Martin Shore, Chairman, Social Capital
Founder, Visionary Take Me to The River Education Initiative
Producer, Director & Writer, Take Me to The River Documentary
Martin Shore is the Chairman of the Santa Monica based entertainment company Social Capital, one of the fastest growing feature film, music and new media companies in the industry. Shore began his 25-year entertainment career as a professional musician, touring with the likes of Bo Diddley, Mick Taylor, Bluesman Willie, Clarence Clemons, Albert Collins and many others. As a Grammy nominated music producer, Shore and his company Social Capital have been instrumental in the production of television series and feature films soundtracks. On the feature film side, his experiences range from production assistant to producer.
In addition to his work in the entertainment industry, he has been a successful real estate entrepreneur. In 1998, Shore was among the finalists and the eventual runner up for the prestigious Ernst & Young California Entrepreneur of the Year award. He has also recently founded Mobile Digital Network, a mobile content provider.
He received a degree in Business Administration and Communications from the Whitmore School of Business at the University of New Hampshire. He is a past lecturer at Mesa Junior College and Westchester State University.
Cody Dickinson is a founding member, along with his brother Luther of North Mississippi All-Stars. North Mississippi Allstars released their debut album, “Shake Hands With Shorty,” in the spring of 2000. Their debut proved to be a success and earned them a Grammy nomination for “Best Contemporary Blues Album.” After earning two more Grammy nominations in the same category for “51 Phantom” (2001) and “Electric Blue Watermelon” (2005), North Mississippi Allstars earned the reputation as one of the most intriguing acts to emerge from the loam of Southern blues and roots rock. Cody Dickinson has contributed to several major motion picture soundtracks, including BARNYARD, HOOD OF HORROR, and BLACK SNAKE MOAN. He had a recurring role on MTV’s “$5 Dollar Cover” series and appeared in G.I. JOE 2: RETALIATION, and the season premiere of “American Horror Story: Coven.”
As a producer, Cody has worked with a wide range of musicians including Lucero, Cisco Adler, and Les Claypool. He also produced British blues guitarist Ian Siegal’s last two albums, “The Skinny” (2011) and “Candy Store Kid” (2012), both of which were nominated for “Best Contemporary Blues Album” at the annual Blues Music Awards. Cody continues to be one of the industry’s premier drummers, demonstrated by his 2013 Blues Music Awards nomination in the “Best Instrumentalist/Drums” category.
Shawn is all around veteran of the music business. From playing bass in Courtney Love’s band for 10 years to studio work with ‘A’ list producers to producing music documentaries and artist management, Shawn has literally done it all and more. He credits having music in his early life to all his successes. He is on our board and committed to keeping music and music history in everyone’s life.
Consultant, Education Outreach and Nonprofit Development
Charyn Harris has gained recognition for creating and directing vibrant arts programming and developing stellar resources in the arts throughout Los Angeles. Charyn serves as Conductor of Music Programs for A Place Called Home (APCH), a community youth center located in South Los Angeles. She provides consulting, development and implementation of arts programming for agencies and educational institutions. Charyn founded Project MuszEd, a boutique nonprofit agency empowering communities through providing access to the arts. Charyn facilitated and manages a thriving partnerships between APCH and Project MuszEd with Berklee College of Music’s City Music Network, a national music education initiative. Prior to entering the nonprofit sector, Charyn toured for nearly a decade as keyboardist for the iconic Barry White and has performed with a variety of artists including: Malcolm Jamal Warner, MC Hammer, The Cranberries, Jonathan Butler, Al B. Sure!, Doc Powell and Luciano Pavarotti. Charyn is a graduate of Berklee College of Music and earned an MBA from The University of Phoenix.