Friday, January 25, 2008

Wharton Club Special Event: MILLIONAIRES TRUE STORIES February 12, 2008‏

The Wharton School Club of South Florida
in conjunction with
Catherine Gray & FYI Productions, Inc.

and sponsored by


invite you to a special viewing of

Five everyday people, who against the odds,
created the American Dream and became Millionaires

Click here to play film clip

followed by a Q&A session with "Millionaires" from the film:

Bill Beckett
Donnie Gentile
Don Gray
George Peters

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

6:00 – 7:00 PM

7:00 - 8:00 PM
Viewing of “Millionaires True Stories”

8:00 - 8:45 PM

Nova Southeastern University
H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business & Entrepreneurship
Julian and Ellen Knight Auditorium, Room# 1124
Carl DeSantis Building,
3301 College Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale-Davie, FL 33314-7796

RSVP is required no later than Friday, February 8, 2008 via our website at

Space is very limited and is on a first come first served basis. We kindly ask that you RSVP only if you are certain that you will attend. We appreciate your understanding.

Bill Beckett started his food industry career as a waiter and manager at an El Torito dining establishment in California. His success in that job landed him an opportunity for ownership in the start-up restaurant chain known as Pick Up Stix.

Don Gray was the son of a single mom, a telephone operator. Taking advantage of free schooling from the GI Bill, he jumped at the chance to study architecture. Given the opportunity to learn the building business, he seized the moment, becoming a successful real estate developer of apartment complexes in Virginia and Pennsylvania.

Donnie G. Gentile came to Florida with only a car and $2,000 dollars. Eventually, he started his own ad agency, Amerimedia, which helped launch a now-famous radio program, Beatles Brunch.

George Peters was an orphan in India. His miraculous story unfolds with his unique chance to immigrate to the United States. Taking advantage of the opportunities in America, he created an import business with twenty-one locations.

Meet the Producer:

Catherine Gray, owner of FYI Productions, Inc- has enjoyed many achievements working in the Cable Television Industry for the past twenty years. After earning her Bachelor of Science degree, in Broadcasting, from the University of Florida, Gray gained invaluable experience working on both sides of the camera. She is the producer of "I Can't Marry You", television series "Way Off Broadway" and "Hello South Florida.", as well as numerous television commercial productions.

Catherine later served as a Vice President for C1TV, a start-up cable network in South Beach, and also worked as a consultant to Bravo and AMC Networks in New York City.

Gray's award winning film, "I Can't Marry You", narrated by Betty DeGeneres, mother of talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, aired on PBS stations in 04 and 05 around the country, in film festivals, and in a 20 city grassroots tour. It is distributed by Wolfe Video. She also worked on the award winning film "Laughing Matters More", which debuted at the Miami G&L Film Festival in April 2006 and won the Audience Choice Award. Other film projects Catherine was involved with include Comedienne Kate Clinton's 25th Anniversary Concert, and Laughing Matters -The Men, starring Bruce Vilanch. Bruce is the famous comedy writer to the stars, including Bette Midler and Whoopi Goldberg. These programs are airing on Viacom's LOGO Network.

After producing the film comedy "Million Dollar Salad" , Catherine began work on the film series Millionaires True Stories for distribution in 2007.

Catherine Gray now owns a production company in West Hollywood, CA with Bill Beckett called Showbiz Shorts. The company is focused on being the Los Angeles specialists in the emerging markets short film arena and has three divisions: Actor Shorts, Corp Shorts (providing businesses with innovative web videos for their sites) and Legacy Flicks.

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