ECA was created from the joining of forces between two visionary leaders, each with over 30 years of experience and a long-established reputation in their respective areas of education and entertainment.

Our Founders
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Sanford R. Climan

ECA co-founder and founder of Entertainment Media Ventures (EMV), Sanford Climan has been providing media investment and strategic advisory work to global entertainment and Fortune 500 companies for over 30 years. Mr. Climan has represented and partnered with some of the most important creative talent in the film and television industries, and is an award-winning motion picture producer.

In his storied career from Corporate Executive Vice President and President of Worldwide Business Development of Universal Studios, to senior management team at Creative Artists Agency for 12 years, Sandy Climan’s influence on film has been ever- present.

He was Executive Producer of the first digital live-action 3D feature film, “U2 3D,” and Producer of “The Aviator,” directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, for which Mr. Climan was awarded a British Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award. Mr. Climan also received an Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 2018.

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Jonghwan Patrick Park

ECA co-founder JP Park has been an innovator and leader in education since 1987 with the founding of Elite Education Group. Since then, he has led the company to over 50 education centers in 6 countries around the world serving tens of thousands of students and families per year. He started a student talent search and scholarship organization called CFGL and has been driven to bring education to those who need it most.

Most recently, he is again on the vanguard of education, founding Elite Open School (EOS) and EEI Creative Arts as a part of his vision to bring creativity, critical thinking, and pursuit of passions to the developing lives of young people.

As a leading educator in the 4th Industrial Revolution, and a member of the World Economic Forum, it is his mission to equip future generations with skills and tools for lifelong success, while providing families with trustworthy education choices .

JP Park is a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 2019, as well as honored recipient of countless other civic awards for his outreach and education efforts.

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“With emerging platforms and technologies revolutionizing the entertainment industry, there is a need for an equally transformative force in education. EEI Creative Arts is that force, bridging between the content creators of today and the innovators of tomorrow.”

– Adam Kanter, Emmy Award-winning producer and Head of Motion Picture Literary at Paradigm Talent Agency