FOREST is highly ingenious, eclectic and versatile with wide experience
in the the arts in the Brazilian cultural scene.
Producer, presenter, speaker, mediator, historian, theatre director, actor,
narrator, writer, composer, singer and interpreter... Malcolm Forest graduated
magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in music
from the University of California in Los Angeles, UCLA.There he also studied
theatre and cinema, standing among the top 2% of the whole University.
Prior to his move to the US, where he lived for over six years, he came
first in the Entrance Examination to the School of Physics of Universidade
Presbiteriana Mackenzie in São Paulo. On completing his studies
in America, he worked for Westinghouse Security Systems for a year, being
acknowledged as national sales champion.
career as a singer and composer is well recognized. Malcolm Forest
has over 38 releases in Brazil, the United States, Venezuela, Mexico and
Scandinavia. In the 1970's he took part in a movement, now called Hits
Brazil, by Brazilian artists who recorded in English,. This lead to international
successes as "FEELINGS", by Morris Albert. Malcolm Forest best
known hits are "ECSTASY" in the soundtrack of Gina, a TV Globo
soap opera (song included in the release Hits Again of Globodisk); "A
STUPID WAY"; "WE", in the soap opera Meu Bem Meu Mal of
TV Globo; "SILVER QUEEN", opening theme of Os Ricos Também
Choram (an SBT soap opera). He has also recorded many other themes in
English for international soundtracks of Brazilian soap operas. Malcolm
Forest has songs in movies: "DISCO LADY" in Pixote, a Lei do
Mais Fraco by Hector Babenco. STARS ON PLANET EARTH was written by Malcolm
Forest and Ed Lewis for the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. It is he official
theme for the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His latest releases are: Hollywood
Heroes, a CD with country music on the MoviePlay label. It was
recorded partially in Nashville, USA with musicians such as Mark Casstevens
who records also with the prestigious Garth Brooks. Malcolm Forest has
many songs and recordings on compilation albums.
Forest is also an actor. He studied drama at UCLA and at
the Shakespeare Society of America in Los Angeles in the United
States. He is a member of SAG - The Screen Actors Guild and of
AFTRA - The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.
He worked with Barbara Hershey under the direction of Arthur
Hiller in the film O Mundo Louco de Julius for 20th Century-Fox,
and has also taken part in various experimental projects. He performed
in the theatre. In Brazil, he starred in the role of "Mr
Daddy" in the play Tistu,
o Menino do Polegar Verde (Tistu, the Greenfinger Boy)
Crazy World of Julius Vrooder"
His career as master
of ceremonies, presenter of programs and events is also important,
he has introduced and mediated many celebraties from the world scene:
former President of the United States, Bill Clinton, the founder of Microsoft,
Bill Gates, the President of South Africa, Mbecki and many others in events
in Brazil. He introduces events of strategic importance for large businesses
such as the following awards ceremonies, "Dupont Marketing Excellence
Recognition - DMER" and "Excellence for Sustainable Growth",
work done for Dupont South America, on TV network broadcast to various
countries. He was the presenter of the II International Seminar
of Latin Countries - Europe - Asia for the Federal Accounting
Board in 1998.
In 2000, Malcolm Forest was the MC at the Inaugural Lesson for Specific
Qualification Courses of Universidade Anhembi Morumbi. He was
also the master of ceremonies of the I World Conference of the Public
Prosecution Service. His vast curriculum includes the presentation
of events such as the celebrations of the 12 years of LATASA and the first
10 years of recycling of aluminum cans in Brazil in the year 2001. In
this same year, he conducted, the opening ceremony of the Schneider Electric
plant in Guararema and presented the program São Paulo de
todo o Mundo sponsored by Banco do Brasil at Centro Cultural Banco
do Brasil in São Paulo with a large audience. In 2002, he presented
another series of important events for the Bank.
Malcolm Forest has moderated and acted as analyst of quality research
focus groups. His clients include JR Research from Los Angeles and Sony-Ericsson.
He is also a narrator of movies and videos. For Twentieth Century
- Fox he narrated trailers of the films Kid Blue and Neptune
Factor in their studios in Los Angeles. In Brasil, he voiced over
numerous videos, films, commercials and documentaries for companies and
organizations such as Sony, the American Chamber of Commerce, Goodyear,
Varig, Pirelli, Petroquímica União, Editora Abril, SKF and
Volvo among many others. He also recorded for SBT Television network many
segments of the program Você Faz o Show (You Make the Show)
and the voice-over of Steven Spielberg for the presentation of Schindler'
s List, in 1997. He narrated in English various documentaries of the
Rio Turismo series for TV Corcovado and the series Beautiful
Brazil for the International Channel of Los Angeles.
A highlight of Malcolm Forest singing career was his performance at the
Los Angeles Fabulous Forum for an audience of 14,000 spectators on June
21st, 1970, following the broadcast on the big screen of the final World
Soccer Cup match, when Brazil became three-times world champion. He has
taken part in a many television programs as a singer and more recently
as an environmentalist. Recently, he appeared on Programa do Jô
and on Esporte Espetacular by Rede Globo. In 1998 and in 1999,
he was the English announcer of the São Paulo's First Division
Carnival Parades at the Pólo Cultural Grande Otelo, better known
was radio presenter and personality of the Malcolm Forest, Isolda
e Você and Malcolm Forest Especial shows for Radio Boa
Nova in Guarulhos, São Paulo. He also presented a European musical
program and a variety show on Radio Imprensa FM: Linha Europa (Europe
All of this work with many appearances and interviews on radio and
TV give Forest a unique experience and ease of communication with the
public at large.
In journalism, Malcolm Forest holds in his curriculum the creation, direction
and publication of the Autos Antigos (Veteran Cars)
magazine for more than 5 years with national circulation. He worked on
the coverage by CBS News of the Joseph Mengele case in São
Paulo in 1986. He was a reporter and coordinator of a team of 5 interpreters.
Since then he has provided production consulting and assistance to Channel
A of New York and more recently CNN International.
Malcolm Forest is also a conference interpreter with a respectable
career to his name. He has done simultaneous translation for over 2,000
events, with 10,000 hours of training and is one of the most acclaimed
professionals in Brazil. Through this work, he has acquired vast knowledge
in many fields, constantly keeping abreast of events, and state-of-the-art,
cutting edge knowledge. This has contributed significantly to his culture,
know-how, eclecticism, flexibility and versatility. By applying his talent,
theatrical, voice and music techniques, he successfully acted as simultaneous
translator of six annual Oscar
Presentations for Brazil's second largest open TV network,
SBT, in the years 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004. In 2002 he was
the interpreter of the Latin Grammy for SBT and the press
conference and press presentation of the cast of the Brazilian production
of the Broadway musical, The Beauty and the Beast by Disney
Productions. On |February 23, 2003 Malcolm Forest interpreted the Grammy
Awards live for SBT. He has also translated the Miss
Universe contest. In 2004 Malcolm Forest once again interpreted
the Grammy Awards live for SBT.
information gained from over 28 years work in major events, interpreting
leading names on the world scene among them Stephen Covey, Tom Peters,
Peter Drucker, Spencer Johnson, Jack Welch, Ken Blanchard, Eliyahu Goldratt,
Masaaki Imai, Margaret Mead, Nicholas Negroponte and Bill Clinton, to
mention only a few, together with an academic background in humanities
and exact sciences grant Malcolm Forest an unequaled curriculum. Malcolm
Forest has a highly unique cultural overview that is continuously being
enriched covering almost all areas of human knowledge. Very few people
in the world enjoy such a privileged position. All the knowledge and experience
acquired permits him to do conferencing on different topics, working as
lecturer and keynote speaker in many events. (See information on the Translating
the Gurus project below.)
professional activities have taken him on technical missions and courses
through out Brazil, the USA, Europe and Asia.
He is the author of various books: the most recent being Cinemúsica
(Cinemusic); Cantareira: Patrimônio Arquitetônico e Natural
(Cantareira: Architectural and Natural Heritage); Automóveis
de São Paulo (Automobiles of São Paulo), the latter
a huge media success and best-seller of the Imprensa Oficial do Estado
de São Paulo, presented at the highly rated late night talk show
Programa do Jô. He created and published the magazine Autos Antigos
Forest has also over 67 inventions and ideas for possible patents.
the fields of history and archeology, Malcolm Forest has
made quite significant discoveries that he plans to present to the World
in four books to be published between 2003 and 2004. He advocates, for
instance, the thesis of the origin of São Paulo in the Serra da
Cantareira (Cantareira Hills). There lies, in his opinion, the true Piratininga
of Martin Afonso de Sousa. This theory is based on field work and on ample
documentation researched in the municipal and state archives of São
Paulo by the late Wilson Maia Fina, historian from the Instituto Histórico
e Geográfico de São Paulo (the Historic and Geographic Institute
of São Paulo). On April, 24th 2002, he presented a conference entitled
Treasuries of the Origins of Piratininga at the same institution.
Malcolm Forest is currently preparing an in-depth study on the proto-history
of Brazil and the world for the production of a series of books, as stated,
and documentaries for international television release.
As well as an artist, author, reasercher and speaker, Malcolm Forest is
a cultural producer with over 500 ideas for cultural projects and
a record number of approved projects by the Ministry of Culture in the
so-called Rouanet and Audiovisual Tax Incentive Laws. He advises companies
in this capacity. He is chairman of the Board of the newly created ABPPC
- Associação Brasileira dos Patrocinadores e Produtores
Culturais (Brazilian Association of Cultural Sponsors and Producers).
was contracted by Universidade Anhembi Morumbi to coordinate Higher Education
courses for specific qualification in Cultural Marketing, Merchandising
and Business Communication holding a seat in the Board of Counselors.
He gave a successful series of talks on cultural marketing at ESPM (I
Workshop on Cultural Marketing), at the Regional Accounting Board of São
Paulo, at IMAM Consultoria S/C Ltda, at the Rotary Club and to executives
in the area of marketing of the Silvio Santos Group. He was the coordinator
of the I Professional Meeting of Marketing & Culture at IMAM
and also of the I Meeting of Business Communication Management
at Universidade Anhembi Morumbi, held in São Paulo.
Forest is a speaker on diverse themes: management practices (Translating
the Gurus) , the environment, music, simultaneous translation, production
and cultural marketing, proto-history and archeology... Drawing on the
knowledge acquired along his professional life, he conducts motivational
talks, affording a current view of the major tools of modern management.
With emphasis on marketing, his presentations on management and motivation
involve the participants because of the psychological and human aspects
deployed and the resources of interpersonal communication the presenter
offers. His Translating the Gurus program was produced as a TV
talk show hosted by Rosmary Delboni in February 2003 for DTCom and will
be released in book and DVD formats.
Forest is an environmentalist, founder of AMAR, an institution
affiliated to UNESCO's Planet Society, active in the defense of the São
Paulo Green Belt, a Biosphere Reserve. Together with MRSA Consultores,
a project entitled Brazilian Forests, a world exhibition
for the years 2003 to 2006 is being develped. A major forum was held on
November 12, 2002 at FECOMERCIO in São Paulo to kick of this multiyear
project. A second forum will follow, in Europe on November 13, 2003. His
professional and volunteer work at AMAR has achieved significant results
for the protection of vital green areas for the metropolitan region of
São Paulo, population nearly 20 million!. He pioneered the successful
campaign for the change of the Prison Complex of Carandiru into an ecological
and cultural park. In addition to representing and doing political lobbying,
Malcolm Forest also speaks on the environment and divulges information
to the media. He often presents themes on these issues on Radio Trianon,
AM and makes many appearances in news programs on TV Globo and in media
at large. He is also active in various other institutions for citizenship
and culture such as the Defend São Paulo Movement
and the Instituto Histórico e Geográfico de São Paulo
(Historic and Geographic Institute of São Paulo) of which he is
both a member and advisor to the president. Malcolm Forest is an guest
member of the Board of Economy, Sociology and Politics of the Federation
of Commerce of the State of São Paulo.
In addition to having participated in the movement that culminated in
the listing of of the Green Belt of the city of São Paulo as a
Biosphere Reserve, Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, he was the initiator
of the successful campaign Diamantina Patrimônio da Humanidade
(Diamantina World Heritage). Now, he is working on a similar campaign
for the listing of the Chapada Diamantina in Bahia, being its initiator.
Over 30,000 signatures have already been collected in a petition. He is
currently writing a book on these two interesting regions of Brazil.
is an Honorary Citizen of the City of Los Angeles. In 1998, he
was awarded the Anchieta Medal
and the Diploma of Gratitude from the City of São Paulo.
Malcolm Forest is the major partner of MDK Comunicações
Ltda., a company that manages his professional activities. He was
the creator of the first independent record company in the early seventies
and the originator of the Eldorado record label.
Along with the production of various projects, he is at present developing
partnerships for the creation of a network agency of talent and cultural
marketing to manage his projects.