Who we are:
FOUNDER/CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Yudof earned his Ivy League engineering degree from the University of Pennsylvania and then went on to travel the world over the next nine years as a performer. With long-time business partner Douglas Leferovich, he co-founded Masquerade Productions, an entertainment production company specializing in large-scale theatrical productions, international specialty acts, and custom- designed visual and magical effects.
Seth Yudof has worked in virtually every aspect of entertainment, from on-camera talent and on-stage performer to producer/director/designer to manager to nightlife venue operator. Some specific credits:
• Has produced and consulted on numerous variety and musical productions for Rio, Tropicana, Las Vegas Hilton, Imperial Palace, and Luxor in Las Vegas, and for Resorts Atlantic City, Harrah’s Atlantic City, Tropicana, Atlantic City Hilton and the Sands in Atlantic City.
• Served as the lead designer for the magic illusion for rapper Jay-Z on his world tour; creative consultant for “Wayne Newton-Once Before I Go” at the Tropicana Casino in Las Vegas, and “Human Nature” at the Imperial Palace; and a member of a hand-picked team that vanished the Tower Bridge in London for a BBC television special.
• Brokered the deals to place Broadway touring productions of “Hairspray,” “ The Producers” and “The Wedding Singer” at Harrah’s Atlantic City in 2006, 2007, and 2008.
• Masterminded CatHouse Restaurant & Ultra Lounge inside the Luxor.
• Co-produces Almost Angels, the longest running nightlife entertainment concept in Atlantic City history, currently appearing at the Taj Mahal.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
The son of a showgirl and a stagehand, grandson of a casino owner, and a Las Vegas native, Jayson Pearson has been involved in entertainment since birth. He has worked in television, stage production, and operations management. His interests include grassroots politics, anti-aging technology, amateur bodybuilding, and Dr. Who.
Pearson studied political science and economics at Carroll College in Montana and is currently getting another BS in psychology. He has founded multiple small businesses and a charity. In 2013 he accepted an offer with entertainment management firm UD Factory and then, finally, Scarlett Entertainment. Someday, he hopes to retire to a space station orbiting Mars... or a nice beachfront in Florida.
Chip Lightman has helped shape the entertainment landscape in Las Vegas since the 80's as well as in various aspects of the industry nationwide and internationally.
Lightman received his Business Management Degree from the University of Miami in 1980 and immediately set out on the road for a four-year tour as road manager of Tina Turner.
Following the Turner job, Chip opened Chip Lightman Management and managed iconic Las Vegas headliner Danny Gans. During that same time Lightman also booked talent such as Mike Love of The Beach Boys, Captain and Tennille, Mary Wilson of The Supremes, Taylor Dayne and Larry King for convention and corporate dates.
Lightman was also responsible for bringing the Rio Summer Concert Series to life followed by bringing shows to Las Vegas such as George Wallace, Gladys Knight and Donny & Marie (Osmond) - all at the Flamingo.
Chip served as a Miss America judge along the way and was responsible for the deal which brought Garth Brooks to his successful headlining engagement with Steve Wynn.
Most recently, Lightman has negotiated the deal which returns well known and popular Las Vegas headliner Gordie Brown to the strip at Planet Hollywood after almost a decade downtown. Chip will manage and produce Brown's new Gordie Brown Live Unplugged show in the Cabaret debuting in May 2017.
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS & FINANCE
Karen’s work experience is mainly in the sales, finance and operations departments of various companies, including Colgate Palmolive; Pershing, a subsidiary of The Bank of New York Mellon; and Hilton Hotels and Resorts, but she has always been drawn to the entertainment industry.
Her love of travel has taken her across the US, Canada, Europe, Asia and South America, and she now finds herself living in the vibrant city of Las Vegas, where her experience and love of music has amalgamated into her current position. She is thrilled to be a part of the UD team and looks forward to the exciting future ahead with the company.
Sean has a background in opening and running an all-ages music venue, having worked sound as well as booking for the venue. He also is a multi-instrumentalist and audio engineer with experience writing and producing music for YouTube channels, Kickstarter campaigns, and various clients.
Tyler has been a multi-instrumentalist for a number of years, he has experience as a studio musician along with being a booking agent while in college. A recent alumni of Berklee College of Music, he left with a specialization in Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Band Management.
Sheri earned her BA from UNLV in Journalism and Media Studies, focusing on Integrated Marketing Communications. With a passion for all things technological, she has over 25 years of experience with emerging media and online communities, which has led to multiple articles and academic papers written on her innovative work and inspiring attitude.
While her love of all things digital comes first, Sheri was also the first female naturalist to dive the main exhibit at Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay and one of the aquarium's most requested educators. She loves to cook, teach, travel, scuba dive, and play her druid in World of Warcraft.
Jami was born in Seattle, Washington but has called Las Vegas her home since 1980. Always passionate about singing from a young age, she began performing in Las Vegas lounges the day after her family moved to town. Only 16 at the time, she had to hide backstage until her performance because she was too young to sit in the casino. Since then, she has worked in all facets of the entertainment industry, from the tour merchandising side for Barry Manilow, Diana Ross, and Melissa Manchester, to being a lead vocalist performing all over with her own band. Currently, she sings background vocals nationwide for the multi-talented entertainer Earl Turner, as well as for international recording artist Martin Nievera.
In her spare time, she enjoys remodeling projects in her home, watching great movies, working out at her neighborhood gym, and whipping up a batch of her famous Sista Salsa for friends. Jami is the very proud mom of twin daughters, architect in training-writer-photographer Colette, graphic designer-book author-artist Meggyn, and son Landon, who is a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force.