the growth and development of the company's talent, music, & sports divisions.
He has worked on the management teams of many A-list box office hit
stars, Academy Award, Emmy Award, and Tony Award nominees. He has also procured recording contracts for various
music artists with Sony Music, RCA Records, Warner Bros. Records, and
Amy is originally from Northern Kentucky and graduated from The University of Cincinnati,School of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning.
William Blaylock began his career as a development executive with Academy Award nominated producer, Martin Poll (“The Lion In Winter”). William worked with Poll on numerous productions including the film “Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea” and In late 1978 became the VP of production at Sandy Howard Productions (Producer of “A Man Called Horse”) / Astral Bellevue Pathe where he over-saw Roger Spottiswoode's first feature “Terror Train” starring Jamie Lee Curtis, David Copperfield, and Academy Award Winner, Ben Johnson, Roger Vadim's “The Hot Touch” starring Marie France-Pisier and Academy Award Winner, Melvyn Douglas.
Beginning In 1980 Blaylock went on to become an independent producer and set up script development deals at Paramount, Twentieth Century Fox, Disney, Columbia, Warner Bros., CBS, NBC, Tri Star, and Lionsgate. During this period he collaborated with such creative talents as Roger Spottiswoode, Robert Wise, Debra Hill, Paul Schrader, Abraham Polonsky, Phil Alden Robinson, Patrick Swayze, and numerous others.
Blaylock’s producer credits include: “Grandview USA” (starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Jason Lee, and John Cusack), “Zandalee”, (starring Nicholas Cage, Judge Reinhold, Steve Buscemi, Marisa Tomei and Joe Pantoliano), “Penn and Teller’s -Sin City Spectacular” television series, and “Hollywood Palms” (directed by Jeffery Nachmanoff starring Judge Reinhold, Paget Brewster, and Elizabeth Mitchell)
Who are we:
Optimism Entertainment is an International Talent/Literary management and production company based in Los Angeles, CA., representing A-list creative talent in the fields of motion pictures, television, music, publishing, live performance, and new media.
Optimism Entertainment maintains an exclusive roster of creative talent and produces motion picture and television projects, based on Best Selling novels, comic books, video games, and original content.