Ernest Cartwright is an experienced television executive with a distinguished career of more than twenty years in broadcast and cable television including syndication, television station sales, international distribution, advertising sales, operations and production.
Currently, Cartwright is focusing on launching new television networks utilizing multi-platform delivery across the digital spectrum. As CEO of the VIP Television Network, Cartwright has partnered with a major station group and media conglomerate for a planned Fall 2013 launch of the nationally distributed entertainment network. He also remains dedicated to the designing and implementing of marketing and distribution campaigns as well as providing consulting and financing services to television and film producers domestically and internationally.
Prior assignments include serving as co-President of Radar Distribution where Cartwright helped launch into broadcast syndication the first run court strip "JURY DUTY" with Bruce Cutler as Judge (Variety, August 7, 2007).
Earlier responsibilities included launching AIM TV's distribution division as president of AIM Television Distribution (Variety, May 17, 2005). Cartwright also served as Executive Vice President for Byron Allen's CF Entrainment (Variety, May 7, 2003) where his duties involved domestic and international syndication of CF's extensive library of first run programs. At CFE, he was also Executive in Charge of Production for two of CFE's original shows, "Global Business People" and "Every Woman".
As Executive Producer of "Good Morning Hawaii" (2006 and 2007), a first-run series produced in Hawaii (goodmorninghawaiitv.com), Cartwright divided his time between Waikiki and his home in Malibu. He now calls La Jolla, California and Scottsdale, Arizona home. "Work requires that I travel throughout the US and the rest of the globe. It's a great contrast to the laid back lifestyle I otherwise try to maintain. This business allows me to have the best of all worlds!" Cartwright's hobbies include running, skiing, surfing, sailing, scuba diving, tennis and golf.