Mr. Young advises Core Capital in the areas of private equity and corporate strategy.
Mr. Young is an executive, film financier, and buy-side advisor for various entertainment, media, and gaming companies. Mr. Young graduated from Harvard Business School and the USC Cinema/Television program where he subsequently taught as a professor in the Peter Stark Program.
He began his career at Paramount Pictures and Warner Brothers where he served as a senior executive on over 30 major motion pictures including Top Gun, The Hunt for Red October, Days of Thunder, Black Rain, The Pelican Brief, and Dennis the Menace. Mr. Young currently lectures worldwide in the area of 3-D technology and production. From 1999-2010, Mr. Young was Head of Creative Affairs and Production for DreamWorks Animation. Mr. Young has consulted on many film finance deals and recently stuctured the Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and Machete Kills. At DreamWorks, Mr. Young maintained oversight in development and production of films from inception through release. During his tenure DreamWorks released 10 films including Shrek, Shrek II, Shark Tale, Shrek the Third, Bee Movie, Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar, and How To Train Your Dragon. Before that, Mr. Young wrote and directed Bliss, a critically acclaimed love story for Columbia Pictures.
As an advisor and financier his clients include: GTCR, Guggenheim Partners, CitiGroup, Orpheus Entertainment, Mutagen Games, Xbox Live, Imagi, 3M, Bay Mutual Financial, Beijing Film Studio, DreamWorks Animation, Warner Brothers, Dimension films, and Starz Animation.