Mr. Marvis previously served as Lionsgate’s President of Digital Media, helping the company evolve into a leading next generation filmed entertainment studio. Reporting to Lionsgate’s top management team, Mr. Marvis was responsible for guiding the Company’s portfolio of digital businesses including Lionsgate’s broad spectrum of digital delivery agreements for its filmed entertainment content. In addition, Mr. Marvis successfully launched original content channels on YouTube, original series in partnership with Hulu and Machinima and several social and mobile games based on iconic Lionsgate properties such as Dirty Dancing and Weeds.
Prior to joining Lionsgate, Mr. Marvis was cofounder and CEO of CinemaNow. An innovator in digital entertainment technology and distribution, the brand name CinemaNow is now owned by Best Buy and is their digital movie store while the original CinemaNow platform was purchased by ROVI and now powers numerous digital storefronts at retail and directly via consumer electronics devices..
Mr. Marvis previously served as President of publicly held game developer 7th Level, leading their successful restructuring into delivery of webbased technology applications. At 7th Level, he helped create and implement leading web based business partnerships with Microsoft, Real Networks, GeoCities, broadcast.com, IBM and MTV and helped orchestrate a merger to create Learn2.com. Mr. Marvis was also founder of multimedia startup Powerhouse Entertainment and served one year on the IBM Multimedia Task Force creating strategic plans for IBM in their continued development of interactive software. From 1984 to 1994 Mr. Marvis cofounded and served as CEO of The Company, an award winning and highly successful production company for music videos and commercials.
During this time, he and his partner, Director Wayne Isham, produced many of the most popular and critically acclaimed videos in the history of MTV. They were awarded MTV’s Video Vanguard Award honoring lifetime achievement in their work in 1991.
Mr. Marvis began his career as a documentary producer and includes 105 half hour episodes of New! Animal World for the Disney Channel among his numerous credits. He is a graduate with honors from UCLA in Motion Picture and Television Production and is the proud father of four daughters and one son ages 7 to 23.