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.
Mr. Marvis is currently CEO & Co-Founder 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.
Mr. Marvis 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 Mr. Marvis 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, Mr. Marvis 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.
Mr. Marvis 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 Mr. Marvis 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 honoring lifetime achievement in their work in 1991.
Mr. Marvis 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.
Mr. Marvis 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 honors from UCLA with a BFA in Motion Picture and Television Production.