Rick Rey is an entertainment executive and entrepreneur living in Los Angeles.
For the past 15 years I’ve been deeply involved in digital media. I was part of a forward-thinking group of people in the early 2000s who were passionate about telling stories in new ways on new technology platforms. Since then I’ve developed and produced a lot of original content across many digital channels and websites — much of it in partnership with advertisers — through which I’ve worked with the biggest online stars in the world.
I am Co-President of VR & Immersive Entertainment at STX Entertainment. I co-founded and served as CEO of Surreal, a virtual reality production company, which was acquired by STX in mid-2016. Previously I was the General Manager of Entertainment at Maker Studios, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. Before that I ran Blip’s digital studio and content team. These roles have given me opportunities to create and distribute premium content at scale to a huge millennial audience.