Mark D. Walton
of Media Management
The New School
Mark Walton is currently an Associate Professor of Media Management at The New School in New York City. He recently launched an advocacy and media consultancy, Onyx Global Media.
Mr. Walton has most recently been President of Sales & Marketing for One Caribbean Television and prior to this, he was Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing and a member of the team that launched The Africa Channel in the U.S. and the UK.
As the co-founder of Onyx Media Group International, he led the effort to secure distribution and sponsorship for over fifty (50) shows, including New York Undercover and the Hispanic Heritage Awards.
In the film arena, as Vice President of Marketing, Mr. Walton was a founding partner at the independent film distribution company KJM3 Entertainment Group that successfully marketed Julie Dash’s Daughters of the Dust and Raoul Peck’s The Man By The Shore among numerous other films from Africa, North America, and the Caribbean.
Mr. Walton spent over ten (10) years with the CBS Television Network in New York holding various management positions in sales, marketing and finance. For over twenty-five (25) years, he fulfilled his passion for teaching by being a part-time professor of Media Management at both Fordham University’s Graduate School of Business and at The New School.
Mr. Walton has a BS in journalism from Boston University’s College of Communication and holds a Master’s from the Yale School of Management.
Creator and producer of celebrity interview show The Red Booth - quickly growing it from local TV to National Cable to now being broadcast in multiple countries - Quigley’s aptitude, talent, drive and passion is the force behind Skyrocket’s imminent world-wide presence, as she works towards taking the company public.
Quigley’s lifetime of experience in the media industry began with print and runway modeling as a teen. Her work soon evolved into writing and directing short films and acting on numerous TV shows airing on HBO and airing on other national and international networks.
In 2006 Quigley formed Druid Pictures which was the company which helped develop several feature films and then went on to produce the national TV Show The Red Booth, where she not only served as CEO but was involved in all aspects of film development and production, from financing to distribution and more.
Building upon these successes with Skyrocket, Quigley’s vision is to establish a global media distribution platform that provides independent creators with maximal direct access to television distributors and an arguably unprecedented share in the revenues of their own projects. Through Skyrocket's music division Andromeda Records -- which Quigley created to help serve artists in the music field -- Skyrocket will do the same for those in the music industry.
Starting with branded channel Entertainment Africa which Quigley founded in 2020, to bring film and TV series made by the underserved community of African filmmakers directly to African and international markets, and now launching independent content picked up and distributed by Skyrocket for the international market throughout the major continents of the world, while growing the productions of Druid Pictures from one national TV show to five planned original series in 2021, Skyrocket is actively working on M&A to bring in renowned media companies including other production companies to help with the growth of in house productions, innovative apps for media, and so much more.