An entertainment industry executive, lawyer, two-time Grammy nominee and social entrepreneur, Paul Katz’ career includes more than three decades in the entertainment industry – primarily with Zomba/Jive Records, and SonyBMG – working on music, film, television, theater, books, sports and digital projects, as well as collaborating with world renowned artists, actors, and entertainers such as Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Donnie McClurkin, Pink and Outkast.
In 2005, Paul founded what is now Entertain Impact, an award-winning cause entertainment agency that mobilizes the power of entertainment to create positive social change. Â Paul continues to be deeply involved in entertainment, consulting and producing on all things music for a number of independent movie studios and TV companies, including working on the Academy Award-winning film 12 Years A Slave, and the Twilight movie franchise. Current and past boards include the Recording Academy (Grammys) and WITNESS (technology for human rights).
Paul is a citizen of the US, UK and Switzerland and lives in New York City with his family.
Entertain Impact is a cause entertainment agency that mobilizes the power of entertainment for positive social change. We partner with nonprofits, foundations, celebrities and purpose-driven enterprises. As a trusted partner, Entertain Impact has created, executed, and/or collaborated on strategy, marketing, communications, fundraising, cause marketing, advocacy and capacity building on a broad range of national and international campaigns. Creatively we range across all platforms including music, movies, TV, online, books, theater, digital and sport. We also work with entertainment companies such as film studios and non-profits to create innovative comarketing social impact campaigns to benefit both. The result is increased awareness, support and revenues that drive our partners projects, programs and campaigns creating impact.
With several decades of deep experience and established relationships in the entertainment and philanthropic communities, we are uniquely positioned to bridge, navigate and translate between the two worlds. Uniquely to cause agencies, we actively work on the making and marketing of Oscar®, Grammy®, and global award-winning productions. While our philanthropic campaigns have won numerous awards for our partners such as PR News Global Campaign of the Year, Harris Interactive Non-Profit EquiTrend Brand of The Year, Top 1% PSA of the Year, and a Guinness World Record.
Entertain Impact acts in a compassionate, moral and open manner in all that it does. Life is approached with optimism, with the aim of fostering genuine connections, and enduring relationships. The basics are to be smart, creative and always deliver. Most of all we measure success by more than just profits. It’s about change. We are passionate about mobilizing “Entertainment for a Cause” to empower our partners to create that change.