Lisa Donovan
Cofounder , Maker Studios
Biography
Lisa Donovan is a Cofounder of Maker Studios, a pioneer in the world of online video that takes a 360-degree approach to producing, creating, and distributing original content on the Web. She has been a driving force in guiding the company’s exponential growth, helping Maker achieve more than 4 billion views online per month. The founding team created the only network that offers development, production, management, promotion, distribution, sales, and marketing services packaged all in one space for partners. Lisa has a unique ability to identify with talent effectively, due to her experience in front of the camera—first as a YouTube star and then as a cast member of MadTV. She has been a monumental force in the online content–creating community, working with up-and-coming and well-established YouTube talent along with such notable figures as Jane Fonda, Katy Perry, Jenna Elfman, Ralph Nader, and Spike Lee.
Lisa Donovan
Cofounder , Maker Studios
SPEAKER FILM
Lisa Donovan — In the Eye of the Beholder
Lisa Donovan — In the Eye of the Beholder

The content produced at Maker Studios gets about four billion views each month. Lisa Donovan, one of the cofounders of Maker Studios and a self-made YouTube star, believes that self-produced content is causing a sea change in the film and TV industry. Anyone with access to a camera phone can self-publish content; "quality" is no longer necessarily defined by production value, but instead by an unprecedented level of intimacy between the creator and the audience.