About

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This is a page all about Ryan.

(Well, sort of. I don’t know what my blood type is, so I can’t tell you that.)

The short version:

Ryan Basham is a film/TV producer, thought leader, and executive life and business coach who works with people and businesses to find what’s not working and replace it with something that works. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook and join him at ryanbasham.com.

 

The long, boring version:

Ryan Basham is an entertainment and media professional with over a decade of experience in film/TV development and production, public relations, and creative industry business consulting. Highlights of Ryan’s career in public relations career include working directly under the Chief Creative Officer of Cohn & Wolfe, one of the world’s top 10 global PR firms. He has worked for clients such as Disney, Sony, Samsung, Hilton, Hampton Inn, state agency First Five California, and pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). In 2008, GSK entrusted Ryan with a $2M budget to develop a documentary about a disease that kills thousands of infants annually, with the mission of raising awareness for this preventable disease. Since 2009, Ryan has been consulting with creative industry small businesses and start-ups on strategies to effectively build their businesses.

Ryan’s producing career started early in high school when he began producing record‐breaking cultural festivals in the southeast. His endeavors have generated several films, including: “The Wraith: Eyes of Judgment” (an action feature based on the Australian comic book of the same name); “Getting Away” (a short shot in the high desert of southern California); “West Hollywood Motel,” a feature film from the acclaimed niche writer/director Matt Riddlehoover (one of the distributors top ten grossing comedies of 2013); and “Tenant,” a short film based on a play originally produced by award‐winning Hollywood theatre company, Theatre of NOTE. Tenant was an official selection at Dances with Films.

Ryan’s producing experience also brought him to the in-house development team at VH1. While there, Ryan developed dozens of concepts from the ground up. Jumping off from his foray into television, he is currently negotiating the sale of an unscripted series to a prominent cable network.

Ryan is also in development on several features and scripted series, some of which include: “The Drift,” a futuristic television/comic book series that finds the human race in a Truman Show-esque experiment created by the artificial intelligence they once gave life to; and “Strays,” a feature that takes a gritty look at the decline of American industry and rise of drug proliferation in Pennsylvania.

In 2011, production wrapped on the first season of “Live from the Basement,” an SNL‐style sketch comedy show shot in front of a live studio audience. The series was developed specifically for the web and features the work of over 60 actors and 30 writers.

In 2010 and 2011, Ryan served as Vice President and Director of Development of the web distribution channel Somebody’s Basement. Ryan also co-hosted a weekly “business of the business” podcast with fellow Somebody’s Basement founders Bonnie Gillespie (casting director/author/producer) and Keith Johnson (writer/director) called The Work.

In 2010, Ryan was elected to serve as a delegate to the California Democratic Party from the 42nd Assembly District. He remains an active part of California’s political community, working hard to make California a better place to make movies and television.