UCLA graduate Bruce Furst holds both a bachelor's degree and a Juris Doctor. He has spent nearly two decades in the entertainment licensing field, earning the nickname "Mr. Brand Licensing." Outside of work, Bruce Furst is involved with nonprofit organizations such as Amnesty International.
Founded in 1961 by British lawyer Peter Benenson, Amnesty International has grown into one of the largest human rights organizations in the world. Each year, the group organizes its seven million volunteers to fight injustice around the globe through initiatives such as coordinating letter-writing campaigns, promoting press coverage, lobbying federal governments, and conducting research.
Among its campaigns, Amnesty International recently rallied in support of Clovis Razafimalala, an environmental activist in Madagascar. The natural resources of Madagascar have been threatened by a black market for the country's rosewood forests, and environmental activists argue that the government has done little to stop it.
Because of his activism, Mr. Razafimalala has been threatened by both black-market operators and local administrative officers. Amnesty International launched a campaign calling upon its volunteers to contact authorities in Madagascar to demand an end to the harassment.
With over 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry, Bruce Furst boasts significant expertise in film and music licensing.