Miller/Datri Entertainment (M/DE) is led by award-winning media leaders Colby Reed Miller and James Edmund Datri.
Colby is a 2018 Forbes 30Under30 Honoree for his groundbreaking work in digital video content at Verizon for companies such as ABC, Refinery29, Unilever, WME, and Conde Nast, and A-list talent like Bill Maher and Demi Lovato. Colby built Verizon Media’s $80 million video content distribution business, which Forbes called “an alternative to YouTube and Facebook for digital video distribution and monetization at scale”. Colby also helped build Verizon’s production and branded content offerings at Ryot Studio. He currently serves as Vice President of Business Development for Fox Sports, focusing on new partnerships, emerging platforms, and original content for the company’s digital business unit.
Jim was previously CEO for 10 years of the American Advertising Federation (AAF), the only national business league at the intersection of advertising-marketing/technology/ media/entertainment, at the heart of cutting-edge marketing trends and practice, with a headquarters staff of 20, 40,000 local volunteers, over 100 national corporate members/partners and 15 District operations. During his tenure, Jim quintupled revenue of the signature Advertising Hall of Fame in NYC; and developed large-scale, innovative brand/industry partnerships with companies including FedEx, AT&T, General Motors, P&G, PepsiCo, Condé Nast, Hearst, CNN, the NHL, the NBA, Viacom/Paramount Pictures, CAA & the Tribeca Film Festival, leading the AAF to record revenue, stature, and growth.
Between the two of them, Jim and Colby have served on ten advertising, arts, and media boards, including the Ad Council, the Annapolis Film Festival, and the media start-up The Change You Want To See. Jim is also a Harvard-trained lawyer, and a former partner at one of the entertainment industry’s most prominent law firms (Manatt, Phelps & Phillips), and Colby is a C.P.A. formerly with PricewaterhouseCoopers.