Areas of Focus: Animation
Marcy Kaye has been working in the digital media space for over 25 years. She co-founded the first company to manage massive online communities for companies such as AOL Kids & Teens, Children’s Television Workshop, Nickelodeon, and MTV. Marrying her digital expertise with her passion for using emerging media platforms to make a positive impact on young people, she co-founded storybooth in 2016. storybooth is an award-winning animated storytelling platform that collects real stories from teens in their own words and voices, animates the best of them, and publishes them on its YouTube channel, website and mobile app. Since launching, storybooth has become one of the fastest-growing youth channels on YouTube with over 4.56 million subscribers, and 1.6 billion views. Over 600,000 story submissions from young adults all over the world have been submitted on a variety of topics – from bullying, self-esteem, racism, and tolerance, to the everyday triumphs and challenges facing them as they journey toward adulthood. Recognized as a media property that is having a significant impact on kids and teens, storybooth has won some of the most coveted awards in their category – the Webby Award for Best in Youth, two Shorty Awards, and the a Streamy Award. storybooth recently launched a daily podcast – Storybooth Daily – on Spotify and has a book to be published by HarperCollins in July 2022.