Listen: Gunpowder & Sky’s Van Toffler, Floris Bauer on Making Movies for Millennials

  • Variety
Gunpowder & Sky co-founders Van Toffler and Floris Bauer knew that the entertainment landscape was shifting under their feet. Younger consumers were cutting the cable cord in favor of streaming services or YouTube shows, and they were going to fewer movies in the theaters.

Both men had substantial experience navigating traditional media companies. Toffler spent nearly three decades at Viacom, playing a key role in the development of MTV into an entertainment powerhouse behind “The Real World,” “Jackass,” and “Beavis & Butt-Head.” Bauer was a top executive at Endemol Group. However, they realized that the companies that would be best positioned to profit from the disruption taking place around them would be smaller and more nimble.

“What was that Steve Jobs expression, that the people who created the last invention are probably the last people to create the next one,” says Toffler.

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