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Joel Newton is a Co-Founder of The Virtual Reality Company, producing content for the emerging platform of virtual reality. Along with VRC co-founders Robert Stromberg and Chris Edwards, and a collective of other major Hollywood artists, Joel was part of the team creating the Hydra Process, a 10-phase reinvention of how movies are developed and produced. Before launching Hydra, Newton was an artist manager for seven years representing writers and directors. During that time, he was also a producer on two award-winning films. He attended the University of Southern California’s film school and is married with three kids.
The Virtual Reality Company (VRC) was founded in 2014 by a collection of Hollywood executives and artists to create premium virtual reality content. Current projects and verticals range from sports documentaries, music venues in Los Angeles and Beijing, mobile VR headsets, major label music artist experiences, and narratives from directors like Ridley Scott, Steven Spielberg, and Robert Stromberg. The company is also creating VR content and installations for major museums and using the power of virtual reality for medical applications.