Front and Center is the critically-acclaimed concert series that was launched in the Spring of 2012. The original one hour, commercial-free, all-music program airs nationwide on public television. Through the years it has presented an eclectic mix of Grammy winning, multi-platinum selling industry vets and chart toppers, including the likes of Jack Johnson, Train, The Avett Brothers, Cyndi Lauper, the Goo Goo Dolls and more.
Front and Center is a production of Front and Center Entertainment, LLC in association with WLIW21 for WNET, and distributed by American Public Television.
DON MAGGI (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)
Don Maggi, a 30-year entertainment industry veteran, is the founder and president of iMaggination, Inc. Maggi has worked in many facets of the music business and has lent his skills to companies such as: Metropolitan Entertainment, Atlantic, Geffen and Interscope Records, McGhee Entertainment, Left Bank Management, MusicMaker, Pepsi and Samsung, among others. Throughout his career, Maggi has been part of marketing strategies for many of the world’s most successful and influential artists as well as offering his unique expertise to some of the world’s biggest brands. Maggi has worked alongside the likes of U2, Genesis, Aerosmith, Guns and Rose, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, The Who, Alicia Keys and more.
Further, Maggi has spearheaded campaigns associated with Soundstage, a music program that aired on PBS. Artists included Robert Plant, Dave Mathews Band, KT Tunstall, All American Rejects, Death Cab for Cutie, BB King, Seal, Faith Hill and more. He also produced “The Lost Highway Concert featuring Bon Jovi” on A&E and was the executive producer of the 3D movie released by Sony Pictures in April 2010, “Kenny Chesney Summer in 3D”.
Don Maggi is currently the managing partner and executive producer of Front and Center. Now going into its 4th season, Maggi has created a series that has over 20 hours of programming a year featuring talent such as The Avett Brothers, The Counting Crows, Train, Cyndi Lauper and more.
DENIS J. GALLAGHER (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)
Denis brings business leadership and experience to Front and Center as an entrepreneur and capital markets specialist. He serves on public and private company boards and numerous investment committees. His business background is extensive and includes the founding and development of businesses from transportation to film and music. He is the Chairman of Charliewood Pictures LLC, a production and investment company, and is a Board Member and principal investor in Novo Media Group, a Los Angeles film development company.
CHRISTINE DAVIES REAGAN (PRODUCER)
Christine D. Reagan has over 10 years of experience in the entertainment industry, where she has produced over 150 music shows for film, television and DVD. She has worked as a producer with some of the music industry’s top artists and on some of their most recognizable releases.
Front and Center is directed by Pierre and François Lamoureux of FogoLabs, two of the industry’s leading and most experienced live concert film directors. Their productions have won a Grammy, two Emmy and a multitude of music and broadcast industry awards. Their films have aired on all continents and have sold millions on DVD, BluRay, CD and theatrical ticket sales.
About WNET and American Public Television
As New York’s flagship public media provider and the parent company of THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of NJTV, WNET brings quality arts, education and public affairs programming to more than 5 million viewers each week.
American Public Television (APT) has been a leading distributor of high-quality, top-rated programming to America’s public television stations since 1961. For nearly 10 years, APT has distributed approximately half of the top 100 highest-rated public television titles. Among its 300 new program titles per year are prominent documentaries, news and current affairs programs, dramatic series, how-to programs, children’s series and classic movies. iAPT also licenses programs internationally through its APT Worldwide service.