Drew Cummings is an award winning television producer,director,editor who has produced reality, dramatic, comedy, and documentary programming for virtually every major broadcast and cable network. His award winning television series "The Making Of:" pioneered and defined the form known as docu-tainment, taking viewers for the first time behind-the-scenes of major motion pictures such as Terminator, Robocop, and over 60 other major feature films (IMDB) as part of the weekly series (1984-1990). In 1996, he formed the Alternative Entertainment Network, an early pioneer in the development, production and syndication of original streaming video programming for the internet, producing daily hit series with partners Billboard Magazine, Game Pro Magazine, Publishers Weekly Magazine, and The Hollywood Reporter.
AENTV was also honored by Broadcast & Cable Magazine naming it as one of the top 10 streaming video websites on the internet, pioneering the development and production of original content for the Internet. In 2001 AENTV was acquired by the Ampex Corporation, a publicly held technology giant since 1947, and inventor of video recording technology with over 1200 patents that have defined technological advances in the video, audio, and photographic industries.
In 2002 Cummings opened offices and production facilities to Miami to focus on new technology and video production for the emerging mobile and multimedia markets, including APP development for IOS, Android, and Windows platforms.
Cummings was recently commissioned by the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism to film the beautiful islands of the Bahamas. The project included filming the beaches, countryside, and points of interest on Nassau, Grand Bahamas, and the Outer Islands. The stock HD footage will be used for advertising, marketing, public relations, news, and multi-media needs, and also be made available to the media on Getty Images. The fourteen day filming schedule included five days of helicopter aerial footage.
Prior to the untimely death of beloved actor/director Leonard Nimoy from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Cummings hired iconic legend Nimoy to host a monumental project involving one of the largest archive video news libraries in the world (owned by Cummings)for a nostalgic journey through the 20th Century with news clips and top news stories of the decades.
Following Nimoy's death on February 27, 2015, Cummings announced that the website located at www.20thcentury.com, will be dedicated to the memory of Leonard Nimoy and become a non-profit venture to raise awareness andpromote the research and cure for COPD.
In 2012, as a member of the Industry Advisory Board of DeVry University, Cummings entered into a multi-year agreement with DeVry, Inc. (DV-NYSE) to provide student mentoring and supervisory overview to a new collaborative learning project titled the Creative Design Incubator. CDI will prepare students for real-world experience by producing professional multimedia products and services for local and national non-profit organizations in addition to DeVry, Inc and DeVry affiliated colleges.