Howard Beder - President & CEO
Howard Beder (aka: Howard W. Beder) is President & CEO of First Class Entertainment, Inc., and is co-founder of the company which began operations in 1990. He is also President & CEO of Howard Beder Productions (HBP) which began operations in 2008 as a division of First Class Entertainment, Inc.
Howard Beder Productions is dedicated to representing legendary and accomplished show producers and their entire catalog of shows, as well as to create and produce large scale production shows independently. Under HBP, Howard Beder serves as Executive Producer and represents theatrical stage shows for Broadway and other venues, as well as feature film and television projects in an effort to raise capital. HBP is also involed in philanthropic causes that often blend the worlds of music and entertainment with goodwill. It's top mission presently is a charitable music event entitled "Tomorrow's Child." This event will feature many celebrities and will be televised worldwide in an effort to raise money for needy children on behalf of Unicef and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
Having been raised in the entertainment industry from touring with his father, a successful veteran of show business (a professional singer, comedy writer, and stand-up comedian), Howard has interfaced with countless celebrities and also has direct experience with sound, lighting, and production. He has worked in the showrooms of a couple of major resort hotels as stage manager and brings over 25 years of invaluable entertainment industry experience to First Class Entertainment, Inc. Howard has personally produced concerts and worked with the following artists: Air Supply, Paul Anka, Neil Sedaka, Vic Damone, Jerry Vale, Joan Rivers, Pat Boone, Charlie Daniels Band, B.J. Thomas, John Anderson, Bill Cosby, Rodney Dangerfield, George Carlin, Lainie Kazan, Little Anthony & The Imperials, Tracy Morgan, etc.
Howard Beder has a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Rowan University, and before co-founding First Class Entertainment, Inc., worked in the corporate field in sales and marketing.
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