Today we’d like to introduce you to Andrew Wofford.
Andrew, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I was born in San Antonio Texas, I started my first company when I was 15. My mother loves to remind me that I’m a third-generation entrepreneur. My brother got into Juilliard for acting when I was 12, that’s really what got me into acting. Then, in 2010, I was accepted into the BFA acting program at CALARTS. In 2014, I Executive Produced and starred in a feature film titled “Why Lie? Beer, Woman, Chicken Wings. That year, I also invested in Netflix which financially sustained me for over five years till I transitioned those investments into a CBD farm currently operating in OR. As an artist, my goal is to continually cultivate my entrepreneurial skills alongside my creative endeavors.
Has it been a smooth road?
Is anything ever a smooth road? Yes, of course, there were struggles all along the way and will be up until the end. Those struggles are what makes accomplishing something you care about even more gratifying. For me, in high school it was academics, I’m very dyslexic. So, reading took me twice as long as my classmates, my reading level was much lower than my friends but my superpower was reading comprehension. My friends could always read faster than I could, but I was the kid that could get up in front of the class and actually tell the teacher what I read in detail. In my adult life, my main struggle is my impatience to achieving my personal, artistic and financial goals as fast as possible.
What do you do, what do you specialize in, what are you known for, etc. What are you most proud of? What sets you apart from others?
The question “What do you do?” comes up a lot in my life. My response is always “what do I do with my time or how do I make money?” Because in my life those are VERY different things. I spend most of my days cultivating meaningful relationships with artists, business owners, politicians, teachers, doctors, farmers, chefs, athletes the list goes on. I make money investing in these people and the endeavors that we create together. I have a vested interest in production companies, CBD farms, processing facilities, educational outreach programs, theatre companies, photographers, fashion brands, music groups, dance companies, a hedge fund, again the list goes on. The point is, I am in the business of relationships. How I make money is when those relationships and ideas flourish and meet specific needs in a given marketplace.
How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
The industry I am focused on the most right now is my CDB business, the industry is currently worth just over half a billion dollars. In three years, it will be worth over twenty-two billion, by then, we will own anywhere from three to five hundred acres. In the next five to ten years, I hope the country has legalized Hemp making it easier to expand into states where the plant is currently illegal. With the financial success of our CBD farms, I look create a film finance company to give filmmakers all over the world the opportunity to tell their story on a global scale.
- Website: zone6films.com
- Instagram: @andrewwofford
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