Mark Bradley founded Players Network in 1993 and has served as CEO since its inception. Under his direction, Players Network became the first user of a digital broadcast system for television programming, and the first private labeled Gaming Network.
Bradley has been a producer/director at United Artists, and was studio manager and postproduction supervisor with United Cable Television in Los Angeles, engaged in the production, packaging and syndication of television and film productions for such media venues as HBO, Nickelodeon and MTV. As a producer/director, Bradley created live pay-per-view events, negotiated distribution deals, budgeted and packaged TV programming, and created the Real Estate Broadcast Network, the first 24-hour real estate channel.
Bradley has been the driving force behind the elevation of Players Network from In-Room Channel to National Cable Network, taking the company public in 1998, raising the funds needed to grow its infrastructure and video library, and expanding the company’s business growth opportunities.
Chief Creative Officer
Michael Berk is a prolific Writer, Producer and Director with over three hundred hours of television programming to his credit. Berk created and Executive produced “Baywatch,” the most popular series in television history, and is currently producing a large-budget “Baywatch” feature film for Paramount. Berk recently wrote the Feature Film “Soul Surfer” for Sony, which received an A+ Cinemascore, became the highest grossing surf movie in history, and was the number one selling DVD upon its release.
Berk wrote and produced the first three-hour movie ever made for television which received a Golden Globe Nomination as Best Picture and won two Emmy Awards. Berk also won the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Mystery Writing.
Berk is also a significant figure in Las Vegas where he was a founding Board Member and President of the highly acclaimed “CineVegas” Film Festival. He was honored with the prestigious Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Achievement Award for Entertainment, and the Nevada Film Office/Las Vegas Film Critics Society “Silver Spike Award” for contributions to the film industry in Nevada. Berk has been awarded more than a dozen Senatorial, Gubernatorial, and Mayoral Commendations and Proclamations in Nevada and Las Vegas.
Brett H. Pojunis
Active Board Member
Mr. Pojunis has been involved in finance and the public markets since 1999. Mr. Pojunis has been a consultant to many start-up companies including high-tech internet to traditional brick and mortar companies. Mr. Pojunis resides on the Board of Directors of multiple private and public companies and organizations.
Mr. Pojunis is one of the leaders in the Libertarian Party serving 2 terms on the Libertarian National Committee and is currently the Chairman of the Libertarian Party of Nevada.
Mr. Pojunis also has military training ranging from Civil Affairs Specialist (38A) to Combat Engineer (12B). While in the US ARMY he was awarded the Outstanding American award twice, the second time with honorable mention.
Mr. Pojunis studied Environmental Liberal Arts at Green Mountain College and Entrepreneurship classes at the Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester. Mr. Pojunis also attended elective International Business and Finance classes at Rochester Institute of Technology.