Nicholas DeMartino

Nicholas DeMartino

Affiliated Program

IDEABOOST / Fifth Wave


Nicholas DeMartino
President, Nick DeMartino Consulting

Nick DeMartino is President of the Los Angeles-based strategic advisory firm with a focus on digital content and distribution strategy, program design, partnerships and marketing initiatives. He has advised legacy media companies, startups, governments, technology companies, transmedia producers, and business incubators, including Fifth Wave and IDEABOOST, where he chairs the Investment Advisory Group.

Formerly Senior Vice President for Media and Technology at the American Film Institute, DeMartino created programs at the frontier of digital production, interactive media & new forms of storytelling, including the AFI Digital Content Lab, the AFI-Apple Computer Center, the AFI Computer Media Salons, AFI Screen Education, and He was named #3 on the Hollywood Reporter’s list of digital influencers and twice named to L.A. Business Journal’s list of broadband technology innovators.

Prior to AFI, DeMartino was an author, journalist, magazine publisher, independent filmmaker, advertising and marketing executive, and advocate for public media and indie filmmaking.

He is a founding member of the Interactive Peer Group of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences where he serves on the Executive Committee.