Samuel Turcotte Biography

Samuel Turcotte was formerly the Senior Partner Manager of Digital Media & Wireless at Sun Microsystems. He held various positions at Sun Microsystems for seven years and has ten years of high-tech marketing experience in the Silicon Valley. In addition to managing key partners in the digital media and wireless market at Sun Microsystems, Turcotte also developed and produced Sun's eMedia Webcast series with over 200 segments on a range of technical and market-focused topics.

In addition to marketing and technology savvy, Turcotte has an extensive creative background in the media industry, including film, music, broadcast and cable. He is an award-winning filmmaker with over seven years of production experience. In music, he produced a pop record album, Baila's "Shall We Dance?," which was distributed by Universal Music via Joan Jett's Blackheart Records label. The album was favorably profiled in Billboard and its first three singles played on over 150 radio stations across the USA and Caribbean.

Turcotte's most recent effort, the feature film "No Pain, No Gain", which he wrote, produced and directed was just completed and screened as an official selection at the Sao Paulo International Film Festival in Brazil, the most prestigious film festival in South America. The film also screened as an official selection to enthusiastic crowds at the Palm Beach Film Festival and the Houston International Film Festival (Worldfest) where Turcotte won an award as Best Director, First Feature.

Turcotte served in the U.S. Air Force where he earned a Meritorious Achievement Medal for his role in developing an interactive video production studio at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. He earned a BS in Radio-Television-Film, an MA in Communications/Advertising, and an MBA in Marketing from The University of Texas at Austin. He has taught and consulted for top executives of many Fortune 500 companies including Time Warner, McGraw-Hill and PricewaterhouseCoopers, and also personally trained former President George Bush how to use the Internet.

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