THE TEAM

KEVIN STEWART 

Kevin Stewart has over 35 years creating top level relationships with upper casino management executives spanning the United States. Providing full entertainment management and consulting solutions, entertainment buying of major artist for award wining casino venues,  rating top five in the nation multiple times, full production and operations services, design solutions, marketing and market research, creator and owner of CAVU  Casino Software . Specializing in entrepreneurial projects and team building. 

PETER BRYANT

Peter Bryant has been working professionally in the entertainment business for over 30 years.  During that time, he has been involved in over 12,000 performances involving over 600 major artists, and shows. He brings a wide-ranging platform of experience, ranging from an extensive technical background, extensive production experience, production and design of shows, marketing, film and TV, and many other skill sets.


As a Production Designer and Producer he has done extensive touring of Europe, the United States and Asia.  After returning to the US he managed to secure contracts with Harrah’s, Gold Strike Casino, Sam’s Town, The Rio, Fitzgerald’s, and Snoqualmie Casino where he managed all venues,handled in-house audio and video needs for all displays, managed in-house art departments creating multiple adds for both in-house and external use.

 

More recently he has worked extensively in the corporate sector designing shows with one off budgets exceeding 1 million dollars per event for Amazon, Minecraft, Target, General Mills, Microsoft in cities such a San Francisco, Paris and Las Vegas covering everything from 100’s of 18 wheelers rolling while meeting codes and multiple mandates.

With all this experience Peter brings an extensive and diverse skill set to the team:  lighting, sound, staging, rigging, video, web design, social media, performance and film direction, vendor and staff management, documentation and training design, CAD, video editing and graphics design (Still and motion).

 

GARY OLSEN

Gary Olsen, our dedicated entertainment buyer is very active in the entertainment industry. He attends all the major trade shows and conferences related to the entertainment field, he is a member of the International Entertainment Buyers Association (IEBA), as well as a member of Pollstar and is a current Pollstar Pro account holder. These tools along with his personal relationships with many other venues and all the agencies across Canada and the US will allow Cherokee Nation Entertainment to procure the best entertainment at the best prices; as well as staying on top of current tours and routing opportunities.

 

Gary has spent the last 10 years working for Great Canadian Casinos as Entertainment Director where he was responsible for over 50 million dollars in revenues and procurement.  His primary duty was to select and negotiate all aspects of booking entertainment, this included negotiating all terms and conditions of the contracts, artist fees and overseeing all the production management. This allowed him to develop lasting relationships with agents at agencies such as: William Morris Endeavors (WME), United Talent Agency (UTA), Creative Artist Agency (CAA), Agency for the Performing Arts (APA), International Creative Management (ICM).

Other duties as included creating and presenting the yearly entertainment budget for the River Rock Casino Resort Show Theatre and the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver Show Theatre, preparing P&L reports for all shows, maintaining the event calendar for both locations, and overseeing the box office and Ticketmaster operations. As Entertainment Director the Marketing Manager, Box Office Manager, and the Production Manager for both venues all reported to him.

 

Gary was responsible for negotiating and developing the Ticketmaster contract.  He aggressively negotiated a deal with them that brought in an additional $200,000 in ticket fee revenue per year than what Ticketmaster had initially proposed.

 

Earlier in his career he spent time as the Manager of Entertainment Operations for Great Canadian Casinos he was responsible for obtaining and facilitating all aspects of the 150 plus/year venue rentals for the River Rock Casino Resort Show Theatre as well as overseeing the 100 plus/year venue rentals at the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver. At this time, he was also responsible for coordinating all marketing and radio station presents packages for all shows.

With his excellent organizational and communication skills and his outstanding work ethic he is positioned to exceed your expectations.

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