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Ryan Silbert

Founder and Principal, Origin Story Entertainment

Academy Award winning filmmaker Ryan Silbert is a writer, producer, author, and founder of Origin Story Entertainment, a multi-platform entertainment company with a global focus on storytelling. Silbert’s next project is Stan Lee’s Alliances: A Trick of Light, an original, first-of-its kind audio storytelling event produced by Amazon’s Audible Studios and starring Grown-ish's Yara Shahidi. Created by Silbert, Luke Lieberman, and Stan Lee, in the late cultural icon’s final collaboration, A Trick of Light is an audiobook original that will be published later as a full-length novel in hardcover. With work recognized by the Academy Awards®, the Canadian Academy of Film & Television, Sundance, MoMa, IFP, the Toronto International Film Festival, and the Berlinale, Ryan's expansive repertoire includes such films as the Academy Award® winning God of Love and Spike Lee’s The Girl Is in Trouble. As the founder of Origin Story Entertainment, Ryan is currently in development on television, film, and immersive narratives projects created specifically for audio platforms.  

Ryan is an appointed member of the Cornell Communication Advisory Board and Cornell University Council. He graduated with honors from Cornell University with a dual degree in Communication and Business and is an MFA Candidate at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Film Program where he also recently completed a post-doc fellowship investigating immersive narratives in games and film. As a writer and producer he is currently represented by Foundry Literary+Media.