“When it comes to fixin’ broken hearts and minds, Randy is like, you know, Da MAN!"
“Randall Warner has been very instrumental in helping me with the promotion of my photographic work. His knowledge has helped me so much with my book on New York City bridges.”
“Randy always brought a smile to my face when I knew he was involved in a project because I knew it would be successful.”
"I had the pleasure of working with Randy Warner when I was a publicist in the television industry. Randy made my job so much easier because he is a calm force in a crazy industry. The entertainment industry can harden the best of us, and it is difficult to find people that you can trust. Randy was always helpful, honest kind and hard working, and his guidance and dedication to the actors, producers and publicists was great.”
"Randy has been a great pleasure to work with."
Randy was always helpful especially when I didn’t have a lot of prep time and needed last-minute help. He was always supportive and encouraging in the early days of my career."
"Randy was intuitive and insightful as an executive and producer. He’s always been a passionate advocate."
"Randy was a delight to work with."
"I've worked with Randy in several different capacities. As a writing partner, as my personal manager and as a production partner. His attention to detail is impeccable and his follow-through is right on the money. I attribute much of my current success to working with Randy Warner. And on a personal level I found myself going to Randy many times. He's a great listener and a very wise individual and was a great asset to me in my personal life as well."
"Whatever the network was looking for, Randy worked hard to provide it, and with a smile. Working with him was a pleasure."
"I've known Randy Warner for over 20 years. In the typical way of the entertainment industry our paths have crossed from time to time and each time they've crossed I've been happily reminded that he's one of the good ones. It's so logical to me that Randy has pursued working in the Psychology arena. He's a trustworthy and empathetic person, not to mention a fun guy. I know that his clients will all benefit greatly from his counsel."
"Randall Warner is a kind and gentle individual who is keenly tuned into the industry professional that he was for many years."
"While working as a publicist on “The West Wing,” I found that Randy Warner was always a calm presence in the eye of the storm. He was a pleasure to work with and, in an industry populated with many volatile personalities, Randy was the opposite of that and a breath of fresh air."
"Randy is a pleasure to work with. He brings a calm demeanor to high pressure situations and is quick to remove obstacles and provide solutions."
"Randall is a quality and thoughtful person. I very much enjoyed working with him."
"Working with Randy Warner during my years writing for NBC’s "Third Watch" was a true pleasure. He was a positive and encouraging force, who consistently made those around him better by sheer kindness and spirit."
"Randy is insightful, sensitive, and his generosity of spirit came through in all our interactions - something rare in Hollywood. He is special."
"I've known Randy Warner for more than two decades. His understanding of loyalty and his dedication to his work are paramount to him."
"Randy Warner was instrumental in starting my career. From the beginning he recognized my strengths and weaknesses and worked diligently to find work that best suited my abilities. He is intuitive and resourceful, mindful and present. And his support and generosity unlocked my potential."
Iwas born and grew up in New York, where I started working in the film industry in 1985. I graduated from Manhattan’s School of Visual Arts in 1989, then worked on uncounted productions of all kinds. Then I became stage manager at the famous Mothers Sound Stages, home to the classic television series The Honeymooners. It was there that I learned how to handle the heavy volume and fast pace of commercial, music video, television, industrial and feature production. I worked with directors, producers, production departments, and every other aspect of the industry. I moved to Los Angeles in 1991, where I started working in television full time on such notable shows as Northern Exposure, I’ll Fly Away, and Going to Extremes, among others. I collaborated with some of the best minds in the business, and through that experience learned how to effectively deal with high-level studio and network executives.
Next I joined John Wells Productions and for many years helped produce such high-profile television series as The West Wing, ER and Third Watch. Along the way, I was part of the team that earned four consecutive Emmys for Best Dramatic Series for The West Wing. I had the opportunity to work with incredible talent in all departments and worked on a team that earned the highest achievements. I had the pleasure of working closely with notable writers, producers and directors. I also had the opportunity to work with gifted actors and it was a joy and a pleasure to watch them move along in their careers and reach incredible heights. This was television at its highest level.
After I left the television production executive world to do what many people said I would be good at: talent management. My colleagues saw in me that I loved working with talent, whether they be writers, directors, actors, producers, editors, etc. I took their advice to heart and sought guidance from the late, great Bernie Brillstein, who is “the” legend in talent management and with whom I had worked with on The West Wing. I had an hour-long meeting with Bernie, which sparked me to establish R-Train Management on the same principles for which my mentor was famous: loyalty, decency, generosity of spirit, and the proper use of power.
Nowadays I work with the creative community who are experiencing difficult times in a challenging and changing industry. Some current concerns are: Downsizing, Mass lay-offs, Runaway productions, Smaller budgets, Digital vs. film, Short turn-around times, Power players and intimidation, Production politics, Substance abuse, Nepotism, ageism and “who you know” bias. Many members of the community have decided that the risk and sacrifices are no longer worth the reward. It is important to learn about the industry’s underlying architecture, how it affects the people who work in it, and obtain critical coping skills to survive in an industry which sometimes thrives on negative impulses. I understand the stresses and strains of the entertainment industry even during its good times and those stresses are even more pronounced now.
During my three decade career in entertainment, I had the opportunity to work with talented and deeply committed people in other fast-paced, high-stress industries, including: Sports. I worked with notable professional athletes and executives in major and minor sports, aided by my childhood and young adult sports experience. Music. I worked with artists, music producers, engineers, from “startup” artists to internationally known platinum acts, from rap to rock to R&B, alternative, punk and country. Legal. I worked with a myriad of entertainment, criminal, labor, corporate and personal attorneys, on a wide variety of projects from small to ginormous. News and Politics. I worked with White House press secretaries and presidential speech writers, political consultants, political analysts, and high-ranking government officials, network and cable television show hosts, national and local reporters, both general and entertainment-focused. Publishing. I was head of the production team for The West Wing Companion book and worked with Simon & Schuster and their publishers. I worked closely with Aaron Sorkin and oversaw production of two The West Wing script books for Newmarket Press. We took all three books from concept to the bookstore shelf. During this process, I experienced, like television production, how difficult and tough the publishing business is and how much pressure there is to produce and meet deadlines.
These are some of the companies and productions I have worked with...