Partners Steve Hillebrand and Corey Damsker formed Hollywood East Entertainment, Inc. in early 1997 as a TV Development and Production Company, to create Original Programming and International Formats for Network, Cable & Syndicated Television. Since 1994, the duo has collaborated on over a hundred commercial, corporate and broadcast productions. As a fledgling company their first major project was for WABC, New York and KCAL, Los Angeles. It was a half-hour weekly celebrity-entertainment news program called “HOLLYWOOD EAST.”
The two continue to create edgy & unique reality-based programming for today’s sophisticated yet easily distracted viewer. They have developed programming in the form of comedies, talk shows, documentary series’, game shows, relationship shows, entertainment news programs and numerous variations of the ever popular reality format. To date, the partners have developed over 30 programs/formats for the Television Industry.
Hollywood East Entertainment has recently finished producing their third successful season of the Docu-Reality Series “UNIQUE WHIPS” for FOX’s SPEED Channel. “UNIQUE WHIPS” is “American Chopper” meets the World of Music and Sports Celebrities, only done with Exotic Cars. You meet celebrities and see their expensive toys transformed into Unique, one-of-a-kind Whips (Urban slang for Hot Cars), all while experiencing the blue-collar drama found in the competitive world of the customized car industry.
As a multi-award-winning producer of broadcast and non-broadcast television productions since 1982, Corey Damsker started as a Camera Operator and quickly transformed into a skilled Director of Photography. Corey has filmed all types of projects from broadcast television shows to documentaries and commercial spots to high-end corporate productions. Corey is a well-respected specialist in his hand-held style of camera work and his creative artistry in lighting. Over the past 20 years he has successfully owned and operated two television production companies within the New York metro area. His love and passion for game shows and reality programming has led the company strongly in that direction. Corey was Co-Creator and Executive Producer of "HOLLYWOOD EAST", a witty, fast-paced, high profile, celebrity-entertainment news show that aired on WABC-NY and KCAL-LA, as well as Co-Creator and Executive Producer of the hit reality series “UNIQUE WHIPS” on FOX’s SPEED Channel.
After receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree from Potsdam College in 1984, Steve Hillebrand established East Coast Productions, a television production company, in 1987. Since then Steve has won many major awards for producing some of the finest TV commercials in the New York/Long Island market. Steve's creative reputation stands on its own merits. His clients include major national chains like JC Penney, Audi of America, and Modell’s sporting goods. Steve has worked successfully, over the past few years with hundreds of major celebrities from Alec Baldwin and Michael Douglas to Billy Joel and George Clooney. Steve continues to be a major creative driving force behind Hollywood East Entertainment, Inc. and was the Co-Creator and Executive Producer of the syndicated show "HOLLYWOOD EAST", as well as Co-Creator and Executive Producer for the reality series “UNIQUE WHIPS” on FOX’s SPEED Channel. Steve is also a seasoned on-line Avid Editor and Graphics Designer, creating all the graphics for HEE, including the full graphic packages used in their TV shows, he also writes, produces and directs.