Maker Studios, a next-generation, talent first media company, announced today at VidCon, the premier conference and community gathering for online video, that it has reached more than one billion monthly views for the month of June 2012. As one of the largest global networks on YouTube, Maker Studios produces and distributes content for 1,000 channels.
The Maker Studios network is home to some of the most popular online video talent including all-time most-subscribed personality Ray William Johnson, KassemG, The Game Station, Nice Peter and Epic Lloyd’s “Epic Rap Battles of History,” the Shaytards, The Yogscast, Mike Tompkins and many more. The company has created a new studio system where up-and-coming talent is groomed and created, existing talent is propelled to the next level and established talent can build lasting brands.
Beginning today, Maker Studios will roll-out its massive presence at the third annual VidCon. More than 30 Maker executives, talent and employees will be speaking across over 20 different panels at the conference which expects over 6,000 online video fans, YouTube celebrities, pros, advertisers and industry executives in attendance. Maker Studios will additionally have several talent performing on VidCon’s main stage including Nice Peter and Epic Lloyd’s “Epic Rap Battles of History,” Jorge and Alexa Narvaez of Reality Changers and more.
Maker Studios VidCon Schedule Highlights
*Maker will also be hosting a variety of panels in the Maker room (201CD) onsite.
Industry Day – Thursday, June 28
· Panel: Redefining Entertainment for the Masses: Meet the Next Gen Media
o Featuring Danny Zappin, Maker Studios co-founder and CEO
o Thursday, June 28th at 1:00 p.m.
· Panel: The Attention Machine
o Featuring KassemG, Maker Studios co-founder and talent
o Thursday, June 28th at 2:30 p.m.
Friday, June 29
· Panel: The Maker Story
o Featuring Maker co-founders Lisa Donovan, Danny Zappin and Shay Carl, moderated by KassemG
o Friday, June 29th at 11:00 a.m.
· Panel: Maker Original Programming: The Art of Launching New Channels
o Featuring Maker Studios producers and vertical heads Benni Leigh, Jai Burgain, Sarah Malkin, Glasgow Phillips, Brian Lee, moderated by Nikki Fancy
o Friday, June 29th at 1:00 p.m.
“There is no better place to celebrate our one billion milestone that at VidCon with our fans who made this happen,” said Danny Zappin, co-founder and CEO, Maker Studios. “As a talent founded company, we are dedicated to our network of content creators and look forward to reaching even more viewers as we continue our commitment to produce quality content online.”
With more than 250 employees, Maker Studios has doubled in size over the last year, adding nearly 100 employees in 2011 alone. To accommodate its rapid growth, Maker Studios recently moved into its new 20,000 sq. foot headquarters in Culver City which boasts both office and production facilities. Among Maker’s employees are some of the most talented producers, directors, editors, animators, costume designers and makeup artists. Further expanding its board, Maker Studios announced the appointment of Ynon Kreiz as chairman earlier this week.
About Maker Studios
Maker Studios is a next-generation talent first media company and is home to many of online video’s top digital stars and content including the all-time most-subscribed personality Ray William Johnson, KassemG, The Game Station, Nice Peter’s “Epic Rap Battles of History,” the Shaytards, The Yogscast, Mike Tompkins and celebrity actress/comedian Lisa Nova, among others. Maker Studios has 1.1 billion views online per month with over 1,000 channels with 90 million subscribers, and more than 300 original videos produced per month. Maker Studios is the only network to offer partners development, production, promotion, distribution, sales, and marketing services. Maker Studios is headquartered in Los Angeles. To learn more, visit www.makerstudios.com and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.