×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Former Imagine CEO Charlie Corwin Joins Uproxx Advisory Board (EXCLUSIVE)

Charlie Corwin, the former head of Imagine Entertainment, will help Uproxx as it dives more deeply into the television and film space. The veteran executive is the first appointment to Uproxx’s advisory board. Ultimately, there will be four or five people on the board.

“The idea is that this will be a very active board filled with leaders from a number of different fields — technology, film, video, and branding,” said Benjamin Blank, Uproxx’s CEO. “We want people who can give us a 360 degree view of where media is going.”

Corwin and other board members will be compensated for their work, but Blank did not provide details about whether that will be in the form of salary or stock. Last summer, Uproxx was acquired by Warner Music Group. The company also owns HitFix and Dime, and creates original video series and daily programming. The online hub reaches 40 million people, most of them millennials. Corwin has already started developing a slate of programming with Blank.

“Uproxx has shown in the work they’ve done that they have an ability to bring great talent to great projects,” said Corwin. “We will develop platform specific content for every platform, in every shape and size. It’s all about being able to tell stories in the most compelling way.”

Before joining Imagine in 2017, Corwin was co-chairman and CEO of Endemol Shine Americas, overseeing the merger and integration of Endemol and Shine in North and South America. He also co-founded the Internet startup Live Music Channel and the movie and television production company Original Media. Corwin helped created docu-series such as “Miami Ink” and its spinoffs, as well as “Swamp People” and “Storm Chasers”. Corwin’s film credits include the indie favorites “The Squid and the Whale” and “Half Nelson.”

“The power of the Uproxx brand to attract pioneering personalities is one of the main reasons we brought the company to Warner,” said Max Lousada, WMG CEO of Global Recorded Music. “Charlie is an inventive leader and his expertise will be invaluable as Uproxx expands its ability to create stories and conversations that influence culture.”

More Film

  • Aladdin

    Box Office: 'Aladdin' Taking Flight With $105 Million in North America

    Disney’s live-action “Aladdin” is flying high with an estimated $105 million in North America during the four-day Memorial Day holiday weekend. It’s the sixth-highest Memorial Day weekend total ever, topping the 2011 mark of $103.4 million for “The Hangover Part II.” The top total came in 2007, when “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” [...]

  • Agustina San Martin Talks Cannes Special

    Agustina San Martin Talks Cannes Special Mention Winner ‘Monster God’

    CANNES – An exploration of the ramifications of God, “Monster God,” from Argentina’s Agustina San Martín, took a Special Mention – an effective runner’s up prize – on Saturday night at this year’s Cannes Film Festival short film competition. It’s not difficult to see why, especially when jury president Claire Denis own films’ power resists [...]

  • Atlantics

    Netflix Snags Worldwide Rights to Cannes Winners 'Atlantics,' 'I Lost My Body'

    Mati Diop’s feature directorial debut “Atlantics” and Jérémy Clapin’s animated favorite “I Lost My Body” have both been acquired by Netflix following wins at Cannes Film Festival. “Atlantics” was awarded the grand prix while “I Lost My Body” was voted the best film at the independent International Critics Week. The deals are for worldwide rights [...]

  • Stan Lee, left, and Keya Morgan

    Stan Lee's Former Business Manager Arrested on Elder Abuse Charges

    Stan Lee’s former business manager, Keya Morgan, was arrested in Arizona Saturday morning on an outstanding warrant from the Los Angeles Police Department. The LAPD’s Mike Lopez confirmed that the arrest warrant was for the following charges: one count of false imprisonment – elder adult; three counts of grand theft from elder or dependent adult, [...]

  • Moby attends the LA premiere of

    Moby Apologizes to Natalie Portman Over Book Controversy

    Moby has issued an apology of sorts after writing in his recently published memoir “Then It Fell Apart” that he dated Natalie Portman when she was 20 — a claim the actress refuted. “As some time has passed I’ve realized that many of the criticisms leveled at me regarding my inclusion of Natalie in Then [...]

  • Bong Joon-ho reacts after winning the

    Bong Joon-ho's 'Parasite' Wins the Palme d'Or at Cannes

    CANNES — The 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival wrapped with jury president Alejandro González Iñárritu announcing the group’s unanimous decision to award the Palme d’Or to South Korean director Bong Joon-ho for his sly, politically charged “Parasite.” Following last year’s win for humanistic Japanese drama “Shoplifters,” the well-reviewed Asian thriller represents the yin [...]

  • Invisible Life Brazilian Cinema

    Cannes Film Review: 'The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão'

    A “tropical melodrama” is how the marketing materials bill “The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão.” If that sounds about the most high-camp subgenre ever devised, Karim Aïnouz’s ravishing period saga lives up to the description — high emotion articulated with utmost sincerity and heady stylistic excess, all in the perspiring environs of midcentury Rio de [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content