Maker is a talent first, technology-driven media company.

Entertainment is changing. Millennials are living a mobile, social, on-demand life. Maker is the #1 producer and distributor of online video to this diverse, tech-savvy group attracting 4.5 billion+ monthly views and 340 million+ subscribers.

Home to online video’s top digital stars, channels and content, Maker is dedicated to developing talent, creating premium programming, and building lasting brands with engaged audiences.

Our Story

In 2006, Lisa Donovan started the channel LisaNova and soon after Ben Donovan and Dan Zappin helped Lisa grow the channel into one of the most viewed and highly respected destinations on YouTube. After Google purchased YouTube, LisaNova became one of the first 50 channels partnered and monetized on the site.

In 2009, Lisa, Ben and Dan joined forces with other established artists including Shay Carl and Kassem G to form Maker Studios. This talented group pooled their resources and drove audiences to Maker's first channel, The Station, to collaborate and operate with a talent-first mindset.

What began as friends with a vision quickly grew to several sound stages, editing suites, millions of subscribers and billions of views.


Maker has a world-class leadership team with deep experience across media, entertainment and technology.


Maker at MIPTV: Democratization and Globalization

Video Ink

If you weren’t able to catch Maker Studios’ presentation at the inaugural MIP Digital Fronts, taking place during the annual MIPTV international content marketplace in Cannes, it could be condensed to two words: democratization and globalization.

Macy's and Maker Team Up for "The Next Style Star"

Wall Street Journal

Macy's and Maker Studios, the world's largest producer and distributor of online video content for millennials, today announced a collaboration to launch an original fashion-lifestyle series--"The Next Style Star." This unique program will feature 16 up-and-coming stylists battling head-to-head for a $10,000 cash prize, a chance to serve as a guest stylist on an upcoming Macy's photo shoot, and have his or her winning look featured in the Impulse Department at Macy's Herald Square in New York City. Macy's "The Next Style Star" will debut April 3 on Maker's fashion and beauty network, The Platform, and

Macy's Partners with Maker for Original Lifestyle Series


Macy’s and Maker Studios Team Up for Original Competition Series, “The Next Style Star” Digital Fashion Program Premieres April 3 on The Platform and, Hosted By Jeannie Mai

Macy's Co-Producing Reality Series With Maker

Ad Age

Here's one way Disney will try to recoup the $950 million it plans to spend buying YouTube network Maker Studios: with web series backed by deep-pocketed marketers. One example arrives Thursday, when Maker will post the first episode of "The Next Style Star," an online reality series listing Macy's as a co-producer.

Macy's and Maker Star Search...


Macy’s and Maker Studios, a millennial-focused online video content producer, have announced a new fashion Web series called “The Next Style Star.” Sixteen aspiring stylists will create looks and face off for a $10,000 cash prize and a guest styling opportunity in a Macy’s photo shoot. The winning look will be featured in Macy’s Impulse department in New York.

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