|Emory University, MA||1996|
|University of Florida, BA||1993|
Brian Newman is the co-founder and CEO of Crowd Play, LLC a recently funded start-up launching a mobile application called Flicklist in Fall, 2012.
He is also founder of Sub-Genre Media, a film and new media production, distribution and marketing company. Sub-Genre specializes in fundraising, audience development, transmedia business practices and distribution strategies.
Brian was most recently CEO of the Tribeca Film Institute (TFI), where he conceived and launched the Reframe project, a ground-breaking initiative to make available films that were “stuck on the shelf,” and disappearing from access. He developed and led the implementation of this project in partnership with Amazon to aggregate, curate, digitize and disseminate as DVD and digital download and streaming over 1,000 hard-to-find films and videos to educational institutions, museums, galleries, and the general public. Brian developed all concepts for the accompanying website (www.reframecollection.org) which used open source cataloguing, social networking, curation and new web tools to help consumers, curators and educators to find, use and interact with film content.
He speaks regularly on new media, innovation, audience development and the future of the industry. He previously served as executive director of Renew Media, which he merged with TFI in 2008. He was executive director of IMAGE Film & Video Center, producer of the Atlanta Film Festival, and has held positions at the IFP and the South Carolina Arts Commission.
Brian serves on the boards of Muse Film & Television and Rooftop Films, and also serves on the editorial advisory board for Art Papers magazine, the advisory board for VoDo and was an officer of the board of Grantmakers in Film & Electronic Media (GFEM) for five years.
He recently authored “Inventing the Future of the Arts: Seven Digital Trends that Present Challenges and Opportunities for Success in the Cultural Sector” for the book 20 Under 40: Reinventing the Arts and Arts Education for the 21st Century. He was born in North Carolina and has an MA in Film Studies from Emory University.