Michael Waghalter recently joined the senior management team at Omnia Media, a digital influencer network and next-gen content studio, where he leads business development and strategic partnerships. He brings 10+ years’ experience in content strategy, distribution, franchise management, and monetization at traditional and new media companies including BuzzFeed, Fox, Comcast, and Discovery. In his previous role as Head of Business Development for BuzzFeed Motion Pictures, Michael was responsible for overall strategy and implementation of content partnerships for digital video and TV, resulting in multiple network pilot deals, digital series sales, and a co-production with Keshet Studios. Prior to BuzzFeed, he oversaw studio revenue and distribution strategy for FX Productions, grew TLC international program sales into a new multi-million-dollar line of business for Discovery Communications, and managed mobile distribution and product strategy for E! Entertainment. A Texas native, Michael lives in Los Angeles and received an MBA in Media Management from USC’s Marshall School of Business.