Founded by Gigi Pritzker in partnership with Clint Kisker to hold her media and entertainment assets and investment interests, MWM is a next generation media and entertainment company delivering elevated entertainment experiences to consumers across all media and devices worldwide. MWM produces and distributes premium content including film, television, VR/AR content, live events and digital video content via its holdings in STX Studios, Oddlot Entertainment, Reality One, WEVR, Fandor and Relevant Entertainment. Mr. 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, Mr. Kisker served as Executive Vice President, Business Development at Legendary Entertainment where he lead 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, Mr. 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 investments in companies such as Chris Milk’s VRSE. He also oversaw investments in early stage digital content and technology companies such as Fahlo, a social media and fan engagement platform developed out of a need for innovation within the fan club model, and The Players Tribune, a digital sports content platform which Legendary founded in partnership with Derek Jeter.
Prior to his role at Legendary, Mr. Kisker served as a Director of Screen Capital International (SCI) from 2009 to 2014, where he oversaw new business development, debt capital markets, and portfolio investments. Mr. Kisker was responsible for SCI’s expansion into sports where in 2010 he advised Chip Rosenbloom, the owner of the NFL’s St. Louis Rams, on his sale of the team. In addition, he helped launch SCI affiliate RSN Partners, a company capitalized in partnership with ABRY Partners to acquire and exploit live sports media rights. Mr. Kisker also led RSN Partners bid, in partnership with the Disney family, to acquire the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Prior to joining SCI, Mr. Kisker served as Chief Financial Officer for 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. Prior to joining Element, Mr. Kisker served from 2004 to 2007 as Director of Finance for Summit Entertainment, where he was responsible for helping to structure individual picture financing for Summit’s in-house productions, co-productions, and acquisitions. While at Summit, helped structure more than US$800mm in debt and equity capital for Summit in a sale/recapitalization transaction lead by Merrill Lynch.
Mr. Kisker holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Asian Studies from Cornell University and also attended Beijing University in China.