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STARWEST STUDIOS - ABOUT US


Starwest Studios was designed for filming and broadcasting dance content.

The in-house team Starwest Productions' core business is a subscription series called dance class live, and has partnered with major brands in the broadcast world as well as international companies such as: PRG, Vitec Group, Newtek, Roland, Black Magic Design, and more.


PARTNERS


Richard G. Stewart Jr.

CEO/Partner

After experiencing great success developing, owning, and operating multiple real estate/resort destinations across the U.S., creating the concept of “timeshare”, and delivering financial independence seminars as an educational/inspirational public speaker, Richard realized that his God-given passion was not about making money, but to use his talents and resources to make a difference on this planet. Richard G. Stewart’s life mission is to honor God, make this world a better place, and help others have a better life through helping, giving, inspiring, repairing, encouraging, and educating.

For years, Richard has been working with his team to assemble the necessary pieces to make this dream a reality and benefit everyone involved. Richard is the CEO/Founder of Help Worldwide, Inc. and Source, Inc – the parent companies coupling innovative technology with the goal of helping humanity. He is also the CEO of Starwest Studios, Starwest Productions, and Starwest Media. These power companies along with various other strategic acquisitions work together toward accomplishing his goal of making the world a better place.

Sammy Oriti

Producer Partner

Sammy Oriti is an American Television Producer and Music Composer. Oriti founded various rock bands and performed on the East Coast until Born in the USA from Bruce Springsteen landed him a great gig, Sammy Atlantic and The Jersey All Stars - A tribute to Bruce Springsteen, as The Boss he toured the East Coast from 1985-1987.

Moving into the entertainment industry was the next step and today he is an Award Winning writer producer with several projects in various stages of development. He is currently a founding partner of Dance Class Live along with Randy Jackson and Richard Stewart. Sammy runs 3 film stages in Burbank, wrote and produced Godspeed A Rock Opera for stage, another venture with Richard Stewart. Godspeed premiered on stage in Los Angeles in August 2015. The North American Tour is in the works.

Oriti is the Co-Creator of Warner Bros hit animated series "Coconut Fred's Fruit Salad Island" which was nominated for two Emmy Awards 2005-2006. Oriti founded myouterspace.com, a partnership with William Shatner which launched in 2010 receiving 11 million hits in the first 6 days. Myouterspace.com was world news overnight as the company ran contests with industry leaders for creatives worldwide to show their abilities. The Animate Shatner contest was hosted by Toon Boom Software and the Music Theme Song Contest was hosted by Michael Giacchino, Academy Award Winning Composer.

Sammy gathers top industry talent and producers to make inspiring content. As more of a creative director/producer for his company, he shepherds each project from concept to completion maintaining moral values and industry standard quality.

Oh, and he loves dogs!​

Randy Jackson

Producer Partner

Randy Jackson’s fearless and forward-thinking mentality has guided him from musician, songwriter, and Grammy Award-winning producer to revered record-industry executive, business entrepreneur, best-selling author, talent manager, television producer and beloved television personality. All of this stems from Jackson's passion for music. Jackson has lent his talents to hit records by Smokey Robinson, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, and Madonna, to name a few. Meanwhile, he also entered the rock 'n' roll realm, recording and performing with legendary musicians such as Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, Bon Jovi, Keith Richards, Journey, Carlos Santana, Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, and countless others. All in all, he has over 1,000 gold and platinum plaques to his name, with collective sales exceeding 200 million copies.

However, it is on television where Randy became a household name and reached iconic status within pop culture as a judge on the music competition series “American Idol.” In addition, he launched various other ventures including producing MTV’s “America’s Best Dance Crew,” creating his own artist-management firm and production company. He recently signed an overall production deal with Endemol Shine North America.

His charitable work includes his role as Goodwill Ambassador for Save the Children U.S., as well as his involvement with the Gibson Foundation, the Music in the Schools program of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, he was one of the architects of the multimillion-dollar fundraiser, Idol Gives Back, delivering relief to his home state Louisiana. Returning for the third year as Clinton Global Citizen Awards music producer, Jackson has helped put together a selection of performances that reflect the spirit of collaboration that is at the core of CGI’s mission and the work of its members.