Nicholas de Wolff

Nicholas de Wolff is a business strategist and longtime Media & Entertainment industry pioneer. His 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 renowned 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 promotional campaigns for clients including Disney, the Jim Henson Company and Sony, and his work received Promax awards for creative direction and interactive production.

Nicholas served for a number of years as Senior Advisor to the National Film Festival for Talented Youth, a Not-for-Profit organization that has now become the world’s largest youth film festival and expo. Prior to this, he was Chief Marketing Officer at Technicolor (formerly Thomson), where he oversaw strategic and tactical aspects of the Group’s technology market position in the U.S, Europe, and Asia. His responsibilities included business strategy, branding, Internet, events, promotions, and public relations.

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

Nicholas spent the past year 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 that support a digital media ecosystem, training people to participate in digital production, and supporting technological and 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.