Ben Silverman, the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning media entrepreneur and visionary, is the Chairman and Co-CEO of Propagate Content, uniting producers, creators, and advertisers to create all forms of content for distribution across a variety of platforms around the world. Silverman served as vice president for New World/Marvel Entertainment, where he developed and envisioned sitcoms and live-action Marvel Comics projects for film and television.  Previously, he also held posts at CBS and Warner Bros. After New World/Marvel, Silverman moved on to the William Morris Agency (WMA), where he was the company’s youngest division head, inventing reality television and the format packaging, distribution, and global financing deals that have made reality programming so successful and fueled the current golden age of television. In total, Silverman is responsible for more than 30 television series that encompassed over 1,000 produced episodes just in his time at WMA; including Who Wants to Be a MillionaireThe Weakest LinkBig BrotherFear Factor and Queer as Folk.

A serial entrepreneur, Silverman founded two of the media industry’s most renowned super indies, Electus and Reveille. In 2002 he founded his first company Reveille, a production and distribution company focused on developing worldwide intellectual property rights through scripted and alternative television formats. He made Reveille the leading creator of integrated marketing opportunities for advertisers and developed alternative financing paradigms for the television business. Through his Electus banner, Silverman took a leadership role in digital content, building the #1 comedy site on the internet CollegeHumor and extending projects to multiple platforms, including numerous digital projects and partnerships with Yahoo!, Facebook and Google’s YouTube. At Reveille, he made a mark as one of the first US producers to successfully sell international formats to the US broadcast market, including The Office and Ugly Betty for ABC. Silverman continued this trend at Electus with the Golden Globe and Peabody Award winning series, Jane the Virgin, for CW. Other shows created and Executive Produced by Silverman include No Tomorrow for the CW, Marco Polo and Flaked for Netflix, The Tudors for Showtime, Running Wild with Bear Grylls, Fashion Star, and The Biggest Loser for NBC, Fameless and Full Court Prank for TruTV, Separation Anxiety and World’s End for TNT, among many others.

Prior to launching Electus, Silverman served as Co-Chairman of NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios from June 2007-2009. Responsible for directing the efforts of NBC Universal’s television operations, Silverman transformed the business model by connecting advertisers and consumers through content in a more profound way. Creating the first of two groundbreaking Upfronts, he rebranded NBC’s Upfront to enable a two-way conversation between media companies and advertisers delivering massive earnings for NBC. He was responsible for launching and expanding a number of franchises including 30 RockLate Night with Jimmy FallonSaturday Night LiveThe Biggest LoserParks and RecreationCelebrity ApprenticeFriday Night Lights and The Office.

Now, Silverman serves as Chairman and Co-CEO of Propagate Content located in Hollywood. Propagate is a creatively led company, whose emerging portfolio includes the unscripted “November 13: Attack on Paris” “Haunted” and “Prank Encounters” for Netflix, “In Search Of” and “Kings of Pain” for the History Channel and “Lore” for Amazon as well as the scripted “Blood and Treasure” and “Broke” for CBS, “Charmed” for The CW and “Best Intentions” for Pop TV. Propagate’s expanding portfolio of companies includes Electus (“Running Wild With Bear Grylls,” “Jane the Virgin,” “Fashion Star”), Big Breakfast (“Adam Ruins Everything”), Notional (“Chopped” food series franchise), and talent management firms Artists First and Authentic Talent & Literary Management.