Author(s): Jeremy Frommer
Omni was a jewel among popular science magazines of its era (1978-1998). Science Digest, Science News, Scientific American and Discover may have all been selling well to armchair scientists but Omni masterfully blended cutting edge science news and science fiction, flashy graphic design, a touch of sex and the images of a generation of artists completely free and unburdened by the disciplines of the masters. It was created by the legendary Bob Guccione.
Jeremy Frommer, Wall Street financier and the mind's eye media industry investor, has been collecting art and pop culture memorabilia for over 20 years. In 2009, he retired from the financial services industry, where he was senior managing director and global head of The Royal Bank of Canada's Global Prime Services division. Soon thereafter, Frommer and his business partner, producer Rick Schwartz, began acquiring a number of intellectual properties and media assets. In early 2012, they formed Jerrick Ventures. Jerrick Ventures acquired the assets of Omni magazine, including its vast art collection. Rick Schwartz is an award-winning film producer and financier based in New York. Throughout his career, he has worked on a wide range of critically acclaimed and commercially successful films including The Aviator, Gangs of New York, Machete, and Black Swan. Schwartz has been involved with movies that have cumulatively grossed over one billion dollars in worldwide box office sales and earned 31 Academy Award nominations. He is a member of the Producers Guild of America and the Screen Actors Guild, as well as a published writer whose work has appeared in such outlets as "The Times of London," The Huffington Post, "The Washington Times," and Grantland.