Andy Nulman

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Andy Nulman in January 2008

Andy Nulman is a Montreal-based businessman best known for his activities in co-founding and promoting the Just For Laughs comedy festival; under Nulman's stewardship, the festival grew from a two-day show to a month-long event drawing international audiences. Nulman also sold multi-million dollar corporate sponsorships and created/ Executive Produced over 150 Festival TV shows, in a variety of languages, all over the world. He wrote, produced and hosted the 1997 CBC production of "The Worst of Just For Laughs," [1] created the controversial, Gemini-award nominated gay sketch comedy show "In Thru The Out Door"[2] for CBC and Showtime in 1998 and won a "Best Variety Series" Gemini Award for "The Best of Just For Laughs" in 1993.

In 1999, Nulman left the Festival’s full-time employ; however, he directed its major Gala Shows at the St. Denis Theater every July, and remained on the Board of Directors of the Festival's parent company until 2010 when he returned as President of Festivals and Television.[3]

After Just For Laughs[edit]

Nulman is founder, President, and CMO of Airborne Mobile, a media-space company. In 2005, he and partner Garner Bornstein sold the company to Japan’s Cybird Holdings for close to $100 million [1]. In 2006, Airborne was cited as North America’s 4th-Fastest Growing Tech Company by the Deloitte Fast 500. In June 2008, Nulman and Bornstein re-purchased the company.[4]

Before joining Just For Laughs, Nulman was a journalist, starting at the age of 16 at the weekly tabloid The Sunday Express,[5] where he stayed for six years, and was eventually promoted to the positions of Entertainment Editor and Promotion Manager. During that period, he also freelanced for publications the likes of Variety, Us Magazine and the rock ‘n’ roll music bi-weekly Circus Magazine. He attended McGill University where he graduated with a Bachelors of Commerce. In the summer 2010, he rejoined Just For Laughs retaking the position of President, Festivals and Television.

References[edit]

  1. ^ CBC Hotsheet, October 18/19 1997, archived at Fruvous.com, via Archive.org
  2. ^ Andy Nulman profile at National Speakers Bureau
  3. ^ http://nsb.com/speakers/view/andy-nulman
  4. ^ Cybird sells Airborne back to management at Mobile Entertainment, by Tim Green, July 14, 2008, retrieved June 12, 2010
  5. ^ A different school of thought, from the Montreal Gazette, by K. Seidman, January 17, 2008, retrieved June 12, 2010

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