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 and Nylon TV team up for "Oh, You Pretty Things!"


Oh, You Pretty Things!, starring Francesca Eastwood, is a 10-episode series which follows a lifestyle blogger and her group of twentysomething trendsetters looking to make their big break in the underground music and fashion scene on LA’s Eastside. Sarah Dumont, Tui Asau, Alexander Nifong and Matthew Grathwol co-star. The show will premiere May 19 on Maker’s fashion and beauty channel The Platform.

Maker, Nylon To Launch Scripted Drama Series

The Hollywood Reporter

The web series "Oh, You Pretty Things!" stars Francesca Eastwood as a lifestyle blogger trying to make it big in Los Angeles.Maker is making the jump to scripted dramas with the debut of web series Oh, You Pretty Things! in partnership with Nylon.

"Oh, You Pretty Things!" Coming in May

usa today

Take MTV's Laguna Beach, drive 50 miles northeast, pick up some hipster clothes on the way and you'll end up at Oh, You Pretty Things!

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

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