Nolan Gallagher

Michael Murphy

President

As President of Gravitas Ventures, Michael has been instrumental in growing the company’s distribution footprint. He manages distribution of Gravitas’ library of more than 3,000 titles of movies and TV to over 100 transactional, subscription, and ad- sponsored VOD operators on a worldwide basis. Michael also oversees the company’s Free Ad- Supported Television (FAST) Channel strategy. He has spoken about film distribution at many industry panels including SXSW Film Festival, Palo Alto Film Festival, Variety’s BRIC Summit, Variety’s BritWeek Film and TV Summit, Hong Kong International Film and Television Marketing, and WestDoc Conference. Prior to joining Gravitas Ventures in 2007, Michael was Captain in the US Army where he served on active duty as a Judge Advocate. In 2005, he deployed with the 3rd Infantry Division in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom where he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. Michael is a member of the Cleveland Chapter of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), serves on the board of Boys Hope Girls Hope of Northeast Ohio, and is on the advisory council for the Northeast Ohio Women’s Sports Alliance. He coaches track, basketball, and soccer at St. Dominic School in Cleveland, Ohio. Michael holds a JD from the University of Akron School of Law where he graduated cum laude, and a AB from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA where he studied Classics and Political Science.