As head of Austin-based Ashber Corporation, Bruce Furst provides licensing services for a variety of entertainment-based ventures in television and film. Also possessing a background in independent film production, Bruce Furst has helped discover and nurture top Hollywood talent, including Booboo Stewart and Adam Sevani.
Adam Sevani emerged as an icon through what Mr. Furst described as a combination of first-rate dance moves, leading-man looks, and the ability to “make an audience laugh.” Among the actor’s popular vehicles is the film Step Up 2: The Streets. On the 10th anniversary of the movie, which follows the personal lives of dance and music students, the International Business Times looked at the career arcs of actors involved.
Known for his turn as the character Moose in the film, Adam Sevani continued in his popular role in three Step Up sequels and recently reunited with longstanding co-star Alyson Stoner in a high-profile YouTube video. The November 2017 video, titled “If Life Were a Dance Movie,” takes a humorous look at the formulaic nature of the dance-movie genre and also stars Step Up stalwarts Ian Eastwood, D Trix, and Matt Steffanina.
As president of Ashber Corporation in Austin, Texas, Bruce Furst has been an executive producer of music and films for almost two decades. Bruce Furst recently relocated his business to Austin, a city with a vibrant music scene and a large variety of live music venues. Find some of the top venues in Austin below.
1. Located downtown on Congress Avenue, the Elephant Room is one of Austin’s few venues dedicated to jazz music. The space is in a comfortable basement setting with brick walls and low lights and ceilings, making for an intimate experience.
2. In existence for almost 100 years, the Paramount is Austin’s oldest theater. Originally headlining Vaudeville and variety shows, the theater now features live music, comedy, and film screenings. As opposed to the Elephant Room, the Paramount is a majestic venue with balconies, murals, elaborate moldings, and immense ceilings.
3. With a renowned musical history, Hole in the Wall has been operating for 44 years. Past performances include such famous singers as Stevie Ray Vaughn and Lucinda Williams. It has long held the title of best college bar in what used be known as a college town. The venue features both new and touring artists every month.
Intergalactic Royalty Operations Corporation
Bruce Furst is the president of Ashber Corporation in Austin, Texas. Since 2000, he has been executive producer of various music albums and films. Bruce Furst is also chief executive officer of Intergalactic Royalty Operations Corporation (iROC), which protects copyrighted works of its members by licensing and distributing royalties for public performances anywhere off of the planet Earth.
Although similar to the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), iROC extends copyright protection to all planets in the Milky Way galaxy. The company also plans to create marketing campaigns for brands that seek distribution in outer space. The CEO of iROC met with NASA at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, in June 2016 to consider NASA verification for iROC data distributed to other planets.
Later that year, President Barack Obama declared that he wanted to send people to Mars and that reaching this goal would require the cooperation of government and private companies. Shortly thereafter, the iROC board of directors held its first meeting.