Nick DeMartino

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Nick DeMartino "is senior vice president, Media and Technology for the American Film Institute. His work focuses on strategies and programs that harness the power of the digital revolution. In his 15 years at the Institute, he has created a wide range of programs and operating units, including AFI New Media Ventures group, which he has directed since its inception in 2000. The group runs AFI websites and builds applications, and operates innovative programs like the AFI Digital Content Lab and AFI Screen Education Center. He also manages new business alliances with a host of companies, among them ProQuest, TCM, Baseline/Filmtracker, Hypnotic, Microsoft, and CPB. The Los Angeles Business Journal named DeMartino a leader in the technology industry in 1995, and one of 20 leaders in broadband technology in 1999.

"Prior to joining AFI, DeMartino held a number of positions in advertising and marketing. He held a number of positions at the AFL-CIO Labor Institute of Public Affairs, including Director of Marketing and Distribution and Acting Director. He was staff member and principal author of A Public Trust: Report of the Carnegie Commission on the Future of Public Broadcasting and co-author of the Carnegie-commissioned Keeping Pace with the New Television. He was an award-winning documentary television producer. He was founder of the Washington Community Video Center and TeleVISIONS Magazine and a consultant to television stations and production companies focusing on new technologies." [1]