Business Insider named 10 media executives to its list of 100 people transforming business.
They include a documentary boss ushering in a golden age, a founder scaring audiences out of their minds, and a CEO making subscriptions work.
See the full list of the 100 people transforming business here.
The media industry is in the midst of a grand convergence: tech behemoths, telecoms, startups, and storied Hollywood giants are competing to define the new era of entertainment and news.
There are fortunes to be won and lost, mega-deals to be made, traditional gatekeepers to be smashed, and new forms to pioneer.
We selected 10 visionaries who are leading innovation in an industry that has, after a decade of disruption by the internet, finally begun to be fundamentally remade by it.
Read on to see the 10 people transforming media.
Profiles compiled by Jason Guerrasio, Travis Clark, Lucia Moses, and Nathan McAlone.
Jason Blum, the founder and CEO of Blumhouse Productions, has perfected a low risk, high reward model to produce a box-office-hit empire
If you got scared out of your mind at a movie theater in the past 12 years, you probably have Jason Blum to blame.
From the “Paranormal Activity” movies to the current collaborations with M. Night Shyamalan (“Split,” “Glass”) and Jordan Peele (“Get Out,” “Us”), not to mention successfully relaunching the “Halloween” franchise last year, Blum’s Blumhouse Productions has proved time and again that movies with budgets in the low seven figures can create box-office magic.
To date, its movies have made more than $4 billion worldwide.
But after more than a decade scratching and clawing to become one of the most bankable producers in Hollywood, Blum is not content.
He’s shown that his tastes are diverse, producing Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman,” which marked his third movie to get a best-picture Oscar nomination (others are “Whiplash” and “Get …read more
Source:: Business Insider