28-15 47 Street - Astoria, NY 11103 - 718-726-0831 WolfgangBusch@earthlink.com
DIRECTOR - PRODUCER
CINEMATOGRAPHY - EDITOR - SOUND - LIGHTS
SPECIAL EVENTS COORDINATOR / CONSULTANT
In 1983, Wolfgang immigrated from Heppenheim, Germany to Newport News, Virginia in the United States. He traveled for one year as a sound and light engineer with Rock & Pop bands throughout the south. In 1984, he moved to Queens, NY, to assist his 83-year-old aunt and to continue his music business education.
From 1985 through 1987, he volunteered at the largest Musicians Union, the Local 802 in New York City. Besides working at the Dues department, he managed the Rock R&B Committee, a 1,200 membership organization. On June 6th, 1986, Wolfgang co-produced an all day "New York New Rock" concert, held at Lincoln Center's, Damrosch Park. He received a proclamation signed by Mayor Ed Koch, proclaiming June 6th, 1986, New York New Rock Concert Day. For two years he produced monthly seminars with Music Industry Leaders at the Musicians Union, serving and educating the 1,200 members. Wolfgang met his first stars such as Ben E. King, Dr. John and Mink DeVille. Wolfgang became a music activist, a leader and educator in the local Rock community. From 1990 until 2000, he produced a weekly public access TV show called "New York New Rock", supporting many communities, such as the Disabled, Gay/ Lesbian/ Bi-Sexual & Transgenders, Arts, Sports, Theater, Politics and Fashion. All shows are produced to highlight the cultural and educational aspect of a community. It has been a very successful publicity tool to many artists and Not-For-Profit organizations; showcasing their talents and services, reaching 500,000 households in Manhattan. As a result Wolfgang was able to sign national and international record and licensing deals for several artists.
In 1986, he was offered a job at the Limelight night club, responsible for promotion, bookings and distribution. Within a 10-year period, he worked for: Palladium, The Tunnel, Roxy, Danceteria and China Club to name a few.
Wolfgang was introduced to many New York City club cultures and many celebrities attended his parties such as: Mick Jagger, Madonna, at Limelight and Billy Joel at the China Club. He became extremely fascinated by working with role models and godfathers of various music genre within the diverse New York City communities including the Award Winning not-for-profit organization SAGE.
At the Local 802, the countries largest musicians union, he improved the conditions for local musicians with educational programs, TV shows and special showcases.
As a cultural gay activist Wolfgang has taken on the responsibility to identify negative energy flow in the Gay, Lesbian Bi-Sexual and Transgender arts and social communities. He is looking for ways to address them to improve the conditions.
Wolfgang is an educator, community leader, activist and role model in the local contemporary music community and in several Gay/Lesbian/Bi-Sexual and Transgender cultural & social communities.
Thank you letters to Wolfgang fromNot-For-Profit organizations
Ganga Stone, ex. dir. for God's Love We Deliver
Charles King, co-ex. dir. for Housing Works
Livia S. Sylva, Commissioner to the United Nations / Sister City Program
* Nile Rodgers, Nile Rodgers productions * for profit
Bob Caviano, Founder / President of LifeBeat
Donald Powell, dir. of Health & Wellness. Gay Men of African Descent
Anthony T. Riddle, ex. dir. for Manhattan Neighborhood Network
Paula Pressley, ex. dir. for the Gay Games IV, 1994
Tom McCormick, co-founder & ex. dir. GLAMA (Gay & Lesbian American Music Awards)
Steve Roberts, volunteer coordinator for the G&L Alliance Against Defamation
The Staff from the Gay and Lesbian Community Center
Terry Kaelber, ex. dir. SAGE (Seniors Action in a Gay Environment)
Jack Herman, owner of First City Company (former Board of Education)
Charles Ching, president for the Imperial Court of New York
La Mega/Amour Radio, Carey Davis, General Manager for Spanish Broadcast System
Sister City Program, Henrietta Lyle, Executive Director
Lou Hammond Public Relations, Lou Hammond, Owner
Strategic Survey International, Ellen Levi, Owner
SAGE, Terri Kaelber, Executive Director
GLAMA, Tom McCormick, Co-Founder
First City Company, Jack Herman, Owner
La Mega/Amour Radio NY, the Hispanic radio station with the largest listeners in the United States
NY/NJ Soccer Association, for Soccer World Cup '94, Man of the Year Award for Charlie Stillitano
Genrad, Investment Firm
Davis Polk & Wardwell, Law Firm
Lou Hammond, Public Relations
Sister City Program, co-sponsored by the United Nations and the Mayor's office of New York City. Award winning documentary
CBS taping of a Liver Transplant at Westchester County Hospital
Federated, Department Stores
Strategic Survey International, Focus Groups
Fireingline and Debate/Debate, for PBS
New Yorker of the Week, for CNBC with the cast from the Broadway show "Titanic"
Award Winning music video for MTV
Epilepsy Foundation Fundraiser, hosted by John McEnroe and Ivana Trump
Laughing Stock company, owner Scott Eck is the co-writer for the Broadway Play: "Tony 'n Tina's Wedding"
The Greater Harlem Chambers of Commerce, Radio Personalities
Urban Box Office
Wolfgang's video production work can be seen on Film, the "After Stonewall" documentary, CBS, MTV, PBS, CNBC, E channel, New York 1, on the Internet and on the Island of Bermuda.
Member of the C. Virginia Field, Manhattan Borough President's Gay and Lesbian advisory council
Special events coordinator for the MetroBears, a social fund-raising club
Managing director for OutMusic, open mics & special events
Vice president for MCAANY (Metropolitan Community Athletic Association NY, Tuesday Night Bowling)
Manhattan Neighborhood Network, producers advisory council
Fire Island Pines and Cherry Grove Arts Project since 1997. Several music performances, plays & special events
Gay and Lesbian Community Center, many cultural events since 1999
Gay and Lesbian Experimental Film festival at the Anthology Theater since 1999
Gospel Today since 1996. Award winning TV show
Manhattan Neighborhood Network since 1990, for any public access TV shows
GLAMA Awards, Gay and Lesbian American Music Awards at Manhattan Center, NYC in 1998 and 1999, coordinating 50 volunteers
MetroBears NY, Barnites at the DugOut, Parades and Mr. MetroBear contest in NYC
OutMusic, Open mics at the club C-Note
New York New Rock, Annual fundraiser at the club Limelight
Diva's Fight AIDS Fundraiser, for Gay Games III, in Vancouver at the Palladium
Women In Music at the China Club in NYC
Gay Games '94 at the club Palladium in NYC
New York New Rock Fundraiser with the School, Center for the Media Arts at the legendary club Limelight in NYC
God's Love we Deliver at the club Rock Ridge Saloon in NYC
Not For Profit - Community work video production & post production
The Sister City Program
Henrietta Lyle, executive director
Children's Art Forum. Tokyo / NY Public Schools Exchange program
NY/Tokyo Youth Baseball Series. Director for Award Winning Documentary
Mayor Demzsky from Budapest is meeting with the Mayor at the Blue Room. Lunch at the Hungarian Embassy with the Police Commissioner of New York
Sister City's board meeting at the Mayors "Blue Room"
First City Company
Jack Herman, owner (former board of education)
Arts and Design High-School "Stereotyping and Intergenerational" programs.
Concert at the Holy Apostle Church in Chelsea. The countries largest Soup Kitchen for the Homeless, serving 1,200 meals a day. Booking talent, sound and working with interns
Masters of Puppetry
Ralph Lee, interview and live performance.
Peter Schuhman, interview and live performance
Master of StoryTelling
Laura Simms, performance and interview at Central Park
National StoryTelling at Waterloo, NJ, live performances and interviews
International Center for the Disabled
Three cooking shows for and by disabled people in wheelchairs. CHEW, "Cooking healthy eating well"
Harlem Arts Council
Serena Village ceremony at Central Park
Award ceremony for the tap dancer "The Sandman" and "Melba Moore"
Senior Action in a Gay environment is an Award Winning Not - For- Profit Organization video production. The annual Lifetime Achievement Awards, hosted by Rosie O'Donnell. Award recipient has been Jerry Herman and many socials at FIT
The Gay and Lesbian American Music Awards. Hosted by Sandra Bernard and award recipients have been Ru Paul, Katie Lang, Deborah Gibson and Melissa Ethridge
A social fund-raising club, with the annual Mr. MetroBear contest and Bar nights
Music Industry Fights AIDS, Fundraiser at CBGB's for Public Access TV
Center For the Media Arts
Co-production with "New York New Rock", the 4th anniversary at Limelight
Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center
video production, sound, lights and DJ
Gay Mens Health Crises
annual House of Latex ball at Roseland
Gay Men's Chorus
The Queen of the Chorus Jacqueline Jonee, at the Marriot Marque Hotel
Imperial Court of New York
"Night of a Thousand Gowns" fundraisers
Gay Men of African Descent. Re-editing of their Public Service Announcement and
Annual Fashion show at Parsons School of Design
Communicator Award, director for the "NY / Tokyo Youth Baseball Sister
City Exchange Program", sponsored by the United Nations and the Mayors office.
Draco Editing Award, for the MTV music video of the band "Sum"
Live Audio for the Ace Award winning Gospel TV show "Gospel Today"
Mikie Award for sound and lights at the Pines and Cherry Grove, Fire Island Arts Project
Camera for the Emmy Award Winning Series on PBS for Sterling Films
Volunteer of the Year by the Gay & Lesbian Community Center for Center Bingo
Dedicated Service Award from MCAANY, Metropolitan Community Athletic Association of NY
Appreciation Award for support and friendship from the House of Omni
To direct the movie "How Do I Look", a GLBT empowerment project
Creating a Music Community Center (outlines & brochures are available)
Educating Cultural and Educational Arts Institutions on grass roots organizations
Create a Cultural Arts network
(large photo of Wolfgang taken by GERARD GASKIN; second, smaller photo of Wolfgang taken by WOLFGANG BUSCH)
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