Soundtree Entertainment Brings Experience and Guidance to Talent Development

soundtree-logoTalent is essential for young people who are working with their families to break into the entertainment industry, but that is not the only ingredient. Even the most talented people need someone who can help guide them and show them a path that allows them to make the most of that talent.

Soundtree Entertainment is a destination for talented young people who wish to develop their careers

In South Florida, Gregory James Blount can be that guide who helps families launch the career of their talented young person. Gregory is the founder of Soundtree Entertainment, which is a full service firm working in film, television, photo shoots, castings, talent development, and concerts. The firm has many projects in preproduction, and often generates vehicles for talented young people.

Information for Families

gregory-james-blountBlount’s book, “Talent 101— The Guide to Breaking into the Entertainment Industry and Not Get Scammed,” that has become essential reading for talent and their families. The guide has been featured on many film commission websites, and has the answers to many questions.

Some of those questions include:

  • What are the realities?
  • How do I find out if an agent or firm is legitimate?
  • How do I empower my child if they have a special talent?
  • Will investing monetarily enrich their talent?
  • What is the difference between drama and acting?

This book along with Blount’s more than two decades of experience can be a powerful addition to the effort to elevate a young career. His ideas and knowledge are a great way to get pointed in the right direction.

Prince’s Musical Legacy Extends Beyond His Albums

songs-written-by-princeFor many fans, Prince’s 39 albums are a shining testament to his remarkable talent. Over nearly four decades, Prince was able to consistently redefine his sound and challenge his fans and music critics to expand their notion of where Prince actually fit on the musical spectrum.

One understated element of his enormous impact on the industry is his prolific talent as a songwriter. His passing has sparked a closer examination of the far reaching power of his talent, including in the work of other artists who performed songs written by Prince.

Across the country, young people at schools like Eagle Arts Academy are learning about Prince’s profound impact. Click here to learn more about Prince’s work as a songwriter.

Streaming Television Offers More Options for Viewers

house-of-cardsIt seems that our entertainment options are expanding exponentially. More cable networks are now active than ever before, and they are facing a new threat in the form of streaming. Just a few years ago, streaming services dealt primarily in movies and television shows that had previously run in theaters or on television.

Now, streaming services have opened a new front. Amazon, Hulu, and Netflix are all offering high quality “prestige television” programming in an effort to boost subscriptions and reposition themselves in the industry.

Netflix has hit a home run with “House of Cards,” Amazon has gained critical acclaim with “Transparent,” and now Hulu is offering “11.22.63.”


Each show benefitted from a solid internet buzz that allowed them to gain viewers quickly. And many streaming shows place an entire season online at once, allowing viewers to binge watch every episode over a weekend, intensifying the excitement across social media.

Cable has a broad spectrum of shows. New classics like “Friends” or “Law and Order” air alongside first-run original programming and informational shows like the Profiles Series.

Streaming represents a new threat to cable supremacy, which means it is a new option for viewers willing to pony up and extra 10 bucks a month.

Profiles Series Exploring English Language Instruction

profiles-series-reporting-on-english-language-instructionEvery year, millions of people choose to pack their bags and make a new life in the United States. For some of them, learning the English language is a barrier to truly being part of the American experience.

In new reports from the Profiles Series, audiences are learning about community programs around the country that are helping new immigrants learn the English language that is so crucial to integrating into society.

Instructors around the country are working to achieve a unique certification called a TESL, or Teaching English Second Language certificate.

The certification allows them to work with non-English speakers in community centers, high schools, libraries and other locations where people can gather to learn the language.

While the instructor is important to helping people learn the language, working in groups can be equally crucial. People can practice the language together and then begin to learn the nuances of our language that make it one of the most difficult to learn.

A new approach to at least giving people a foundation in the English language is radio stations that are offering an introduction over the airwaves. Many new immigrants can at least develop a familiarity from these broadcast English lessons. While they will not completely teach the language, it will give people the foundation to go into the classroom and pick up the missing pieces.

Check local listings for airtimes for the Profiles Series TV show.

G-Star Open House Next Month

gstarIn just two weeks, the G-Star School of the Arts will be opening its doors for students and parents so that they can find out more about what makes G-Star one of Palm Beach County’s A rated schools.

On March 5th and 6th from 1-2:30 p.m., everyone is invited to visit the school and take a tour to learn more about how the school is able to offer both an outstanding traditional education as well as the unique performing arts curriculum that has helped students prepare for the future.

In ratings just released from the Florida Department of Education, schools were measured in a variety of metrics including English language arts, math, science, and social studies. There are also metrics for graduation rates and acceleration success, which measures how students perform in advanced placement and other classes.

The school routinely outperforms more traditional high schools in metrics for reading, mathematics, and science. About half of all students have a 3.5 G.P.A. or better, and one in five has a 4.0 G.P.A. About 97

South Florida Production Company Leads Talented People to Success

soundtree-logoFor those chasing success in the entertainment industry, the journey can be exciting, frustrating, and sometimes mysterious. Families who are trying to shepherd their child through the labyrinth to show business success may have many questions along the way.

Gregory James Blount can provide guidance in many areas, and he brings more than two decades of experience to the work of helping young, talented people achieve their goals.

His production company, Soundtree Entertainment, began just a few years ago producing concerts for Disney Channel star Mitchel Musso. Now, the company has evolved into a full serve production company that works on film, television, photo shoots, casting, talent development, and concerts.

For families who are working to find success, the questions abound. Do we need an agent? Who can be trusted with our child’s talent? How do I get our child in front of casting agents or directors? Blount’s book, “Talent 101— The Guide to Breaking into the Entertainment Industry and Not Get Scammed,” that has been featured on many film commission websites including in South Florida. It is an excellent introduction into how to help talented children and adults realize their dreams.


Sophia Lux Positioned as Portal to Posh Luxury

sophia-luxA new publication is causing a stir inside the world of luxury in South Florida.

The debut printing of Sophia Lux is just a few months away, and retailers and restaurateurs are positioning themselves to be a part of this exclusive annual registry, which profiles businesses that cater to the most discerning clientele.

In addition to the printed Sophia Lux registry, businesses are especially interested in the online component of the new venture. On the website, visitors can see stunning photos of the business and the products and services that set them apart.

Expect Sophia Lux in find businesses in 2016.

G-Star Open House Allows Students to Find a Place to Chase Their Dreams

This weekend, the G-Star School of the Arts is opening its doors to allow students and parents to see what makes this school so special.

The open house on November 15th will feature tours conducted by G-Star founder and CEO Greg Hauptner, and is a great opportunity to see how G-Star sets itself apart from other Palm Beach County charter schools.

The G-Star School of the Arts is an extraordinary setting where students can begin to build a foundation that allows them to pursue a career in the performing arts. Students can get hands-on experience in a variety of capacities, even working with industry professionals on real projects at the school’s world-famous soundstage.

Roughly 97 percent of all G-Star students move on to college and university programs, some even gaining entry into the military academies.

Regardless of the path the student wishes to take, the G-Star School of the Arts also offers them the chance to get a great education that will serve them well in whatever path they choose in life. The school performs ahead of many traditional schools in many academic metrics for reading, math, and science, and about half of students have a 3.5 GPA or better.

The G-Star School of the Arts is a great place for students to create the start of their promising future in the entertainment industry or any path they choose.

G Star Student Tyler Grow on a Path to Success

G Star student Tyler Grow was featured on WPTV News at 6 in West Palm Beach.
G Star student Tyler Grow was featured on WPTV News at 6 in West Palm Beach.

G Star School student Tyler Grow is seeing his future come into view . Learn more about his remarkable story in this story from WPTV. Click the link to learn more and see the story.

G Star School Creating Next Generation of Entertainment Industry Professionals

G Star School Creating Next Generation of Entertainment Industry Professionals
Set design is one area of study at the G Star School.

Gifted teens across the country have set their sights on a career in the entertainment industry. In Palm Beach County, FL, the G Star School of the Arts is preparing students for a future in animation, film, and the performing arts.

This schools is not only creating talent young people for the entertainment field, it is also producing young people who are well-rounded for whatever the world places in their path. The school boasts a 97 percent graduation rate and a 97 percent college enrollment rate. Prestigious universities across the country and around the world have accepted G Star students and prepared them to take on the world.

G Star provides great results for Palm Beach County charter schools. In many metrics, the school is outperforming traditional schools, helping students excel in math, reading, writing, and science.

The school has been recognized across the country, and many entertainers have ;contributed their time to help enrich the student experience. Corbin Bernsen of “L.A. Law” and “Psych,” musician and vocalist Jimmy Buffett, Cheryl Hines of “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” and vocalist and dancer Jennifer Lopez have all visited the school.

Palm Beach County magnet schools like G Star can be an important stepping stone for students who are interested in reaching the stars. The school is preparing students to become the next generation of entertainment professionals.