VP Channel Group at Fine Brothers Entertainment
Greater Los Angeles Area
Broad strategic track record in media: from content and business development, building partnerships and businesses in the Youtube space, upstanding digital production studios and networks; to programming and content strategy, negotiating acquisition, licensing, and music rights, pitching/executing branded entertainment, and entrepreneurial ventures on independent feature film and television projects. Rare blend of creative, business, contract and technical...
Broad strategic track record in media: from content and business development, building partnerships and businesses in the Youtube space, upstanding digital production studios and networks; to programming and content strategy, negotiating acquisition, licensing, and music rights, pitching/executing branded entertainment, and entrepreneurial ventures on independent feature film and television projects. Rare blend of creative, business, contract and technical knowledge across multiple fields; with innate creative problem solving abilities, strong communication and organization skills, and experience working in both large and small media organizations and cross discipline teams. Specialties: Content Development, Talent Development, Content Strategy, Programming, Youtube, Production, Unconventional Thinking, Business Development, Business Affairs, Post Production, Traditional and New Media, Rights and Contracts, Budgeting and Projections, Project Management, Social Media, Interaction Design, Technology Backend and Asset Management.VP Channel Group @ From August 2015 to Present (3 months) Greater Los Angeles AreaVP Creative @ http://www.reach.agency From October 2014 to July 2015 (10 months) Network / Show Development, Revision 3 Network, Discovery Digital Networks @ Driving creative, business, and content strategy for Discovery Digital Networks (Rev3, Testtube, Animalist), pre-and post Discovery Communications acquisition. Responsibilities include overseeing creative for original productions for digital (distributed on 40+ partners - Youtube, Rev3, Itunes, Boxee, Roku, Tivo, MSN, AOL, Yahoo, etc); recruiting and creating relationships with Youtube producers; negotiating acquisition and licensing deals with producers, agencies; creating and implementing show, channel, and multiplatform distribution strategies; working on a team with ad sales, biz affairs, legal, social media/mktg/pr, audience development, tech backend to maximize audience and revenue, etc. From April 2012 to October 2014 (2 years 7 months) San Francisco Bay AreaNetwork / Show Development and Partnerships @ Defined and implemented a Youtube MCN strategy for Revision3, partnering channels to increase total network views from 50M - 250M views in one year. From June 2011 to April 2012 (11 months) Founder @ Startup incubation and bootstrap for FanGuild and DominoTV. Entertainment and Tech startups looking at Social Entertainment Virtual Currencies and a Social TV platform with OTT subscription aggregation. Business Strategy and Development, Product Management and Design. From January 2010 to June 2011 (1 year 6 months) Producer @ Independent Project development and production. From 2001 to June 2011 (10 years) Executive Producer (Digital Content Development, Production, Platform) @ Senior Director level reporting to SVP of Programming brought on after Sony acquired technology startup Grouper. Team tasked with the following in converting P2P software to Crackle, an online distribution platform: - Build a fully functional content delivery network with video hosting, streaming, analytics, digital player, ad network, and platform agnostic distribution architecture to be used to monetize Sony library as well as sell as a white label service to brands. - Build the distribution platform and online brand to monetize Sony library, build digital production studio to develop, produce, market, and distribute original short-format digital content, and create editorialized content verticals that mixed professional with user generated video. - Integrate the content programming and delivery network technology into internet enabled devices being manufactured by hardware division in Japan. From 2006 to 2009 (3 years) Film, Television, Commercial, Web, Interactive Creative Producer @ Creative producer and new media consultant with a broad and varied career in film, television, web, commercial, and interactive projects in SF, NYC, and LA. Experience includes: large and small live action projects, editorial, graphics, and animation post production, interactive development and production, social media community and promotion, resolving multi-discipline direction and workflow, executing creative briefs from agency and direct to client, pitching RFP’s to agency and direct to client, creative development and financing, website and widget development, studio and independent production management, social media startup consulting, and flash based interactive training game production. Examples: 'On the Road With Judas' Producer at All Day Buffet (2006) (Sundance Dramatic Competition) Commercial Producer at All Day Buffet (2004 – ‘06) "The Evidence' TV Pilot Production at Warner Bros. (2005) 'Darwin Awards' Feature Film Production at Darwin Awards (2004 – ‘05) (Sundance Dramatic Competition) 'Seven Fallen Objects' Feature Film Producer at Bluerain Films (2004) Producer at Tim Fink Events and Media (2002 – ‘04) Web and Interactive Producer at Ninthhouse (1999 – ‘02) From 1999 to 2006 (7 years) BA Economics, Economics, Performing Arts @ Occidental College From 1993 to 1996 Bachelor's degree, Theatre/Theater @ Occidental College Matthew Labate is skilled in: Development, Digital Media, Talent Management, Film TV Scripts, P&L, New Media, Television, Creative and Business..., Budgeting and..., Music/Production..., Contracts, Live Action Production, Post Production, Project Management, Interaction Design, Film, Web Apps, LAMP stack, Youtube, YouTube, Budgets, Creativity, Live Action, Video, LAMP, Web Applications, Content Strategy, Creative Direction, Income Statement, Music Videos, Film Production, Pre-production, Social Media, Entertainment, Start-ups, Program Development, Documentaries, Web Video, Commercials, Media Production, Screenwriting, HD Video, Video Production, Directing, Animation, Feature Films, Producing, Content Development, Broadcast, Final Cut Pro
Fine Brothers Entertainment
VP Channel Group
August 2015 to Present
Greater Los Angeles Area
October 2014 to July 2015
Network / Show Development, Revision 3 Network, Discovery Digital Networks
April 2012 to October 2014
San Francisco Bay Area
Network / Show Development and Partnerships
June 2011 to April 2012
January 2010 to June 2011
2001 to June 2011
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Executive Producer (Digital Content Development, Production, Platform)
2006 to 2009
Film, Television, Commercial, Web, Interactive Creative Producer
1999 to 2006
What company does Matthew Labate work for?
Matthew Labate works for Fine Brothers Entertainment
What is Matthew Labate's role at Fine Brothers Entertainment?
Matthew Labate is VP Channel Group
What industry does Matthew Labate work in?
Matthew Labate works in the Entertainment industry.
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