Featured Guest: Mitch Lowe

Episode Information

Netflix, Redbox, and MoviePass revolutionized the way we watch movies in many ways, but they all have one common denominator: Mitch Lowe. This week on the podcast, Joe talks to Mitch about his career in show business, how he disrupted the entertainment industry, and his new book, Watch and Learn: How I Turned Hollywood Upside Down with Netflix, Redbox, and MoviePass.

About Mitch Lowe: Mitch was a founding executive at Netflix, where he served as Entertainment Domain Expert and as Vice President of Business Development & Strategic Alliances from 1998 to 2003. In 2003 Mitch joined the investment group at McDonald’s to co-lead as COO and then as President, at Redbox, the DVD vending machine rental service that under his leadership grew to 35,000 kiosks across the U.S. Lowe became CEO of MoviePass in 2016, a movie theater subscription service that acquired three million subscribers in eight months. As a speaker, he has presented to audiences as large as 7,000 around the world, and was ranked by BigSpeak in their top 5 most-booked speakers of 2019. Lowe has since been delivering keynotes online, where audiences from Dell to SAP to Microsoft have asked him to address the changing role of innovation and leadership in our “new normal.” His media appearances include Forbes, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, NPR, Variety, Vice, and The Wall Street Journal. He lives in Miami Beach.