Nicholas de Wolff

Nicholas de Wolff's career spans multiple creative and business platforms, including theatrical, film, fashion, government, retail, TV, and New Media. Nicholas’s first startup, City Arts Project, was the world’s first 3D online arts community, later responsible for numerous bricks-and-mortar projects, including the Los Angeles Performing Arts Festival and several Ovation Award winning productions. Nicholas’ fusion of technological and creative passion drew the attention of the Interactive community, where he soon was producing and directing some of the earliest online games and web-based properties for clients including Disney, the Jim Henson Company and Sony, and his work received Promax awards for creative direction and interactive production.

For a number of years, Nicholas served as Senior Advisor to the National Film Festival for Talented Youth, now the world’s largest youth film festival and expo. Prior to this, he was Chief Marketing Officer at Technicolor (formerly Thomson), where he oversaw the Group’s global technology market position. His responsibilities included business strategy, branding, Internet, events, promotions, and public relations.

A Founding Governor of the Producers Guild of America’s New Media Council, Nicholas was inducted in to the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in 2002. He has advised such diverse bodies as the CMO Institute, Charter High School for the Arts, American Lung Association, and Business Marketing Association, and Chaired the Sustainable City Commission.

For the past year, Nicholas devoted himself to developing and launching Oregon Story Board, a nonprofit organization that facilitates job growth in the State of Oregon by investing in startups and other growing initiatives in the digital media ecosystem, training people to participate in digital production, and supporting business innovation. After successfully incubating nearly 20 companies in less than a year, Nicholas leaves the now solid organization in the hands of the Board of Directors, and returns to his family in Los Angeles.