Business Development & Content Executive at OnCue (a Verizon company)
Broadcast Media | Greater Los Angeles Area, US
Will leads business development efforts for television, film, sports, and new media content licensing & acquisitions at OnCue, a Verizon company.
Prior to joining OnCue, from 2010-2013, Will led all business operations at Monkey Wrangler Productions. Monkey Wrangler is the home of Your Dungeon, My Dragon - the first-ever original animated show and game series greenlit across Xbox and MSN; and exclusively underwritten by Toyota Motors. Your Dungeon, My Dragon won Gold at the 2012 IAB Mixx Awards; has been seen over 5MM+ times; and played over 1MM+ times. Will produced the series and games.
Prior to Monkey Wrangler, from 2005-2009 Will was Vice President, Business Development for the Comcast Entertainment Group (CEG), comprised of the E!, Style, and G4 cable networks.
Will founded and led all of CEG’s digital video businesses, overseeing electronic sell-through (EST), DVD, and PPV with such partners as iTunes, Lionsgate, Microsoft Xbox, Sony Playstation, Amazon, and InDemand. Additionally, Will led distribution and syndication with Hulu, Yahoo!, AOL, The Huffington Post, and many others. Will also led strategic planning and M & A efforts for CEG and was instrumental in growing CEG’s successful US mobile business.
Prior to joining CEG, from 2003-2005 Will led strategic planning engagements at major media organizations including Sony Pictures, Walt Disney Studios, and Village Roadshow / Lambert Television.
From 2000-2003, Will served as Director, Business Development at The Walt Disney Company, leading many company-wide online, broadband, digital rights management, and video on demand initiatives. Will also served on several Disney-wide boards overseeing new media strategy.
Prior to Disney, Will led large-scale new media projects at several venture capital-backed startups throughout New England.
Will received his B.A. from Brandeis University, and lives in Pacific Palisades, CA, with his wife Elisa and sons Jamie and Hudson.