Dolphin Entertainment is assembling the entertainment industry’s only independent collection of A-list marketing companies—a family of service providers that, by sharing expertise, relationships, insights and experience, can not only execute the largest of ideas and provide clients with a unique array of services, but also support Dolphin’s own development slate of movies, television, digital programming, live events, and other Intellectual Property, thereby maximizing their chances of success and optimizing profitability.
Dolphin’s CEO, Bill O’Dowd, an Emmy-nominated producer of global hit children’s television series such as “Zoey 101” and “Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide,” initially founded Dolphin to extend into the production of digital content and feature films.
In recent years, Dolphin has expanded into entertainment and lifestyle marketing with the acquisitions of 42West and The Door | idea house, which provide award winning, best-in-class strategic communications, publicity, design, and social media services to the entertainment industry, hospitality and epicurean groups, consumer product brands, travel destinations, luxury-goods companies, and more.
Dolphin's footprint in the content-production and marketing-services spaces continues to widen, as it grows its existing businesses and acquires new ones—most recently, Viewpoint Creative, a full-service creative branding and production agency that is widely regarded as one of the top producers of promotional and brand-support videos for an impressive array of leading cable networks, media companies and consumer-product brands.
Headquartered in Miami, with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Boston, Dolphin is a public company whose stock is listed on NASDAQ (symbol: DLPN).
Widely regarded as the nation’s leading entertainment PR and marketing communications agency, 42West represents many of the world’s best-loved and most acclaimed entertainment personalities and brands. The name 42West symbolizes the firm’s bicoastal reach: from Manhattan’s 42nd Street (where its New York headquarters were originally located) to the West Coast (which it serves from its offices in Los Angeles). 42West’s professional capabilities are equally broad, spanning talent publicity, entertainment marketing, and strategic communications. It is a full-service PR agency that offers unparalleled expertise, media relationships and industry contacts, and understands all stages of the entertainment life cycle and how it impacts a wide range of companies, from fledgling start-ups to Fortune 500 behemoths.
Founded in 2008, The Door is a creative relations agency constructed as an “idea house,” with a focus on building important, viable brands through diverse initiatives. Headquartered in New York, with offices in Los Angeles and Chicago, The Door represents a wide range of clients—including food and beverage, personalities, hospitality brands, events, consumer products, technology offerings, and media entities. In 2017, the New York Observer listed The Door as one of the top three most powerful PR firms of any kind in the United States.
Viewpoint Creative is an award-winning, full-service, boutique creative & production agency headquartered just outside of Boston. Viewpoint has a 30-year history of delivering unexpected, premium content, thanks to a talented, in-house team of art directors, writers, designers, animators, editors and producers. No two projects are alike, but all employ a unique blend of strategic thinking, words, images, sound and motion to ultimately create engaging, emotional experiences for partners in entertainment, media, technology and consumer goods.
Executive Vice PresidentMore Info
Dolphin Films is a leading independent producer, specializing in family entertainment.
Max Steel is the highly anticipated, live-action franchise feature film based on Mattel’s popular superhero property of the same name.
Filmmaker Jon M. Chu moves beyond the spotlight and the attention-grabbing headlines to give pop superstar Justin Bieber a chance to tell his own story.
Born from Emmy-nominated producer Bill O’Dowd’s legacy television business (hit Nickelodeon series “Zoey 101” and “Ned’s De-Classified School Survival Guide”), Dolphin has produced multiple award-winning digital series, including “Aim High,” starring Jackson Rathbone (“Twilight”) and Aimee Teegarden (“Friday Night Lights”), and “Cybergeddon” from “CSI” creator Anthony E. Zuiker, starring Missy Peregrym (“FBI”). Dolphin launched a feature film division with the release of “Justin Bieber’s Believe,” directed by Jon M. Chu (“Crazy Rich Asians”), followed by “Max Steel,” starring Andy Garcia (“The Godfather Part III”) and Maria Bello (“Coyote Ugly”), based on the Mattel toy line of the same name. Dolphin Films continues to develop a healthy pipeline of feature films and digital series.
Chairman & CEO
CFO & COO
Executive Vice President
Nov. 1, 2018
42West Parent Dolphin Entertainment Acquires Viewpoint Creative
Oct. 17, 2018
People on the Move: 42West Adds Bianconi
Oct. 1, 2018
Veteran Publicists Alyx Carr, Juliana Plotkin, Whitney Tancred Join 42West
Jul. 12, 2018
The Door Acquired by Dolphin Entertainment
For general inquiries, please fill out the message form below. Please know that we are not accepting unsolicited submissions at this time. You can review our submission policy here.