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Samantha Scharff

Samantha Scharff is the former CEO of Giphy Studios, the premiere source for original, high-quality GIF creation. Giphy’s content studio works with the largest partners in TV, film, music, sports, and brands.

Samantha is an Emmy Award-winning producer who has spent years making content for both television and digital media. Prior to Giphy Studios, she was Head of Digital Content and Strategy for FOX ADHD and Head of Development for Maker Studios. Samantha was a Producer for Saturday Night Live for 11 years, and produced for Comedy Central, Fox, The Colbert Report, and Tom Hanks’ Electric City.

She is currently the Founder & CEO at Future 8, a next-gen digital studio that sits at the intersection of new media, entertainment and tech. Future 8 creates original content that connects with audiences across platforms, and develops custom tailored strategies for companies to walk into the future of production and engagement.

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