Maker Studios has named Amy Finnerty as its new senior vice president of talent, a position the company created for her upon hiring her earlier this year.
Maker, based in Los Angeles, is a media company that specializes in creating original content for YouTube, an avenue that the Google-owned video giant has been expanding into in recent months. In the new position, Finnerty will be responsible for overseeing the studio's top talent, including clients Ray William Johnson and KassemG and recent signees such as Snoop Lion.
Finnerty had previously served as vice president, music programming and talent relations at MTV Networks, and spent many years at the company, bringing in talent such as Nirvana and helping usher in the EDM craze at the network and also spending time as a music supervisor at MTV Films. She also worked as vice president of A&R at Loud Records/Sony, where she worked extensively with the Wu-Tang Clan and executive produced the Loud Rocks compilation, which included Wu-Tang, Ozzy Osbourne, Sugar Ray and Xzibit, among others.
Most recently, Finnerty worked as a freelancer on film projects such as the Pearl Jam Twenty and Foo Fighters: Back And Forth documentaries with Finn Productions.
Since moving to Maker, Finnerty has implemented new creative teams and brought in "old friends and new friends" from throughout the music industry to work with Maker's artists, and is tasked with making sure outside production companies and brands communicate smoothly with the studio.