IVORY PEARL MUSIC, ASCAP,
Ivory Pearl Music is an Entertainment Corporation (Music Production and Music Publishing) owned by Gretchen Anne (Ullman). Eric Rackin was my partner and collaborator therefore his brilliant songwriting talents fell into place with my creative ideas...we worked well together regarding songwriting and music. We also combined our ideas with creative writing (film scripts, stories, poetry, and more). Eric left us on October of 2007 and is missed by many people, both family and friends. I, Gretchen Anne, am the Owner and CEO of the company as well as legal manager making all decisions--also the executrix of his will owning Ivory Pearl Music, and 50% of his music along with his two children at 25% each. I will continue to work on our projects and music.
Best known for writing the lyrics and music of a song titled SHOW ME HEAVEN, Eric won a GOLD selling over 5 million. His co-writers are Maria McKee and Jay Rifkin. Huge credit for this song is Hans Zimmer. These credits are honored at the end of the film "DAYS OF THUNDER" starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. They actually had the song performed at their wedding, something Eric did not stop talking about. Things are quite different now because both actors have different lives however are seemingly content and supportive of each other and the children involved.
Back to "Show Me Heaven," the song written by Eric Rackin. Since then MANY vocalists (example: Maria McKee, Jessica Andrews, Carrie Underwood) have recorded the song. More info can be found by "searching" song title and song writers. Eric also has a catalogue of many other songs which he composed~anyone who knows him is aware that it multiplies into the hundreds. The more time we spent together the more we worked together. Our "simpatico" with music and lyrics were to the extreme. In a very short time we "composed" a few. The link below includes a Music Player on Reverbnation~please listen to a few I enjoy. If you pan down on my BIO page you will also find more of Eric's credits and accomplishments.
First and foremost I am an actor, singer, performer, model, published writer, author and poet (winning a few awards) and also enjoy photography as a hobby and can get very creative with the final design and outcome of my photos. One photo I shot is shown in the Photography Publication by the name of "IMPRESSIONS OF YESTERDAY, by Quinn Bryan (The International Library Of Photography, page 89) although "candid" and "simple." A beautiful family cat, a stove that was safe and water I have been drinking for four decades.
I have photographed many more and different subjects plus have been photographed by some of the top photographers when modeling was top priority. This includes Milton Greene, J. Frederick Smith, Bill Stone, among many more.
I also produce and direct charity benefits along with fundraising (therefore any interview with any Fund Raising Organization for the benefit of helping others in need is very important to me). I was hired by the "Leukemia Society of America" to produce, coordinate, direct and hire celebrities, doctors, donors and hospital staff. Held at the Sheraton Hotel in NYC this Radiothon required approximately six months to a year to happily organize (Kevin McCarthy as Host-known among many as a writer, actor, humanitarian and relative to many people who were well known and somewhat famous in the industry. Robert Lansing was the Co-Host who I found and brought to the attention of the "society" and well known as an excellent actor). Read more on my BIO page. I will forever be grateful to Marvin Hamlisch for bringing in most of the "celebrity" money, at the end of the production. He became a friend after the show and may he rest in peace. He will always be remembered in the industry as being a profound writer for music score, music writing and music pianist. He is respected and is one man that is considered one of the greatest. The group of wonderful people for this "live" 24 hour broadcast, in the audience, stood up for quite a while, showing their gratitude at the finale of the show--connected to WOR Radio. Many children and people pass away from this horrific disease, however, much progress has been solved with this particular type of cancer, which is "cancer of the blood." I got very attached to many of the children and their families.
Gretchen Anne-Ullman and Family
Added Recent Information: Richard O. Ullman, my brother passed away from cancer not too long ago and as all families and friends who have lost someone they love we are all devastated and he is missed by so many people. One of his legacies is donating $5 million dollars to "THE NATIONAL MUSEUM of the AMERICAN INDIAN". Ted Turner also donated the same amount of $5 million. Both Richard Oscar Ullman and Ted Turner are honored with a Bronze Plack which hangs on the wall at the museum. I, as Richard's Sister, Gretchen Anne Ullman, also helped a bit with this Smithsonian Museum and the feeling of giving is phenomenal. I will try to continue to fulfill some of his dreams as much as I can--Richard holds a success story beyond belief and we the Ullman Family (relatives and friends are so very proud of Dick). Your support (small or large) is very much appreciated, although my choice for donation would be the Cancer Society. My heart is with VDAY and the girls and women who are victims of this horrific torture--please use search for info. I was introduced to this society by Peter Buffett and his Foundation.
My brother and I had a close bond with each other from day one, as he was my next of kin, out of four children, me being the youngest, him being the second. We shared so much and shared promises. One of my promises is to be compassionate plus understand the people he loved the most. I do know who they are and, understandably so, most of his love is for his children. My heart and soul will continue to be with him forever and the memories I carry with me will never be forgotten.
Gretchen Anne Interests
To read more about my ventures and accomplishments CLICK TABS and SUB-tabs on the UPPER LEFT. Next "sub-tab" would be my BIO which is quite thorough concerning my life and also includes my work history. This part of my Website, in my own opinion is the most personal and most explanatory. Next on the "sub-tabs" arrives a "Relationship Book" of interest which concerns keeping a couples "love" exciting with brief statements. I give advice to couples that would like to receive some personal tips. More is explained on the synopsis of the published "Press Release." Most interesting to some readers would be MY ACTING RESUME TAB--it is a silent tab however clicking BOOK PRESS RELEASE this "sub-tab" will show---Viewers love photos and you will see a Slide Show of PHOTOS from "THEN and NOW."
I appreciate and thank anyone who takes the time to read all.
Please contact me at the above number which is 1.862.200.5400 if interested in business ventures. I can also be sent an e-mail at ~ GretchenAnne@IvoryPearlMusic.com ~ There are many options available, as most Executives in Music in the Entertainment Industry would know. For example--singer/vocalist interested in recording our songs as a hit record, a theme song for film production and even a celebrity vocalist promoting our "song writings" in film, TV production, commercials and also product marketing. As far as "SHOW ME HEAVEN" or any other song we own please contact me directly by e-mail or phone. THANK YOU ~