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Ronald (Ron) Kaufman
Washington Republican lobbyist.
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Product placement expert Kovoloff has a Ron Kaufman, as executive vice president. He is a seasoned film production manager with over 30 movies himself, and key studio contacts. This may be the same person.
1984: Invasion of the Movie Product-Pushers. An article on the success of the major movie product placement organisations
``Your product ought to be in pictures," promoters like Robert Kovoloff sing to clients. So successful are Kovoloff and his rivals there may have to be a new Academy Award-for "Best Supporting Product."
Kovoloff's network is such that some recent movies have begun to resemble brand-name sales conventions.
Kovoloff has carefully pieced together his 31-person staff not only for their technical savvy but for their own movie-industry contacts. His staff includes:
• Ron Kaufman, executive vice president, a seasoned film production
manager who has been in over 30 movies himself and has key studio contacts ;
• Ace Holmes, a celebrated movie property master for over 40 years,who has worked on dozens of major movies;
• Eleanor Mondale, daughter of Presidential hopeful Walter Mondale, who has quickly built up her own movie contacts ; and
• James Ripslinger, the firm's well-connected administrative vice president and corporate counsel.
1992 Jan: Administration officials of Bush 1 Republican Administration He was the Deputy Assistant to the President, Office of Political Affairs.
1998 Dec 7: "The Influence Merchants" Fortune's list of top 25 lobbyists in Washington. He is with the Dutko Group which consists of Daniel Dutko, Gary Andres, Ronald Kaufman and Steve Perry. Dutko was a Democratic fundraiser, while the others are the Republican partners.