Rick Rey is a founder and media executive in Los Angeles

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For over 15 years I’ve been deeply involved in the evolution of media. I was part of a small group of video pioneers in the early 2000s who helped build the video space from its infancy into the massive industry it is today. I started vlogging & creating video-powered digital products in 2005, and went on to develop & produce an abundance of original video content streamed hundreds of millions of times across networks and platforms – much of it in partnership with brands, and much of it collaboratively with top talent. In 2015 I co-founded an immersive media studio (later sold to STX Entertainment) with the goal of bringing VR to the mainstream where I produced over 100 star-driven experiences viewed 100M+ times across platforms. I’ve had the opportunity to shape and lead digital strategies for major media companies and video startups alike, including my own.

Experience

Bigtop

Founder

A live streaming startup studio

bigtop.tv

Active

STX Entertainment

Co-President, VR & Immersive Entertainment

A next generation movie studio

Acquired

Surreal

CEO & Co-founder

A virtual reality content studio

Acquired

The Walt Disney Company

GM Entertainment, Maker Studios

A global media conglomerate

Maker Studios

VP, Original Programming

A leading multi-channel network

Acquired

Blip

VP, Production & Development

An early online video platform (blip.tv)

Acquired

Honors & Awards

(Selection)

Emmy Awards

Outstanding Interactive Enhancement to a Daytime Program

Nominated (2017)

Shorty Awards

Best Use of Virtual Reality / 360 Video

Nominated (2018)

Nominated (2017)

Winner (2016)

Webby Awards

Best Reality Series

Winner (2014)

International Academy of Web Television Awards

Best Documentary Series

Best Hosted Series

Nominated 3x (2014)

Cynopsis Digital Model D Awards

Best Reality Series

Winner (2013)

Headlines

(Selection)

Branded Content

(Selection)

Google

Facebook

PepsiCo

GEICO

Verizon

Nickelodeon

Disney Channel

FOX

Vanity Fair

Capital One

The Clorox Company

Fusion

Intel

Asus

Kingsford

Canon

Public Speaking

(Selection of Keynotes, Podcasts, & Sessions)

MIPTV

VidCon

NATPE

STREAM Market

Digital Hollywood

Hollywood Radio & TV Society

SXSW

ProMax

NY Media Festival

UNCVR (Horizon Media)

Strictly Business Podcast (Variety)

Reddit AMA

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