No other Artist Management Company can boast the unique combination of business acumen, knowledge of the law, and real world entrepreneurial experience, of the Founder of Timely Entertainment, Inc.
Rupert Francisco is the only Manager in the entertainment business, who is also an Asset Protection specialist. This should be an important consideration to any successful entertainer. Why, because anyone who makes money — needs to protect it from Taxes, Lawsuits, Divorces and other financial hazards. Over the past 27 years, he has been involved in structuring, negotiating, and acting as a Consultant on over one thousand Recording Contracts, Television and Motion Picture transactions.
Rupert Francisco was recently named in the Cambridge, Who’s Who of Distinguished Individuals, 2011-12 and Who’s Who in Black Los Angeles, 2009 and 2011-12 under the category of Entrepreneurs. He was also a Who’s Who in Culver City (2009); He is a member of the UCLA Black Alumni Association; UCLA Law Alumni Association; Chairman, Culver City Annual MLK Celebration Com., 2011-12 and 2012-13; BOD/ Downtown LA Film Festival, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012; He received a Special Recognition from the Culver City, City Council in 2009. While a California State Assembly Fellow, 1977-78, he was one of the State of California’s foremost experts on Crime Victims Compensation legislation. As a result of his work with the Assembly Criminal Justice Committee, he received special recognition from the California State Legislature, Assembly Rules Committee.
Mr. Francisco is an Honors graduate of the University of California, Riverside, 1977. Thereafter, he interned in the Office of California Lt. Governor, Mervyn Dymally, where he authored the State of California’s first seminal study on California’s Minority population. He holds a J.D. from the UCLA, School of Law and practiced law in California from 1983–89.
He was the first and youngest ever, African American attorney, to open a law practice in Century City, California (1983). J E Holdings, Inc. is the only African-American owned Asset Protection Firm in the United States. Tenland, Inc. is the first and only company of its kind in the world.
Formerly the head of litigation; in six years, from 1983–1989, The Law Offices of Rupert Francisco grew from 1 to 3 locations under his leadership. He has been a Business Advisor and Consultant to numerous corporations both in and outside of the Music Industry. He has lectured on Asset Protection, Landlord-Tenant, Business Law and Recording Artists Contract Negotiations. He is a licensed College, Business Law Instructor.