As president of Ashber Corporation, Bruce Furst facilitates licensing and negotiation proceedings for motion picture projects. Bruce Furst has played a key role in the launching of several prominent careers, including that of young leading man Booboo Stewart.
Born Nils Allen Stewart, Jr., Booboo Stewart entered the entertainment industry as a model. He earned recognition as the most sought-after male model under the age of 18 and drew the attention of Walt Disney Records, with whom he signed a recording contract at the age of 12. He toured extensively with Miley Cyrus, the Cheetah Girls, and the Jonas Brothers before finding work in television and film.
Booboo Stewart has worked as a stunt person for a number of films and has appeared in such television series as Everybody Hates Chris and ER. He earned his most widespread recognition as Seth Clearwater in The Twilight Saga, having first appeared in the 2010 episode Eclipse and then later taking on a larger role in the 2011 and 2012 installments of Breaking Dawn. He shares his free time with the community as a celebrity ambassador of the Muscular Dystrophy Association and as a supporter of such outreach initiatives as the Los Angeles Mission and Australia's Channel 7 Telethon.
From his office in Austin, Texas, Ashber Corporation president Bruce Furst acquires music content licenses for films and negotiates licensing and distribution for film soundtracks. A licensing professional with 25 years of experience, Bruce Furst also remains active in human rights initiatives through his support of Amnesty International, a global human rights organization that advocates for implementation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and oversees initiatives such as the Individuals at Risk (IAR) campaign.
A campaign that strives to protect the rights of individuals worldwide, IAR supports specific individuals or groups facing adversity or threats to their lives due to their personal beliefs or economic standing. IAR also encourages ordinary citizens to become active participants in providing hope to people denied basic human rights by their government or local law agencies. Through the campaign, Amnesty International aids prisoners of conscience, persons facing persecution for their sexual orientation, and victims of social injustice due to discriminatory laws. Goals of the IAR campaign include winning improvements for selected persons or groups and heightening the visibility of Amnesty’s work for the individual.
Those receiving individual support from IAR efforts become known as Amnesty International cases, which may consist of a single person, a group, or a community. Amnesty selects cases based on the severity of the situation and whether the case’s success will positively impact a greater number of people or communities.
For more information on IAR initiatives or current Amnesty International cases, visit the organization’s website at amnestyusa.org/our-work/campaigns/individuals-at-risk.
With over 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry, Bruce Furst boasts significant expertise in film and music licensing.