Meet Blaine Mcmanus

Blaine McManus is an entertainment industry professional and
entrepreneur living and working between Los Angeles, Louisiana and now
Tennessee for the past 25 years.

 

His experience includes writing and
packaging sitcoms and reality television, production designing and art
directing numerous films, commercials, television specials, and music
videos, and producing feature films and television shows.  In 1997
McManus founded Trace Entertainment, a film and television production
design company servicing clients such as Pacific Bell, Nissan and
Gatorade, as well as music videos for The Backstreet Boys, Snoop Dogg,
Master P. In 2000 McManus expanded Trace Entertainment to a service
production company with a focus on feature films and television. McManus
has produced feature films, garnering several nominations and awards on
festival circuits. McManus produced “Laugh at L.A.,” a stand-up comedy
and sketch comedy television show starring Todd Bridges, Christopher
“Kid” Reid (Kid n Play), and Mad TV’s Debra Wilson. McManus co-produced
the Lionsgate action film, “Blood Out”, starring Val Kilmer and Fifty
Cent. In 2011, McManus released “Fathers of the Sport” starring Dr. J, a
documentary chronicling the history of street basketball’s unsung
legends and heroes which was nominated for best documentary feature at
the Pan African Film Festival. Also from McManus is “Bad Guys,” a
Reservoir Dogs-type action thriller starring Latin sensation Kate De
Castillo and MMA world champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, which swept
top award honors at the Beverly Hills Film Festival including Best
Feature Film. 2011 marked the release of “The Zombie Farm,” a horror /
comedy filmed in two languages and starring some of the Spanish film
market’s hottest stars.  In 2015 McManus joined International Growth
Capital (IGC), an international consulting firm affiliated with the
Hollywood Regional Center providing comprehensive foreign investment,
management, and immigration consulting services for businesses, regional
centers, and investor candidates. McManus was responsible for
client/project development, world marketing tours and organizing
educational seminars on EB-5, E-2, L-1 and other visa-based investment
project options. McManus was instrumental in organizing, executing and
attending international marketing tours in Asia and South America.  In
2019, McManus joined Record Plant Recording Studio as Creative Director
and also launched Sectre Holdings, LLC, dedicated to humanitarian
interests and strategic growth-industry business investments. He is a
co-founder of Waystation Sanctuary Network, dedicated to wildlife and
ecological conservation and research. McManus currently resides between
Los Angeles, California and Nashville, Tennessee with his wife and dog
Peeti.