Manager and Promoter
Martin was the co-founder and principle of Bi-Continental Management, a company specializing in the Management and Promotion of A+ talent. The companies eventual roster of talent read like a who’s who of the entertainment industry; including musical acts such as, Tina Turner, Liza Minnelli, Joe Cocker, Duran Duran, Barry White, Eartha Kitt, Johnny Cash, Tammy Wynette, Shirley Bassey, the Pointer Sisters, The Beijing Opera, the Bolshoi Ballet and 80’s sensation Nena. During its representation, promotion and management of these personalities, the company managed to garner many awards for their clients including Gold, Silver and Platinum Albums and a Grammy award for Joe Cocker’s “Up Where We Belong”. Martin also acted as a Creative Director for Paramount Pictures.
Welcome to the wonderful world of LumiNight ™ : a walking safari through scenes from our magical planet revealed by larger-than-life lantern sculptures created by Chinese artisans. More than your average Chinese Lantern festival, LumiNight ™ brings you One World. A Million Lights. A unique celebration of our planet’s most treasured wonders, wildlife, and nature that includes a Forest of a Million Lights, dinosaurs, Chinese Zodiac animals, the Great Barrier Reef, the story of Noah’s Ark, and animals both extinct and endangered.
The Museum of Failure is a one of a kind international collection of more than 100 innovation failures. For every mega-success like the iPhone, VCR and Ford Mustang, there’s a couple of Apple Newtons, Betamaxes and Edsels that crashed and burned before them — and this pop-up experiential exhibition celebrates these marketing missteps in all their glory. This entertaining collection of product blunders, curated by Swedish-based innovation researcher Dr. Samuel West brings the best worst ideas together in an Instagram-friendly collection. You’ll see artifacts spanning from the 17th century right up to the present, including Colgate Lasagna, Casio’s tiny color TV, New Coke and plenty more!
Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition recreates the awe and wonder of arguably one of mankind’s greatest artistic achievements while allowing its visitors to experience this art from a new perspective.
The "I Love Lucy" 50th Anniversary Tour
Cities all across America will play host to this captivating interactive 50,000 sq.ft. exhibit. Each day up to 6000 fans will immerse themselves in the world of “I Love Lucy”.
From shows to shopping, offereing history and hilarity, the Lucy tour offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the whole family to experience “I Love Lucy” in an entirely new, interactive, 21st century way…
Tutankhamun His Tomb And His Treasures
A major exhibition of the international archaeological sensation, over 3 million people have already marveled at this spectacular reconstruction of the Pharaoh’s tomb and treasures.
Tutankhamun fascinates people. His gold mask is one of the best-known images on the planet, deeply embedded in the collective consciousness of billions of people. His mysterious death, his legendary treasures and the famous curse of the pharaohs fire our imagination. This is what makes Tutankhamun a superstar, a magnet that will always attract hundreds of thousands of people everywhere in the world.
The Tutankhamun exhibition breaks new ground in the presentation of cultural history in general and ancient Egypt in particular. On the one hand is the incomparable breadth of presentation. With more than 1,000 objects – perfect replicas produced under scientific supervision – TUTANKHAMUN is more complete than any previous exhibition of originals. And on the other hand, there is the sumptuous arrangement of the treasures. Enter the tomb chamber and feel like a discoverer, the unbelievable splendor right before your eyes, close enough to touch – it’s an adventure for all the senses that no visitor will forget.
The Complete Frida Kahlo Exhibit
This is the only exhibition worldwide where Frida Kahlo’s paintings can be seen in one place. Some paintings, especially from Kahlo’s early years, have never before been seen.
Presented by Global Entertainment Properties 2, LLC, (GEP2) the exhibition features 123 exact replicas of her known paintings in original size and original materials, and hand-painted in the same style in which Kahlo painted them. These replicas are painted by master artists and licensed by ©Banco de Mexico Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo Museums Trust/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2008.
Also on display are over 500 fascinating possessions— jewelry, dresses and adornments identical to those with which Kahlo surrounded herself. All are handmade using traditional methods, materials, and tools.
There is also a substantial collection of photos of Kahlo, her family, and friends in her work and life environments and a large collection of pre-Colombian through present-day Mexican folk art, which held a position of great importance in her and husband Diego Rivera’s lives. The exhibition was co-curated by passionate art lovers and collectors in Baden-Baden, Germany, the city where Kahlo’s father spent his youth before emigrating to Mexico. Their vision for this exhibition was to not only touch the eyes and minds of the visitors, but above all, their hearts.
Star Trek - The Tour
The Star Trek tours have given fans from around the world the extraordinary opportunity to step inside the world of Star Trek and become active participants in a franchise that has captured the imaginations of millions. Interactive exhibits included show-based simulators, multimedia attractions, and the world’s largest collection of Star Trek ships, sets, costumes and props from all five TV series and ten films over the last half century.
Throughout 1998 and 1999, Star Trek-The Tour brought the world of Star Trek to Düsseldorf, Germany and Vienna, Austria, as well as Singapore. Due to popular demand, the tour was revitalized and re-launched as Star Trek – The Adventure, touring through 2002–2003 from Singapore to London. In 2008, SEE™ brought Star Trek – World Tour to the United States, traveling to San Francisco, Long Beach, Minneapolis, Chicago and Detroit.
William Shatner, who portrayed Star Trek’s most iconic character, Captain James T. Kirk, was the official Celebrity Ambassador for the tour and made appearances at various times throughout the tour’s multi-city run. Before the run, Mr. Shatner said, “This will truly be an impressive experience for the whole family and I am happy to be associated with it.”
Titanic Official Movie Tour
The Titanic Official Movie Tour debuted in London in 1999 at the world-renowned Wembley Arena and traveled across the globe, enabling fans to immerse themselves in the story of Titanic like never before. The Titanic Official Movie Tour captured the spirit of director James Cameron’s Academy Award-winning film, and the 30,000+ square-foot tour exhibit managed to “create a totally immersive movie-going experience,” according to the film’s producer, Jon Landau.
In addition to costumes, set recreations, interactive displays and special effect demonstrations, the Titanic Official Movie Tour provided fans a unique opportunity to live iconic movie moments for themselves, such as standing on the bow of the ship with arms outstretched and wind in hair.
Martin Biallas, CEO of SEE™ and Executive Producer of the Titanic Official Movie Tour, won the THEA Award for Outstanding Achievement. This prestigious award is recognized internationally as the equivalent to the Academy Award for the themed experience industry.
Massively Multiplayer Online Games, or MMOG’s, are gaining much attention and building revenue. But as in any new medium, there have been lessons learned. While some MMOG’s have done well initially, many have declined because the latitude of in-game play is too narrow. Some have further declined because subscription fees and other regulatory fees are too high or intrusive. And others have simply failed to provide the excitement and almost constant change that is so necessary. SEE Virtual Worlds, LLS (“SEE VW”) has addressed these concerns, and through a unique partnership with Mindark PE AB (“Mindark”), can now provide a better means for Hollywood titles to be utilized in secure and more effective ways.
Plant Michael™ is a remarkable virtual world MMOG inspired by The King of Pop, Michael Jackson. This online experience brings the most passionate Michael Jackson fan together with those just discovering his artistry in an environment where they can join to celebrate a life devoted to music, art and global messages of love and peace.In Planet Michael™ Michael is celebrated through a global online community in an innovative, first-of-its-kind interactive gaming and social experience carried out through a safe, regulated environment.
Planet Michael’s™ immense virtual space is filled with iconic visuals drawn from Michael’s music, his life and the global issues that concerned him. It is a massive social gaming experience that will allow everyone, from the hard core fan to the novice, to connect and engage in collaborative in-game activities with people worldwide.