EIA-Production Co-Founder Executive Producer & Director. 40 years, 4 Southwest States, Over 500 Events and Festivals using the Celebration Engaement Model
A Co-Founder/President of SparkRise, a game changing SaaS platform that provides businesses with a better, faster, easier way to engage with consumers while contributing to social good. He also serves as a PR/Marketing/Education consultant and stakeholder for various global influencers, institutions, non-profits and platforms.
He is an Actor/Musician/Writer/Producer who has appeared in Films (Sandtrap, The Distinguished Gentleman, Albino Alligator, Fright Night II), TV Shows (Friends, Scrubs, ER, VIP) and dozens of National Commercials. Over the years he has served as an industrial corporate spokesman for Vivera, Symantech, Amgen, Pioneer Magellan, Soba et al.
An award winning Educator (Hart Vision Award - CA Charter Teacher of the Year), he is also an Arts Ed advocate throughout the nation. Produced the film Shakespeare High with Val Kilmer, Richard Dreyfuss, Kevin Spacey and Mare Winningham (Showtime). Currently a Producer of the A24 Film V A L, Kilmer's Cinema Twain, new Doc projects, TV and Features. The award winning documentary (Autistic) Kids With Cameras highlights his work with stop motion animation, improvisation and film making through Actors For Autism. Kids With Cameras and Shakespeare High travelled the world as part of the US State Dept.’s US American Film Showcase. Brad's work in education is featured in Lisa Bloom's bestseller Swagger, 10 Urgent Rules for Raising Boys in America, Insidewink, Corona Silver Linings Anthology, LA Times, Daily News, Los Angeles Magazine, Valley Magazine and on CBS-The Early Show, Fox News, So Cal News and Nightline.
Koepenick shepherded hundreds of short & student films to fruition with film-makers. He’s served as a partner for Xow Animation, the ground breaking stop motion software Xipster (Intl' Educational Toy of the Year) and The Entertainment Experience with Blue Rider Pictures developing film and television with young creatives. From 1993 to 2002, he offered ongoing classes, workshops and summer camps in improvisation, story theatre, film making and animation with 4 Art's Sake Prods, Summer in Cinema and the Celluloid Heroes Movie Camp . He was a founding teacher at 5 charter schools in the SF Valley through PUCSchools and co-founded a Charter High School called VIP. (Named Best in LA - Hollywood Reporter)
He consulted and served on various Boards including the Twainmania Foundation, Inner City Shakespeare, Get Lit, the Educational Theatre Foundation, Actors Hall of Fame, CETA-CA Educational Theatre Assn., Actors for Autism, DTASC-Drama Teachers Assn. and the CA Charter Schools Member Council.
Steven B. Ray has been enjoying a vast career in the music and entertainment industry by thriving in a variety of roles and mediums as well as a trusted advisor and consultant. His journey began as a roadie working summer tours with George Rhodes, conductor and arranger for Sammy Davis, Jr., an entertainment legend. Soon following, Steven began receiving mentorship and working for Quincy Jones as a Production Assistant and participated on many illustrious projects that Mr. Jones produced, beginning with Michael Jackson’s, infamous and legendary album, “Thriller” and the USA for Africa benefit song, “We Are The World”, James Ingram’s platinum selling solo debut album, It’s Your Night. Frank Sinatra’s, “LA is My Lady”, and The Color Purple, which allowed Steven to be a consultant for all on-camera musical casting and performances.
Steven soon became a Senior Executive, A&R at Capitol Records
(domestic and international), which led him Windswept Pacific Publishing where he was a Creative Executive, Staff Writer and Music Supervisor. While employed at Windswept, he signed, writer/producer, Manuel Seal, who was noted for co-writing, Mariah Carey’s hits, “Always Be My Baby” and “We Belong Together”, as well as Usher’s top charting, “You Make Me Wanna” and Quincy Jones III, co-writer and producer for TuPac, Ice Cube, and co-venture with LA Reid’s HitCo Music: TLC, “Waterfalls”, Anita Baker, “I Apologize”, Destiny’s Child, “Survivor” and numerous Beyonce Knowles solo hits, resulting in over 150 million units sold. Steven and a partner developed and introduced to the television community the business model for VNU’s NextMedium, an online digital product placement application,
measuring the value of product placement in television, which was a success.
Continuing to broaden his reach into film, television and theater production, he launched Red River Productions in 2013, securing financing as Executive Producer for the Broadway musical production of “Ghost” and for the Director, Dan Algrant and Oscar nominated, Tony Award winning producer, Fred Zollo’s film, “Little Rootie Tootie”. Steven, also Executive produced the film “Son of The South” starring Lucas Till, Lucy Hale, Cedric the Entertainer and Brian Dennehy. Along with producing partner, Christian Bruun (“The Man Who Saved The World”), Steven is currently producing the documentary “Time No Changes” based on the Miles Davis Quintet members Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Ron Carter. Steven is also developing three television series with Todd Harris (Disney/Marvel), and Tyrone Finch (Station19). Steven’s ability to identify a path to monetize creative ideas, his historical awareness, and business savvy, as well as his strong relationships throughout the entertainment industry, make him a prized resource. Steven is very dedicated in his professional and has been successful with each step in his journey.
Co-Founder EIA-Productions and Asst Producer/Director
C-Founder EIA-Production Chief Business Advisor
EIA-Production Director of Sports Programing
EIA-Production Senior Advisor Educational Programs
EIA-Productions Senior Program Advisor
Chief Advisor to the Senior Team for social impact programing
EIA-Productions Co-Founder and Asst Production Director
EIA-Production Advisor Brand Partnerships