About davidt

  • Industry Branded EntertainmentDigitalMediaTelevision
  • Sector Branded ContentBranded EntertainmentBusiness DevelopmentCorporate ConsultingDevelopmentIntellectual PropertyOriginal ContentSeries DevelopmentStrategic PartnershipsStrategy
  • Preferred Job Title CCO (Chief Content Officer)CCO (Chief Creative Officer)CDO (Chief Digital Officer)CEO (Chief Executive Officer)CSO (Chief Strategic Officer)ConsultantEntrepreneurExecutive ProducerExecutive Vice PresidentGeneral ManagerHead of Original ProgrammingHead of VideoManaging DirectorSenior Vice President


David is a media executive, producer and entrepreneur with a track record of building successful content driven businesses. He has been a pioneer in content strategy and storytelling for digital media and brand content marketing since the earliest days of YouTube, and has closed financing for two media companies.

He is CEO of Canvas Media Studios, a venture capital backed production studio and distributor for television, digital/social platforms and branded content. Prior to launching Canvas, David was a partner in production company Pemberley Digital, winners of two Interactive Emmy Awards for video adaptations of literary classics.

David is also a digital strategy consultant, transitioning legacy businesses, brands and cultural organizations to modern media companies by leveraging the tipping point of technology and the convergence of digital and traditional marketing.

In television, he has developed and produced programming as a show-runner for all television networks, and worked on hit series’ that have won over 20 Emmy Awards and 70 Emmy Nominations.

Moderator and speaker: NATPE, CES, SXSW, Cynopsis, TV Of Tomorrow, Digital Hollywood

Video Content Strategy and Storytelling • Content Marketing • Operations and Management • Dealmaking and Negotiations • Data and Insights • Strategic Partnerships • Social Optimization and Distribution • Interactive Video • Audience Growth • Venture Capital