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 Partners With Video King Jukin Media

The Wrap

Maker Studios has partnered with Jukin Media to expose the company's vast library of viral videos to new viewers and more money. Maker, which is in the process of being acquired by Disney, operates one of the largest networks of online video networks in the world, one including channels for popular creators like PewDiePie and Epic Rap Battles of History.

No Fail Here: Maker Gets Powerful Partner in Jukin Media


Maker Studios just acquired a powerful new viral partner in Jukin Media, the video entertainment network that specializes in licensing and distribution of viral video clips – like last week’s train-kick-in-the-head selfie – on the fly.

Maker Nabs FailArmy


YouTube network Maker Studios is taking over management and monetization of a whole bunch of viral video channels that are managed by Jukin Media. The portfolio of content includes FailArmy‘s collection of fails, as well as 30 other viral video channels such as Bad Ads, The Come Up, and FunnyVideosArchive. Together, those channels get more than 400 million monthly views.

Maker Gets Into Blooper Business With Jukin Media

The Hollywood Reporter

The two digital media firms will co-produce shows using Jukin's viral video clip library. Maker Studios is joining forces with viral video clip house Jukin Media to bring more bloopers to the Web. The companies announced Thursday that Maker will now collaborate with Jukin to manage and monetize its YouTube channels and videos. The Culver City media firm -- which recently sold to Disney -- will also develop and launch a website for Jukin's FailArmy brand.

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.

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