Phil Ranta is the COO at Studio71, US, a leading media company focused on digital talent. With a YouTube network of over 1,200 creators receiving over 7 billion monthly views, Studio71 has become a leader in digital brand solutions, premium content creation including movies and television programs, and talent management. Key talent includes Rhett & Link, Lilly Singh, Family Fun Pack, Guava Juice, and Roman Atwood.
Before Studio71, Mr. Ranta was the VP of Network at Fullscreen. As one of the earliest employees, he helped create the largest independent network through acquisition by Otter Media, a joint venture between AT&T and The Chernin Group. He also acted as the EP at Viva! Vision, a leading provider of mobile video content.
Mr. Ranta is also a regular performer at prestigious Los Angeles-based comedy institutions including the i.O. West Theater and Second City Hollywood. He is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan with a B.A. in Film and Video Studies.