Ryan Carroll brings more than 30 years of production, finance, and marketing experience to his role of CEO of Summertime Entertainment. Carroll is a producer of the Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return starring Lea Michele, Jim Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Kelsey Grammer, Patrick Stewart, and Martin Short scheduled for release in May 2014. For this animated feature, Carroll has managed the more than $100 million franchise. He applied his vision to launch the company into the new digital realm, including social media, mobile apps, and virtual worlds. Based on his passion for the series, he acquired rights to the Ozthemed books from Rodger S. Baum (greatgrandson of original Oz author L. Frank Baum). And he has overseen the multimilliondollar licensing and merchandising of the campaign for the Legends of Oz franchise. A graduate of the renowned Goodman School of Drama/ DePaul University in Chicago, Carroll has applied his skills in executive production and funding to more than a dozen films.
This week on BetterWorldians Radio we’re taking a trip to Oz! Ryan Carroll, CEO of Summertime Entertainment, is our guest this week and he’ll talk all about the film Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return,which is set to be released on May 9th. Carroll, who is a producer on the film, will discuss his childhood connection to Oz and the reasons why this film is so special to him. He’ll also explain why he believes Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return has a great message for kids and adults, alike! Tune in every week to hear new guests share how they are making the world a better place and to learn how you can become a BetterWorldian!