Ted Farnsworth is an entrepreneur, financier, film-maker, and consummate disruptor. He is known for turning media markets on their heads as the co-founder of Zash Global Media and Entertainment and the former Chairman of MoviePass.
He has founded several successful businesses over the course of his 35-year career and is regarded as a specialist in strategic growth, marketing, public relations, customer behaviour, and direct response marketing.Several major newspapers and networks have featured or interviewed him, including Forbes, Fortune, Fox News, CNN, The New York Post, Investor’s Business Daily, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times.
Zash Global Media and Entertainment:
Ted Farnsworth is the co-founder of Zash Global Media and Entertainment, a growing network of synergistic companies collaborating to disrupt the media and entertainment industries. Some facts about Zash:
- Zash, a 360° marketing ecosystem fueled by rich data and industry expertise, creates and distributes personalised content for a wide range of target audiences using breakthrough models and modern technology.
- Zash made headlines recently by acquiring a majority stake in Lomotif, TikTok’s main competitor in Asia, which has over 350 million monthly user-created videos and aims to extend the site to the United States and beyond.
- Zash announced plans to merge with Vinco Ventures, a digital commerce and consumer brand acquisition firm, in early 2021.
- Ted intends to use this merger to expand his reach through the disruption of entertainment as we know it by accelerating the growth of live-streaming content, video sharing, distribution, and production.
Fortress Films and MoviePass:
Ted has worked as an executive producer on films such as 10 Minutes Gone, starring Bruce Willis, Gotti, starring John Travolta, and several more, beginning with his company MoviePass Films.Ted’s pioneering theatre subscription model, which underpins MoviePass, has forever altered the movie industry and is often imitated.The Oscar-nominated documentary Chicago: America’s Hidden War was produced by Zash Studio, a subsidiary of Zash Global, in 2021.
Ted saw the value of MoviePass after his company Helios, and Matheson Analytics purchased it in 2017, and he applied his unique model to the platform.After Helios and Matheson Analytics acquired Ted’s business, Zone Technologies, the maker of the RedZone Map crime and navigation app, Ted became CEO of Helios and Matheson Analytics in 2017. Helios and Matheson would later become MoviePass and MoviePass Films’ parent companies. Ted is truly a person to take inspiration from.