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Publisher’s Ars Poetica

A narrator is, within any story (literary work, movie, play, verbal account, etc.), the person who tells the story to the audience. „The narrator” presents the story in a way the audience can comprehend.

(Wikipedia)

 

How did the publisher get the name NarRator in October 1997?

The name was selected to represent what the publisher considers its main mission: to serve as a mediator for the artist’s thoughts. The publisher refrains from turning pieces of art into consumer-centered mass-products. On the contrary, it intends to be instrumental in presenting those pieces of art to the audience in their original forms.

 

Robert Pliskin’s thoughts are a good ilustration of the changed, upsidedown nature of our world:

 

"Market research can establish beyond the shadow of a doubt that the egg is a sad and sorry product and that it obviously will not continue to sell. Because after all, eggs won't stand up by themselves, they roll too easily, are too easily broken, require special packaging, look alike, are difficult to open, won't stack on the shelf."

 

The role of values is on the decrease, and there’s always less consensus on the worth of each values. The main figures of public life have changed, and so have our considerations of right and wrong. This is where NarRator Records’ life began...


Géza Nagy

geza.nagy[at]narrator[dot]hu

Cultural manager, CEO and program manager at Babel Camp.

He graduated from the Faculty of Arts of Eötvös Loránd University in 1997 with a degree in Cultural Management & Aesthetics. During his university years, he was also the program organizer of the University Stage (1992-1995). The University Stage had some 140 performances annually, including over 20 different theatrical pieces, and regular concerts by roughly the same number of bands. From 1994 to 1997, he worked as the Program Coordinator of Café Souterrain / Titanic Café, a small, cozy club with live acts. He organized 120 concerts and other cultural events per year.

Between 1997-2016, he was the head of Student Service Association and Ability Park, and with minor interruptions he was a member of the National Disability Council. As a civil society leader and equal opportunities expert, he worked for the social inclusion of people with disabilities. From 2003 to 2016, Ability Park was a regular venue at Sziget Festival and also operated on a permanent basis. Ability Park, the interactive disability theme park was a guest at Millenáris Park in 2003, the House of the Future exhibition from 2007-2009, and on its own right from 2009-2012. The exhibition had more than 1 million visitors.

Since 2019, he has been the managing director and program coordinator of Babel Camp, where his primary responsibility, besides organizing concerts and events, is the development of Arts Residency programs.

From August 2020, he will help develop NarRator Records ’bands and distribute the releases.


Viktor DUDÁS

viktor.dudas[at]narrator[dot]hu

filmfancier, journalist, film & music manager, networker 

He began his professional career in 1997 as founder editor-columnist of the Hungarian edition of the MAX magazine which he became the Editor-in-Chief of in 1999. He started working at VOX mozimagazin – VOX movie magazine – in 2001 as managing editor. Between 2003 - December 2011 he was the Editor-in-Chief and brand-manager of the magazine which became leader on the market during his guidance. In the meantime, he contributed to the foundation of the first independent Hungarian film award, named VOX-Car. It was the first Hungarian movie award ceremony broadcast on TV.

 

Besides his work as an Editor-in-Chief and brand-manager, in 2004 he started working on getting Hungarian films on the international market. He continued this activity in 2012 under the auspices of the Hungarian National Film Fund. Thanks to his work, after a gap of more than 20 years, elements of the Hungarian State movie heritage became again subject to trade on the international movie market. From 2013 to the end of 2017 he worked as chief consultant at the MTVA (Hungarian Media Services and Support Trust Fund/Hungarian Public Media).

Thanks to his broad international network he is currently working on getting Hungarian TV content on the international market. He is also the International Network Director of a Babel Arts Management that manages world music performers in via European cities and managing its record label called NarRator Records.

His opinion is regularly requested through different media on films and questions related to films. He is the permanent commentator of the Hungarian broadcast of the Academy Awards ceremonies.

Previously, he worked for Sony Music Entertainment Ltd. as a promotional manager for a short time, then in 2001 he co-founded his independent record label Twelvetones Records with his long-time music partner. Each of the artists they discover and represent boasts a gold record.

In addition to the above he also acting an active role in the music scene as well. He plays on drums since childhood and worked with several successful artists and bands.

Using his musical dedication and cinematic experience in 2019 he directed a documentary entitled Budapest Jammin’, which guide viewers into the Hungarian capital’s sparkling and colourful jam sessions scene. The Budapest Jammin’ is his 5th documentary as a director.

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