Meet Ronnie Flynn: From Executive Producer to Founder of a Global Streaming Service
For most entrepreneurs, the path to stability or a formal business usually comes with trial and error. It involves going through different business ideas and even careers until finally landing on a project that is “just right,” a passion project. Founder of Vuuzle Ronnie Flynn, while he still maintains his interest in being an executive producer, has been devoted to building his company into a premiere streaming service.
Becoming an Executive Producer
Flynn started his career playing football but eventually moved into financing film projects. “Thanks to God, I was multi-talented and had many choices in my life. I eventually started traveling the world financing projects all over Europe and in Asia. I was always fascinated with film and television and knew that I should be working in the industry. In the 90s, I became an actor and became part of the Screen Actors Guild. I also received my SAG signatory status as executive producer in 1997.”
One project he worked on financing is the film, Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the 13th. “The first Movie I financed was “Shriek, if you know what I did last Friday the 13th for Lions Gate”. This film was released and premiered in February 2001. The film was directed by John Blanchard, starring Tiffany Amber Thiessen and Tom Arnold. I financed this film with Robert Shaw from Dragon Entertainment and Jeffree Phillips from Philynn Productions. I sold my points in this film and did not receive credits as an executive producer because I left the country to produce more films and simply sold my interest. The second film I financed was “Trials of Life” for Philynn Productions, where I also played Ren’s father. This film starred Lynn Moody, Thyme Lewis, and Marta Dubois.”
Starting Vuuzle Media Corp.
With the skills he has garnered, he has set up an award-winning company in Vuuzle Media Corp. “I have a skill set that perfectly fits what I am doing today. I used my skills gained over the last 35 years to finance Vuuzle Media Corp, Hired Vuuzle TV CTO prophecy Onassis while becoming the executive producer for film and television, all while running several divisions of the company all over the world. In 2020 I took a personal risk to start Vuuzle Studios in Dubai, which has turned out to be part of what makes Vuuzle TV unique from other platforms. I also head up the graphic and marketing departments globally for the company as we push out new promotional items for Vuuzle TV and our Music label VUMU Music.”
Flynn is now working on making Vuuzle a global company. He has established connections with companies such as Roku and Smaato in hopes of setting Vuuzle aside from the competition in the streaming industry.
SamBoat Makes Waves in the US
The sharing economy’s massive popularity has led to the creation of blockbuster companies like Airbnb, VRBO, eBay, Uber, and Lyft, to name just a few. According to a report by Proficient Market Insights, the size of the sharing economy was $113 billion in 2021 and is predicted to reach $600 billion by 2027.
One of the newest companies to enter this space, SamBoat, now enables the owners of sailboats and motorboats to offer their vessels for rent. Because yachts are expensive to buyand maintain — in many cases, more expensive than purchasing and maintaining a home — yacht owners can offset some of their costs by listing their craft on the platform.
Those who may not be able to afford their own boat can still experience life on the water, however. No knowledge of boating is required, as many charters include the possibility of hiring a skipper.
When young French entrepreneurs Laurent Calando and Nicolas Cargou met, a friendship, as well as a new venture, was born. Cargou was an avid Airbnb user, and Calando had grown up sailing with his family. Throughout the course of their conversation, they realized that the sharing economy covered a lot of bases, but it didn’t include boating, which they were both passionate about.
The pair sensed an opportunity, which quickly led to action. In April 2014, they officially launched SamBoat in the Bordeaux region of France.
“SamBoat’s marketplace exploded in Europe over the next few years,” explains Robert Harrington, SamBoat’s US Country Manager. The company offers yachts throughout the Mediterranean, Aegean, and other popular travel destinations.
As evidence of the popularity of the boat-sharing model, SamBoat grew by over 70 percent in 2022. Since its founding, the company has enabled more than a million people to take to the seas. Now, the platform is rapidly expanding its listings throughout the US.
Where SamBoat operates in the US
SamBoat has already — albeit indirectly — served its American customers for quite some time, as American vacationers have often rented boats in Greece, France, Italy, or Spain through its platform. But now, the company is beginning to serve Americans on the other side of the Atlantic, right here at home.
SamBoat rentals are currently available in many American ports. The marketplace currently offers hundreds of boats just in the state of Florida, where the fleet extends up the Keys to West Palm Beach, and throughout the west coast, including Tampa, Clearwater, Naples, and Ft. Myers. SamBoat also has many boats in Chicago and Seattle, as well as throughout New England.
In the near future, the company will expand its offerings in San Diego and Los Angeles. SamBoat also plans to open in Lake Tahoe, Lake of the Ozarks, Lake Havasu, and Lake Champlain by mid-summer 2023. It also aims to have fleets available in Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket by the same time.
“Our goal is to offer thousands of boats to rent throughout the United States by the end of the year,” Harrington says.
SamBoat operates anywhere boat owners choose to list their craft for rent. “Just because the marketplace might not already have a whole regatta in a given port doesn’t mean it can’t or doesn’t operate there,” Harrington says. “Listings grow organically, cropping up wherever opportunity calls boat owners to take advantage of existing demand.”
For instance, while SamBoat only officially launched in the United States this past year, the platform was open to US-based boat owners and renters last year. From January 2022 compared to January 2023, the platform experienced a 500% increase in US-based business.
This means that, if you own a boat, you can bring SamBoat to your home port. All you have to do is go to SamBoat’s website, follow a few simple steps, upload photos of your boat along with its relevant details, and respond to rental inquiries.
“Now is the right time for boat owners to get in early and beat the rush,” Harrington says.
The secret to SamBoat’s success
American consumers have responded enthusiastically to SamBoat’s arrival for a number of reasons. First and foremost, the platform offers the very same boats as other companies, yet their prices are on average 10 percent cheaper.
The reason for this is simple: unlike most other yacht and boat rental services, SamBoat doesn’t charge its customers inflated “junk” fees.
In addition, SamBoat makes renting a yacht simple and easy. Generally speaking, other boat-sharing websites outsource customer service to the owners of the listed yachts. They will only answer the phone or attend to you if you are booking something of a high dollar amount, while the average boat rental costs under $1,000. This can lead to a very frustrating process for someone who has questions but can’t seem to get a response from a boat’s owner.
At SamBoat, however, a real human being answers every inquiry. “Sometimes, that person is me,” Harrington says. This makes it much easier for people to rent the perfect boat that will meet their individual needs.
SamBoat fulfills a long-awaited need for sailing and boating enthusiasts worldwide. With the arrival of SamBoat in the US, it’s an even more exciting time for Americans to participate in the sharing economy.
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