Chief Content Officer, GoPlay
Michael Lewis is the chief content officer of GoPlay, an Indonesian-based video-on-demand service founded by Gojek. Gojek is Southeast Asia’s mobile on-demand services and payments platform. In his role, he oversees all original and licensed content on the GoPlay
Prior to joining Gojek, Lewis was the head of motion pictures at Amazon Studios, which creates original series, films and reality content for Amazon Instant Video. As the first external hire of Amazon Studios, Lewis was instrumental in growing the team from three people to over 500 employees. He began his career as a creative executive at ShadowCatcher Entertainment, a production company that financed, developed, and produced Sundance-award winning art-house feature films.
Michael Lewis holds an MBA from the UCLA Graduate School of Management, an MFA in Film Producing from the USC School of Cinematic Arts, and an MFA in Screenwriting from the UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television.
Two of Indonesian streaming platform GoPlay's debut originals – Nia Dinata's "Gossip Girl" and Salman Aristo/Gina Noer's "Saiyo Sakato" – are going into second seasons; another large scripted format has been greenlit; up-and-coming filmmakers are being embraced as part of a broad effort to grow the TV ecosystem; and the 11-month-old platform is happily leveraging parent GoJek's multiple customer touchpoints as it carves a space and personality of its own amid Indonesia's streaming crazy. GoPlay's Chief Content Officer, Michael Lewis, is at the ContentAsia Summit this year talking about his commissioning checklist, who he thinks about before he says yes, and what else he has in the pipeline as GoJek celebrates its first birthday.