Foundation Entertainment is the primary vehicle for company principal John Manulis' producing, investment and entrepreneurial activities. FE focuses on ventures that connect creative strategies, strategic partners and the power of entertainment to effect a healthier, more just, peaceful and sustainable world. For more information on John Manulis, whose work has spanned theater, film, television and live events, as a writer, director, producer, distributor, entrepreneur and social/political activist, please visit the "Who We Are" section of this site.


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  • Barack Obama’s Campaign for Change 2008

    Barack Obama’s Campaign for Change 2008

    Executive Producer, Events and Lead Advance – Colorado

  • Idol Gives Back

    Idol Gives Back

    TV special focused on raising awareness and charitable contributions for children in extreme poverty in the US and Africa.
    (Executive Producer, US documentary segments)

  • The DCR’s Entertainment Council

    The DCR’s Entertainment Council

    Project leader for committee tasked by Mayor Antonio Villaraigoso to develop the City of L.A.’s long-range strategic planning for the entertainment industry.
    (Board of Directors)

  • The Umbilical Brothers Thwak!

    The Umbilical Brothers Thwak!

    New York and Los Angeles productions of the sensational and unique Australian comedy duo.

  • Memorial Tribute to John Frankenheimer

    Memorial Tribute to John Frankenheimer

    The Directors Guild of America’s memorial tribute to legendary director John Frankenheimer.
    (Produced and directed with Gary Sinise)

  • Liberty Hill Foundation Upton Sinclair Award Dinner, 2004 / 2005

    Liberty Hill Foundation Upton Sinclair Award Dinner, 2004 / 2005

    The annual 800+ person benefit dinner for one of the nation’s most prestigious progressive foundations.
    (Event Producer, Board of Directors)

  • Tortilla Soup

    Tortilla Soup

    The groundbreaking Latino human comedy about a single father and his three rebellious daughters, stars Hector Elizondo, Raquel Welsh, Elizabeth Peña and Paul Rodriquez.

  • The Basketball Diaries

    The Basketball Diaries

    The cult-classic true story about the death of innocence and the birth of an artist, stars Leonardo di Caprio, Mark Wahlberg, Lorraine Bracco and Juliette Lewis, and is based on the novel by Jim Carroll.

  • Swing Kids

    Swing Kids

    The cult-classic story of the rebellion of young friends addicted to forbidden big band music in 1939 Nazi Germany, stars Robert Sean Leonard, Christian Bale, Frank Whalley, Noah Wyle, Kenneth Branagh and Barbara Hershey.

  • Daybreak


    Anti-fascist AIDS allegory and inter-racial love story, stars Cuba Gooding, Jr., Moira Kelly, Omar Epps and Martha Plimpton, based on Alan Bowne’s acclaimed off-Broadway play “Beirut”.

Companies / Investments

  • ScreenSpaces


    A social publishing platform that makes affordable to companies of any size, the power to curate content, engage and activate their audience, convert sales/contributions, and syndicate their message.
    (Co-founder, CEO)

  • Buzztone


    Alternative marketing company.
    (Investor, Consultant)

  • Visionbox Media

    Visionbox Media

    Leading independent film company — a pioneer in the use of digital technology for the production and distribution of motion pictures.
    (Co-founder, CEO and lead producer)

  • Pitter Patter Collections

    Pitter Patter Collections

    Pitter Patter Collections produces and markets heirloom-quality bedding and accessories for babies to teens, that are culturally-inspired and environmentally friendly, including the first and only organic bamboo-cotton line of children’s bedding.
    (Lead Investor, Board of Directors)

  • The Color Purple

    The Color Purple

    Musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s remarkable book.

  • Talley’s Folly

    Talley’s Folly

    Broadway production of Lanford Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, starring Judd Hirsch and Trish Hawkins; directed by Marshall W. Mason.

  • Stomp Out Loud

    Stomp Out Loud

    The Las Vegas production from the creators of the international sensation “Stomp” is a unique and comedic celebration of the everyday and of wordless communication through dance and percussion.