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About: Rick Tucker




For over 40 years, Rick Tucker has been involved in many facets of the entertainment industry. In 1965 he signed a record deal and started recording- only to fall prey to the dishonesty and cutthroat way of doing business in the recording industry. He left the record company and started recording on his own.

The Vietnam War interrupted his music career with a tour of duty from 1969-1973. Upon his return stateside, he followed in his father’s footsteps and learned production skills while working on many films and commercials. With his father being involved in production it left him with a burning desire to be a producer.

In 1985, he produced his first project “.177” and in 1992 started his own production company and stage facility: Big Kid Productions and Shades of Light Studios. Located in Burbank, Shades of Light Studios has four sound stages with full production amenities. He received three Emmy Honors for outstanding individual achievement in lighting direction for “Home Improvement” – 1992 ,1993,1994.

Rick produced projects for his son in 1998 and 1999: “Twisted Reality”, “Machina”, and “Look Who’s Stalking” The years 2000 and 2001 found Rick producing two TV pilots; one for Warner Brothers entitled ”Zolar” and an independent pilot entitled “The Adventures of Rock and Roll Ralph”.

Teaming up with Hillandbrand Productions in 2004, he served as Executive Producer/Co-Producer on “Gamebox 1.0” released in foreign markets and domestically on April 10, 2007 by Lions Gate. Since then, he has started a new production company called “Tucker Family Productions” and has many film projects in the works. In 2011 he was asked to run the production side of Allied Artists Pictures and is now Vice President of Production.

2012 found him going into partnership with Ed Cohen starting their own Management,Record and Publishing Company. With Ed’s background in band management(1965 til 1980)coupled with his many contacts in the music industry, it was a perfect match up with Rick’s music career and experience in film production. Both Rick and Ed believe that it is time, in fact long overdue, for an independent label to take the time to let groups and artists know that there is a place for them to go. With groups and artists that either don’t know how or have heard the horror stories about the record business. They felt they should start their own label and publishing company and be straight forward with the artists letting them be part of the process of making records. That way they can see how it is all done and as being part of the team they can feel the excitement and the pressure of shaping their careers. Both Rick and Ed feel that a business can succeed if it is based on fair play.

In conclusion, although Rick has worked in many fields in the entertainment industries, producing and making music are his first loves. By working hard and not being afraid to get his hands dirty, he has achieved the look and sound needed to produce a successful film and musical soundtrack. Moreover, as a businessman, he knows how to successfully design and initiate a business plan to make new ventures exciting and profitable.