer (CEO) in 2005. Lydian Trust Company/Virtual Bank.com is one of Textor’s greatest accomplishments because he became the founding director of this company.
In 2006, he worked as chairman and CEO of Digital Domain and Digital Domain Media Group which does visual effects for over 80 big feature films, in which 25 of them were under Textor’s leadership.
Some films under his leadership that he produced include: Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, Transformers, Tron: Legacy, Real Steel, and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End. Textor has made several accomplishments within the film industry and has the lead Digital Domain to receive the Achievement in Visual Effects award in 2009 for creating the first digital human actor in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Textor currently is Chairman at Pulse Evolution Corporation which is a digital production that specializes in computer-generated human likeness.
The company emphasizes on visual effects with a focus on computer-generated imagery for Holographic Virtual performances, Family-focused Animation Feature Films and Live-action Feature Films to name a few.
Besides being a CEO, Textor was a producer and executive producer for movies such as Ender’s Game which is a science fiction fantasy film that was released in November 2013. He also has been involved in other big movies such as: Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Transformers. A great accomplishment that he has done has been to produce virtual versions of well-known artist Michael Jackson for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. He also produced virtual versions for Tupac Shakur, Marilyn Monroe, as well as Elvis Presley for the Coachella Valley Music Festival 2012.
John Textor is currently active in the entertainment development properties that involve many avenues and technology platforms. Textor’s success will continue as he reaches for higher heights in the film and entertainment industry.