“Our nation is stronger when we protect the rights of individuals to speak their minds, associate with whomever they please and criticize their government and others in power.”

— First Look Media Founder, Pierre Omidyar

Boundary-defying innovation. Creative independence. A deep passion for exploration and excellence defines First Look Media.

Our award-winning entertainment studio, Topic Studios, operates across film, television, and podcasts and brings to the screen some of the most culturally significant and provocative stories of our time.

Our streaming service, Topic, provides a front row seat to true crime, mysteries, thrillers, noir and documentaries from around the world that go beyond the mainstream.

Launched in 2013 by eBay founder and philanthropist Pierre Omidyar, First Look Media was founded on the fundamental belief that freedom of expression and the power of storytelling are essential to a vibrant culture.


  • Michael Bloom

  • Shani Boone

    Chief Financial Officer
  • Jeannie Kedas

    EVP & Chief Communications Officer
  • Ian Stratford

    Chief Legal Officer & Head of Business Affairs
  • Jen Robertson

    SVP, Marketing
  • Barbara Schiola

    SVP, Head of HR
  • Ryan Chanatry

    GM, Topic Consumer