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Eric Rhone

Eric Rhone is manager and producing partner for Cedric the Entertainer and oversees all business for the popular comedian. As president of their production company, A Bird and a Bear Entertainment, he directs all day-to-day operations. In that role, he has inked multi-million dollar production deals with major motion picture studios. Rhone produced the company's first release, the hit film Johnson Family Vacation which starred Cedric, Vanessa Williams, Bow Wow and Solange Knowles. The film topped the box office for two consecutive weeks as the #1 comedy. He also produced Paramount Pictures The Honeymooners.

Rhone also produced the Fox Television sketch comedy and variety show Cedric The Entertainer Presents..., which won the 2003 AFTRA Award of Excellence in Television. Additionally, he produces Cedric's national comedy tours and DVD releases including "Cedric The Entertainer Presents: The Starting Line-Up", a performance series highlighting the best new comic across the country.

Through his St. Louis-based management firm, Visions Management Group, Rhone has sealed the deals on such projects as the phenomenally successful Kings of Comedy Tour (the highest grossing comedy tour in history... grossing over $37 million) as well as the subsequent hit film, The Original Kings of Comedy. He has also negotiated multi-million dollar sponsorship deals with McDonald's, Nike, and Anheuser-Busch, which include the award-winning Super Bowl ads for Bud Light.

Rhone has received numerous honors throughout his career. Most recently, he was named 2005 State of Missouri Entrepreneur of the Year (among his colleagues and friends he is fondly referred to as The Master Mind).


Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.

Eric Rhone Facts

OccupationProducer

Selected Filmography

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