John Textor began his current career in 1997 when he became the cofounder and managing partner of Wyndcrest Holdings. Wyndcrest Holdings is a private company based in Florida. The company focuses on entertainment, telecommunications, and the internet. He has ran many different companies over the years. In 1999 he became the director of The Parent Company and BabyUniverse. He also became the chairman and CEO oSims Snowboards. He became chairman and CEO of Digital Domain Media Group in 2006.
Mr Textor has done some very innovative things in the movie industry. Under his leadership. Digital Domain Media Group has produced movies such as Real Steel, Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End, Transfers, and Tron Legacy. The company has produced 80 large scale films, with 25 off then under Mr Textor’s leadership. The company also won an academy award for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button for the first believable digital human actor. They achieved the Achievement in Visual Effects award in 2009. Interestingly, it was so realistic it also won an award for best make up.
After working with Digital Domain Media Group, Mr Textor went on to become executive chairman of Pulse Evolution Corporation. Pulse is a digital production company. They specialize in application of computer generated human likeness. As executive chairman of Pulse, he is responsible for special projects, strategic partnerships, rights acquisition, venue partnerships and relations with major media companies. He is currently involved with extended use of photo realistic digital humans. He has produced Art Story, an original animated film, as well as Enders Game, a science fiction fantasy.
One of the most fascinating things Mr Textor had done is resurrecting people like Tupac and Elvis Presley with holograms. Tupac appeared at the Coachella Valley Music Festival in 2012. IMDB told that he also created a Michael Jackson hologram for the Billboard Music Awards. The Pulse company is also doing some interesting things. Not only do they make “virtual humans” for movies and concerts, they also use their technology for things like advertising and medical applications and training. This has allowed them to make an impact in many different markets.