Spencer Proffer has been at the forefront of successful and inventive multimedia projects for years. Throughout an extensive entertainment career, he has consistently broken new ground with pioneering work on both creative and business fronts. As a marketing and media architect with an anchor in how music plays an organic role in various platforms, he has created and then implemented numerous initiatives on behalf of major television networks, advertising agencies, online, record, and motion picture companies. He also has a meaningful history of producing socially conscious events and enterprises which have both charitable as well as commercial components.
2014 enterprises which Proffer is quarterbacking are listed in PROJECTS & PARTNERS on our M17 site.
Here is Spencer's current Wikipedia page: Proffer's Wikipedia page.
Check out an interview he did with the Huffington Post by hitting this link: Huffington Post interview. His progressive thinking and results are also highlighted in both The Wall St Journal article on the Citizens Of The World enterprise which he architected and co-produced as well as in the Huffington Post where they have premiered M17 band Flying Machines’ English language version of “Citizens” with an embedded player and free download.
Spencer is a highly regarded media producer and strategist with a long history of connecting with audiences. His productions have garnered Academy, Golden Globe, Emmy, Grammy and Tony awards and nominations, and as music producer, Spencer has sold millions of gold and platinum records.
In 2010, Proffer, together with long time collaborator and composer Larry Brown, won the Grand Prize Gold Medal at the 7th Annual Park City Film Music Festival for their his production, songwriting, scoring and music supervision work on the acclaimed documentary film, narrated by Dr. Maya Angelou entitled "As Seen Through These Eyes." It was financed and premiered on The Sundance Channel. As Seen Through These Eyes.
As a Music Director/ Supervisor,, he had handled over 160+ films/television project in a proactive, hands-on capacity for most of the key motion picture studios and major broadcast television networks (see IMDB for a detailed listing of Spencer’s film and television music work).
In addition to implementing the creative elements, Spencer’s work included negotiating all talent, licensing and soundtrack elements on behalf of the respective studio, network or production company. Over 35 of these were nominated or won major industry awards, and includes work with CBS, NBC, ABC, MTV, VH-1, Showtime Networks, TNT, USA Networks, Paramount, Touchstone, Lions Gate, 20th Century Fox and New Line Cinema. Additionally, he oversaw Showtime’s music interests on all levels for seven years, off campus.
Proffer has worked in a production capacity on twelve financed and distributed films and continues to do so now. Some highlights are: Spencer served as a Producer & Cast Album Producer of the 4 time Tony nominated Broadway hit, "It Ain't Nothin' But The Blues“; the 2 time Emmy nominated television special, "Robbie Robertson, Coming Home", CBS mini-series “Shake Rattle and Roll” and HBO’s award-winning multi-cultural series “Happily Ever After,” as music producer/director, songwriter. He was also a Co-Executive Producer of “Gods and Monsters” which won Academy, Golden Globe, Independent Spirit and other major awards.
Spencer’s music career and credits are equally formidable, having produced and overseen projects involving: Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, Beyonce and Destiny’s Child, Darius Rucker/Hootie & The Blowfish, KISS, Green Day, Godsmack, Aerosmith, Sheryl Crow, Eric Clapton, Keith Urban, Britney Spears, 3 Doors Down, BB King, Heart, Cheap Trick, Jeff Beck, Brian May of Queen, Ritchie Sambora of Bon Jovi, Graham Nash, Alanis Morissette, Beach Boys, Quiet Riot and N’Sync to name a few. Amongst the 190 albums which Spencer has produced throughout his career, he helmed Tina Turner’s Acid Queen album from her role in The Who’s “Tommy” while serving as worldwide chief of A&R at United Artists as well as Quiet Riot’s “Metal Health”, the first debut hard rock album to reach #1 on the Billboard charts, selling over 7 million copies at that time.
As an early pioneer of laser light shows, Spencer also shepherded the first #1 rock album (Billy Thorpe’s Children Of The Sun) to be developed into computer-animated laser choreography and exhibited in planetariums across North America.
Spencer is an honors graduate of Loyola University School of Law and UCLA; has taught numerous courses at UCLA, USC and Syracuse U. and served on the Dean’s Council at the American University School of Communication in Washington, DC. Spencer is married with two sons, Morgan and Sterling.
For additional Proffer history, please visit www.morlingmanor.com.
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