Marc Scarpa is an entrepreneur specializing in participatory media. He has directed, produced and/or executive produced over live 1000 original TV & digital programs since 1995 which have garnered billions of viewer engagements and enabled tens of millions in sponsorships and financing, he is a respected creative and business leader in media.
As founder and CEO of DeFiance.tv, the first TV & Digital network with exclusive broadcast news and entertainment coverage of the new economy. The all media linear and video on demand experience reaches 150M HH globally via over the top, over the air, desktop, mobile and other connected devices.
DeFiance.tv has pioneered AI Video in unscripted content and news media. Raxana, the world's first AI powered virtual twin news anchor, delivers breaking news every two hours in up to 30 languages.
Past career highlights include the Townhall with President Clinton, X Factor USA Digital, Grammy Live, MySpace Live, Oscars Best Dressed, Youtube Originals 2015 slate, Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day, League of Legends World Championships 2012, Backstage at the Tony Awards, Woodstock ’99, Milarepa Festivals ’96,’97 & ’98 and the groundbreaking NHK Sim-TV internet and live tv simulcast in 1995 in addition to the world’s first “netcast”, Agrippa - The Transmission in 1992, a collaboration between author William Gibson & artist Dennise Ashbaugh.
He has collaborated with Grammy winning artists, Oscar winning directors and Emmy award winning Producers along with fortune 50 brands, The White House and City of New York. These engagements included the hiring and management of specialized teams in content development and production, content syndication, platform analysis and overall audience development. Responsibilities also included story development, script writing, securing talent, technology partnerships, creating and managing multi-million dollar budgets.
Marc is the recipient of a Cannes Lion Award, two Teddy Awards, four Social TV awards, a webby award and the Producers Guild of America distinguished service award in recognition of his service as the New Media Council chair for New York. He is a member of The National Press Club, Satoshi Roundtable, Television Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, The Recording Academy, The Producers Guild and IAB. He also serves on the global advisory board for Earth Day.
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