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It’s More Important to Do Right Than to BE Right with John Ferriter

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It’s More Important to Do Right Than to BE Right with John Ferriter

Jane speaks with her friend John Ferriter about his experience of actually flatlining in 2009. John is extremely open and candid about his experience. He talks about what he saw, how he felt and the lessons that he learned through dying. Balance  for John was essential and now it is restored. This show will open your eyes and give new meaning to living in your now. It’s more important to do right than to be right with John Ferriter on the Next Room.

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To understand John Ferriter and his career you probably need to watch Jerry Maguire and Norma Rae back to back.

A 1982 Graduate with Honors from UC Santa Barbara where he was the Student Body Vice President and a member of the Universities Legislative Council for two years, John worked his way through college by becoming the Program Director at KCSB-FM while doing on-air shifts for commercial station KTMS AM & FM. He founded a successful recording and touring band The Stingrays who released albums and did tour dates with REM, Guns & Roses and The Bangles to name a few. John then relocated to Los Angeles where he accepted a two-month temp job working at the prestigious William Morris Talent Agency.

The two-month temp job lasted nineteen years. By the time John departed, he had risen to the rank of Executive Vice President Worldwide Head of Non-Scripted Television where he also served on the famed Board of the company. After a contentious final board meeting where the Board voted 18-1 to merge with the smaller and less successful Endeavor Agency (John being the sole dissenting vote), he flat lined at Cedars Sinai after contracting a deadly staph infection. Ferriter's employment was terminated and a bitter lawsuit ensued.

He then established the Entertainment Division for Octagon (a division of Interpublic) where he served as Managing Director for five years.

In 2015, he launched The Alternative, a Management and Production Company in Bel Air, California where he is currently the Chairman and CEO.

Over the years John has worked with and been responsible for the following clients and their careers: Ryan Seacrest, Piers Morgan, Garth Brooks, Dick Clark, Multi-Award winning Director and Producer Glenn Weiss, The Beach Boys, Larry King, Nancy O'Dell, Jerry Garcia, Marty Balin, The Calling, Topher Grace, Chelsea Handler, Erin Burnett, Trish Regan, Jimmy Kimmel, Carson Daly, Donny and Marie Osmond, MIke Wolfe, Mark Walberg, Nick Cannon, Jeff Probst, Paige Davis, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Jeff Foxworthy, Bob Saget, Larry the Cable Guy, Hanson, Spice Girls, Holly Robinson Peete, Orlando Jones, Endemol Entertainment, Fremantle North America, Bunim Murray Productions amongst others.

Shows that John either packaged, sold or produced include: On Air With Ryan Seacrest, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Project Runway, Garth Brooks Live from Las Vegas, The Arsenio Hall Show, The Biggest Loser, The Weakest Link, Miss America, The Man Show, Loveline, Piers Morgan Tonight, Erin Burnett OutFront, Trish Regan Report, Lifechangers with Dr. Drew, Dr. Drew Live, Test The Nation, I'm Positive, It Gets Better, Name That Tune, Greed, World's Most incredible Animal Rescues, The American Comedy Awards, The Radio Music Awards, The Spice Girls, Hanson, the Judds Reunion, Several Garth Brooks NBC and CBS Specials, Donny & Marie amongst others. In addition to his work as an agent, manager and producer,

John is also a member of the Tearaways; a successful recording and touring band originally from Santa Barbara featuring Rock and Roll Hall of Fame drummer and founding member of Blondie, Clem Burke. The Tearaways have done five albums in the last five years and appear regularly on television, while touring forty dates a year around the world; garnering significant airplay. An ardent supporter of animal rescues, John resides in Los Angeles.


About Jane Asher:

Jane Asher is a natural connector, who got her start in the media world through radio in Michigan in 1980. She soon traveled west and has worked at legendary radio stations such as KTYD Santa Barbara, KGB, KSON and KIFM in San Diego. She also received the prestigious Marconi Award for her work on Smooth Jazz KIFM.

Her natural curiosity led her to expand her business by including marketing and social media. When anyone asks her what she does for a living she responds; "I connect inspired people with one another, especially those with a desire to help others."

Jane has been involved in many international missions. She is part of a team that has been building homes in Tijuana for families in need for five years. She has also traveled to El Salvador to feed the homeless; Malaysia to help build a school on Borneo, and Armenia to work with women and children in the small village on Amre Taza. In 2019 she has plans to travel to the Dominican Republic and Africa on humanitarian missions.

After years in broadcasting, voiceover and social media she is finally answering her true calling. Writing. Her forth-coming book In the Next Room deals with her fascination and connection with souls that have transitioned. She is actively in research mode and writing daily. Her new show on Empower is part of her attraction, process and research for her book.