Norm Introduces Books & Screenplays to Top Hollywood Brass

From what I’ve come to understand, literary agents typically do not sell to Hollywood, they sell to publishers. So the only way to get television or movie rights optioned or sold is to partner with a TV/film agent, or list your works in a huge online database.  Large literary agencies have film departments whose full-time job is creating and maintaining relationships with Hollywood agencies, and trying to get film agents interested in their authors’ books. But most writers aren’t represented by these larger agencies.

It seemed apparent to me that authors, along with their literary agents, must have a proactive person on-board to get their written stories in front of the appropriate people in Hollywood.

With my background and vast connections in Hollywood, it was natural for me to help get Author’s works in front of appropriate broadcasters, OTT studios as well as top producers, directors and actors.


Rob Thomas uses Norm’s Technology to Raise Money for Sidewalk Angels!

This weekend Rob Thomas is playing  a 3 night Solo gig in Atlantic City at the Borgata!  All proceeds go to his incredible Sidewalk Angel Foundation.  To help make raising awareness and funds easy and fun for his Fans, Rob left them a special message on his Shout HOTLINE Number: 914-825-4SWA

When fans call the number they hear a greeting from Rob sharing his appreciation for any amount they can donate.  When the Fan hangs-up, they receive a text-message from Rob with his Sidewalk Angel Pay Pal page for quick and easy donations!


President Obama’s Farewell Address – Streamed LIVE in 360/VR

So glad I was able to play Matchmaker to help make this happen:


A collaboration between Radiant Images,  VRScout and to live stream in 360 video President Obama’s Farewell Address – marking the first simulcast broadcast of a live presidential speech in 360 VR on multiple social media platforms.

While thousands brave freezing weather to attend the event, the production team is strategically placing three Nokia OZO cameras inside McCormick Place and live streaming the entire broadcast using Nokia’s OZO Live, enabling anyone to watch it and feel the excitement from the comfort of their own home in 360 video through YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

Beginning at 6 p.m. PT, transport yourself to Chicago as President Obama shares his perspective on the past eight years, talks about the future of America, and says his final goodbyes.

Tune in to VRScout’s websiteFacebookYouTube or Twitter to watch it live. Enjoy the experience – and feel free to contact Radiant Images to discuss your 360 video and virtual reality needs.



I have a unique background working in all verticals and facets of entertainment; Music, Sports, TV & Film… and these days we can even call Politics entertainment.

I started my first company, Media Street, in the year 2000 where we manufactured digital ink & paper that we sold to professional photographers and Artists in over 100 countries.

During the height of our ink and paper sales I sought to displace and cannibalize our own products by developing the first of its kind Digital Photo Frames that we sold to top retailers and camera stores throughout the world.

Spending way too much time in China, I began to design and develop special MP3 players that would allow record labels to displace eroding CD sales by offering embedded albums on our MP3 Players

I built relationships with all record labels and I was fortunate enough to work direct with many legendary artists and bands. By the time social media came around, I was known as “Norm the Inventor” to the Artists I worked with and they asked for help getting their Fans to “believe” it was really them Tweeting and posting their Facebook updates rather then their publicists. This is when I created ShoutOmatic which became the defacto in Voice Status updates for Celebrities. Most major record labels still use ShoutOmatic today to dummy-proof the way Fans receive call-to-action links to BUY their music, concert tickets and merchandise.

Wanting to diversify and increase my network beyond music and sports, I consulted for Grumman Studios and helped them get their 8 incredible sound stages booked for TV and Major Motion Film Production. This was an invaluable education for me and I got to know amazing creative people from all major production houses; Marvel, Universal Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Disney, DC/Warner Bros, CBS, NBC, etc.

All of my contacts in Music, Sports, TV & Film began to ask me about the Virtual Reality workflow and that began my mission working for Nokia and helping them to successfully launch the world’s first Professional Virtual Reality Camera; OZO