First Glance Media has appointed Ian Stratford as its new main legal officer and head of company affairs.

Prior to joining Initially Glance Media, Stratford served as SVP, affiliate typical counsel at Endeavor wherever he assisted uncovered Endeavor Content, the agency’s generation, funding and product sales arm. In this role, he built and led Endeavor Content’s expansive small business and lawful affairs crew, performing throughout its motion picture, scripted tv, non-scripted/documentary, and podcast studios, as properly as the company’s partnerships, investments, and joint ventures.  Prior to Endeavor, Stratford was spouse at Grey Krauss Stratford Sandler Des Rochers LLP, wherever he served as a strategic advisor to several media corporations, and led the firm’s finance practice. 

In his new job at First Seem, Stratford will guide the company’s over-all business enterprise and authorized affairs team and tactic across all divisions of the organization. These consist of Matter Studios, the enjoyment studio which develops, creates and finances aspect films, documentaries, television and podcasts its Subject streaming service the investigative journalism outlet The Intercept the documentary film device Discipline of Eyesight and the Press Liberty Protection Fund, which presents authorized assist for journalists, news businesses, and whistleblowers. Stratford will report to 1st Look Media Chief Functioning and Main Finance Officer Drew Wilson.

“Ian’s observe document of building and guiding the legal and enterprise affairs techniques at a number of media organizations, enabling them to achieve their fullest probable, is undeniably outstanding,” mentioned Wilson. “His pioneering frame of mind and reputation as a imaginative issue solver will be incredible property to our workforce as we enter an remarkable period of advancement.”

Very first Search Media was launched in 2013 by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar. The firm has made this kind of films as “Spotlight” and “Leave No Trace,” podcasts like “Politically Re-Active” and “Intercepted,” and documentaries like “American Manufacturing facility.”

“The First Glance Media crew has developed a dynamic enterprise structured to prosper in the swiftly shifting media, information and enjoyment landscapes,” explained Stratford. “I am enthusiastic to be a part of the group and assist guide the company’s ongoing evolution.”

Stratford been given his law degree from Fordham University College of Law and his bachelor’s degree in biology from Fordham College. He will be dependent in New York.