Guillermo's Journey from Internet Icon to Chat Show Host
The son of a Puerto Rican seamstress mother and a Spanish dignitary father, Guillermo de la Marquez left his native Spain at the tender age of seventeen in 1990 for an internship in broadcast communications at Station A, a revolutionary new pay-cable network in Los Angeles. There he acquired an early appreciation for alternative programming and a devotion to media technologies while under the stewardship of his mentor, Indie Romaloff, a maverick filmmaker of international acclaim and Founder of Station A. In his spare time Guillermo also found work as a freelance camera operator and continued to hone his skills as a technician.
When the bubble burst in 2000 Future Revenues Media Inc. was one of the first media and technology companies to go bankrupt sending its shareholders into the financial doldrums. The free flowing days of "irrational exuberance" (as once quoted by Alan Greenspan), champagne filled afternoons, massive payouts and endless credit lines were quickly and rather dramatically replaced with tales of dreadful despair, a plethora of pink slips, and an assortment of enterprises teetering on the brink of implosion.
In May of 2000 the thought-to-be-dead Indie Romaloff was discovered alive and well living in an underground bunker in Germany that had been built during World War II by the Nazis. Lucky to still be living and excited about the possibility of making the movie about his life centered around his kidnapping by a band of German white slavery traders while in Antarctica, Romaloff looked forward to the reunion with his protege Guillermo. It was his intent to release the film through the pipeline of his old cable company Station A in hopes of later finding a distributor, due to the fact that Sony Pictures had dissolved the earlier contract when Romaloff went missing in 1992. Suffice it to say Romaloff's homecoming was met with the dampened news of Station A-turned Future Revenues Media Inc.'s -- ultimate demise.
Guillermo, now in massive debt from the fallout, made a promise to his old friend Indie Romaloff that he would do whatever was necessary to rebuild the fundamental foundation that had given rise to the old analog pay-TV company Station A model and tether it with new digital technologies and premium enterprise content within a multi-platform integration of web TV to produce a virtual cable company. To Guillermo's delight, his industrious father went on record and announced his decision to make a much needed investment of capital towards the revolutionary technology business plan provided his son returned to Harvard and finished his degree. Agreeing with his father's terms Guillermo re-enrolled in Harvard in 2002 and in 2004 Guillermo received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration with a minor in New Media Designs. He would later receive postgraduate degrees from the Wharton School of Business in Digital Media & Creative Industries and Web 2.0 Strategies & Interactive Entertainment Technologies.
On February 5, 2010 Guillermo de la Marquez backed by partial funding from his father secured the last piece of the puzzle by entering into negotiations with a Swiss financier to launch Station A-Plus, a multimedia convergence cable property built on an IP Network infrastructure, specializing in multi-platform digital and Video-on-Demand services. Indie Romaloff, after being convinced by Guillermo that this new wave of the digital revolution would revolutionize the way consumers accessed content, gleefully signed on to produce the company's flagship series -- The Guillermo de la Marquez Show.
Host Guillermo Interviews ex-porn star turned search engine entrepreneur Amil Perl from The Guillermo de la Marquez Show on Vimeo.