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.


Lindsey Stirling Partners With Maker


Maker Studios has partnered with violinist Lindsey Stirling, whose top-rated YouTube channel boasts more than 5 million subscribers who have watched videos of her unique style of classical dubstep more than a half-billion times.

New Breed of Online Stars Rewrite the Rules of Fame


There is no doubt a new generation of talent who create their own content on YouTube, Vine, Instagram and other platforms are becoming household names among young consumers online. Parents may be oblivious to names like Cameron Dallas or Jennxpenn because those talents aren’t on Disney Channel or the radio, but they inspire screaming throngs reminiscent of Beatlemania when they make appearances in the flesh.

Maker recruits AOL’s Lewis and Yahoo’s Pan

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Disney-owned Maker Studios has added former AOL Studios head Gabriel Lewis – who announced his departure on Friday – and Yahoo programming veteran Bonnie Pan to its Original Content programming division.

Maker Hires Former AOL, Yahoo Execs For Original Content


Maker Studios‘ presentation to advertisers at the 2014 Digital Content Newfronts made it clear that the multi-channel network is making a big investment in original content. At that event, Maker announced nine new original series, some centered around YouTube stars and other focused on traditional media creators.

Maker Snags AOL and Yahoo content Execs

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The Disney-owned digital media firm has hired Gabriel Lewis and Bonnie Pan to its programming division, led by chief content officer Erin McPherson. Maker Studios is making a significant bet on original content with two big digital media hires.

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