December 20, 2014 4:37 PM ET


Company Overview of Maker Studios, Inc.

Company Overview

Maker Studios, Inc. operates as a media company that enables artists to create, distribute, and monetize their original content on YouTube. It also provides development, production, promotion, distribution, sales, marketing, and merchandise services to partners; and develops and distributes an array of consumer facing verticals. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in Los Angeles, California. As of May 7, 2014, Maker Studios, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company.

13428 Maxella Avenue

Suite 525

Los Angeles, CA 90016

United States

Founded in 2009



Key Executives for Maker Studios, Inc.

Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Chief Strategy Officer
Chief Programming Officer
Chief Technology Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Maker Studios, Inc. Key Developments

MTG strikes content deal with Maker Studios

Modern Times Group MTG AB announced that it has signed a content distribution agreement with Maker Studios. MTG will distribute Maker's content on its advertising funded online video services across Scandinavia, the Baltic States, Czech Republic, Hungary and Bulgaria.

Maker Studios Laying Off Workers

Maker Studios is cutting about 10% of its 380 employees a few weeks after Disney bought the online video network. The staffers that will be laid off will be informed as early as next week.

Former Maker Studios CEO Danny Zappin Sues Maker Studios, Inc. to Halt Sale to Disney

Danny Zappin, co-founder and former CEO of Maker Studios, has filed a lawsuit to stop Maker Studios from being acquired by Disney. Danny Zappin, co-founder and former CEO of Maker Studios, has filed a lawsuit to stop Maker Studios from being acquired by Walt Disney Co. In a court filing, Zappin sought a temporary restraining order to delay a shareholder vote on the deal scheduled for next week, claiming that the merger deal is 'defective' and omits material facts necessary for shareholders to vote. The suit also alleges that Maker Studios' management 'issued stock to one another, accelerated vesting of other stock, and entered into a series of agreements with one another using Maker Studio Inc.'s assets so they could wrest control of Maker's board for Maker's Common Stock shareholders in order to create a liquidity event for themselves'.

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