Fireside Chat with Mr. Modi Wiczyk, Co-Founder & CEO of MRC [hosted by Harvard Undergraduate Economics Association (HUEA)]

Date: 

Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Virtual

Undergraduate Students: RSVP Here

"Modi Wiczyk is co-founder and co-CEO of leading independent entertainment company MRC, with businesses spanning television, film, media and data.

MRC’s divisions include: MRC Television, the largest and most award-winning independent TV studio in North America, with Emmy® Award-winning television series including “Ozark,” “The Outsider,” “The Great,” and the groundbreaking series “House of Cards;” MRC Live & Alternative, which operates dick clark productions, the largest producer and proprietor of television live-event programming broadcasts, including the “Golden Globe Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Academy of Country Music Awards,” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest;” MRC Film, known for championing singular filmmakers and emerging directors to make high-quality distinctive films  with projects including Oscar® and Golden Globe® nominated “Knives Out,” “The Lovebirds,” and past films including “Ted,” “Babel” and “Elysium;” MRC Non-Fiction, which will premiere Edgar Wright’s debut documentary feature “The Sparks Brothers” about the legendary American rock/pop duo, at Sundance 2021.

 

MRC and Penske Media Corporation (PMC) formed a publishing joint venture and a strategic content partnership with brands The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Billboard, Rolling Stone, Vibe and Music Business Worldwide. MRC and PMC’s data venture brings together MRC Data, Alpha Data and Variety Business Intelligence. MRC also owns a majority stake in Civic Center Media, A-Major Media and has minority investments in A24, Fulwell 73, Sugar23 and T-Street.

 

Wiczyk co-founded film and television studio MRC with co-CEO Asif Satchu in 2006, which expanded to acquire additional business and operate under the name Valence Media in 2018, before rebranding to MRC in 2020. Prior to MRC, Wiczyk was a Partner at the Endeavor Agency and headed production at Summit Entertainment. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School."