Art Kirsch, the publisher of SOCALshowbiz, is a Brooklyn native who has made his home in Orange County for over 20 years and is a lifelong entertainment arts enthusiast. Early in his career, he pioneered the application of computer graphics for business applications. Since the 1980s he has held a variety of management positions including VP Sales and Marketing, VP Engineering, Chief Financial Officer and President, mostly in the computer graphics printer controller industry. During the 1990s he specialized in fixing problem divisions of companies and building start-ups. Assignments have taken him to England, Australia, Japan, Atlanta, and San Francisco.
OCShowbiz was founded, and is funded, by a small group of Orange County residents who are passionate about all manner of entertainment arts and providing encouragement for the people who make it happen, often unsung and behind-the-scenes.
We started with a primary focus on Orange County as OCShowbiz but, soon realized that the entire Southern California arts community is so connected that we changed our name to SOCALshowbiz to reflect that reality. We have an enormous pool of talent that should be celebrated for the enjoyment they give us.