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.


Maker talent, fans to descend on Nerd HQ @ Comic-Con

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Maker Studios’ gaming network Polaris is partnering with online merch and content company The Nerd Machine for live performances, panels and meet-and-greets at Comic-Con in San Diego.

Maker to Make an Appearance at Comic-Con 2014

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For the first time ever, Make Studios will make an official splash at Comic-Con, which will take place tomorrow through Sunday in San Diego. With The Nerd Machine’s Nerd HQ as its partner for the 2014 convention, Maker will be responsible for live performances, panels, and meet-and-greets with digital (and otherwise) celebs.

Hipsters love Q&As?

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A conversation with Maker’s Julia Moonves: What’s cool about the web is that you don’t need a team of PR and development experts to help find a large audience for your work. Take for instance the Homeless Lottery Winner video by Rahat Hossain that went viral earlier this year and inspired viewers to donate thousands of dollars and help the man find housing.

Maker Names Charles Gabriel Chief Advertising Officer, EVP of Global Sales

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The former AOL SVP of global video sales is joining the company in a newly created role

Maker Hires AOL Exec Charles Gabriel as Chief Advertising Officer


Maker Studios, the multichannel network company owned by Disney, has tapped Charles Gabriel — previously SVP of video sales at AOL — as chief advertising officer and EVP of global sales.

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