Alan Baral is the Co-owner and CEO of Open Road Entertainment. ORE is a highly collaborative and inventive group of writers, producers, editors, designers, and music supervisors that specialize in creating award-winning audio-visual theatrical advertising and broadcast promotion.
Launching dozens of network, cable, and streaming shows, and helping to open a wide range of movies, large and small, ORE finds its niche with highly creative, out-of-the box thinking, and exceptional execution. Just some of the company's recent campaigns include King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword, Wonder Woman, Meaan Leavey, Boss Baby, Silence, Emoji, The Belko Experiment, The Get Down, 24: Legacy, Prison Break, This is Us, The Mick, Speechless, Riverdale, The Arrangement, Bull, and many others upcoming.
Baral formerly co-owned and served as President of New Wave Entertainment, an entertainment company based in Los Angeles that provides creative services to movie studios and television networks, as well as develops and produces television shows and feature films.
During his 16-year tenure at the helm of the company, he oversaw all aspects of company strategy and operations, including development and production. He produced, or executive produced hundreds of hours of entertainment programming. He pioneered strategic marketing partnerships with several movie studios that established unprecedented cost and quality standards. In 2007, Baral worked closely with the MPAA to establish studio supplier security practices that remain in place today. He provided leadership to more than 300 full time employees with company revenues exceeding $60 million. Alan Baral and New Wave Entertainment were profiled in Judith Glaser's best selling organizational management book, The DNA of Leadership.
Alan Baral is the Founder and CEO of Oddly Human Media, a diversified venture capital and strategic consulting firm with interests in filmed and digital entertainment, crowdfunding, and healthcare. Baral consulted on several high profile crowdfunding campaigns, including for the Dalai Lama Foundation.
Baral is a Board member of Nura Health, an innovative healthcare company that focuses on the benefits of integrative medicine. Baral practiced law at Cahill Gordon & Reindel, a top Wall Street- based law firm. He specialized in mergers and acquisitions, representing investment banks and overseeing numerous highly leveraged transactions. Alan Baral received a Juris Doctor from the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law, where he served on Law Review, graduated cum laude, was awarded the Belkin Fellowship, and clerked in the Southern District of New York for the Honorable Vincent Broderick.
Earlier in his career, Baral was an acclaimed political cartoonist and social satirist contributing to, among others, The Philadelphia Inquirer, US News and World Report, and The Eugene Register Guard. His work also appeared in various book collections, including Drawn Together.