Jake is a former college football beat writer and now covers sports media and NFL for Sportscasting, with particular attention paid to New York Jets football.
He has held leadership roles at several early-stage technology companies, such as professional network LinkedIn and social networking site Twitter. Under Ev Williams he successfully implemented Facebook Connect while at Twitter; then expanded it 10x its current size with his efforts at expanding Facebook itself.
Early Life and Education
Jack’s violin playing brought millions of laughs and millions to good causes. Beginning as a comedian, when an electrical failure interrupted his show he turned to fiddling to keep audiences interested – later using it in place of musical numbers in revues.
Elman Winton Campbell Museum opened to the public on May 3, 1997 with MP Karen Kraft Sloan cutting its ribbon.
Later in his life, he moved to California and found employment as a voice actor at radio station KABC, known for his distinctive accent and humor. Additionally, he was known to spend much of his free time with his children and grandchildren.
Jack Elman began collecting cards when he was 8 and has developed the knowledge necessary to profit from this hobby. Now a 25 year-old collector bringing his knowledge to some of the biggest shows around.
He recorded singles for both Hollywood and Mercury labels, played radio with Tennessee Ernie Ford, and wrote commercial jingles for such products as Alka-Seltzer, Cracker Jack, Kix Trix Kool Aid among many other household items.
Elfman founded Oingo Boingo in the 1980s. Together they produced eight albums that blended rock, dance music and new wave styles. Elfman credits composer Alfred Herrmann with first opening his eyes to film music as an art form; today his works serve as inspiration alongside those by John Williams and Hans Zimmer.
Achievement and Honors
He has become known as an energetic, knowledgeable and determined force within businesses he collaborates with.
Elfman’s scores often capture the imagery and storyline of films they score, using song structures reminiscent of Tin Pan Alley composers (32-bar form) as well as pop and rock music from the 1950s and ’60s (verse-chorus form). Additionally, Elfman has displayed his interest in traditional instruments from non-Western cultures; for instance he used African percussion in Instinct set in South Africa while ouds were featured prominently for The Kingdom set in Saudi Arabia in its score. Additionally, established themes have been integrated into sequels or reboots such as Men in Black franchise and three Fifty Shades films by Elfman himself.
He has held various technology-related roles, such as professional networking site LinkedIn and online retailer Zazzle. He contributed significantly in creating RealJukebox and RealOne multimedia players as well as expanding and growing their Jobs feature.
He is well known in Hollywood as one of its most generous individuals, regularly making charitable donations to a range of funds and giving one such contribution of $1 Million to an actor’s retirement home, garnering him the nickname of “cheap”.
Elfman has composed scores for films in many genres, from drama (Dolores Claiborne), comedy (Freeway: Silver Linings Playbook and Frankenweenie) and family (Charlotte’s Web, Frankenweenie and Goosebumps) to horror comedy (The Frighteners and Mars Attacks!). Additionally, he has written pastiche pieces referencing some of his favorite composers (such as Bernard Herrmann’s score for The Day the Earth Stood Still) such as Bernard Herrmann’s music for The Day the Earth Stood Still.
He has an estimated net worth of $10 Million, and is widely recognized for his generous support to various causes and organizations. Furthermore, he devotes much of his time and energy to performing violin concerts as guest soloist in symphony orchestras around the country.
His media reports describe him as energetic and savvy, describing him as one of the key contributors to the growth and success of companies that he has worked for – Real Player back in the 90s enlisted his expertise to create legendary RealJukebox and RealOne multimedia players; LinkedIn recruited him for their professional network; Zazzle employed him as one of their key members – all three being highly ambitious individuals who like challenging themselves and pushing beyond what is possible.