). The company provides a global, digital practice that leverages best-of-breed partners to create and execute on best-of-breed ideas. The company's first client is global energy solutions provider, Linc Energy (
) for which the company is providing a broad range of global traditional, digital, social media and marketing products and services.
) offers clients business acceleration, idea and strategy generation and product execution and through its team of top media professionals across sales, business development, marketing and management consulting. Orbit specializes in helping companies achieve greater market-share, revenues and traction through speed, experience and access to decision makers and influencers.
Orbit’s latest project is an interactive children’s story application for Apple iOS and Android devices called “Cowboys & Aliens: The Kids” which is an original story from the creator of the NY Time Best Selling Graphic Novel, “Cowboys & Aliens” (which was released July 29, 2011 as a major motion picture starring Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford, Directed by Jon Favreau, Executive Produced by Steven Spielberg and Produced by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer). The application takes young readers on a journey through the lives of three boys - a little Cowboy, a little Native American and a little Alien - who meet while playing with their toys and become friends. App available here:
Additional clients include: www.Facebook.com
, for which he helped to create and Produced “Facebook Diaries,” the first-ever hybrid user- generated video/reality TV show distributed on Facebook.com, Ziddio.com, Comcast VOD and the IFC Channel, to HBO to Comcast Cable and Interactive; www.Glam.com
where he built GlamTV; www.Quickflix.com.au
, the “Netflix” of Australia.
In 2003, Chris joined with eBay’s Jeff Skoll as Chief Vision Officer to help build Participant Media (www.participantmedia.com
), serving as the company’s Chief Vision Officer through its first slate of movies - Syriana, North Country, Good Night and Good Luck
and the documentary Murderball
– were nominated for 11 Academy Awards in 2005.
Chris is also proud to have identified and help develop An Inconvenient Truth
for former Vice President, Al Gore that, in addition to winning an Academy Award for Best Documentary, contributed to Gore being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
In 2009 Chris formed Adams/Kearney (www.adamskearney.com
) a film development company with producing partner Steve Kearney which has offices in Los Angeles and Melbourne, Australia dedicated to celebrating Australian ideas and filmmakers at the global level and currently has three films in various stages of production. The company's first project was "Jucy" (www.jucythemovie.com
) which Chris Adams and Steve Kearney served as Executive Producers and is in theaters in Australia as well as on Netflix, Blockbuster and Amazon in the US.
Early in his career, Chris was already laying the groundwork for his multi-disciplinary career by achieving success as a filmmaker, writer and business/ strategic development executive. At the age of 25, Chris wrote and Produced the short film, The Middle Passage
, which went onto win 9 Best Picture Awards at various film festivals and was in competition for the 1995 Academy Award nomination. As a writer, Chris has been published in The Washington Post, The Denver Post, Triathlete Magazine, SPORT Magazine and wrote on Columbia TriStar’s/USA Network’s hour-drama “The Net.”
He then leveraged this experience into a robust consulting career performing business development and deal-making services for www.Amazon.com
, Pop.com and other online companies throughout the late 1990’s. He went on from there to help start wireless application development company, Xpherix that sold to Remoba in 2005.
Chris currently serves on the Global Advisory Board of The Global Poverty Project (www.globalpovertyproject.com
), which is dedicated to eradicating extreme poverty. He is a frequent Key Note speaker with engagements at the V21/AIMIA Conference, AIMIA Connect, The TV 3.0 Conference, Digital Hollywood (both LA and NYC), CTIA, The Opportunity Green Conference, ideaCity, X-Media Labs (Wellington, NZ and Melbourne, AUS), The Screen Producers Association of Australia (SPAA) and the Screen Production and Development Conference (SPADA) in Auckland, NZ and OnHollywood Conference. He is an Advisory Board member of www.Splashlife.com
and serves as on the Expert Panel at www.MediaWave.tv
.! He is also a resident guest lecturer at Queensland University of Technology (www.qut.edu.au
) in their Creative Industries School where he is working on his second PhD.
Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Chris graduated from the University of Denver with a double-major in English literature and Mass Communications. He received his MFA from USC’s School of Film and TV and his MFA/PhD with honors from USC’s School of Professional Writing, pursuing both degrees concurrently.
Chris is also a published childrenʼs book author with the release of his first story: “Sam The Biggest Fire Truck” available as fully interactive iPad application in the iTunes App Store at: http://itunes.apple.com/app/sam-the-biggest-fire-truck/id398932156?mt=8
Chris lives in Brisbane, Australia with his wife Sharon and their son, Cooper and is an avid surfer, writer and reader.