In his youth… Tony C. Caputo created and owned an entertainment company in the 80s, where he met Terry (Monty Python) Gilliam, Harlan Ellison, Michael (Ghostbusters) Gross, Mark Hamill, Van Williams (TV’s Green Hornet), Stan Lee, Francis Ford Coppola, and Mr. T, to name a few. Caputo Publishing, Inc. (CPI), and NOW Entertainment Corp, which included NOW Video, NOW Library and NOW Comics, grew from a one-man operation with annual sales of $110,000, to an Illinois corporation with 17 employees, 70 monthly freelancers, and annual sales of over $5M achieving number three in market share in May 1990. Caputo published almost 1,000 publications, through a dozen distributors, including Warner Publisher Services, the world’s largest distributor of magazines and books. He became an industry spokesperson for almost a decade, with dozens of radio, television and print interviews and articles within such publications as Chicago Tribune, Entrepreneur Magazine, Chicago Sun-Times, Los Angeles Times, the New York Times and Inside Chicago. In his spare time, he wrote stories for Fright Night, Speed Racer, Twilight Zone and The Terminator.