Pulse Evolution Corporation CEO John Textor has helped develop some of the most innovative digital media productions in the world. He has worked on literally hundreds of television shows and feature movies including The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), Transformers and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Empire (2008) and Tron: Legacy (2010). Textor also has extensive experience in finance and strategic planning.
After graduating from Wesleyan University in 1987, Textor worked at a number of private equity firms that focused on entertainment. He also joined the Babyverse retail chain. He moved up to the position of CEO in 2005 and left the company in 2010. Textor soon turned his focus to media and began working solely for Digital Domain. The company provided special and visual effects for dozens of motion pictures. After moving on to Pulse Evolution Corporation, he helped make his company one of the leading developer of human digital likenesses.
Textor has helped Pulse Evolution form partnerships with many of the largest media groups across the country. The visual effects used in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button received the 2010 Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. Textor recently completed work on the venture, Art Story, with Disney veteran Aaron Blaise. The animated feature is set to be released later this year. Textor’s last movie project was the science fiction feature Ender’s Game.
The creme-de-la-creme of Textor’s innovation is the digital likeness of late rapper Tupac Shakur at the Coachella Valley Music Festival. The holographic-type recreation is the first of its kind and yet to be duplicated by any other media or digital outlet. Textor has also created visual likenesses of Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley and Michal Jackson at the Billboard Music Awards. Textor plans to make creations of other entertainers in the near future.
Textor says Pulse Evolution is on the cusp of creating bigger and better inventions. They have a highly-qualified digital team that have years of experience. “Now that we have a leg up on the competition, we plan on creating more products to suit our customer base,” says Textor.