Michael Jay Solomon – Warner Bros., HBO Executive – Joins Austin Media Company
December 7, 2010
AUSTIN, TX — (AUSTIN BUSINESS JOURNAL) — Media industry veteran and entrepreneur Michael Jay Solomon has joined the board of directors for Austin-based Cinsay Inc.
The media, software and e-commerce company, founded in 2008, moved its headquarters to Austin from Los Angeles about eight months ago. Texas native Christian Briggs founded the bootstrapped company as an entertainment provider, similar to Hulu. But the startup has evolved to more e-commerce targeted.
Michael Jay Solomon joins the company as it prepares for “tremendous growth anticipated from the company’s proprietary e-commerce software and embeddable video player.” A spokesman said the technology allows clients—including Harrah’s Interactive Entertainment and The American Outdoorsman—to embed videos with direct clicks to products for sale.
“The team at Cinsay Inc. have identified and developed technology that I think will revolutionize e-commerce, and I am only too happy to join their team,” Solomon said. “I believe we have only begun to tap the true potential of the Internet as it relates to commerce, and I think Cinsay can be one of the leading proponents of change.”
Michael Jay Solomon began his career at United Artists where he spent eight years, then spent the next 14 years at MCA (nowUniversal) before co-founding Telepictures Corp. Following Telepictures’ acquisition by Warner Bros., Solomon assumed the presidency of Warner Bros. International Television. He also created El Camino Entertainment Group Inc., now called Stone Canyon, and co-founded HBO Ole, now HBO Latin America. He co-founded World Inspirational Network,The Michelangelo Experience and the Film Domain. He serves on the board of overseers of New York University’s Stern School of Business, founded the Sam Spiegel Film & Television School in Jerusalem and was founding chairman of The Jerusalem Foundation of the West Coast of the United States.
He attended New York University’s Stern School of Business and Boston’s Emerson College, and holds an honorary doctor of law degree from Emerson College.