Contributor Profile

Curt Marvis

Job TitleFounder & CEO

Company NameQYOU (USA)

About

Curt Marvis is recognized globally for his vast and successful experience in both traditional and digital media and for his pioneering efforts in digital distribution.

Curt is currently CEO & Co­Founder of QYOU (http://theqyou.com) , a company which licenses, curates, packages and distributes premium digital first short form videos. With programming distributed on six continents to millions of customers, QYOU is emerging as a leader in the rapidly expanding global distribution of premium short form video.

Curt previously served as Lionsgate’s President of Digital Media, where he helped guide the company's broad spectrum of digital distribution agreements. In addition, while at Lionsgate, Curt successfully launched original content channels, series and games in partnership with YouTube, Hulu and Machinima, which early on formed the basis of the digitally distributed series that are being developed by major studios today.

Prior to joining Lionsgate, Curt was Co-Founder and CEO of CinemaNow, a recognized innovator in digital entertainment technology and distribution. CinemaNow was launched in June 1999 and created many of the AVOD, SVOD, TVOD and EST models that are now used by everyone from Netflix and HBO to YouTube and Amazon.

Curt also served as President of publicly held CD-Rom game developer 7th Level and helped lead their successful restructuring into delivery of web­ based technology applications with partners from Microsoft to Bandai.

From 1983 to 1994, Curt was Co-Founder and CEO of The Company, an award winning and highly successful production company for music videos, concerts and commercials. He and his partner Wayne Isham were awarded MTV's prestigious Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, honouring lifetime achievement in their work in 1991.

Curt began his career as a documentary producer and includes 105 half hour episodes of New! Animal World for the Disney Channel among his numerous credits.

Curt is a frequent speaker at industry events as an expert in the merging of traditional and digital media and has served on numerous boards including CinemaNow, JumpTV (now Neulion), 7th Level and QYOU. He is a graduate with honours from UCLA with a BFA in Motion Picture and Television Production.

Conference Sessions

  • Capturing and Connecting to Millennial & Gen-Z Audiences

    04 Dec 2018, 16:30 - 16:55, Level 4, Roselle Ballroom

    This keynote will focus on the power of the content created by digital natives around short form content that are curated and packaged worldwide.  The focus wou...

    • Language: English
  • Content Distribution: The Next Five Years

    04 Dec 2018, 16:55 - 17:15, Level 4, Roselle Ballroom

    This session proceeds the previous keynote, and looks at the evolving changes brought on by AVOD, SVOD, OTT, mobile MVPDs etc, and how this will all work over t...

    • Language: English

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