Stacy Spikes

Stacy Spikes

Co-Founder & CEO

PreShow & MoviePass

New York City, NY USA

You have the opportunity to be the one who walks through doors first. If you get to that door and keep it open, other people can run through it behind you.


By Roadtrip Nation

Stacy Spikes


My road in life has been direct.
Born and raised in Texas.
From the time he was young, has always been motivated by curiosity and his desire to solve problems.
After graduating high school, he was supposed to go to college, but ended up joining a band and moving to Los Angeles—says it was like “he ran away with the circus.”
He always had an interest in the film and music industries, but eventually realized that he wasn’t interested in being the “artist” and was more intrigued by the business side of things.
In order to pay his bills, he got a job at Motown Records working in the marketing department—by the time he was 21, he was managing artists like Boyz II Men, Queen Latifah, and Eddie Murphy.
He went on to work as the Vice President of Marketing for Sony, Miramax, and Focus Features.
In 1997, after noticing the lack of diversity represented in film, he founded The Urbanworld Film Festival, one of the largest internationally competitive festivals showcasing diversity in film.
In 2011, he co-founded Movie Pass, a subscription service that gives you access to movies in theaters nationwide for a monthly fee, and has recently launched a new company, PreShow, on Kickstarter.
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High School


Co-Founder & CEO

I am a film producer and founder of MoviePass, a subscription-based service for going to the movies.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Problem Solving

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

A lot of life is being in the right place at the right time. Be open and ready to tackle new experiences and challenges. If you see a problem that you are poised to fix or offer a different perspective on, you are obligated to take action. Always run with purpose.


The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"If the work (by diverse filmmakers, actors, etc.) were good, then we would show it. Things are fine the way it is and nothing needs to change."

Challenges I Overcame

Racial Discrimination
Work Stress