Eric Wheelwright, also known as, "The Prince of Media" is a multi-talented artist and philanthropist who has made a significant impact in various fields. With over 20 years of experience in film and television production, Eric has earned multiple award nominations for his exceptional skills in directing, producing, cinematography, editing, acting and writing. He has worked with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry, including Steve Harvey, Marvin Winans, Vickie Winans, Sinbad, Berry Gordy, Jay Leno, Justin Timberlake, Smokey Robinson, Timbaland and Cube Gooding Jr.
Aside from his successful career in film and television, Eric is also a world-renowned recording artist, music producer, songwriter, and audio engineer. He is most famous for his globally released song, "Journey, the Story of Life", which he wrote and performed independently. Eric has also produced songs for a wide range of musical genres, including R&B, hip-hop, pop, rock, and calypso. As a formally trained violinist, Eric has won multiple awards as a 1st chair violinist and has also studied piano, guitar, harmonica and drums.
In addition to his accomplishments in the entertainment industry, Eric is also a dedicated philanthropist who sits on the board of several non-profit organizations. He is the President of the Board of Directors for Emmanuel House, which is rated the #1 Veteran Recovery and Housing program in the state of Michigan and one of the top 11 programs in the United States. Eric is also an Executive Board Member of the Michigan Youth Appreciation Foundation and Metro Detroit Youth Day, which have provided over 2 million youths with education and scholarship opportunities. The organization has also received the Presidential Point of Light Award and has provided over 2100 college scholarships to graduating high school seniors.
Eric was an ambassador for the state of Michigan and an adviser to former Governor of Michigan, Jennifer Granholm, where he played a crucial role in creating the Michigan Tax Incentive Program for the film and television industry. This program saw the Michigan film industry revenue grow from an average of $2 million per year to nearly $300 million per year in just a few years. Eric's dedication to giving back to his community and helping those in need has been a driving force throughout his career.
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