Omri Marcus

Head of Screenz Originals
Screenz

Omri Marcus's job is to make things interesting. No, really. For well over a decade, he has been developing, managing and editing content in digital, mobile and traditional TV. Marcus is a creative director who regularly works with media companies and writes for a variety of international publications on trends in the media, technology and effective content.

Starting as a comedy writer on Israel’s most popular TV programs, Marcus received an Entertainment Master Class scholarship to study the international content industry, following which he embarked on an exclusive, multi-year development contract with Red Arrow Entertainment. Marcus was the CEO of a unique Israeli-Palestinian start-up, in addition to his role as creative director in the programmatic video company Electric Sheep.

Marcus founded and spearheads Comedy for Change, an international initiative that connects prominent writers from all over the world. In his spare time, he volunteers in the humanitarian organization Eye from Zion, which provides free sight-saving operations in developing countries.

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