We are the Arts & Entertainment Entrepreneurial Society. Our goal is to fuse business and entrepreneurship with the arts. As an artist, you are an independent small business, and as a business, you are the CEO, CFO, and Marketing Department. But businesses don’t generally run themselves. They depend on a network of other businesses that have the knowledge and resources to help. So many people see us as starving artists when we are simply trying to grow our business. AEES is here to help change the perspective. We are here to support and strengthen the artistic community and to find ways to get the community working.
Robert W. Sutton
Educator and Entrepreneur. Keeping the doors of our local businesses open, building strategic alliances, product placement, off property contact, loan packages, and keeping your employees paid is our business and our passion.
Jody Du Priest
Jody was raised in the Entertainment business and grew up between Florida, New York, and Los Angelas: with a heart deeply rooted in the South. Jody is an award winning Art Director with a specialty in hair and make up. His career spans over decades and has worked with numerous celebrities and in Television, Movies, Music, & Publishing [Full Bio]
Actor, Director, Producer. From the time I was 5 years old, I knew I wanted to be an actor. Although I grew up in New York City, acting was not meant to be, but I never lost my dream. I moved to South Florida and immediately got involved in theater. I now have the better part of two decades of theater experience as an actor under my belt. [Full Bio]
Frank A. Ruffolo
Internationally known author and an accomplished screenwriter with IMDB credit. He is the owner and CEO of FC Literary Publishing Inc. Frank currently has six books published and working on 6 more. He also has written three full length screenplays based on his novels, Jack Stenhouse Mysteries, Gabriel’s Chalice, and Stuck In Traffick [Full Bio]