Sandy Grushow is one of a rare breed of senior entertainment executives who has successfully married his vast experience in traditional media with the explosive world of digital media and technology. Grushow achieved creative, financial, and strategic leadership success as chairman of Fox’s broadcast network and television studio, where his tenure saw the debut of the “American Idol” juggernaut along with major hits such as “24,” ”House,” ”Malcolm in the Middle,” and “The OC.”
Today, Grushow is the CEO of Phase 2 Media, a company comprised of both a strategic advisory practice and a television and digital production division. As CEO, Grushow applies his 25 years of experience running two entertainment businesses with revenues in excess of a billion dollars to guide Phase 2 Media in serving its clients’ strategic business needs, as well as in developing world-class entertainment programming.
Phase 2 Media’s advisory practice works primarily with early stage companies in the digital media and technology spaces, including OTT content providers, data and analytics platforms,mobile and PC-based videogames, e-commerce, ad tech, and digital content production. Companies currently engaged with Phase 2 Media’s advisory practice include Shareability,FanBread,BoxFish,DramaFever, Qello, 3BlackDot, Nix Hydra Games, Tradesy, Cinema6, Vertical Mass, Pathmatics,GoWatchit, Yottio, Two Bit Circus, Card.com, ProductionBeast, Cupcake Digital, SongLily and Tubi-TV. Phase 2 Media’s television and digital production division, which taps Grushow’s keen understanding of content creation and storytelling, has a number of series in active development.
Grushow currently serves as a board member for The Weather Company, the parent company of The Weather Channel and Weather.com.