Many industry conglomerates and big businesses need a creative’s vision to break into new markets and capture audiences. But working with firms can often be more tedious than exciting as some don’t have the bandwidth or infrastructure to carry more significant projects. Such is not the case with Now or Next Entertainment, which provides a one-stop-shop solution for brands wanting creative ideas brought to life with little to no friction.
Now or Next Entertainment is a company that provides a full suite of film producing services, including soundtracks. The idea first came after its founder, June Amore, realized how many of his musician friends were getting the short end of the stick on label contracts. So he figured that because the film industry provides excellent exposure and chances for revenue, he would integrate music production into the company’s workflow and offer a 60-40 split to music producers and songwriters.
The idea for Now or Next came to June Amore long before he even held a camera. From a young age, the artist constantly desired a creative profession. Despite various challenges, he persevered and persisted until he would get into film school and get one step closer to his dreams of becoming a big-shot director and filmmaker. The Westchester-based creative dropped out of college to work to help support his family and was unable to afford any film school. Desperate to prove his talent, he taught himself using books that were given to film students.
He would later take an unexpected detour in his career and dive into photography instead of film.
As a photographer, June would flourish, becoming the go-to stills expert for some of the biggest names in New York. But despite reaching unprecedented levels of success in the field, his heart would yearn for film and writing as a practice. So at the pinnacle of his photographer career, he left it all to start anew. Eventually, Now Or Next Entertainment would come to life.
The film production house has recently released a short film called “Home Going,” which follows the story of a family and their struggle through issues and speaks on the importance of allowing forgiveness to flow if we want to have peace-filled and happy lives. The film is currently available for purchase on the company’s official website and has been making rounds in film circles. Apart from creating movies, June also has a passion for writing. He published the book Uncle June’s The Talk: An Urban Child’s Survival Guide as well as a comedic audio book under the same title.
June Amore stands out from the crowd with ease as a filmmaker and entrepreneur. “I don’t know how to fail in my life,” shares the CEO of Now or Next Entertainment when asked what he’s like as a creative. “I have been tested at every stage from childhood to adulthood from losing my father, even people thinking I was stupid for quitting sports when I had a possible future in it.” Yet despite all challenges, June remained steadfast to his heart’s desires, even if it meant taking the long way to his dreams being fulfilled. He hopes to continue making more films and becoming an Oscar or Grammy winner in the future. The film creative also hopes to represent black filmmakers and call for more representation in all areas of filmmaking, including directing and producing.