Marianne S. Eggleston, MBA has over twenty-five years of experience in the music, film, and entertainment business as an executive and strategist. In 2016, she completed a master’s degree in international business and entrepreneurship with a Study Abroad Team in Beijing and Shanghai, China which made presentations at Microsoft China Corporate and ten other major corporations.
In 2013, Marianne Eggleston created and developed the Orlando Urban Film Festival (OUFF). OUFF is a 501 (c)(3), and it is a “Movie & Music Showcase”, created to bring awareness of the business functions to newcomers in film, television, and music as well as helping to develop upcoming talent in these areas.
Eggleston was the Director of Urban Music for PPI Entertainment a major independent music and video label and distributor located in Newark, New Jersey. During a twelve-year period, she helped to create, develop, and manage ten various record labels, which included Michael and Whitney Houston’s Landlord Entertainment, and several publishing companies within the international distribution company. She won one of the first Telly Awards for her work on PPI Entertainment’s Children’s label for a Fox TV Special “It’s a Trollie Christmas”.
Earlier in her career, Eggleston worked with BMG Entertainment, formerly known as RCA, A&M, and Arista Records Distribution. For over ten years as a Northcentral Ohio Marketing Manager, she was responsible for market sales of well over $1.2 million dollars per month. Eggleston succeeded in these revenue objectives through creative communication programs such as radio, retail, clubs, concerts, and media exposure. A few of the BMG associated labels artists she has worked with are Glenn Jones, Janet Jackson, Yanni, Whitney Houston, The Police, Bruce Hornsby, Alabama, Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, Diana Ross, David Bowie, Hall & Oates, Jefferson Starship, The Go-Go’s, The Whispers, Lakeside, Shalamar, Aretha Franklin, Jazzy Jeff-Will Smith, Eurhythmics, Rick Springfield, Dunn Pearson, Melvin Van Peebles, and hundreds of others.
Eggleston has been featured in Black Enterprise Magazine, Jet Magazine, Billboard, Hollywood Reporter, Cash Box, and many other trade magazines as an executive on the move. Her extensive knowledge and strategic business development expertise have helped to build a solid foundation for Talent Room Entertainment and Publishing, Inc.