About The Speaker
Michael Masukawa is the Manager of Strategy and Business Development of two-time Emmy® Award-winning Secret Location – an Entertainment One company, a content and technology studio for emerging platforms. Michael helps lead Secret Location’s growth strategy to support the studio’s continued progress towards delivering premium immersive experiences to wide audiences. Identifying new opportunities and prospective partners, he negotiates distribution deals for the studio’s immersive entertainment content and VR distribution software, Vusr. In addition to his role in business development, Michael leads co-production and IP licensing project development. He served as co-producer for Secret Location’s cinematic VR narrative adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s short story, The Great C. Michael kicked off his career in the entertainment industry at International Creative Management (ICM) Partners, one of the world’s largest talent and literary agencies. He then spent the next several years in television development at companies including Bad Robot, ABC Studios, Piller/Segan and Sonar Entertainment, where he was the supporting executive on the MTV fantasy series The Shannara Chronicles, Tom Hardy’s series Taboo for FX/BBC and the AMC western series The Son.