Bruce W. Cook, Media Director
With diverse talent, Cook started his career following graduation from The University of Southern California in 1974. He was hired by the CBS Television Network after he came to the producers with a concept that was ultimately transformed into Bicentennial Minutes. He rose to West Coast production supervisor for CBS Sports. "Television City", Hollywood, called him back to work on the "Carol Burnett Show", "All in the Family", plus many other major entertainment programs. By 1978 he was the youngest producer in Hollywood of a network television comedy, "The Redd Foxx Show."
It was 1980 when Cook was summoned to Paramount Studios to interview for a producer position on a syndicated television format that would change the medium forever. The show was "Entertainment Tonight" and he was hired to help start the production and was in fact instrumental in securing its place on the airwaves, where E.T. has remained for the past 32 years. Nominated for two national Emmy Awards in the process, Cook also helped to launch "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" with Robin Leach, which was a spinoff of Entertainment Tonight in 1985.
Ever present in multimedia, Cook has owned his own radio talk show, and he is the Creator/Publisher of Grand Tour Magazine, Editor of Bay Window Magazine, Columnist for Los Angeles Times/Daily Pilot and author of eight published books.
Awards and Nominations:
Entertainment Tonight/ Entertainment This Week Emmy Award
-Outstanding Informational Series for: "Entertainment Tonight" (1983) & (1984)
(Emmy's)Bruce Cook, Coordinating Producer;George Merlis (executive producer) Jim Bellows (executive producer) Vin Di Bona (producer) (Syndicated)
Ryan Garren Cook, Business Development Executive
Ryan Cook, a USC graduate, has devoted the past five years to sports business dealing with corporate sales and marketing in tickets and media in three different professional sports leagues; basketball, baseball, and hockey. He has been successful in different markets including Los Angeles, New Orleans, Orange County, Riverside County, San Joaquin Valley, and the Greater Sacramento Region including Tahoe and Reno. Cook has sold for seven different teams during his career in sports starting with the Los Angeles Clippers, The New Orleans Hornets, The Los Angeles Angels, The Anaheim Ducks, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, The Oakland Raiders, and The Sacramento Kings. He has served in both ticket sales and in sponsorship sales both in stadium and on air (TV and radio).
Cook is the ultimate networker and business developer who will find a way to open any door and get a meeting. He has diverse business experience which helps him understand the importance of building relationships and implimenting strategic communication platforms and procedures.
Taking the skills he has learned from being a student athlete at USC and playing sports his entire life and transitioned those skills including discipline, dedication, determination, persistence, punctuality, competitiveness, team work, positivity, and motivation in his business day to day standard operating principles.
Laurie Veitch, Assistant Editor and Office Manager
Laurie Veitch has been associated with Main Line Media, Inc. for 12 years and is in charge of all client relations and office administration. A graduate of the University of Arizona and mother of three, Veitch has exceptional people skills and relationships with media representatives in all fields assisting Main Line Media, Inc. clients. She is often present at important social, charitable, and community events representing both clients and Main Line Media, Inc.
Michele Mullen, Executive Client Representative
A graduate of Northwestern University, Mullen is the ultimate connector of people, ideas, products, and possibilities. She began her career in the medical profession, and as a wife and mother of two daughters has been intimately involved in educational, sporting, and community endeavors. Mullen brings day to day service to all MLM, Inc. clients and serves as a creative force in planning and executing their media goals. She also works closely with both the video and graphic design team on behalf of MLM, Inc. clients.
Chelsea Giger, Social Media, Web Master and Assistant Copywriter
A communications major at the University of Colorado, at Boulder, Giger manages social media, web and assorted client needs including press releases, interviews, event coordination and other marketing requirements.
Linda Daniels, Copy Editor, Writer and Proofreader
With more than 30 years experience in advertising and marketing working with major national firms such as Foote, Cone & Belding. Daniels has the "eagle eye" on copy, layout, design and format. She brings a sophisticated and expert level of taste to MLM, Inc. product output.
Additional Contributors to the MLM, Inc. Team
Ann Chattalon, Still Photography
Rick Chattalon, Videography
Kristilyn Goff, Graphic Design
Linda McBee, Graphic Design
Jeff Cole, Video Commercial Production
Panther Productions, Video Studio/Remote Videotape Facilities/Crew
Pamela Sharp, Hollywood Celebrity P.R.
Vicki Miko, EONetwork Productions