Karl Engemann (retired) A&R Executive, VP Capitol Records (1959-1970) Owner United Management, Clients included The Letterman, Engelbert Humperdinck, Glen Campbell, Larry King, Marie Osmond, Bob Segar, The Beach Boys, Donny Osmond, The Donny and Marie Show, The Osmond Brothers, Shawn Southwick, and was personally responsible for launching the careers and producing The Beach Boys, Bob Segar, Bobby Gentry, Grand Funk Railroad to name just a few; Michael Bloom is a dear friend I think of like a member of my family. Since knowing him (1983) I have worked with him countless times. At first because of need. However, his first body of work with me put him in a high pressure, must deliver situation. He thrived and as a result he literally saved the day. Marie's manager was so impressed (Dick Howard) he signed Michael to The William Morris Agency, Beverly Hills. He's became my "go to" guy ever since. Regardless of focus, he maintains a calm demeanor always, which is rarely seen in others. There are not enough words in my vocabulary to recommend him enough. Just spend a minute talking with him and you'll begin to understand why I speak so highly of him.
Bonnie Maffei, Screenwriter; Michael worked with Bonnie in the same group. I had the pleasure of collaborating with Michael on a screenplay adaptation of a short story by Paul Overstreet, titled “Sugarloaf Key”. The final draft will soon be ready to market. I would highly recommend Michael because he is an amazing producer, writer and director with integrity, honesty and the ability to get the job done in the most harmonious way possible. Michael is a hard-working individual with a multitude of talents. As sometimes happens in all of our lives, we encounter unexpected bumps along the way, but Michael and I never lost hope in the project, and always maintained a harmonious connection with each other. I believe in Michael's professional attitude, his integrity, and his determination to get this script into the right hands. I would recommend him to anyone thinking of working with Solaris Entertainment.
Steve Hofstetter, Comedian; Steve worked with Michael on several occasions but at different companies; Michael is a doer. When he says he will get something done, he will - which is an incredibly rare trait in this industry.
Todd Greene, Director Development, CBS (Retired); Todd worked with Michael on several Holiday Specials for CBS. In a world of counterproductive media and political agendas that bombard our lives with negativity, Michael Bloom is the very antithesis of this. His positive and creative touch to all that he does allows anyone who works with him to reach their full, unrealized potential. He is an artisan who understands the art and how to let it grow. He has a great capacity employing empathy which results in bringing out the best in others
Arianna Morgan, President Dream Acres Entertainment; Arianna worked directly with Michael on several launch campaigns. If your career is just beginning, or if you simply want fresh ideas to advance it, you won't find anyone more creative, focused and understanding than Michael Bloom. His company delivers outstanding results every time. l always look forward to working with him again and again.
Patty David, Christian Singer Songwriter; Patty was very moved by Michael Bloom and his ability to prioritize several tasks without losing his cool while under pressure. "I believe it's very important to be personable with people who you employ or supervise. Michael proved to me time and again he is a genius working with others. His method of goal attainment and how he set each phase of his plan in motion was painless. It was original and as it turned out it was nothing short of brilliant.
Jaze Wade MTV Producer/Grammy Member/Studio Manager James Burton Studios; Jaze worked with Michael with different groups on several occasions. "Michael is pleasantly positive in an ever-increasingly jaded world. He is well connected and has the abilities and avenues to perform the service at hand professionally and in a positive manner. Certainly, one to always consider doing business with".
R.T. (Bobby Mac) McDermott Principal & CEO Thunderbox Films; R.T worked with Michael but at different companies. Spot On.... That best describes Michael in every aspect. When someone works in the big leagues of film or TV Production as he does, you must deliver concise development throughout completion and deliver results that continue to exceed expectations, Mr. Bloom runs with the best of them. I would never hesitate to recommend him or invite him to work here with us again.”
Mauricio Lizarazo Prada Music Producer; Mauricio worked with Michael developing the new Prada sound. “Michael has a proven record of success. It was a great experience working with such a considerate and innovative man. Look around the entertainment industry and you can see, a strong work ethic and commitment to keeping his promises, he’s becoming a rare breed in our world full of ego and selfhishness. I'm look forward to collaborate with Michael again very soon!”
Alana Ruben Free, Playwright and Producer; Alana worked with Michael but at different companies. “I had the privilege of meeting Michael Bloom at the Aspen Comedy Festival in 2006 he spoke of his series The National Lampoon Comedy Competition. I was there exploring venues for my new comedy work. We shared many interesting conversations on film production and possible work projects including recordings of my stage plays and solo show, Beginner at Life. He met with us and provided a clear path to advance my one-woman autobiography, Beginner at Life to the big stage. It was his confidence and execution of the plan he authored that landed on tour through Western Europe. Taking his direction gave me and my skeptical team the traction we never realized was needed to take it to the next level. If ever you have the chance to work with him, you must! He might come across a bit unconventional now and then however, unconventional is precisely what was needed to stand out in an industry that is over populated with talent. I have found Michael very generous with his time and in sharing his decades of successful experience. I can proudly say I’ve worked with one of the best and more important to me, I now call him a good friend.”
Nikki Alexander Producer at American Vintage Pictures “Michael is a detailed, organized professional within the entertainment field who is a most interesting dichotomy. While embracing the analytical technologies that enhance our profession so much, Michael still demonstrates how brilliantly he can maneuver to enhance the creative talents and sensitivities of those that work with him. I look forward to working with him on several future projects. I would recommend him for his integrity, honor, commitment, and command of visual themes without pause. “
Freddie Ravel, Music Director, Producer, Keyboard Player with Santana; “I can say without hesitation I’ve worked with the top iconic industry professionals of our time including Carlos Santana, Al Jarreau, Peabo Bryson to name just a few. I have worked closely with Michael on several occasions. Michael is a wonderful blend of an outstanding human being and multifaceted media master. I've worked with him a number of times and the results are always to everyone's liking.”
Cher McNeal Ofstedahl Leal Executive Director at Children's Foundation of America; Michael has been the driving force behind shows that have literally made the careers of comics such as Ralphie May, Jay Mohr, Alonzo Bodden and Gary Gulman of "Last Comic Standing," and Dane Cook, with his original HBO series tour-de-force "Tourgasm." His impressive and lengthy list of credits can be found at imdb.com. You owe it to yourself to study that. I give Michael my highest recommendation.”
Valerie Penso Co-Founder Pop Magnet Ent; "Michael was very knowledgeable as well as professional during the time we worked together. I look forward to working with him in the future.
Tony Hassini Chairman/CEO at International Magicians Society; “Michael Bloom is one of the most creative producers/directors I've been privileged to know. He's working with the International Magicians Society on three different magic projects as I write this. I highly recommend him. He's easy to work with and he's extremely talented.”
Jay Miracle Screenwriter/Director/Editor; “Michael is incredibly competent and easy to work with. He's both creative and has the Production know-how to get any project done, under budget. He's always juggling a myriad of projects, yet he's extremely focused, and we had a great time working together. I recommend him highly!”
Deborah Mitchell Executive Producer, Byron Allen; “Michael is a talented, and a very creative producer who always comes through. He is one of those few who does what he says and gets it done. That is why I can highly recommend him.”
Mark Pritchard Marketing and Branding; “Michael's experience and attention to details make him a producer that gets things done. Within his creative and collaborative skills, you have a producer that gets things done right!”
Adrian DeCastro, Ph.D. Special Adviser & Counselor at United Nations; “I seriously recommend Michael to everyone. He is one of the top-notch producers I’ve had the pleasure to work with and I would certainly work with him again without hesitation. He knows the entertainment industry inside and out and has a great easy-going personality. I know I speak for many when I say we need more Michael Bloom’s to work with.”
Robert McGinley CEO at LifeStyles Organization; “It is a pleasure to recommend Michael Bloom as we have experienced working with him and his company. I consider Michael a friend as well as a provider of media services. Dr. Robert McGinley President LSO, Ltd.
Amanda Stover, Senior Web Designer, Art Director MTV, Nickelodeon; Hello, please add Michael Bloom to your network. I strongly recommend him for any project that calls for mixed media intended for broadcast or streaming. He has been producing, writing, and directing mostly comedy for more than 30 years. PS I should know, Michael is also my Father:-) Thank you.
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