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 6.5 billion+ monthly views and 450 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 -- becoming one of the first channels partnered on the platform.

In 2009, Lisa, Ben and Dan joined forces with other established online content creators including ShayCarl and KassemG to form Maker. The 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.


Erin McPherson Talks Maker at B&C Next TV Summit

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Erin McPherson, chief content officer of Maker Studios, described the outfit as a “next-generation media company that “wants to be the world’s doorstep for creators and creativity.”

Makers’ Ynon Kreiz Set for Mipcom Keynote


BIARRITZ– Ynon Kreiz, the CEO of Maker Studios, is set to deliver a keynote as part of the Media Mastermind Keynote Series hosted during Mipcom.

Inside the Streamy Awards

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The view from inside a full-blown Dick Clark Production at the Beverly Hilton includes Internet's A-List, Starship, confetti and zero ALS Ice Bucket references

Maker, Andrew W.K. To bring Fans "Meet Me at The Reck"


Rocker Andrew W.K. will host a six-part, kid-friendly educational series on Maker.TV, part of Disney’s digital media unit Maker Studios, premiering Oct. 4. The series, called Meet Me At the Reck, will feature appearances from a wide array of notables including YouTube star Stampylonghead (Joseph Garrett), Jack Black, Zach Woods (Silicon Valley) and others from online and traditional media, music, extreme sports, even NASA JPL scientist Michael Meacham.

"Meet Me at The Reck" coming to

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“Meet Me at the Reck” guests will include Jack Black, Zach Woods, Stampylonghead. Disney-owned Maker Studios, which creates online videos for millenials, announced the new Andrew W.K.-hosted kids series “Meet Me at the Reck, ” in which the “Party Hard” rocker and his friends will help kids explore their imaginations.

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