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Canadian Film Centre: "Nick brings deep experience as a digital media innovator and a remarkable range of skills." <READ MORE> "He is tenacious in his pursuits on our behalf and integral to our business strategies." <READ MORE>

Disney: “He sees future opportunities and guides them into reality." <READ MORE>

New Line Cinema: “Develops worldwide collaboration and mentorship.” <READ MORE>

Universal: “Demonstrated ability to deliver complex projects.” <READ MORE>

NY Times: “Very knowledgeable, a great asset to the creative community.” <READ MORE>

Montana Artists:“ Brings decades of know-how to the initiatives he conceives and fully executes.” <READ MORE>

Samsung:“Works hard to find value and fit...He'll exceed your expectations." <READ MORE>

Apple: “He saw the future between Silicon Valley and Hollywood.” <READ MORE>

AFI: “Can look at a new technology in its infancy and see the long-term potential." <READ MORE>

Thomson: “A visionary evangelist for emerging technologies.” <READ MORE>

Method: “Sees opportunities and connections before most in our industry.” <READ MORE>

United Future: “Highly recommended, a sophisticated consultant." <READ MORE>

X|Media|Lab. "People of his quality and intellect are rare indeed.” <READ MORE>

Hiwire: “The scope and depth of his business relationships are nonpareil." <READ MORE>

Sudden Industries: “He focuses divergent stakeholders on a common challenge." <READ MORE>

Any Screen: “A creative genius, a smart strategist and a great speaker with a vast Rolodex.” <READ MORE>

Arlen Communications: “His visionary approach and management talents are incredible." <READ MORE>

Georgia Tech: “Unerring ability to identify projects of lasting value in an ocean of hype, & the decisiveness  to make things happen.” <READ MORE>

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Created strategy for start-up Theatrics' pivot into broadcast market, landing marquee client and leading development of new self-service platform. <Details>

Developed & launched new accelerator for start-ups in the entertainment and media industries. <Details>


Secured $5m in sponsorships and 1,000 companies for a world-class digital content R&D Lab. <Details>
Negotiated more than two dozen deals valued at $100 million. <Details>
Created social media program that increased fan base by 2000% and covered staff costs with new ad revenues. <Details>
Doubled value of major Hollywood movie database by redesigning production and distribution system. <Details>
Designed  $2m digital preservation and distribution system for of 3200-hour video archive. <Details>




  • Drive your company's influence, brand equity, and time-to-market.
  • Create visibility, improve market leadership and generate measurable results.
  • Position your startup for traction with customers, audiences & partners. 

I bring hands-on expertise and extensive relationships in all major media, including motion pictures, television, digital content, nonfiction media, interactive media, journalism, web application development, education, research-and-development, innovation, philanthropy and the arts. Among strategic services available are:

  • program and business development
  • strategic planning
  • alliance and investor development and deal structuring
  • social media and relationship marketing
  • transmedia storytelling strategies for content & brands
  • international partnerships and market analysis
  • recruitment and staff development
  • analysis and institution audits
  • advocacy and public visibility
  • U.S. and international partnerships


As the American Film Institute’s senior media strategist for more than 20 years, I built programs and products at the intersection of Hollywood and Silicon Valley. My work as a journalist, author, documentary filmmaker, educator, publisher, conference organizer, marketing executive and researcher delivers unique depth and texture to consulting work for clients seeking vision that transcends the conventional wisdom.

For career history and resume, see the About Me section, as well as Links and Downloads. For more on how I can help your business, see the Services section, Case Studies and Endorsements. For speaking and moderator, click here.


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