Clint KiskerBoard Observer
Clint Kisker is the President of MWM (Madison Wells Media), a diversified media and entertainment platform named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in Hollywood, which he co-founded with Emmy award winning producer Gigi Pritzker.
The company empowers talent to create bespoke storytelling across film, TV, immersive VR/AR content and in live theater, including 2016’s Golden Globe and Academy Award Best Picture nominated Hell or High Water, Tony Award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet, 17 time Emmy-nominated NatGeo drama Genius, and the Jon Favreau-directed magical Gnomes & Goblins VR universe, winner of Best Overall Experience at Cinequest 2017, which the company created in partnership with Wevr. MWM is also a strategic investor, with a portfolio of holdings in companies including STX Entertainment, Wevr, Atom Tickets, Wonderstorm, Breakwater Studios and The Void.
Kisker has been a leader in media and entertainment finance for more than 10 years and was recognized by Daily Variety as a “New Leader of Hollywood” in 2011 and a “Global Impact Financier” in 2013.
Previously, Kisker served as Executive Vice President, Business Development at Legendary Entertainment, where he led the company’s acquisition and corporate development activities aimed at building out interests in digital media, virtual and augmented reality content, and sports. During his time at Legendary, Kisker established the company’s mixed reality content division including launching virtual and augmented reality content with Magic Leap, Microsoft, Google, Samsung and others as well as overseeing investments in companies such as Chris Milk’s VRSE, Fahlo (now Endeavor Experiences), and The Players Tribune, a digital sports content platform which Legendary founded in partnership with Derek Jeter.
Prior to his time at Legendary, Kisker held several senior positions in sports and entertainment including advising Chip Rosenbloom on the sale of the NFL’s St. Louis Rams, serving as Chief Financial Officer of Element Films, a subsidiary of Sam Nazarian’s SBE Entertainment Group, where he oversaw day to day operational and financial management of all aspects of the film production business as well as Director of Finance at Summit Entertainment, where he was responsible for helping to structure individual picture financing for Summit’s in-house productions, co-productions, and acquisitions. Kisker holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Asian Studies from Cornell University where he was a goaltender on the men’s varsity hockey team. Kisker also attended Beijing University in China.