digital-first senior media exec
Media Production | Greater Los Angeles Area, US
Will is a digital-first media executive with a successful track record in leading strong teams of business development, production, distribution, and strategic planning professionals. Currently, Will leads production, programming, and live event relationships on the west coast for OnCue (formerly Intel Media), now a Verizon company.
Prior to joining OnCue, from 2010-2013, Will was GM 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. 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 (now Esquire), 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, 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 and digital engagements at major media organizations including Sony Pictures, The 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 strategic planning, JV, M & A, broadband, digital rights management, and video on demand initiatives. Will also served on several Disney-wide boards overseeing digital and new media strategy.
Will received his B.A. from Brandeis University, and lives in Pacific Palisades, CA, with his wife Elisa and sons James and Hudson.