Fernando Szew is founding partner and chief executive officer of MarVista Entertainment, one of the world’s leading independent producers and distributors of features and family entertainment programming. Under Szew’s leadership, MVE has achieved remarkable growth through a strategy that complements its distribution slate with acquisitions across all media platforms as well as third party distribution agreements.
Under the direction of Szew, MarVista has produced more than 50 television movies and continues its expansion in production and distribution. MVE currently has a catalog of more than 200 movies and 2000 hours of serial television and animated specials.
Prior to the formation of MarVista Entertainment, Szew served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing at his father’s distribution company, Whamo Entertainment, joining him in 1999 at the young age of 23. It was Szew’s vision to transform the company from a distributor of third-party produced programming to a production and distribution company with a worldwide presence.
Szew is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE), a member of the Zimmer Children’s Museum Board of Directors and a member of The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. He is an alumnus of the Huntsman International Studies and Business Program’s first graduating class at the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated Cum Laude with a dual-degree in International Studies and Business and a double concentration in Management and Marketing at the prestigious Wharton School of Business.
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