A legend in the fashion industry, Joey Hunter was a co-president of Ford Model Management, one of the world’s most prestigious modeling agencies. While at Ford, Mr. Hunter and his partners coined the term “Supermodel.” He was also previously the president of the International Model Management Association, a position he held for over ten years. Given his knowledge and expertise, he is one of the modeling industry’s most sought after consultants. He is also well known for having negotiated lucrative television and print contracts for numerous Ford Supermodels.
Mr. Hunter has represented and managed the careers of legendary models such as Cheryl Tiegs, Lauren Hutton, Christy Turlington, Brooke Shields, Jennifer Connelly, Vendela, Rachel Hunter, Elle MacPherson, Kelly Lebrock, Christie Brinkley, Naomi Campbell, and Willow Bay. Mr. Hunter was the first to establish the licensing and branding of products for Supermodels such as Elle MacPherson and Christie Brinkley. He has been a pioneer in setting innovative industry standards for modeling contracts regarding fee structuring, residuals, and for the usage of pictures.
As one of the most successful male models of all time, Tony Spinelli has been photographed by Avedon, Hiro, Scavullo, Penn, Weber, Newton, Toscani, etc. in addition to walking the runways all over the world. He has worked with designers such as Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Versace, Armani, Alexander Julian, and many more. He has been on many covers, including on the cover of GQ magazine twice and as the first man on the cover of Men’s Vogue. He has represented Halston both on and off the runway for years including “The ‘Round the World Trip to China” in the ’80s.
During his long career, he has had photos published both in books and displayed in museums, and he has shot several T.V. commercials as well. Mr. Spinelli is presently resuming his career after a 17-year hiatus. He currently lives in Easton, CT – about one hour and twenty minutes outside New York City.
Jefferson A. Bootes
Jefferson Bootes is a 25-year veteran of the mining industry. Mr. Bootes has extensive professional experience with Merger and Acquisitions, executive level management, development and implementation of business plans, securing funding, seeking out and forming strategic partnerships, as well as a distinguished history with foreign affairs and trade.
Mr. Bootes’ knowledge and experience and his many contacts in media and venture capital make him an invaluable partner in this project. His responsibilities include project funding and strategic partnerships.