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Stacy Spikes  

Movie Executive & Founder of PreShow; Co-Founder & Former COO of MoviePass

Stacy Spikes is an American entrepreneur and former film marketing executive and producer. He is best known as the Co-Founder & CEO of MoviePass, the only subscription-based service for going to the movies in the United States, and Founder of the Urbanworld Film Festival. However, in 2017, when MoviePass was bought by an analytics firm, they dismessed Spikes as COO. It forced hij to grapple with whaqt it takes to process, recover - and start something new. This led him to creating and running his movie-ticket startup, PreShow.

Spikes’ career began in 1986 at Motown Records, where he was the product manager for Boyz II Men, Stevie Wonder, Spike Lee, Queen Latifah, and Eddie Murphy. In 1990, Spikes joined Sony Music Entertainment and worked on feature film soundtracks for movies including Jungle Fever, Bad Boys, House Party, House Party 2, Prêt-à-Porter and Darnell Martin’s I Like It Like That. In 1994, Spikes became Vice President of Marketing at Miramax Films. At Miramax, Spikes led marketing campaigns for films including Trainspotting, The Crow: City of Angels, Don’t Be a Menace, Emma and Scream. From 1996-97, Spikes was Senior Vice President of Marketing at October Films.

Spikes launched MoviePass, in February 2011 along with co-founder Hamet Watt. In October 2012, the company introduced a new evolution of their business model that uses proprietary location-based payment technology and provides a secure and independent way for MoviePass members to purchase tickets. Spikes saw the company from thought to completion, with MoviePass bringing in over 200 million in 2018.

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