Joe Newcomb – Producer
Chairman, and co-founder, Joe Newcomb, founded TRUTH Entertainment as a result of a long and successful history in the oil & gas, and chemical trading industries.
Their first film, Dallas Buyers Club, starring Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto, grossed over $65 million worldwide and was nominated for six Academy Awards®, taking home for lead actor, supporting actor and makeup and hair.
Prior to getting his start in business and entertainment, Newcomb pitched professionally for the Toronto Blue Jays from 1987 to 1990 in their minor league affiliates, the St. Catharines Blue Jays and the Medicine Hat Blue Jays.
Newcomb supports and serves on boards on a variety of charitable organizations including the American Cancer Society, Education for Tomorrow Alliance, National MS Society, St. Anthony of Padua and Tri-County Services Montgomery County. Newcomb grew up in Memphis, Tennessee and currently resides in The Woodlands, Texas with his wife of 25 years and four children.
Joe Tripician – Writer, Director
An EMMY-award winning Producer/Writer/Director, a Playwright, and a published author with over thirty years experience in film, TV, and digital media production.
In his varied career Joe has worked with such talents as: Jim Henson, Lou Reed, Jeff Buckley, Steve Buscemi, Jim Carroll, Quentin Crisp, Lydia Lunch, TONY award winners Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, as well as legendary filmmaker D. A. Pennebaker on the Oscar-nominated film “The War Room.”
In 1992, Joe was awarded an EMMY for Best Documentary of Cultural Significance for the PBS documentary “Metaphoria.”
Joe has an MFA from Columbia University. In 1994, Joe was nominated for the Rockefeller Foundation Intercultural Film/Video Fellowship in Media Arts.
In May of 2002, Joe performed his one-man play “Balkanized at Sunrise” at Dixon Place Theater in NYC. The play was based on his 1997 trip to the Balkans when the Croatian government hired him to write an official biography of their president. That book was summarily banned. Joe subsequently published his story in a memoir available on Amazon.
Joe lives in Brazil with his wife and two daughters.