Allen Shapiro is CEO of dick clark productions (dcp) and Managing Partner of Mosaic Media Investment Partners. Shapiro serves as Executive Producer on dcp's flagship programming including the “American Music Awards,” “Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “So You Think You Can Dance,” "Billboard Music Awards" and the "Hollywood Film Awards," in addition to overseeing the development, production and licensing of the company’s other properties.
In 2013, Mr. Shapiro and Keshet International’s managing director Alon Shtruzman, formed a joint venture called Keshet DCP, which will serve as a platform for the two companies to jointly finance, develop and produce unscripted television programming in English and Spanish for U.S. and worldwide audiences. One of the first shows Keshet DCP is looking to exploit is Rising Star, a live talent show that incorporates real-time audience voting through a downloadable app. In January 2014 under Shapiro’s leadership, DCP announced a multi-year television agreement with CBS to broadcast the “Hollywood Film Awards.”
In 2004, Mr. Shapiro facilitated the leveraged buyout of dcp from Dick Clark, and became CEO of the company. Three years later, dcp was successfully sold to RedZone Capital Management in June 2007. In October 2012, Mr. Shapiro once again became CEO of Dick Clark Productions after the company was purchased from Redzone Capital Management by Guggenheim Partners, Mandalay Entertainment and Mosaic Media Investment Partners.
In 2015, Shapiro was featured on Billboard's first-ever TV's Top Music Power Players List, and was #25 on the Billboard Power 100 List of the most influential people in the music business. In 2014, Shapiro debuted at #26 on the Billboard Power 100 List.