Speaker Profile MIPTV

Andy Vick

Job TitleCo-President, VR & Immersive Entertainment

Company NameSTX Surreal

About

Andy Vick joins STX as Co-President of Virtual Reality & Immersive Entertainment. Vick co-founded Surreal, a content and technology company, producing and distributing immersive experiences. Prior to launching Surreal, Vick was Head of Development at Maker Studios, where he oversaw creative development across the company's 22 owned and operated verticals. During this period Maker was the largest distributor of short form content in the world. After The Walt Disney Company acquired Maker in early 2014, Vick continued to build the bridge between digital and linear by selling long-form programming into the Disney ecosystem developed with the company’s high profile digital talent.

Previous to Maker, Vick wrote and produced Television and Film for companies such as DreamWorks and 20th Century Fox with credits including Neighbors from Hell on TBS, as well as rewrites for DreamWorks’ animated feature franchises, Madagascar and Shrek. Vick sold a number of original pilots, including a half-hour comedy to FOX in 2010. His first industry job was a Production Assistant at J.J. Abram’s company, Bad Robot.

 

About STX Surreal

STX Entertainment is a global next-generation media company whose mission is to unlock the value of the direct connection stars have with their fans through the development, financing, production, marketing and distribution of film, television, VR, digital video, music and live entertainment content. It is the industry leader in transforming beyond traditional platform-driven content to creating talent-driven enterprises.

The company is led by accomplished businessman Robert Simonds and was co-founded by Bill McGlashan, managing partner of the leading global private investment firm TPG. Other investors include Hony Capital, a leading private equity firm in China; PCCW, Southeast Asia’s largest Internet and cable services provider; Tencent Holdings, China’s leading provider of online products and services; Dominic Ng, Chairman of East West Bank; DNS Capital (representing the business interests of Gigi Pritzker and her immediate family); and Beau Wrigley, former Chairman and CEO of the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, among others. With these strategic relationships, the company is uniquely positioned to maximize the impact of content worldwide, with direct passage into the China market. 

Conference Sessions

  • FUTURE OF STORYTELLING: KEYNOTE BLOCKBUSTER ORIGINAL SCRIPTED VR SERIES 'THE LIMIT', FEATURING ROBERT RODRIGUEZ

    10 Apr 2018, 11:25 - 12:00, Palais des Festivals, Debussy Theatre, Palais 1

    By STX Entertainment Partners & Robert Rodriguez   STX Surreal, the VR division acquired by Robert Simonds’ STX Entertainment in 2016, will present THE LIMIT...

    • Language: English
      1. Event Date
        Tue, Apr 10

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