AGH TELEVISION CEO, CREATOR
DIRECTOR, WRITER, PRODUCER, EDITOR, PHOTOGRAPHER, LECTURER AND MUSICIAN
AGH TELEVISION PARTNERS: CURT SMITH AND THOMAS LEE BOTTOM
TALENT MANAGER: CURT SMITH, ZERODISC MANAGEMENT
"Chad Calek is a revolutionary, the type of person who reinvents the rules and sidesteps the commonality of Hollywood."
- John Soltes, www.hollywoodsoapbox.com
As an award-winning filmmaker that's successfully navigated the shark-filled waters of the entertainment business for over two decades, Chad Calek provides the overall vision, voice and creative direction for 100 percent of the products released by AGH Television. In addition, Calek is also the driving force behind AGH TV's unique "grassroots" approach to marketing and promotion, as Calek's belief in the power of social media, combined with his passion for the sincerity created by face to face interaction with fans and supporters, has played a defining role in establishing AGH Television as not only an independent film and distribution company, but as a full-fledged "entertainment" company, that since its inception in 2011, has hosted over 280 live touring events in the United States, Canada and Australia.
"When it comes to the arts, whether you're talking about music, comedy, poetry, film or dance, in my opinion, nothing compares to the live show. It's not only the best way for fans and supporters to experience you vision, but as an artist, the live show is the only setting that offers 'real-time' reactions and responses to your work," says Calek. "You have to keep in mind that anyone can 'hype' their film. Anyone can brag about their own talent. Anyone can talk shit. But eventually, the time will come where you just have to hit 'play' and screen the film. Love it or hate it, the audience will let you know, as 'real-time' reactions are not agenda driven. While some artists may find this challenge to be a terrifying prospect, it's a challenge that I welcome with open arms, as I find nothing more fulfilling than hosting live events throughout the world."